SCZ Fall Community Newsletter
From the Desk of Sean Dorsey
Sand Creek Zone Families,
It is unfathomable that fall break is right around the corner. The school year is off to a great start. During my workday, I attempt to find time to visit classrooms across the Sand Creek Zone. Inevitably, I leave each of my school visits impressed with the dedication of our staff, as well as the engagement of our learners. Thank you for supporting our teachers and schools. As a parent/guardian, you have the opportunity to send your student(s) elsewhere. Your trust in our schools and staff does not go unnoticed.
However, it is important our Sand Creek Zones continuously strive to provide a great place for students to learn. On an annual basis, our schools conduct a Family Experience Survey. Please know that our staff use the results to create strategic goals and action plans to address opportunities to improve the parents' experiences regarding our schools. In past years, as a result of the survey results, our schools have created systems to recognize students, increase positive communications to parents, and provide parents feedback on their student's learning. The survey is short. Please take a few minutes to provide us with valuable feedback. Responses are completely anonymous.
Each year, the Sand Creek Zone develops a scorecard composed of goals aligned with the Student Success, People, Service, and Innovation/Growth Pillars in our strategic plan. Here is the link to our 21-22 scorecard. The link provides a view of how well goals were attained (green) or not (red). You will notice some goals are earmarked in yellow. Yellow results indicate progress toward the goal, but the mark wasn't quite attained. Also, for your reference, you will find our 22-23 zone scorecard with goals, action plans and how we will measure our results on the same page.
Thank you for partnering with our schools and staff. Have a wonderful October.
Woodmen Valley Visits HMS for City Serve Day
SES Hosts Successful Fall Festival
Campbell Donates Instruments to HMS Program
Raiders Earn Golden Shoe Award
EES Earns Spirit Award for D49
RES' Albers Earns $1000 from AFA
Air Force Athletics honored three educators who teach in D49 during halftime AF's football game against Nevada. Albers was one of even honoree spots in the Pikes Peak Region, and each received $1,000 for classroom supplies. The recognition was part of the Extra Yard for Teachers Campaign sponsored by AF Athletics Air Force Falcons and the Mountain West Conference.
EES Staffulty Celebrations
Principal Marcia Case and Assistant Principal Ryan Scott visited all classrooms to recognize and reward staff for their hard work so far this school year. The students were just as excited to see their teacher earn a reward, just like they do for working hard. Prizes included magnets, post it notes, expo markers, stickers and more!
RES Raises over $20,000 at Boosterthon
Remington Elementary School kicked off its fun run sponsored by Boosterthon on August 15. The goal was to raise $15,000 for a potential shade structure outside the building. The school raised close to $21,000. The admin team said that they would be willing to have the students turn them into human ice cream sundaes if they made the goal. Mr. Coddington allowed the highest grossing class to slime him. Mr. Doalan's 4th grade class raised close to $5,000 on their own. Thank you to all of our families and community friends who donated to RES!
SES Runs For Funds For Tech Updates
On August 26th, Stetson Elementary held their fun run to raise money for Technology updates. SES was able to raise over $13,000 for Technology Updates! Thank you to the families that donated, the staff that promoted the event and the students that participated! We appreciate your support. A special shout out to Texas Roadhouse for sponsoring the Boosterthon this year!
Creek Nation Kicks Off Celebrations
HMS Band Plays with SCHS Band
SCHS Homecoming Recap
Students danced, took photos and played games on the SCHS tennis courts under a tent of lights. Over 700 students were in attendance.
The Bonfire is Back
A tradition that hasn't happened in over 10 years was brought back to life by the Welding Club. Students, staff and families gathered as the pallets were lit and Football Coach Everett pumped the crowd up!
Congratulations to Homecoming King Sumo Alexandre and Homecoming Queen Mia Taube who were crowned at halftime of the Homecoming football game on 9/16.
The Bonfire is Back
HMS Celebrates Renaissance
Students Dance the Night Away at SES
SRES Students Celebrate Count Week
SRES brought in families and planned big events for Count Week. On 10/4, parents were invited in for Parents and Pastries to grab breakfast, check out hallway classwork and art and visited the book fair. On 10/5, they celebrated dress like your favorite book character. Pictured is Principal Jim Kyner dressed as his favorite book character from "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon. Tomorrow, is pajama day in order to curl up with a good book They will also celebrate student achievement with their STAR POP assembly and awards. Thank you Springs Ranch for making this a fun week for students, staff and families!
SCHS Student Recieves Free Helmet
SCHS security noticed one of their students that rides their bike to school had a helmet that was too small. Through our community partnerships, we were able to get a brand new helmet courtesy of the Pedal Station. The Pedal Station takes in broken or unused bikes and fixes them for community use for their generous donation of a brand new helmet for one of our students in need! If you are interested in volunteering at the Pedal Station, you can find more information on kidsonbikes.net.
Renaissance Rally at EES
SRES Makes Math Fun For Families
On Thursday, 9/29, Springs Ranch had over 60 families attend Math Night. Families started in the gym with a presentation to learn about the importance of teaching math conceptually, the why behind many of the new math strategies students learn in school and the importance of having solid number sense foundation. Parents and students then moved to different locations to play math games together. Thank you to all that participated and the SRES staff for putting this on!
Bravo! Opera Singer Inspires at SCHS
Sand Creek High School celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month on a high note on Sept. 23. Celebrated soprano, Cecelia López with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, shared inspiring words and a small sample of her sweet-sounding voice. Participants in the school’s female empowerment group, created last year to encourage female students to support and build up one another, attended to hear the singer’s story. Choir class students also listened attentively in the audience. López’s message: “It doesn’t matter what you decide to pursue … hard work always pays off.” “My hope is to give students a gentle reminder that what may seem impossible, really is possible,” said López.
Innovation & Growth
World Water Monitoring Day at HMS
SCHS Students Selected for Coleman Park Planning
10/7: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
10/8-10/23: Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
10/18: Mobile Market at HMS 4-5pm
10:28: Evans Trunk or Treat 4:30-6:30 | Remington Trunk or Treat 5-7pm | HMS Hauntcert 6pm
10/29: Boo Bash at SCHS 3-6pm11/1: SCHS Dion's Fundraising Night
11/2: Parent Academy: Fentanyl and Other Drugs 6pm at SCHS
11/3: SES PTA Meeting 5:30pm
Please take a moment to let us know how your family's experience has been in the Sand Creek Zone. We use this information to set goals, make action plans and evaluate how we are doing.
Family Education Opportunities
- Bullying - Stop the Cycle - Diversus Health on 10/13 at 6:30pm: Over the past several years bullying is a growing problem. Learn from Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson as she teaches parents how to identify bullying, how to stop the bullying cycle, and strategies for prevention. This meeting is virtual via zoom. Register for the webinar here.
- The Sand Creek Zone will offer its first Parent Academy: Fentanyl and Other Drugs on Wednesday, 11/2 in person at Sand Creek High School at 6pm. Join Lena Orcutt, D49 Nurse and Officer Dean Baird, D49 School Resource Office as they look at stats, signs/warnings of an overdoes, and more! Watch your email for more information on this event!