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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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  •  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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  •  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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  •  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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  •  Highland Park students standing behind a KIND sign

    COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER

    The aptly titled Community Peace Summit drew a diverse and colorful procession of children, scholars and adults to the Pueblo Convention Center for a day of celebration of the District’s efforts in promoting inclusion, compassion and a no-tolerance stance on bullying.

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  •  Barbara Devendorf

    BUS SAFETY WEEK CELEBRATED

    Held during the third full week of October, National School Bus Safety Week is designed to promote school bus safety and address the importance of incident-free transports to schools.

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  •  Sharon Kok-Pollock

    PAA TEACHER NAMED A STEM TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    The Association’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes classroom teachers at the chapter and state levels for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting students about science, technology, engineering, and math, and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies.

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  •  Superintendent Macaluso smiles as she sets with a small child showing her a worksheet she created

    SUPERINTENDENT RECEIVES AFFIRMATIVE EVALUATION

    Since her appointment as Superintendent in February 2017, Charlotte Macaluso has continued to receive positive, affirmative evaluations from the D60 Board of Education. This year’s annual evaluation, which covers her performance from August 2021 through July 2022, continues that trend.

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  •  A man in an orange vest talks to a gym full of people befor an active shooter drill at Heaton

    PARTNERSHIP LEADS TO A SUCCESSFUL TRAINING EXERCISE

    In the name of vigilance and preparedness, the District once again partnered with local law enforcement and first responders in the staging of an active shooting training exercise at Heaton Middle School. This training is designed to keep the District, the Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo Fire Department and AMR prepared in the event of an actual incident.

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  •  SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH POSTER

    SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. This month is dedicated to ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

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  •  AMELIA MODES

    TEACH FOR AMERICA PROFILE: AMELIA MODES

    A native of Livonia, Michigan, Amelia attended DePaul University, where she double majored in English (Creative Writing) and Media and Cinema Studies, with a minor in Writing for Film and TV. She is in her second year as an English Language Arts teacher at Pueblo Academy of Arts.

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  •  Staff at Park View standing and clapping

    2022 INITIAL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORKS RELEASED

    This month, the Colorado Department of Education released preliminary District and School Performance Frameworks based on assessment results and growth data. The performance frameworks will become official once accepted by the Colorado State Board of Education.

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  •  DALE MOTT SLATER

    TEACH FOR AMERICA PROFILE: DALE MOTT SLATER

    A native of North Pole, Alaska, Dale attended Alfred University (New York), majoring in Sustainability and Food Systems. She is teaching 8th grade science at Pueblo Academy of Arts.

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  •  Daniel Muniz works with a young student in the United Way Mentoring Program

    UNITED WAY MENTORING PROFILE: DANIEL MUNIZ

    Since its launch in 2012, United Way of Pueblo County’s Middle School Mentoring Program has been connecting positive and caring adults with young scholars in need of a trusted role model.

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  •  DALE MOTT SLATER

    TEACH FOR AMERICA PROFILE: DALE MOTT SLATER

    A native of North Pole, Alaska, Dale attended Alfred University (New York), majoring in Sustainability and Food Systems. She is teaching 8th grade science at Pueblo Academy of Arts.

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  •  Michelle Jones substitute teaches at Centennial

    PORTRAIT OF A GUEST TEACHER

    On any given day, the District is in need of 100 to 200 guest, or substitute, teachers at all grade levels. This is an ideal position for high school graduates 21 and older with a love of working with children and a flexible schedule. One of the District’s dedicated and hard-working guest teachers is Michelle Jones, a proud alumnus of South.

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  •  Minnequa staff members rejoice student accomplishment results

    STATE ASSESSMENT DATA SHOWS SCHOLARS MEETING OR EXCEEDING STATE GROWTH EXPECTATIONS

    The Colorado Department of Education’s release of assessment and growth data from Spring 2022 reveals that scholars at a host of our schools have met or exceeded the statewide Median Growth Percentile (MGP) benchmarks in Math and English Language Arts.

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    P-EBT FOOD ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a federal program created to provide food assistance to families with students or young children who had reduced access to meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the program was created in April 2020, P-EBT benefits have provided access to healthy and wholesome food to more than 504,440 Colorado children.

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  •  A student in glasses sets attentively in class at Minnequa on the first day of school

    THE DISTRICT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

    The latest chapter in the mission to inspire young women and men to lead lives of purpose and impact opened today with the first day of classes of the 2022-23 school year.

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