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April 2019


Here is important information for SSAE high school students and parents.

School Wide Project for 9th-11th grade students: Market Day

We are excited to share that we will be having a school-wide project for students 9th-11th grade to participate in starting April 23 and ending on May 16. The Project Based Learning Project is entitled Market Day and will focus on math, language arts, and economic concepts/standards involved in creating and marketing a profitable small business.

On May 14, 2019, the Market Day will open to the public in the SSAE building from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, where students will be selling homemade projects, food, and games. The wrap-up for the project is Thursday, May 16,(after the final ALEKS Knowledge Check) when each team will write their donation letter to a local community charitable organization they have decided to donate their profits to.

It is vital that all students attend every Tuesday and Thursday during this time period. (Virtual students will continue with the designated curriculum.) Please also encourage your student to complete the Market Day survey that the high school teachers sent out via email as soon as possible. More details to come!

Important Information for Seniors

Upcoming Important Dates

April 2019 (*Testing dates)

4/15/19- *PSAT 10th grade testing at Creekside

4/16/19- *CMAS testing 11th grade Science (building closed all day to students)

4/18/19- Senior Breakfast- SSAE building closed until noon. Students can drop in for assistance from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM- no regularly scheduled classes.

4/18/19- *PSAT 9th grade testing at SSAE

4/19/19- NHS Talent Show 4:30-8:00 PM

4/20/19- Spring Formal "Starry Nights" at the Pinery at the Hill 7:30-10:30 PM

4/23/19- Guest speaker from Colorado Parks and Wildlife for Biology classes

4/23/19- School wide project presented for 9th-11th grade students

4/25/19- Suicide Prevention Presentation by Dr. Kim Boyd for students at 2:00 PM

4/25/19- Suicide Prevention Presentation by Dr. Kim Boyd for parents at 6:00 PM

May 2019

5/1/19- Movie Day: Avengers: Endgame at Cinemark (tickets $10) 1:30-4:30 PM

5/2/19- 3.75 dinner (invite only)

5/7/19- World Languages Final Exam

5/9/19- Star 360 testing through classes

5/10/19- No inbuilding school- Professional Development Day

5/14/19- Market Day (info to come)

5/16/19- ALEKS testing in building

5/17/19- Graduation

5/24/19- All 9th-11th grade student work submitted by 8:00 AM

5/24/19- Last Day of School

TBD- Yearbook Signing Party

Teacher and counselor contact information


Jennifer Aubain- Social Studies (719) 362-0412

Jennifer Burkhart- English (719) 749-6159

Susie McClain- Math (719) 629-7420

Galia Minshew- World Language (970) 633-2282

Kyle Mogensen- Science (970) 880-1438

Jenny Olson- Math (719) 749-1137

Josh Wixom- Engineering/electives (719) 208-4178

Kara Wichman- Art (719) 581-9603


Amanda Pethtel- 11th/12th grade School Counselor/Special Programs Counselor


Katy Swann- 6th-10th grade School Counselor (719) 213-0336