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Sargent Secondary Newsletter May 2022

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The Sargent Graduating Class of 2022 will commence on May 27, 2022 at 7pm in the high school gymnasium.

Mrs. Page Sewell and Mr. John Willis (class sponsors) will graduate 25 seniors. The class colors are slate gray and sea glass with the class song being "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. The class motto is: 22 Crew, while the class flower is a white dahlia. Class quote is "Our lives are before us, our past is behind us, but our memories are forever with us" by Simran Pareek.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Sargent Graduating Class of 2022!


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Colorado FBLA Honors Two of Our Own

Our very own Mr. Brian Crowther has been nominated to receive the Colorado FBLA Administrator Award. Mr. Crowther began his career as a Business Educator and supports CTE in many positive ways! Thank you Mr. Crowther!

Mrs. Janae Naranjo has been nominated to receive the Colorado FBLA Counselor Award. Mrs. Naranjo supports and encourages students to participate in all the opportunities available to them. She is a great asset to Sargent CTE programs.

These awards are well deserved! Thank you for making Sargent School District the best it can be!

Sargent Juniors Hold "The Great Gatsby" Prom 2022

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State High School History Fair Results

Congratulations to the following students who earned recognition at this year's State History Fair Competition:

AJ G. and Megan P. - Top 6 Finalists in Senior Group Exhibit.

Taylor R. and Mary W. - Their 2021 Group Documentary was included in this year's Film Festival.

Kyra G. - 3rd Place in Junior Individual Exhibit and invited to attend Nationals in Washington DC.

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Sargent FFA State CDE Results

Sargent FFA took 33 students to the State Career Development Event competitions at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO on May 1st-3rd. Nearly 1700 FFA members competed in these events. We are extremely proud of these members and their accomplishments. Awards are as follows:


Silver Category: Ashlyn R.

Field Crops

Team: Silver Category

Bronze Individuals:Trenton P. and Jordan R.


Team: Silver Category

Silver Individuals: Taylor R. and Jessica B.


Silver Individual: Maddie K.


Team: Bronze Category

Bronze Individual: Saige H.

Milk Quality Team

Silver Individual: Corbyn W.

Vet Science Team

Silver Individual: Lindsey T.

Ag Sales

Bronze Individual: Rusch P.

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Sargent Farmer Students, Mitchell P., Katherine S., Mary W., and Roman V. participated in the First Annual RISE Grant Expo on Wednesday, May 5, 2022 at Adams State University.

Students participated in a Shark Tank Experience with a panel of local business owners and leaders. Sargent Students were awarded 3rd place in the competition.

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Upcoming Events Scheduled for May

May 1-7th- Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 1st-2nd- State FFA in Ft. Collins

May 4th- ABC Breakfast for All Teachers and Staff

May 4th- FFA End of year Banquet 6:00-9:00 pm

May 5th- Bike a thon (Elementary)

May 5 - May Knowledge Bowl meet

May 5 - Eligible Sophomores to clean up prom 12-4pm

May 5-7th- 8th Grade Trip

May 9- 10th- NWEA testing for JH/HS

May 9 - AP CALC Exam 8am-12pm

May 11th- High School Academic Awards- 1:20- 3:20 pm

May 12th- AP Physics Exam 12:00-4:00 pm

May 12-19th- Senior Finals

May 19th- Junior High Academic Awards- 9:00-11:00 am

May 19th- Senior Day- 1:00 -4:00pm

May 23-26th- Finals for 9th-11th grade

May 23 - All Senior Grades Posted - due by 4pm

May 25th- HS Athletic Banquet- HS Gym-6:30pm

May 26th- Last Day of Classes

May 27th- Staff Work Day and Graduation

June 7th-9th- State FFA Convention

Sargent Holds Summer Opportunities - RSVP NEEDED

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Join us for a journey though worlds of mechanical magic and storytelling wonder as you discover what it takes to create the illusion of life with Theme Park Animatronics!

Garner Holt Productions is the world's leader in the creation of lifelike humans, animals, and fantasy characters that can be found in more than 35 countries on 6 continents.

Learn about more than 50 different careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math as you Virtually Tour Garner Holt Productions' 120,000 square foot factory in Redlands, CA.

And after the tour, you will get hands-on with activities that will allow you to explore the world of animatronic production and the work that happens at GHP everyday!

We can't wait to welcome you into a world that will leave you feeling inspired, motivated and more curious than ever about the possibilities and pathways you may choose to pursue.


MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022 AND TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022


Start Time: TBD


All Elementary, Junior High and High School Students Welcome!

