Friday, December 4, 2015

Hour of Code is back at Gold Rush Elementary! 

Next week Gold Rush students will join millions of students across the world as they explore various computer programming resources. Each student will be thinking critically and problem solving as they practice coding with Angry Birds, Mine Craft, Star Wars, and other engaging programs. For more information explore or email Mrs. Fleet.

Local author Justin Matott visited Gold Rush this week to present a creative writing workshop to our fourth grade students.  He discussed the process he uses when writing his books, and he helped students begin to craft their own ideas.


Why the change? 
Elementary progress reports have traditionally reported on students’ achievement on state content standards in the areas of reading, writing, math, social studies and science.   Douglas County Elementary Schools are now sharing how students are performing on the skills and strategies they need to be successful in the future. This additional information gives parents a broader picture of student achievement.

What Is New?
  • World Class Outcomes
  •  4Cs
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Go for the G.O.L.D. Expectations

What Is The Same?

Colorado Content Standards:

Student progress in each subject area:




Social Studies


Comments from Teachers:

Teachers will continue to comment on individual student’s strengths and areas of growth

Feedback on Behavior and Social Skills:
New wording that matches  “Go for the G.O.L.D.” expectations

Grading Scale:
Old Grading Scale:
4 - Performing above grade level expectations
3 – Performing on grade level
2 - Performing below grade level expectations
1 - Performing well below grade level expectations

New Grading Scale:

Exceeds – Exceeds grade level expectations consistently and independently
Meets – Adheres to grade level expectations the majority of the time.
Approaching – Needs support and reminders to progress toward grade level expectations.
Does not meet – Unable to meet grade level expectations, needs frequent and significant support.

Click here for more information on accessing your student's EPR beginning December 19, 2015.

The window for Open Enrollment is November 1st through January 5th.  Click  here  to open enroll.  Please feel free to contact Gold Rush’s Registrar, Anita Rudman, at or 303-387-7707 if you have any questions.


Click here for more information.

Student Council and PTO have teamed up to help the Parker Task Force with their annual food drive.  From Monday, November 30th thru Friday, December 11th, we are asking everyone to bring in a non-perishable food item or baby diapers (in honor of Mrs. Brown's new baby) so we can donate it to the Parker Task Force. We appreciate your support for this great cause!

Moderate Needs Special Education Model Phase In

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7PM

Cantril Building, Room 203

This class helps parents understand how DCSD is working to better address the needs of students who receive moderate needs special education programming and services.
To register for this class go to Click enroll today and use your infinite campus login. Once you are in, search for the title of the class.

Click here for flyer.


December 8: PTO Meeting @ 6:30
December 8 : Parent Coffee to Learn About the New EPR@ 9:30AM

December 10: Kindergarten Registration @ 5:00- 7:00PM- click here for flyer

December 11: Winter Choir Concert

December 15: Parent Coffee to Learn About the New EPR @ 9:30AM
December 19: EPR's will be ready to view