Collaborating and Problem Solving to Change the World

Happenings - February 2018

Chipeta Elementary - A John Irwin School of Excellence

It is with great pride that we announce that Chipeta has yet again earned the distinction of being a John Irwin School of Excellence. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.

Chipeta is an excellent school - not only for our consistent high achievement. Chipeta is a caring, giving, inclusive, and safe community. Students have myriad opportunities through which they learn, grow, and thrive.

We are proud of our students, families, teachers, and staff. Chipeta truly is a great place to learn and grow!

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Did you know . . .

  • that almost 200 people visited our library during Winter Break - reading together and checking out books.
  • we have over 40 5th graders engaged in Battle of the Books - a regional competition where students read 40 books and then compete in teams of four to answer questions about the books. On February 2nd, we had our school competition to find our three teams that go to regional and district battle. Congratulations to all of these students!
  • that all of our students are learning to code.
  • our 5th graders will lead our Family Read Night on Thursday, March 8th.

Time, Talent, and Technology Enabled

Students and staff access technology to support learning in all content areas. We intentionally design learning to leverage technology as a tool to enhance learning. Teachers strategically use technology - sometimes as a replacement (for example, writing an essay on the computer instead of with pencil and paper) and sometimes as a way to change learning (for example, students learning critical thinking and problem solving by learning to code))

What does this look like?

Chipeta . . .

  • is an inclusive community in which children are nurtured and challenged to become learners now and for the future.
  • 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.