The Future-Ready Innovation Lab - RSVP NEEDED

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Come learn with us on the Mobile Innovation Lab. We offer hands on learning activities that feature STEM concepts and innovative technology.

Code, Explore, and Create with our student team on a variety of topics.

Our goal is to have all students Future-Ready!

WHEN: JUNE 6, 2022 and 7, 2022



RSVP IS NEEDED - call 719-852-4025 to register

Vandalism - Can You Identify These Two Individuals?

We are on the lookout for two individuals who vandalized Sargent High School on April 3, 2022 at midnight.

If you have any information, please contact Sargent School District at 719-852-4025.

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Please Like and Follow Sargent Facebook - Link Below or Search SargentSchoolDistrict on Instagram

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Sargent Secondary Student of the Month for April

Congratulations and job well done to the following students:

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2021- 2022 Junior High and High School Sports Schedules


May 7 - at home with Ignacio at 10am (double header)

May 14 - in South Park at 10am (double header)

May 21 - OPEN

May 27-28 Regional TBA

June 4 - State TBA

(*Subject to change without notice)


May 5 - in Del Norte TBA

May 13 - in Monte Vista TBA

May 19-21 State

(*Subject to change without notice)


May 3 - at home with Del Norte at 4:40pm

May 5 - at home with Monte Vista at 4:40pm

(*Subject to change without notice)


May 7 - in Centauri TBA

(*Subject to change without notice)

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ATHLETICS: Football, Volleyball, Cross country, Basketball, Wrestling, Track, Baseball

ACADEMICS: JH Knowledge Bowl, JH National Honor Society, Science Fair, History Fair, Spelling Bee, Art Club, Student Council, Leadership Team

SOCIAL: Dances, Lock-ins, Caroling, Ski Days, Field Trips, Game Nights


ATHLETICS: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Track, Baseball, Trapshooting, Swimming, Cheer/Dance Team

ACADEMICS: Student Council, Leader in Me/Leadership Team, FBLA, FFA, Spanish Club, Aviation Club, Art Club, Science Fair, History Fair, Drum line (Mrs. Hefner) and Guitar lessons (Mr. Paulson), community service projects

SOCIAL: Dances: Prom/Homecoming/Sadie Hawkins, Field Trips, Rowdy Crowd - Fan section at sporting events

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DAC - District Accountability Committee:

Come one, come all! The District Accountability Committee of the Sargent School District meets throughout the school year to complete wide range of school board directives. Reports are provided by the superintendent and both principals from the elementary and the secondary to keep parents and community members up-to-date concerning the school district.

Meetings are currently held every other month in a restaurant setting and generally last less than an hour and a half. Opportunities abound to share and receive input on items that matter most to you.

For more information contact Theresa Kaiser-Griffin at 719-852-0825.

Booster Club:

We are an organization that supports all the athletes and sports at Sargent High School.

We meet when needed. If you would like to join please contact:

Michelle Burkhart at 719.588.1594 or mburkhart@sargent.k12.co.us

Nicole Rockey at 719.588.4732 or nrockey@sargent.k12.co.us

Traci Holmes at 719.580.0273

ABC - Academic Booster Club:

The Sargent Academic Booster Club is an organization that works to encourage, support and recognize the academic achievements, successes, and competitions of the Sargent secondary students as well as providing recognition and support of their amazing teachers.

We recognize students who achieve the Honor Roll each semester, we sponsor the Student of the Month program, organize send-offs for students who earn their way to state competitions in Science Fair, History Day, FBLA, FFA and Knowledge Bowl. We also host the Teacher Appreciation Lunch in May, provide meals for the teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences throughout the year, and give teachers and staff appreciation gifts at various times throughout the year. We also will support funding any academic items, if requested and funds are available.

As you can tell, we do our best to give our hard-working students and staff the recognition and support they deserve. However, this isn’t done with the wave of a magic wand or the saying of some magical phrase. It’s accomplished with monetary support, dedication, organization, and help from parents and staff.

The Academic Booster Club meets quarterly or more often, if needed. We generally keep our meetings to an hour or less. We need parents who are willing to serve on the committee to assist in making decisions, planning, helping out when needed and/or monetary support. We would like as many parents, teachers, and staff to participate to hopefully have 7th-12th grades represented. Please consider becoming an active part of the Academic Booster Club (ABC). You can help make a positive impact on Sargent JH/HS and our students and staff!

