September NewsLetter 2021

Career center

Message from the Principal

Happy SEPTEMBER! We are well into the year with great celebrations to share! Did you know that the Career Center Campus is bustling with over 400 students this year- WOW!

We have a new curriculum in Horticulture and Companion Animals that will lead to industry certificates, recognized by the State of Colorado and will help our kids get good paying jobs-SUPER!

We have also "shaken hands" with Mesa County Work Force Center and our Early Childcare Professions kids, now a local partner to assist with work-based learning, continued education, financial assistance through scholarships and job placement- CRAZY GOOD!

As if the above celebrations aren't enough... our Construction Tech program is very close to finishing our 14th house that will appraise for over $350,000-OUTSTANDING!

In the academic realm, the Career Center Campus is continuing to focus on creating opportunities for all students to demonstrate Colorado State required proficiencies and earn D51 elective credits through the WorKeys program (NCRC). We will be developing a system to support all kids with data driven lessons that will allow for increasing scores of one or more levels throughout the year-FANTASTIC!

Career Center Campus is having an AMAZING year and we plan on keeping it that way. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call and let us help your child!

Valley Program


We turned over a new leaf this year at Valley. We have revamped our schedule so that the students in the morning session focus on gaining credits in all four areas (ELA, Science, Math, & Social). While those in the afternoon session have a more targeted focus to recover or earn credit in 2-3 content areas.

We just had our 1st Target Date on September 8th, and over half of our students met their academic goals! Please continue to support your child in attending everyday, as well as doing homework regularly. Our next Target Date is October 13th, which is also the end of the academic quarter. Students should be earning a 1/4 credit in each class (or more!) and finishing up classes they have been working on all quarters this far. Students are encouraged to earn more that the minimum target to help them be on track for graduation!

We would also like to celebrate 2 successful Education Outings last week. On Tuesday, we took our students on a field trip to the Western Colorado Construction Career Day where students learned about the great variety of career options available through the construction trades including finance, marketing, management, surveying, welding, safety, and more. On Thursday we took a group to a College Fair at CMU where students learned about college opportunities throughout Colorado and neighboring states. Students enjoyed the outings!-See pics on our Valley Web Page!

Fall 2021 Parent Panorama Survey

Hey Families, help your student win a Pizza Party for their whole class! We are inviting your to take our Fall Parent Panorama Survey. Click on the link below. The survey is completely anonymous and asks about family-school relationships, parent involvement, school climate and culture, how schools can better help support student learning, your child's sense of belonging at school and more. Results of the survey will be used in a variety of ways that will benefit your child and improve their experience at school. The survey window is open from 9/20/21-9/30/21

Please select our school in the survey menu and complete the survey as it pertains to your child. If you have other children in D51, you have the option to take the survey more than once and complete it for each school your children attend.

We are a unified campus and we love competitions. After you take the survey screen shot the "thank you" and your student can bring the screen shot into the front office and be entered in a drawing for movie tickets or a gift certificate. Also, whatever class has the most parent participation will win a pizza party and a day of celebration!

Thank you for your participation! We are hoping for 100% participation Lets go families!!

September Conferences

Come and see what your student is learning and meet their teacher. Get a feel for what your student does here at Career Center with our hands on approach. Lets celebrate our students! Join us for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday September 29, 2021 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm.
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Blood Drive

Come and donate blood and help our local communities. St. Mary's Blood Mobile is coming to the Career Center on Tuesday October 5th from 9:30-11.30. Register with the link below to make an appointment as it is by appointment only. Minors must have parental permission to participate. You can find the parental permission form through the link. Masks are required.

Companion Animal Care

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Companion Animal Care

Our Companion Animal Care Program is offering Grooming service! We are back in business. YAY! Come get your furry friend looking their best while supporting the students to grow their program.

Fresh Side Cafe

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Fresh Side Cafe

Fresh Side Cafe is now open and serving the community! Come and enjoy some delicious food prepared by our very own students! Open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00pm -1:15pm.


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Need help finding a job? Want to learn new skills? SWAP is here to help. Come join us for some important job seeking skills to find that job you want!

Early Childcare Program

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Early Childcare

We have great things happening in our Early Childcare Program. The students will be holding their own student led conferences on September 29th.

Students will be learning fingerplays and songs from EVL trainer Lora Rolhman as well as development and implementation of a reading a lesson plan using a prop with the pre-school children.

Several second year students have been granted a class through the Mesa County Early Childhood Council. This class typically costs $295. Each student who participates in the 10 week course will have access to a Pyramid training kit worth of over $75 for their future classrooms. WAY TO GO!


Student of the Month for August Congratulations!

Cameron Cox- Insteps

Ashlyn Spendrup-Health Science

Brett Fletcher-Construction Technology

Miana Carlson-Health Science

Tori Long-Construction Technology

Dakalya Schultz-Early Childcare

Aleczander Schafer-Construction Technology

Josh Scott-Compact Engines

Keagan Anderson-Companion Animal Care

Aneliz Lopez-Horticulture

Alex Sandmann-Culinary Arts


Career Center Campus school schedule:

  • 8:20-10:05 First Mod
  • 10:08-11:55 Second Mod
  • 1:05-2:50 Third Mod

Please make sure students are checking that their Home School schedules are aligned with the Career Center. For example, your students home school may have special events, field trips, or scheduled holidays that do not match their Career Center calendar which may negatively affect their attendance. Calendars can be found at