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ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS - AP POOL OPPORTUNITY:

Are you interested in applying for Elementary AP/Administrative Intern/ Dean positions for the 2016-17 school year? Take a look at this: AP Pool Opportunity.

PRINCIPAL NAMED FOR CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL:

Rex Corr has accepted the principalship of CVHS commencing July 1, 2016. Rex has 16 years of experience in the Greeley and Cherry Creek School Districts. He joined the CVHS family in the fall of 2008. He served as the Director of Theater and Lead in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy before becoming Dean of Students in 2012. For the past three years Rex has served as the Assistant Principal.


Rex earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Northern Colorado, Master of Arts in Theater at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. He is currently studying his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership at Argosy University.

WORLD CLASS TARGET INFORMATION:

2015-2016 World Class Target Information


The World Class Target General Information page has been updated for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Here is the link to the General Information Page . In addition, here is a link to an Information Graphic that has the 2015-2016 Target timelines. Currently, the link to apply and the link to be a reviewer are NOT active and future correspondence when those links are activated will be sent out in May.


World Class Target Workshops

Classes in InspirED are now available for staff. This two-hour workshop is for employees that are interested in applying for World Class Targets. The workshop will cover the following: The process for applying for the targets; process for submitting the evidence; time to work on writing a narrative using evidence; and having a peer review of the narrative and evidence.
Dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/26
Locations: (vary by date)
Times: 4:30-6:30

THE CREATE SOMETHING GREAT STUDENT INNOVATION EXPO!

This is your last chance for an outstanding opportunity for students-- The Create Something Great Student Innovation Expo! The Expo will take place on June 6, 2016 as the kick-off event for the 2016 Create Something Great Think Tank Design Thinking Bootcamp and Innovation and Design Symposium. This event will showcase the prototypes, products, apps, inventions, and service learning projects that DCSD students are forging as a result of the implementation of innovative instructional strategies in DCSD classrooms. Students will have an opportunity to present their exhibit and receive feedback on their innovation from experts in industry, education, and the private sector, and they are eligible to win grants for their teachers to continue implementing innovative classroom strategies. If teachers have not signed up and intend to have students participate, please fill out this form ASAP. If teachers have questions, please have them contact Mary Lisa Harper.

COLORADO EDUCATOR LICENSING APPLICATION FEES INCREASE - MARCH 1, 2016

In November 2015, the Colorado State Board of Education approved a moderate increase in the fees associated with the evaluation of applications for educator licensure. This increase is necessary in order to sustain the rising costs associated with the day-to-day operation of the Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure.


Effective March 1, 2016, the evaluation fee for applications from in-state educators will be $90 and $110 for applications from out-of-state educators, though the evaluation fee for an added endorsement application will remain at $80. The fee for the review of one-year substitute and other authorization applications will increase to $60. A new background check-only application will be made available for use by student teachers and educators in charter and private schools. The evaluation fee for this application will be $80.


*The Colorado Bureau of Investigation-required fingerprint fee is determined and set by CBI and remains the same at this time.