Friday, May 15, 2015

Junior Achievement
Today students learned about financial literacy, entrepreneurism and work readiness through Junior Achievement.  Members from Richey May, Charter Communications and Grant Thornton facilitated activities that addressed these important life skills.  Students enjoyed having our special visitors and the activities they presented!  We thank Mr. Cohrs for bringing Junior Achievement to Gold Rush for a second year in a row and all of the members for sharing their expertise!    

Community Meeting Regarding Chambers Widening
The Town of Parker will review plans for the widening of Chambers Road on Tuesday, May 19, from 4:30-7:00 at Gold Rush.  This project is anticipated to begin in 2016.  Attendees will have a chance to review project plans and speak to design consultants and project managers.

Wellness Resources
As the school year is coming to a close, we want to remind you that our mission of ensuring that healthy students know when they need help and where to get help continues into the summer months. The summer can be both an anticipated and stressful time for students and their families. We want to ensure that families are supported over the summer. The Douglas County Youth & Family Resource Guide was developed by the Douglas County Youth Initiative to help coordinate local youth-serving efforts and assess the needs of the children in our community. This useful and extremely comprehensive resource is available at

Other useful resources to consult are:

Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance, and Gold Rush will do all we can to support every student’s well-being.  Please consider the resources offered on the  STUDENT WELLNESS website and determine if they may be appropriate for your family.

Calling All Box Tops
Please turn in all Box Tops by Friday, May 22nd for our final submission of the year.

Order School Supplies for 2015-2016 Today!
Get a head start for next year by ordering your school supplies through EduKits.  Click here for the link.  Orders are due by June 10th.  Kits will be delivered to your child’s new classroom before the first day of school.