The impending complete failure of Carlile Elementary School’s antiquated Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, and severe damage to the building’s tile roof, has necessitated emergency closure of the school. The recommendation to close the building due to safety concerns was made by Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso, and unanimously approved by the District 60 Board of Education during a Special Meeting Thursday.
Dr. Anthony Knowlton boasts the distinction of being the first dentist to practice on Union Avenue in the modern era. As a sign of his commitment to his hometown, Dr. Knowlton purchased a long-vacant building at 317 South Union Avenue and spent two years renovating and upgrading the structure to serve as a state-of-the-art dental facility.
For years, Mr. Aguilera and his Pueblo Poverty Foundation sponsored an end-of-year “Vocabulary Challenge” that rewarded those students who learned the most new words. Mr. Aguilera passed away before the results of this year’s Challenge could be revealed. Prior to his passing, however, he prepared a host of “Fun in the Sun” gift bags earmarked for those scholars who best padded their vocabularies throughout the year.
Shortly after she became Principal, Columbian, for the first time in 20 years, earned a Performance rating from the Colorado Department of Education. That achievement, Principal Alcon Montoya said, is a tribute to the dedication of the staff. “Our team has a really positive growth mindset,” she said.