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  •  Students serving as City Officials raise their right hands to be sworn in to their positions

    MINNEQUA LIL CATS RUN THEIR OWN ‘TOWNE’

    With financial and moral support from InBank (formerly Legacy Bank), Young AmeriTowne is in Pueblo for the next two weeks, anchored at Pueblo Community College. There, as many as 300 scholars will have the opportunity to run, and be a part of, a nine-station enterprise that includes a Towne Hall, Medical Center, Newspaper, TV Station, Radio Station, Sign and Print Shop, Containers Shop, Bank, and Snack Shop.

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  •  Dutch Clark Stadium Logo

    HISTORIC DUTCH CLARK STADIUM TO RECEIVE UPGRADES

    Through a partnership between Pueblo School District 60 and the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, the City’s most iconic athletic facility is slated to receive $5.2 million in improvements that will breathe new life and longevity into this hub of community activity.

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  •  Brandon Leake holds up a peace sign standing in front of a red and black wall

    RISLEY BEARS INSPIRED BY “TALENTED” POET

    In Pueblo this week at the invitation of the Pueblo Mentoring Collaborative and Pueblo Has Talent, the engaging Mr. Leake brought his inspiring life lessons to the scholars of Dutch Clark Digital at Paragon and Risley Academy of Innovation, where through an interactive exchange he revealed his own life story while learning about the hopes and dreams of the Bears.

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  •  Justin Penrod, a locomotive engineer with MxV Rail

    PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO “WORKING IN PUEBLO”

    For the second straight year, MxV Rail and Dutch Clark Digital at Paragon have partnered together to create a unique career exploration program for students enrolled at the blended learning facility.

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  •  Central's Knowledge Bowl Teams

    CENTRAL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAMS FINISH STRONG

    Knowledge Bowl is a quiz-like competition that challenges participants to answer questions, in written and oral format, in the areas of math, science, history, geography, literature and grammar. Central boasts two Knowledge Bowl teams, a varsity and sub-varsity.

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  •  School Choice Advertisement with two young ladies in caps and gowns

    SCHOOL CHOICE WINDOW NOW OPEN

    Through the Public Schools of Choice Law passed in the early 1990s, families have the right to enroll their children in any school, for any reason. If there is room in a preferred Pueblo School District 60 school, and transportation is not an issue, students are welcome: regardless of residency and other factors. In the fall, the District will welcome new buildings for Centennial and East high schools, Sunset Park Elementary and Franklin School of Innovation, and a brand-new institution: Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary. The School Choice “lottery window” is now open, giving D60 parents the best chance of winning a seat for their child or children in the school of choice.

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  •  Roncalli STEM Academy scholar Zack Bays

    RONCALLI’S ZACH BAYS IS KING BEE

    After a fourth-place finish in 2022, Roncalli STEM Academy scholar Zack Bays conquered a field of more than 25 of the District’s top spellers to claim the crown in the 46th annual District 60 Middle School Spelling Bee. With KOAA meteorologist Sam Schrier serving as Master of Ceremonies, spellers from Corwin, Goodnight School, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Heaton, Risley, Roncalli, Ersilia Cruz, and PSAS (Fulton Heights and Jones Campus) tackled a procession of words in front of judges Steve Henson, David Montera, and D60 Board Member Barb Clementi.

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  •  D60 Board of Education pose for a photo in their board room

    HONORING OUR SCHOOL BOARD

    The role of a school board director, which comes with no compensation, is one that requires time, dedication, patience, compassion and commitment. To honor those who serve on school boards, Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. During Tuesday’s regular meeting of the D60 Board of Education, that proclamation was read by D60 Director of Communication Dalton Sprouse.

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  •  Irving students team up to carry heavy bags of mulch for their new garden beds

    IRVING GARDEN WILL GROW, THANKS TO D60 EDUCATION FOUNDATION

    As the mission of the Pueblo School District 60 Education Foundation centers around enriching and improving the overall quality of life in our community through investments in educational programs, the Foundation annually awards grants to those teachers whose projects and/or educational concepts best reflect this. One of those projects selected for funding is the brainchild of Irving educator Sherenna Shelhart Apana, with support from Stacey Marquez and Deanna Jones.

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  •  A young student in a blue shirt smiles as he sets at his preschool desk

    UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL OPENS DOORS FOR MORE FAMILIES

    Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the state-funded Universal Preschool Colorado program offers every 4-year-old child the opportunity to attend a half-day (up to 15 hours) of preschool. In the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, children with certain qualifying factors are eligible for an additional 15 hours on top of the half-day programming, making for a full day of preschool.

