Good News Bulletin
Sept. 22, 2023
EHS senior's PSAT scores among the top 50K in U.S.
Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students in the U.S. who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
"Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," said a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation. "These students represent a valuable national resource. Recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
Friendship Cup marching band event returns to Elizabeth
Elizabeth High School hosted the Friendship Cup Marching Band Competition on Saturday, Sept, 16, 2023, with a total of 18 bands of all sizes competing. The unique event featured evening performances after a clinic session with judges for each band earlier in the day. This was the first year for Elizabeth to host the event after a 10-year gap during which the Friendship Cup event was hosted elsewhere.
These clips, captured by EHS communications intern Luke Chisholm, feature some of the bands during their evening performances, which featured a wide variety of artistic expressions using music, choreography, flags and unique props – from an interpretation of the literary classic “Fahrenheit 451” (Wheatland High School) to a marching-band version of the recent film “Don’t Look Up,” (Castle View High School) as well as musical field trips to South Asia (Fountain-Fort Carson High School) and East Asia (Elizabeth High School).
Singing Hills honors learning-ready Competent Coyotes
Singing Hills Elementary School conducted its first Competent Coyote assembly of the year on Sept. 20. One student in every class was recognized for going above and beyond to be Academically Prepared, which was the featured competency for August. The Coyote Competencies are Singing Hills' way of introducing the concepts that become the district's Profile of a Graduate.
The August honorees were:
Kindergarten: Maevery W., Brooklynn WV., Dalaney W.
First Grade: Sawyer W., Lilyanna S., Brielle C.
Second Grade: Grace H., Mabel G., Wyatt B., Abigail B.
Third Grade: Rylan Z., Britney M., Leona D.
Fourth Grade: Kaydence K., Lila M., Brynn G.
Fifth Grade: Harris M., Alice C., Brenna S.
Along with a certificate, each student who earns Coyote Competency award this year will also receive a voucher for a free ice cream cone courtesy of the Elizabeth Dairy Queen, thanks to the sponsorship help of Amanda Schmitz, preschool teacher.
EHS Fall Music Showcase begins at 7 p.m. Thursday
NJHS raises funds to plant flags for Veterans Day
The National Junior Honor Society chapter at Elizabeth Middle School will host a Field of Flags fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans.
For every $10 donated by Oct. 23, NJHS students will receive a flag sponsoring a specific veteran. All flags will be planted on the EMS front lawn for the week of Veterans Day. Anyone interested in donating may do so directly through the DAV's school-sponsored page.
NJHS students are also planning to accept in-person donations from students during lunches leading up to the donation deadline too. Those donation days will be announced soon.
Check out the EHS Car Show on Sunday, auto program on TV on Tuesday
The EHS auto-shop program will host its second annual Car Show from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the EHS parking lot. The show is free to attend and will feature a car competition, food trucks and lawn games. Here's a video from last year's inaugural car show.
Also be sure to tune in to Fox 31 Morning News or Daybreak on Channel 2 between 6:45 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to see frequent live segments featuring the EHS auto program and students.
September –National Spanish Heritage Month
Sept. 22 – Teacher work day - NO SCHOOL
Sept. 22 – EHS Trivia Night, 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 – EHS Car Show, 2-5 p.m.
Sept. 25 – Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 – Coffee with the Board, 7 a.m., Ziggi's
Sept. 28 – EHS Fall Choir, Band and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
October – National Spanish Heritage Month (through Oct. 14); National School Principal Month
Oct. 1 – ESD Day at Coors Field - specially priced tickets support EEF
Oct. 2 – National School Custodian Appreciation Day
Oct. 3 – EMS Fall Band Concert, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 – EMS Fall Orchestra Concert, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 – Singing Hills Superintendent Forum, 6 p.m.
Oct. 5 – EMS Fall Choir Concert, 6 p.m.
Oct. 6 – EHS Homecoming, parade: 1 p.m.; tailgate follows; game at 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 – Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m.
Oct. 10-11 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct. 16-20 – NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Try to win Broncos-Browns tickets by supporting EHS boys soccer
Head to Coors Field one last time this season and help ESD schools
Time is running out to enjoy one more afternoon at Coors Field -- and benefit Elizabeth Schools.
The Colorado Rockies are offering two tiers of specially priced tickets for the Sunday, Oct. 1, game -- the last of the season -- against the Minnesota Twins, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Education Foundation.
First pitch is 1:10 p.m. (and the Denver Broncos play at Chicago in an early game, so there won't Mile High Stadium traffic to deal with!). Tickets are $16 for the Upper Reserved Infield and $25 for the Outfield and Corner Outfield Box seats, subject to availability and demand. To buy the specially-priced tickets, visit www.rockies.com/ELIZABETH
The Elizabeth Education Foundation sponsors the annual STARS banquet to celebrate students for good citizenship, classroom grants for teachers, and scholarships for graduating seniors.
Watch the NBA champs and help Elizabeth Schools at the same time
The reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets are hosting a pair of Elizabeth Education Foundation Community Nights at Ball Arena this season. Elizabeth families can buy tickets, starting at $27, for the Nuggets games on Nov. 3 vs. the Dallas Mavericks or Jan. 5 vs. the Orlando Magic. A portion of every ticket sold through this link, https://nuggets.ksetickets.com/ElizabethSD, will benefit the Elizabeth Education Foundation.
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are subject to price changes without notice and, most importantly, are limited. For more details see the flyer at right.
Tickets to Colorado Avalanche games benefitting the EEF are also available, check out the Announcements button on the Elizabeth School District homepage for more details.