ThunderRidge Weekly Update
September 15 , 2023
📷 September 15 - Picture Re-takes 10:30am-1:00pm (Please note the change in date due to staff shortages with Lifetouch.)
🏫 September 20 - SAC Meeting - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - Post Grad Room
🏫 September 22 - Professional Development Day/NO STUDENTS
🎭 September 27-30 - Fall Play - Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version) - 7:00pm
🎉 September 29 - Homecoming Parade -3:45pm - Coyote Creek Elementary - Details to come
🎉 October 2-6 - Homecoming Week - Details to come
🎉 October 7 - Homecoming Dance at ThunderRidge - 8:30pm
Bell Schedule for September 15 - September 22
PLC Information - Due to the new common bell schedule, our staff will have PLCs every Friday morning if it is a regular 5-day week.
On PLC days, classes will begin at 8:25am and students will follow an 'ALL' day class schedule. If your student needs to arrive at school prior to 8:25am, they may go to the Library or Commons until class starts. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria.
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School Accountability Committee (SAC) Meeting
September 20, 2023 4:30-6:30 in Post-Grad Room in the Library
All public schools in Colorado are required by law to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC).
School accountability committees are made up of parents, school employees and community members.
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school's instructional program and quality improvement processes. By definition, the SAC is an advisory body. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., the Superintendent, District Advisory Committee ("DAC") or Board of Education).
SAC meetings are held throughout the school year. and are open to the public.
Click here for dates and more information.
AGENDAWelcome / Introductions / Celebrations
- Student Government
- Safety and Security
- Stephanie Sjoland (Library) Approved/Not Approved Books (Choice)
Review of SAC Bylaws/Membership/Responsibilities/Meeting Norms/Days and Times
SAC Officer Update/Chair Vote
End of Year Survey Results - SAC President
Principal's State of the School Update
- TR Vision/Mission
- P/T Conferences
- Mill & Bond
- Meeting Dates
Fall Play: Tickets to The Odd Couple are Now on Sale
ThunderRidge High School Theatre
Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Students: $10.00 / Adults: $12.00 / Military or Senior: $11.00
Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and her group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive’s messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive’s easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence’s highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.
Senior Project Mentors Wanted!
If you would like to share your expertise in a hobby or a profession with one of our seniors for their Senior Project, please sign up to be a Mentor. Click here to complete the quick form.
Pre-Order Your Senior Sweatshirt Now
Daniels Scholarship Program
Daniels Scholars® are America’s next generation of leaders, persevering through life’s challenges and committed to making a difference in the world around them. They are independent and entrepreneurial thinkers who are proud of their country and their communities and work hard to improve them.
Applications for the Daniels Scholarship Program open today. Apply now!
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Registration is open for the Fall NACAC Virtual College Fairs!
The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat - make a connection YOUR way!
Register now for free!
Career Exploration Presentation Dates for September
If you are interested in any of the following careers, please register to attend:
September 19th - Genesis Creative Company, Haley Jean Marie - Graphic Design, social media marketing, digital marketing, product design, retail design, and branding
September 26th - Taylor Anderson LLP - Chris Soper - Litigation Lawyer
Check your email to register for presentations or see Mrs. Szilagyi in the Counseling Office.
AP and IB Exam Registration Information
Attention all AP and IB Students/Parents,
Exam registration for year-long classes for the 23/24 school year is right around the corner.
If you decide not to test after this deadline, the school is still charged a fee and no refund will be available.
This Week in Advisement
Fall is in the air, and do you know what that means? If you said career exploration then you would be oddly correct. Juniors continued exploring careers based on their personality. Next week, they will be looking at their skills, and how those relate to careers.
Classroom attendance is imperative to student success and achievement. There are federal laws about attending school as well as district policy. Here is a link to the District website with important information regarding attendance policies.
The DCSD Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $66M Mill Levy Override and $484M Bond on the November 2023 ballot. All seven Board directors expressed their strong support and personal dedication to our students and our staff.
The Board also unanimously adopted a compensation resolution that will automatically trigger if the MLO passes. For school district staff, this means pay increases would happen automatically should the MLO pass (with increases being paid retroactively back to July 1).
Community Events and Fundraisers
Support the Amazing TR Marching Band
Zell's Panini & Crepes - September 25th
Board & Brush - October 25th - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Community Service Opportunities
Grizzly Football Varsity Home Game Volunteers
Please click this Sign Up Genius Link to volunteer to help with concessions, spirit wear sales, and senior banners for our Varsity Home games.
Contact Information is on the Sign Up Genius Link and you can reach out to Tiffany Fisher.
23-24 PTO/SAC Meeting Childcare for Coyote Creek Elementary
Sign up to help with childcare to school-age children during Coyote Creek's PTO and SAC meetings.
The PTO meetings are monthly from 6-7pm, so on those days the volunteer time slot is 5:45-7:15. During some months the SAC meeting will follow the PTO meeting from 7-8pm. On those days the volunteer time slot is 5:45-8:15.
23-24 PTO/SAC Meeting Childcare for Eldorado Elementary
Sign-up here to help with childcare for school-age children during Eldorado Elementary's PTO and SAC meetings for the 2023-2024 school year. Meetings will be held 8/21/2023, 10/2/2023, 11/13/2023, 2/12/2024, 3/25/2024 and 5/13/2024. Volunteer time slot is from 5:45pm - 8:30pm. Bring volunteer forms to be signed at the end of the meeting.
23-24 PTO Meeting Childcare for Trailblazer Elementary
Sign-up here to volunteer to help with childcare at Trailblazer Elementary while PTO members conduct their monthly meeting.
Information for the Class of 2024
Click the bar above for the TRHS Seniors 2024 webpage.
Congratulations to Our Students of the Month
ThunderRidge is proud to offer a wide variety of clubs and activities!
Click the bar above for a full list including times, days and locations.
Principal Sean Patterson
Empowering Grizzlies through curiousity, compassion, courage, community and service.
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