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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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  •  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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  •  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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  •  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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  •  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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  •  Jacqueline Armenta, DECA officers Devin Klock, Kayla Valdez, David McAlpin and Erika Cordova

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT A KEY PART OF CTE

    Under the direction of DECA Advisor Jacqueline Armenta, DECA officers Devin Klock, Kayla Valdez, David McAlpin and Erika Cordova spoke on the importance of responsibility delegation, officer establishment, and Program of Work development.

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  • South students raise their helmets as a gold cannon fires off

    THE CANNON GAME: HOW IT CAME TO BE...

    Although South and East have been squaring off since both schools opened in 1959, it wasn’t until 1976 that The Cannon entered the picture. The idea of a cannon as a trophy originated with the first president of the South High School Key Club, Scott Williamson, in 1970.

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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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  •  A boy and a girl set at a table in front of a library shelf

    EAST EAGLES PART OF INAUGURAL APPRENTICESHIP CLASS

    A partnership between District 60, the local business community and CareerWise Colorado designed to provide workforce and educational opportunities for area youth is officially underway. This partnership is being championed by District 60 alumni Paul and Yvonne Tienda through the Tienda Foundation, which has funded the program’s first 10 apprenticeship positions.

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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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  •  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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  •  A CareerWise employee greats guests as they enter the convention center

    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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  •  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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  •  A young student gives the thumbs up while wearing a blue cap and gown for his preschool graduation

    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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  •  Members of the D60 Board and Leadership Team wearing hardhats and bright vests while touring the ne

    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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