Thursday, August 20, 2015

Highlight of the Week
Student Council Speeches
This week several students expressed interest in assuming leadership roles in Student Council.  Students gave persuasive speeches stating why they would be the best candidate for certain positions.  Their speeches were convincing and creative!  We are proud of all the students that took a risk and shared their ideas and qualities with their peers.  We thank Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Lautenbauch for facilitating this event and Student Council this year.

Back to School Night
It was great to see many of you at Back to School Night!  Back to School Night was an opportunity for teachers to share their classroom practices and procedures with you.  Teachers also provided parents with an overview of the District’s guaranteed and viable curriculum, which outlines what students are supposed to know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.  If you were unable to attend, teachers shared that the District curriculum is comprised of the following four parts: world class outcomes, content standards, the 4cs and 21st century skills.  World class outcomes are board, higher level targets that require students to create, evaluate and analyze.  Content standards define specific subject areas students learn at each grade level.  The 4cs, or collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking, are woven into instruction so that students are able to practice essential life skills.  The 21st century skills, including resiliency, problem solving, civic responsibility, financial literacy systems thinking, health and wellness, are themes that vary by grade level.  The 21st century skills also allow subject matter to be taught at higher levels.  

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) at GRE
CogAT testing at GRE will take place from September 14 - 16 for all students in grades 3 and 5.  This assessment is one piece of data that is used inform instruction for each student.  This data is also used to identify students for Gifted and Talented programming.  Testing at grades 1, 2, and 4 is done on a referral basis only.  Students’ parents and teachers may refer them for testing.  If you would like to recommend your child for testing, please contact Kristi Barta, Professional Learning Specialist, at 303-387-7711 or

Legend Feeder Area Band & Orchestra Program – Grades 4 & 5
High School students showcased the different instruments that students can learn to play through the Legend Feeder Band and Orchestra Program.  An instrument rental night will be held at Legend High School on Thursday, August 17, from 6:45-9:00 PM.  Visit the Legend Music Feeder website for additional information or here for the informational flyer.

Running Club Registration begins today at 4:30PM
Click here to register for Running Club.  Two sessions are offered and each session is limited to 75 participants. Sessions fill up quickly so sign up today!

Upcoming Events

·      August 28 @ 5-7PM - Western NightClick here for more information.

School Pictures
The deadline to order school pictures is this Sunday at midnight.  Click here for website (picture ID: CG875219Y0)  Picture retakes will be September 17. 

GRE Spirit Wear
The last day to order Gold Rush spirit wear is Monday, August 24.  Click here for the order form.