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  •   Image of the front of Irving, Franklin, and Heritage schools

    THREE DISTRICT SCHOOLS HONORED BY GOVERNOR

    Today, Governor Jared Polis announced a new special recognition for 21 schools across the state, including three from District 60, that have demonstrated strong growth in student achievement since 2019. The selected schools, which include Irving Elementary, Heritage Elementary and Franklin School of Innovation, have demonstrated excellence and the ability to advance learning through challenging times.

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  •  Rosa Saenz-Aragon smiles as she reads her book titled Parchita to students at Baca

    FORMER PRINCIPAL TURNED AUTHOR CELEBRATES WITH BACA ROADRUNNERS

    Written in 2006 and recently published, “Parchita” is a bilingual story of a young girl who is made fun of because her pants are too short. The story is based on Mrs. Saenz-Aragon’s childhood in Pueblo and fulfills a long-held dream of writing a book and seeing it published.

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  •  Four PAA Life Skills smile after helping prepare a Thanksgiving meal for staff

    PAA LIFE SKILLS STUDENTS PREPARE DELICIOUS HOLIDAY MEAL

    For the seventh year, Pueblo of Academy of Arts Phoenix in Kris Cid’s Life Skills class got an early jump on the Thanksgiving holiday by preparing a multi-course meal for their families and PAA staff.

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  •  Cyberbullying artwork poster

    CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH CONTEST

    As October is designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the District hosted its first Cybersecurity Awareness Month Poster and Video Contest. Open to scholars at all grade levels, the competition was designed to promote the safe and secure use of the internet while encouraging students to make better decisions when posting pictures, videos, and personal information online.

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  •  Mitchell Mauro

    CENTRAL ALUMNUS MITCHELL MAURO HONORED BY GOVERNOR

    Governor Jared Polis and CiviCo, a nonprofit that cultivates civic-minded leaders, today announced the recipients of the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals, given to people and organizations who inspire excellence and public service. Mitchell Mauro, a 2022 graduate of Central High School now attending the University of Colorado-Denver, received the Emerging Community Leader Medal.

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  •  Dan Kraus sstands next to a Pueblo South High School student

    SOUTH CTE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES WITH ELECTRICIANS UNION

    For those students who want to join the working world straight out of high school, there exist few more personally and financially rewarding careers than that of an electrician. So noted Dan Kraus, a graduate of South High School who returned to his alma mater to visit with Career and Technical Education students about electrical apprenticeships.

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  •  Three female bulldog students use technical equipment to produce a football game at Dutch Clark

    VIDEO PRODUCTION WRAPS UP AT DUTCH CLARK STADIUM

    With back-to-back contests that rounded out the 2022 season, the D60 Sports Production Team wrapped up the fall sports season with much to be proud about: most notably the involvement of students, whose expertise and dedication allowed the productions to unfold.

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  •  Teacher Ashley Richardson lifts cream filled goggles from her surprised face

    SUNSET PARK LEADER, TEACHERS GET CREAMED

    The sweet centerpiece of Friday’s Family Fall Festival at Sunset Park Elementary was the tossing of plates of whipped cream at the administrators and educators students' paid a quarter per vote to place in the “hot seat.” At the top of the “hit list” was popular third grade teacher Schyler Kline, who led all vote getters with 91. Also earning a solid share of votes were Lindsey Denney (82), Derek Flowers (67) and Alicia Raebel (62.) Barely making the cut was Principal John Hull, with 24 votes.

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  •  Jeremiah and Aubrey hold up their awards from the Pueblo Optimist Club

    PAA PHOENIX HONORED BY OPTIMIST CLUB

    In an annual tradition, the Optimist Club of Pueblo honors middle school teenagers who have overcome challenges and adversity to turn their lives around "180 degrees" in behavior and school endeavors. This year, Pueblo of Academy of Arts Phoenix Aubrey Thiele and Jeremiah Barela received the "Teen 180" award.

