ThunderRidge Weekly Update
August 11, 2023
It's great to have students back in the building for the 23-24 school year! This week I was able to visit many classrooms and saw many great things happening. Teachers were getting to know students, going over expectations, digging into academic material and having great discussions. (I even learned a magic trick in a math class!) I am looking forward to a great year and celebrating with the class of 2024 at graduation in May.
It is a bittersweet year for you all. This year will go by quickly, and in May we will celebrate your students at graduation at the University of Denver. We do not have a confirmed date for the graduation ceremony at this time, however, you will be the first to know when we do.
Freshman/New Students To TRHS
There will be a Q & A meeting for Freshmen parents and parents of students who are new to ThunderRidge at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 16th in the Auditorium. We will go over information about TRHS and how your student can become involved and be successful during their time at TR.
Back to School Night will be on Wednesday, August 23rd. There will also be a Senior Parent Information meeting this night as well. We are still finalizing times and schedules, but once we have this information we will send it out.
On Tuesday, the DCSD Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $66M Mill Levy Override and $484M Bond on the November 2023 ballot. All seven Board directors expressed their strong support and personal dedication to our students and our staff.
The Board also unanimously adopted a compensation resolution that will automatically trigger if the MLO passes. For school district staff, this means pay increases would happen automatically should the MLO pass (with increases being paid retroactively back to July 1).
Finally, our counselors have been doing a great job trying to balance classes and schedules. We are only doing schedule changes if a student needs a certain class, does not have enough classes, or needs a level change. Students must email their counselor if they have questions about their schedule.
Thank you all. I hope you have a great weekend and please let me know if you have any questions.
Principal, ThunderRidge High School
August 11 - TR Athlete/Parent Workshop - Main Gym - 6:00-7:00pm
August 16 - Freshmen/New Students to TR Parent Night - Auditorium - 5:30-6:30pm
August 23 - Senior Parent Post Secondary Night - Details to come
August 23 - Back to School Night - Details to come
August 30 - Senior Project Parent Night - Details to come
TR Athlete/Parent Workshop
Friday, August 11
TR Main Gym
New Bell Schedule for the 23/24 School Year
Planners, Activity Passes and Parking Permits Are Still Available for Purchase
23/24 Activity Pass - $50.00
This pass provides entrance to all TRHS home athletic events with the exception of playoff games. Once a pass is paid for in myschoolbucks, students must visit the Finance Office to obtain their Athletic Activity Pass sticker.
23/24 Parking Permit - $50.00 Juniors and Seniors ONLY
The link to purchase parking permits will re-open on Tuesday 8/15 and close on Thursday 8/31 for students that did not purchase one during express check-in. Watch your e-mail for the link or, on 8/15, go to MySchoolBucks, ThunderRidge High School Store under student fees to complete the application and pay for your permit. Permits can be picked up at the main security desk beginning 8/28.
Reminder: Even if the student's birthday is later in the year and they don't have their license yet, the permit must be purchased at the beginning of the year.
Tickets will be issued after Labor Day for vehicles parked in school lots without a permit.
Service Animal in the Building
We will have a certified service animal in our school helping one of our students/staff members as a form of an accommodation. The handler of the service animal is protected under the American Disabilities Act and has the right to be accompanied by the animal.
Please refrain from petting and touching the animal, since it has to fulfill a certain task for its owner. Thank you for your understanding and support. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school administration.
Community Service Opportunities
2023 Coyote Creek Carnival
August 19 starting at 12:30pm.
Sign up here to volunteer.
23-24 PTO/SAC Meeting Childcare for Coyote Creek
Sign up to help with childcare to school-age children during Coyote Creek's PTO and SAC meetings.
The PTO meetings are monthly from 6-7pm, so on those days the volunteer time slot is 5:45-7:15. During some months the SAC meeting will follow the PTO meeting from 7-8pm. On those days the volunteer time slot is 5:45-8:15.
Community Events and Fundraisers
American Furniture Warehouse Back to School Rally - Better Your Home, Better Your School
Mention ThunderRidge at check-out and a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to the school! Purchases count any time of the year, but let’s RALLY in August and $upport TR!
ThunderRidge is proud to offer a wide variety of clubs and activities!
Click the bar above for a full list including times, days and locations.
Principal Sean Patterson
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