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  • SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. This month is dedicated to ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

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  • 2022 INITIAL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORKS RELEASED

    This month, the Colorado Department of Education released preliminary District and School Performance Frameworks based on assessment results and growth data. The performance frameworks will become official once accepted by the Colorado State Board of Education.

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  • TEACH FOR AMERICA PROFILE: DALE MOTT SLATER

    A native of North Pole, Alaska, Dale attended Alfred University (New York), majoring in Sustainability and Food Systems. She is teaching 8th grade science at Pueblo Academy of Arts.

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  • PORTRAIT OF A GUEST TEACHER

    On any given day, the District is in need of 100 to 200 guest, or substitute, teachers at all grade levels. This is an ideal position for high school graduates 21 and older with a love of working with children and a flexible schedule. One of the District’s dedicated and hard-working guest teachers is Michelle Jones, a proud alumnus of South.

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  • STATE ASSESSMENT DATA SHOWS SCHOLARS MEETING OR EXCEEDING STATE GROWTH EXPECTATIONS

    The Colorado Department of Education’s release of assessment and growth data from Spring 2022 reveals that scholars at a host of our schools have met or exceeded the statewide Median Growth Percentile (MGP) benchmarks in Math and English Language Arts.

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  • P-EBT FOOD ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a federal program created to provide food assistance to families with students or young children who had reduced access to meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the program was created in April 2020, P-EBT benefits have provided access to healthy and wholesome food to more than 504,440 Colorado children.

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  • PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN THE FOUNDATION OF A SUCCESS ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN

    “Young children need to have devoted time to make friends, explore how things work, problem solve for themselves, and develop a love of learning,” noted Darlene Bermudez, the District’s Early Childhood Specialist. “Our preschool program does this and so much more!”

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  • DISTRICT LEADERS, BOARD MEMBERS TOUR NEW SCHOOLS

    With representatives of GE Johnson, H.W. Houston Construction and HGF Architects serving as the site guides, members of the D60 Leadership Team joined Board of Education members Vice President Tommy Farrell, and Barb Clementi and Dr. Kathy DeNiro, for an inside look at the future of education.

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  • ALUMNI ROLL CALL: COOPER TWINS STILL MAKING MARK IN MUSIC

    A mainstay on the local and regional music scene for decades, Pitts Middle School and 1973 South High School graduates Jim and John Cooper continue to captivate listeners with a unique twin-guitar, dual harmony and matching attire nostalgia act centered around a diverse cornucopia of songs that served as the soundtrack to many a life.

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  • DISTRICT DUO KEEP BOND PROJECTS ON TRACK AND ON BUDGET

    Mr. Horner and Mr. Lawson have, in conjunction with District leadership, construction team partners and others, not only fulfilled those duties but are giving taxpayers a lot more “bang for their buck.”

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  • D60 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION RECEIVES DONATION

    As part of its commitment to Black Hills Energy and the community, US Solar donated a total of $100,000 to 10 local nonprofits and community organizations, including the D60 Education Foundation.

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  • COMPUTER SCIENCE CONVENTION A FIRST FOR DISTRICT

    A first for District 60, the Computer Science Convention (CSCon) Family Event in the East High School Media Center drew an inquisitive collective of youngsters eager to explore the exciting world of all things technology-related.

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  • DISTRICT EDUCATORS HONORED BY CSU PUEBLO PRESIDENT TIM MOTTET

    For their outstanding effort throughout the pandemic and continuing today, Colorado State University President Dr. Tim Mottet honored the educators of District 60 with a Distinguished Service to Education Award during Saturday’s President’s Blue and Red Gala. The District was represented by Franklin educator Daniel Giron, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues before accepting the award.

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  • EDUCATORS, SUPPORT STAFF HONORED BY PEERS, DISTRICT

    Each year, the Pueblo County Chapter of the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 classroom educators with a Colorado Teacher of the Year Award. Additionally, the District itself recognizes three Classified Support Staff members for their exemplary service.

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  • Considering teaching?

    Our partners at TEACH Colorado have created free tools and services that help future teachers like you navigate the process of becoming a teacher.

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  • Bully Prevention Awareness Workshop

    As you will learn in this important workshop, empathy and compassion are the keys to promoting a peaceful, inclusive environment in our schools. Refreshments will be served and there will be giveaways.

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  • BUSINESS-MINDED SCHOLARS SHINE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION

    In an effort to promote business development, the Thomas V. Healy Center for Business and Economic Research at Colorado State University Pueblo annually hosts the SoCo Entrepreneurship Competition. In the student division, middle and high schoolers present their business ideas in front of a panel of local business owners in hopes of earning cash prizes, as well as a $4,000 scholarship to Hasan School of Business.

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  • COMING TOGETHER FOR PEACE

    After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the D60 Community Peace Summit attracted hundreds to the Southwest Motors Events Center, where the celebration of cohesiveness filled the air with the joyful sounds of youngsters and adults reveling in the positive aura.

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  • HONORING OUR HARD-WORKING PARAPROFESSIONALS

    During its most recent meeting, the D60 Board of Education adopted a resolution honoring the efforts of our parapros, praising them for serving students with “great skill, care, compassion, humor and sensitivity.”

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  • BOND PROCEEDS TRANSFORMING THE DISTRICT

    With the construction of new East and Centennial high schools at the midway point, and with new Sunset Park and Franklin builds underway, the 2019 bond approved by voters continues to transform the District.

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