Good News Bulletin

For the week of February 4, 2019

Elizabeth High School students attend All-State Choir

We are proud of our exceptional Elizabeth High School singers Megan Rasmussen (junior) and Tessa Smith (senior) for passing two challenging auditions to participate in Colorado All-State Choir over the weekend.

Being selected to participate in the all-state choir is one of the more prestigious achievements for a high school musician. About 2,000 high school juniors and seniors audition each year and just 500 are selected.

Tessa received the opportunity to sing with the Mixed Choir and Megan with the Treble Choir. They worked with world-renowned composers and conductors throughout two days and the third day culminated with beautiful choral performances at the Buell Theatre.

Culinary students create art with food

Chef Steve Harden from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts visited the Culinary Nutrition classes at Elizabeth High School to teach students culinary principles and application of art principles of design. He also shared information about career and education options in the culinary field.

Students applied the principles they learned from Chef Harden to create their own edible presentations using brownies, strawberries and blueberries.

January Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our January Teachers of the Month, sponsored by Farmers Insurance – The Means Agency as part of the Thank America's Teachers program.

Elizabeth Middle School – Mr. Goldscheid
Elizabeth High School – Mr. Kierstead
Running Creek Elementary/Preschool – Ms. Owen
Singing Hills Elementary – Ms. Hines
Legacy Academy – Mr. Teudean

Each Teacher of the Month received a certificate, along with a jar full of treats, an engraved travel mug and a customized T-shirt, each personalized with their name and school logo from Farmers Insurance – The Means Agency.

School Counselor Recognition

It's National School Counseling Week and we'd like to recognize Elizabeth Schools' amazing team of school counselors and thank them for all they do to support our students.

  • Connie Hines, Singing Hills Elementary
  • Kelly Tarr, Running Creek Elementary
  • Anglea Anderson, Elizabeth Middle School
  • Shannon Paxton, Elizabeth Middle School
  • Veronica Brown, Elizabeth High School
  • Janet Grimes, Elizabeth High School
  • Margaret-Ann McKee, Opportunity Program

School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who help remove barriers to learning, increase student achievement, enhance students' social/personal abilities and prepare students for careers.

Upcoming events:

Feb. 11 - Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m. @ Elizabeth School District BOE Room
Feb. 15 - No School, Teacher Work Day
Feb. 18 - No School, Presidents' Day
Feb. 21 - Elizabeth High School Little Women Musical 7 p.m. @ EHS
Feb. 22 - Elizabeth High School Little Women Musical 7 p.m. @ EHS
Feb. 23 - Elizabeth High School Little Women Musical 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. @ EHS
Feb. 25 - Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m. @ Elizabeth School District BOE Room

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