If you have any questions, please contact Traci Holmes at 580-0273, Amy Holland at 588-3261, or Tonya Wenta at 850-1960. Thank you for your continued support!

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2021 - 2022 Yearbooks are FOR SALE!

2021-2022 JR/SR high yearbooks are now for sale. Yearbooks need to be purchased by April 30, 2022. Extra copies of yearbooks are not ordered.

Contact the school office at 719-852-4025 or email Ms. Trish Rue (yearbook sponsor) at true@sargent.k12.co.us for information.

Sargent Cafeteria News and Menu

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We (your Cafeteria Crew) would like to let you in on some exciting news! The USDA has extended its flexibilities to allow our district to have free meals for ALL students through the end of the 21-22 school year! That means your child/ren get to eat breakfast and lunch all year at no cost to you. However, ala-carte items and second lunches will still be charged. Whatever charges your child/ren have accrued (FOR THIS YEAR ONLY) will be put back into your lunch account. If you have paid a bill already for this year, you will also be credited for that payment. The process of refunding your lunch accounts will take some time so please be patient with us. If you have lunch balances from previous years, please continue to make your payments on those. If you have any questions contact Val Bonsall at veichner@sargent.k12.co.us or at 852-8863, Monday - Thursday from 6am - 2pm.

Thank you!

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Driver's Education Classes

Subject: Summer is the Perfect Time for Your Teen to do Drivers Ed!

Good Day,

Your choice of driver’s education is an important milestone in your student’s life. Summer break is an excellent time for students 14 ½ and older to start taking classes for a Colorado permit. When you choose the online program, hosted through Sargent High School, you can help your student become a safe driver for life and support your school at the same time!

To help you with the process required of Colorado teens, here is a review of the requirements. You can go to dmv.colorado.gov to find out this information and more.

· Teens under the age of 15 ½ can begin their driver’s education at 14 ½. They are required to get 30 hours of coursework (in class or online), pass the permit written exam, obtain the permit at age 15 or over. They must hold the permit for one year from date of issue to be eligible to take the driver’s license behind the wheel test. During that year they are required to get 6 hours of professional behind the wheel driving lessons and log 50 hours (10 at night) with parent or guardian.

· Teens age 15 ½ to 16 are required to complete the Driver Awareness Course, pass the permit test, hold the permit for one year from date of issue and during the year log 50 hours (10 of them at night) with parent or guardian. This is a four-hour course that prepares the student for the permit test.

· Teens 16 to 18 years of age are required to take and pass the written permit test, get the permit issued and hold it one year or turn 18, whichever comes first. During the year they hold the permit, they must log 50 hours of driving practice (10 at night) with parent or guardian.

Why go through us?

  • Our online program increases the confidence and knowledge of your student in a variety of driving situations.
  • The program is designed to be equivalent to an in-person classroom experience. Your student will learn all the content of the classroom from the convenience of your own home.
  • Interactive games and videos make the learning experience fun and engaging.
  • Your student can access the online program anytime, anywhere! It works on all devices. All you need is a working Internet connection.
  • We provide an online technical support number answered seven days a week.
  • Everything is self-paced. When life gets busy, your student can pick up the course at any time.
  • After you enroll in our online program, we receive a donation to help fund school programs.
  • To enroll: https://sargenths.bedrivingus.com/enroll
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Sunflower Bank ABC Program

A: We pay for A’s.

All students are encouraged to enter their most current report card into the “Pay for A’s” contest at their local Sunflower Bank. On a date to be determined, each local Sunflower Bank will randomly draw five winners, and winning students earn $10 for each “A”. Additionally, Sunflower Bank matches these totals with a corresponding donation to the student’s school.

B: Bucks for our schools.

Customers that use their debit card can designate a participating school to receive a five cent donation each time that they swipe and sign for a transaction! Custom debit cards with your school name are also available.

C: Cash for your school.

Don’t have a Sunflower Bank debit card yet? Well, this is the perfect time to get one! New customers to Sunflower Bank can earn up to $100 when opening a new account, with a matching payment made to your school.

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Sargent COVID Updates as of 1/7/2022

2021-2022 Sargent School Policy Handbook

Sargent School District Plan 2021-22 School Year


Standard Response Protocols for Safety - Information for Parents/Guardians

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The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is a uniform, planned, and practiced response to any incident. This is the foundation of a safe school, business and community. The SRP is action-based, flexible and easy to learn. It rationally organizes tactics for response to weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to personal safety. Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

Sargent School District implements the the “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Students and staff will be training, practicing, and drilling these protocols.

Download the handout below for more information.