Problem solving and collaborating to change the world

February 2019

Superintendent Thomas Visits Chipeta

Dr. Thomas visited Chipeta on January 30 interacting with students, staff, and parents. Staff and students shared so much of what makes Chipeta a great place to learn and grow. Students took initiative, explained their learning, and asked questions. Dr. Thomas recognized Chipeta as a school Accredited with Distinction by the D11 Board of Education. This, in addition to our recognition by the Colorado Department of Education as a John Irwin School of Excellence, comes because our students master core academic content, think critically, collaborate, and solve problems. Because of this, they are able to transfer knowledge and skills to assessments. Congratulations to our students and staff.

Chipeta Students Take the Lead in Civic Competencies

A Colorado graduate demonstrates civic and interpersonal skills through collaboration and teamwork, strong communication skills, global and cultural awareness, civic engagement and strong character.

Fourth Grade Visits the State Capitol

Fourth graders had a wonderful civics experience with a visit to the state capitol. They learned about the relationship between the state government and citizens and how to contribute as a member of society.

Courage and Friendship Through Art

Our students develop a cultural awareness as they identify and solve challenges. Two perceptive and thoughtful fifth graders are taking the initiative to use art to share a message. Breckyn and Sophia are partnering to share a message to spark friendship and courage with artwork "Banksy" style.

Colored Marker Recycling

Kyle and Harper apply knowledge and skills to implement solutions to address complex global problems. They are being proactive to solve a problem by leading a marker recycling program at Chipeta. We can now recycle markers of all kinds - dry erase , highlighters, and Crayola or other brand colored markers. Don't toss those dried up markers! Recycle them!

Jump Rope for Heart

Calling all Heart Heroes at Chipeta Elementary! We need your help to reach our goal of $5,500 to save lives. If we can do that, we'll get to duct tape Mr. Louis to the wall! AND GUESS WHAT! This year, if we can reach that goal, we will SURPASS $100,000 donated to the American Heart Association! Let's break that record! This is the last call!!

February 15 is our big day! All students will join together in the gym during their regular specials time to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event.

February Happenings

  • February 12 - School Battle of the Books Competition
  • February 15 - Jump Rope for Heart
  • February 18 - President's Day - No School
  • February 21 - District Battle of the Books Competition

  • February 22 - 3rd Grade Pioneer Day
  • February 23 - Sing! Raise the Roof All City Guys Choir at the Ent Center for the Performing Arts
  • February 26 - Westside Sing 4th/5th Grade Honor Choir at CHS Auditorium

Chipeta . . .

  • is an inclusive community in which children are nurtured and challenged to become learners now and for the future.
  • a community where students are self-directed learners collaborating, taking risks, and problem solving to change our world.
  • strives to balance all of the competencies as we set high standards and levels of achievement and growth for all students.