• January 25th - D50 Insider

    D50 Insider

    Welcome to this week’s edition of the District 50 Insider!

    “District 50 is strong and getting stronger.” That was the message delivered by Superintendent Pam Swanson during her annual State of the District report last week. You can read and view her comments in this week’s Insider. She outlines the challenges still ahead.

    The D50 family is remembering Skyline Vista teacher Julie Arellano, who died earlier this month of cancer. See pictures of her and read what others had to say about his very special lady.

    The Board of Education has passed two very important resolutions regarding plans for the future. One of them reinforces the Board’s support for our Competency Based System, the other supports a call for more school funding.

    Last year we told you Special Services Executive Director, Dr. Steve Sandoval had been named a national “Leader to Learn From,” now we have the video that profiles his work.

    Two important pieces of news for high school students thinking about life after graduation. A college Tuition and Scholarship Fair is being held at Westminster High School on Saturday and the Colorado Department of Education has changed its mind, saying high school juniors will take the ACT test this spring.

    Colorado STEM Academy has another open house this week for parents and students interested in enrolling for next fall. The school is expanding to K-8.

    February 20th has been named as the date for this year’s Celebrating Academic Excellence event. It’s being held this year at Ranum Middle School.

    The Insider has clips from Metz Elementary performance of the Wizard of Oz. You can see how their hard work paid off.

    And finally, mark your calendar for Sunday March 6th. It’s District 50 Night with the Denver Nuggets.

    And speaking of sports, how about them Broncos! Next week we will send out a Bronco’s trivia quiz as we celebrate their trip to the Super Bowl.

    As always we have the D50 TV lineup and our calendar of events.

    Thanks for reading!

    Steve Saunders

    Posted January 25, 2016