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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ROLLED OUT

    CareerWise Colorado connects education and industry to provide high school students with paid apprenticeships in 30 different occupational fields, including business, education, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, information technology, construction and more.

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  • 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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  • PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN THE FOUNDATION OF A SUCCESS ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN

    “Young children need to have devoted time to make friends, explore how things work, problem solve for themselves, and develop a love of learning,” noted Darlene Bermudez, the District’s Early Childhood Specialist. “Our preschool program does this and so much more!”

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  • DISTRICT LEADERS, BOARD MEMBERS TOUR NEW SCHOOLS

    With representatives of GE Johnson, H.W. Houston Construction and HGF Architects serving as the site guides, members of the D60 Leadership Team joined Board of Education members Vice President Tommy Farrell, and Barb Clementi and Dr. Kathy DeNiro, for an inside look at the future of education.

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL GRADUATES REWARDED FOR HARD WORK

    The drive and perseverance of scholars from the District’s five high schools were celebrated as District 60 Summer School culminated with the awarding of diplomas and the unveiling of a future filled with promise and hope. 

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  • SUMMER MUSICAL STAGE SETS BEAR THE MARK OF PROFESSIONALS

    Those who attend the 2022 Pueblo Summer Musical “The Music Man” at the Arts Center will be treated to not only first-rate performances from young men and women but stage sets that bear the mark of true professionals.

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  • DISTRICT DUO KEEP BOND PROJECTS ON TRACK AND ON BUDGET

    Mr. Horner and Mr. Lawson have, in conjunction with District leadership, construction team partners and others, not only fulfilled those duties but are giving taxpayers a lot more “bang for their buck.”

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  • D60 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION RECEIVES DONATION

    As part of its commitment to Black Hills Energy and the community, US Solar donated a total of $100,000 to 10 local nonprofits and community organizations, including the D60 Education Foundation.

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  • COMPUTER SCIENCE CONVENTION A FIRST FOR DISTRICT

    A first for District 60, the Computer Science Convention (CSCon) Family Event in the East High School Media Center drew an inquisitive collective of youngsters eager to explore the exciting world of all things technology-related.

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  • NUMBER 137 FOR CENTRAL ADDS 150 TO ALUMNI RANKS

    In another chapter in the long and colorful history of Central High School, 150 members of the Orman Army, now alumni, reaped the rewards of 12 years of education in the form of a hard-earned diploma.

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  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE LAUDED IN ANNUAL CEREMONY

    The upper echelon of the District’s academic corps was, for the 14th year, honored for outstanding and sustained achievement in the classroom and for exemplifying the values of Academic Achievement, Leadership, Character, and Service. The coveted Lamp of Knowledge once again served as the centerpiece of the ceremony. It was awarded to South High School based on collective academic performance and other merits.

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  • DISTRICT EDUCATORS HONORED BY CSU PUEBLO PRESIDENT TIM MOTTET

    For their outstanding effort throughout the pandemic and continuing today, Colorado State University President Dr. Tim Mottet honored the educators of District 60 with a Distinguished Service to Education Award during Saturday’s President’s Blue and Red Gala. The District was represented by Franklin educator Daniel Giron, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues before accepting the award.

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  • EDUCATORS, SUPPORT STAFF HONORED BY PEERS, DISTRICT

    Each year, the Pueblo County Chapter of the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 classroom educators with a Colorado Teacher of the Year Award. Additionally, the District itself recognizes three Classified Support Staff members for their exemplary service.

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  • Considering teaching?

    Our partners at TEACH Colorado have created free tools and services that help future teachers like you navigate the process of becoming a teacher.

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  • HURLIMAN SCHOLAR PROFILE: MITCHELL MAURO

    In addition to the Hurliman Foundation scholarship, Mitchell received endowments from the local Sons of Italy Lodge and Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo, as well as several merit-based scholarships from numerous universities.  At the University of Colorado Denver, Mitchell plans to study Finance.

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  • HURLIMAN SCHOLAR PROFILE: ISABELLA POLITO, CENTRAL

    In addition to the Hurliman, Isabella’s scholarship resume includes awards from the local Sons of Italy Lodge, Dante Alighieri Society of Scholars, Elks International and designation as a “Most Valuable Student,” the Colorado GEAR UP Scholarship and numerous other grants and scholarships. At the University of Colorado Denver, Isabella plans to pursue a degree in biology in anticipation of a career in pharmacy.

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