Severance Middle School

August 13, 2021

Picture Day August 18

Students that were unable to attend our Check In Day on July 22 or students brand new to our school will have the opportunity to have a school picture take and receive their student ID on the morning of August 18.

This is not picture retake day. Retakes are scheduled for Monday, October 11.

Empower Week 1- August 8/16-20

This week in Empower August 16-20,

Learning Targets:

  • I can articulate what EMPOWER means and have a general understanding of what will happen in EMPOWER.
  • I can collaborate with my peers to build a culture agreement for EMPOWER.
  • I can reflect on my first week of school, provide basic information with the EMPOWER staff team.


  • This week is all about collaboration to build culture of individual Empower Classes.

Key Terms to use in class:

  • Essential Skills
  • Empowered Individual
  • Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Community Member

Board of Education Meeting Location Change

With the start of the new school year, we are taking the opportunity to relocate the regular monthly Weld RE-4 Board of Education meetings to the Windsor High School auditorium starting on August 16, 2021. To access the board meeting, please use the activities center entrance (student parking lot) at Windsor High School 1100 Main Street, Windsor. As our district passes the 8,000-student mark and we anticipate the many student and staff celebrations, recognitions, presentations and community input that will occur during board meetings this year, we need a larger space that can comfortably accommodate guests and community members. Meeting agendas can be found here.

Please welcome the following staff members to our Hawk Community

  • Jason Buckley - Assistant Principal

  • Kate Baros - Empower teacher

  • MaryAnne Budden - 6th grade ELA/Math

  • Jesselyn Fernbach - Special Education Para

  • Sean Flusche - PE/Health

  • David Harrison 7th & 8th SS/Personal Finance

  • Rhiannon Jarrell - 7th grade Social Studies

  • Jeannine Kondratieff - ELL Teacher

  • Brandy LeBlanc - Special Education Para

  • Stacey Ogden - 6th grade Math

  • Rachel Patrick - 7th grade Language Arts

  • Rebecca Pease - Special Education Para

  • Laura Pedersen - 6th Math/Science teacher

  • Kathy Schroedl 7th & 8th Math/Empower

  • Ryan Schultz - Learning Coach

  • Kristina Szabo - 6th ELA/SS teacher

  • Jonathan Talan - Art teacher


Please see the information below.

King Soopers, Box Tops and Morning Fresh Milk Lids Fundraisers

Severance MS has joined the King Soopers Rewards Program. It's a simple way to help SMS fundraise for our field trip fund. The program is free to you and takes less than a minute to sign up. All you need is a King Sooper's Loyalty card.

Go to, log into your account, select MY Account, select Community Rewards (located on the left menu), search for Severance Middle School or by our code DG836, select Enroll. That's it!

The more that sign up and shop at King Soopers, the more SMS benefits.

Severance MS collects Box Tops and Morning Fresh Milk lids as part of our on going fundraiser.

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops Mobile app uses state of the art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earning online. CLICK HERE to learn more. To view how to use the app and track credit for the box tops you've donated to SMS PLEASE WATCH for every 75 box tops your child turns in they will receive a candy bar.

Calendar of Events

Please watch our school calendar for all upcoming events.

CLICK HERE to view from our website.