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  •  Pueblo Bulls players open program materials needed to teach financial litteracy classes to students

    BULLS AND COLTS JOIN YEARLINGS FOR A DAY OF EXPLORING

    For the young leaders of Sunset Park Elementary School, a Leadership in Me Lighthouse School, a visit from members of the Pueblo Bulls Junior Hockey Club and student leaders from South High School helped the Yearlings learn some important life lessons.

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  •  Coach Shannan Lane works with Mo Austin durring warmups

    COLT COACH SHANNAN LANE EARNS TOP COACHING AWARD

    South High School’s Shannan Lane, who made Colorado history by becoming the first female to coach a boy’s high school basketball team, has been chosen as the 2022 Sportswomen of Colorado High School Coach of the Year.

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  •  Coach Jim Ranson

    CENTRAL WILDCAT HOOP ALUMNI HONOR FAMED COACH

    In the tournament that bears his name, Pueblo sports legend Jim Ranson was honored by Central Coach Bob Tyler and his Wildcats, and alumni basketball players from all eras who proudly wore the blue. At the halftime of the final contest of the Jim Ranson Classic, alumni basketball players, those living and those who have passed on, were recognized for their commitment to Central basketball.

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  •  Roxanna Mack of the NAACP reads a book about Martin Luther King, Jr. to students at Columbian

    A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR A GREAT LEADER

    In the classrooms of Bethany Kostecka and Vivian Jesik, the foundation of Dr. King’s message – love, kindness, unity, inclusiveness and freedom – was honored through hands-on activities and the reading of two Dr. King-themed books by Roxanna Mack, President of the Pueblo branch of the NAACP, who was welcomed to Columbian by Principal Jimmie Pool.

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  •   A FIMS student portrays Feda Khalo dressed in costume with gold earrings on

    FOUNTAIN'S LIVING WAX MUSEUM

    The second graders of Fountain International Magnet School are learning about history by living it. In a unique project entitled Living Wax Museum, the young scholars selected a historical figure or a living dignitary whose impact on the world is significant. The Lions then spent weeks researching the life of the selected figure before preparing a short synopsis from the gathered information.

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  •  Landon Mascareñaz, VP of Community Partnership for the Colorado Education Initiative

    DISTRICT LEADS WAY IN RECEIPT OF GRANT

    The RISE (Response, Innovation and Student Equity) Grant supports high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education to address the learning challenges related to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19.

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  •  East students participating in an etiquette dinner

    EAST CTE STUDENTS HOST CO-CURRICULAR ETIQUETTE DINNER

    East teachers/advisers Janae Passalaqua (Family Consumer Science teacher and Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and Jacqueline Armenta (Business Marketing teacher and DECA) are two CTE educators working very hard to help prepare their students for, respectively, the Prostart competition and Family Career and FCCLA State conference, and DECA Career Development Conference and State Competition.

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  •  NAACP  President Roxanna Mack and Vice President Helen Wiley  present Principal Dehn with a check

    PUEBLO NAACP BRANCH 4005 DONATES $1,000 TO SCHOOLS

    For the fifth year, members of the Pueblo NAACP Branch 4005 remembered the scholars and staff of Beulah Heights, Park View, Columbian and Bradford elementary schools with a $250 donation to be used as needed.

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  •  Ian Espinoza

    SOUTH SENIOR ACCEPTED INTO PRESTIGIOUS MEDICAL PROGRAM

    Ian Espinoza, a high-achieving scholar at South High School, is one of only 10 Colorado seniors to be accepted into a prestigious collegiate program that will fast track him to medical school. The BA/BS-MD Degree Program at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote the diversity of practicing medical professionals in Colorado and to better serve the health care needs of the state by assembling up to 10 outstanding students each year from broadly diverse backgrounds.

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  •  Trent Johnson holds a hat at his custom hat shop in Greeley, CO

    ALUMNI ROLL CALL: SOUTH COLT TRENT JOHNSON'S CREATIONS A KEY PART OF POPULAR “YELLOWSTONE” SERIES

    Although his name might not be as immediately recognizable as Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser or Kelly Ryley, Trent Johnson is as much a part of the popular “Yellowstone” series as its stars. Trent, who attended Highland Park and Roncalli before graduating from South High School in 1990, is the owner of Greeley Hat Works, whose origin dates back to 1909. Perhaps most famously, the hats worn by Governor John Dutton and his family, ranch hand Rip Wheeler and the rest of the “Yellowstone” entourage – are the results of Trent’s latest foray into the world of television and movie costuming.

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