From the Desk of Sean Dorsey
Community Newsletter. May 2019
A Message from Sean Dorsey
Thank you to those that completed our recent Parent Satisfaction Survey. 540 parents took time out of their hectic lives to provide us valuable feedback. Currently, school leaders are rolling out the results to staff. The roll-out process allows building staff to develop straight forward actions to address opportunities for improvement. Below are the bright spots (highest average scores) and opportunities for improvement (lowest average scores) based on the Parent Satisfaction Survey results:
1. The school is clean and well-maintained.
2. My family is treated with respect at this school.
Opportunities for Improvement
1. I receive positive phone calls, emails, or notes about my child from the school.
2. I regularly receive feedback from school staff on how well my child is learning.
We will continue to capitalize on our bright spots while we work to address our opportunities for improvement. One of the many things I admire about the staff in the Sand Creek Zone is the desire to improve and grow.
Thank you for your involvement this year as our schools continue to better serve students as a result of engaged families and community members. I very much appreciate and notice the time folks dedicate to volunteering in our schools, serving on committees, and attending events. Your impact on our students' success cannot be understated.
Keep an eye on school and zone websites for upcoming events. Dates for open houses and registration will soon be posted on our websites. We will also utilize Facebook and Twitter to communicate events of importance as we ramp up next school year. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Have a great summer.
Zone Identity Award - Lori Maher
Zone Identity Award - Leslie Garza
Zone Identity Award - Misty O'Connor
Colorado FBLA Advisory of the Year
Congratulations to FBLA Advisory and Business teacher, Erika Siemieniec! Ms. Siemieniec was awarded outstanding Colorado FBLA Advisor for the 2018-19 school year! She has grown the Future Business Leaders of America at SCHS to over 60 students. This is the largest student organization in District 49!
RES Wax Museum Benefits Shield 616
Remington Elementary 5th graders hosted their annual Wax Museum. This year’s donations will be given to the Colorado Springs Shield 616 Organization to help get protective gear to all our law enforcement and firefighters. Students, teachers, and parents came to see the exhibits and listen to a variety of monologues as told from each character’s perspective. Attendees learned about Queen Elizabeth I, Ellen Ochoa and Mae Carol Jemison-first Latina and African American women in space, and how Colonel Sanders got his start; just to name a few.
The fifth graders at Remington spent many hours researching, composing and memorizing monologues, and creating elaborate, detailed displays for their Wax Museum exhibits. Fifth grader, Kamila Maldonado said, “This event is a lot of fun and I’ve learned a lot about people I’ve never heard of before. I mean, I knew Susan B. Anthony was on a coin, but I never knew why.” Another student, Jadynne Brady agreed and added, “But the best part about it is being able to collect money for police and fire fighters.”
Thanks to the generous students and families of the Remington community, the 5th graders earned a total of $395.99, the most ever earned from this event. They presented a check to a Shield 616 representative during their Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd. Check out more photos here.
Horizon Raises Thousands for Make-A-WIsh Kids
Evans' Packs Resources for Students
Growth and Innovation
SRES Takes on Taekwondo for PE
3rd grade students at SRES were invited to participate in Taekwondo as part of a new unit in Physical Education. Students have learned basic taekwondo skills (punching, four different kicks, board-breaking, etc), positive character development, and the tenets of respect, discipline, perseverance, hard work, and more. Mr. Ingram, PE Teacher at Springs Ranch, along with qualified instructors from the U.S. Taekwondo Center conducted classes during regular PE time free of cost to SRES.
Students were invited to participate in special activities at the USTC Dojang (Korean for taekwondo school) that included a free class, special Bring-A-Friend Fun Friday class taught by Grandmaster Sang Lee and a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18.
SCHS Grads Shine at Commencement
Highlighted Seniors from the Class of 2019
Bruce earned the Daniel's Fund Scholarship, a full ride, 4-year scholarship to any public university in the United States. A phenomenal student, involved in both sports and academics, Bruce is destined for success. Well done, Bruce!
Angel graduated from SCHS with her Associate's Degree. She was highlighted by District 49 for this huge accomplishment! We are excited that a student was able to make huge gains while attending SCHS!
Derrius earned the Daniel's Fund Scholarship as well. We are proud of his commitment to service and his exceptional character needed to receive this award!
Senior Walk Inspires Younger Students
Sand Creek High School Class of 2019 donned their graduation caps and gowns to visit elementary and middle schools, thanking former teachers and offering inspiration to young students on May 9 for their annual Senior Walk.
Graduates paraded down the hallways of four sand creek zone schools to music where they were met with cheers, claps, high-fives and congratulations on their accomplishments by students, teachers and administration.
“I thought this was cool,” said Liliana Galvan, third-grader at Springs Ranch Elementary. “I want to thank all the high school kids because they worked hard for this!”
“The senior walk was a fun experience for me and I felt it was a great way to reflect on all I have been through as well as inspire the next generation of high school students,” stated Roman Rodriguez, senior at Sand Creek High.
Army & Army National Guard
Jorge Cordero Figueroa
The Navy, Marines, Army and Army National Guard we’re represented at our first Military Signing! Parents, students, teachers, and community members were on hand as these students signed with their commitment to enlist. A cake and punch reception followed the ceremony.
Girls Soccer Finishes in Final Four
Davis and Daniels take on 2019 State Track
A big congratulations to Jahzara Davis & Marcus Daniels for qualifying for the 2019 state track championships.
Marcus qualified in the 100m dash.
Jahzara qualified in the 100m dash, 100m hurdles, & long jump. She finished in 3rd place on the 100m hurdles and 7th place in the 100 m dash!