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  •  A young student proudly holds up a new toy he picked up at the community giveaway

    BACA HOSTS COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY

    As a pilot school for the Community School model, Baca Elementary is committed to more effectively connecting students and families to supports, bolstering partnerships, and giving parents and families more influence in the school community.

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  •  Drew Dix stands behind a podium

    THE FACE OF THE ‘HOME OF HEROES’ INSPIRES AT PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM

    In its seventh incarnation, Pride and Patriotism once again saw District scholars, from elementary through high school, express their gratitude to those who served – and in many instances continue to serve – in the written word, artistic expression and song.

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  •  Jayma Martin

    ALUMNI ROLL CALL: SOUTH STAR ATHLETE NOW A PRO SOCCER PLAYER

    During her four years at South, Jayma distinguished herself in varsity soccer, basketball and track. She still holds the school’s long jump record after breaking a 30-year-old mark. She was part of a Colt relay team that finished second at the state level, with her relay teams still holding the fastest times in South history.

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  •  Judge Justin Kidd sets in his black robe behind his docket

    SOUTH ALUMNUS RECEIVES BOETTCHER FOUNDATION ALUMNI RECOGNITION AWARD

    “Justin’s leadership in ensuring equitable access to justice, and mentoring a new generation of talented, service-oriented individuals has gone above and beyond in demonstrating Boettcher’s commitment to giving back community leadership, and service,” said a spokesperson from the Foundation.

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  •  Pueblo's Mayor sets down and speaks with students at FIMS

    ELECTION DAY VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

    Fountain International Magnet School third graders studying local government learned a lot about the subject straight from the source, as Mayor Nick Gradisar spent part of his Election Day morning fielding questions from the inquisitive Lions.

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  •  Columbian students present a check to a parkview nurse

    COLUMBIAN STUDENTS JOIN CANCER FIGHT

    Under the direction of pre-school teachers Bethany Kostecka and Sondra Martinez and the pre-school team, a good-hearted group of Columbian Thunderbolts did their part in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

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  •  Principal Nic Roberts speaks at a potium infront of a sign that says Adventure Awaits

    FREED INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS UNDERWAY

    The first of four informational meetings on the new Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary drew a host of families to the D60 Administration Building Wednesday to hear about the school and its curriculum from Principal Nic Roberts and other District leaders. In his address, Principal Roberts addressed the core concepts of expeditionary learning.

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  •  Jeff Valdez

    ALUMNI ROLL CALL: WILDCAT JEFF VALDEZ

    Today, this resident of Beverly Hills is a celebrated media entrepreneur credited with creating the format now known as Latino Programming in English, and establishing the first television network dedicated to it. From his early days running a Colorado Springs-based comedy club, Mr. Valdez went on to break barriers, and ground, in Hollywood and conversely, around the world.

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  •  Guillermo Diaz Jr.

    ALUMNI ROLL CALL: EAST EAGLE SOARS TO THE TOP OF SILICON VALLEY

    Hailed as a transformative global business leader and champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, Mr. Diaz for 20 years served as Cisco’s Global Chief Information Officer, responsible for the tech titan’s IT organization, strategy, and services. Today, he is the Chairman of the Hispanic Technology Executive Council -- the premier global executive leadership organization of senior – and is the founder and CEO of Conectado Inc.

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  •  Drew Dix

    PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM TO FEATURE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT DREW DIX

    Pueblo’s last living Medal of Honor recipient, and the face of Pueblo as the “Home of Heroes,” Mr. Dix will be the guest speaker at the District’s Pride and Patriotism tribute to veterans, which begins at 6 p.m. November 10 at Memorial Hall.

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  •  Freed Enroll Now Poster

    NETTIE S. FREED EXPEDITIONARY INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

    Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary will open its doors in Fall 2023. In an expeditionary curriculum, students learn from “learning expeditions,” and self driven exploration, rather than sitting in a classroom being taught one subject at a time. Learn more here.

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