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Important Information for Everyone
  • SubFinder will be Discontinued after June 30, 2015: A new service will take its place. Read more...
  • EE Retirement Tea: A celebration to honor Englewood's retiring teachers. Read more...
  • Invitation to PERA Q&A: Sessions in each building. Read more...
  • Google Apps PD: Learn Google at your own pace. Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • CDE Summer LETRS Training Opportunity: CDE will be hosting another CDE LETRS training opportunity for Englewood PK-6 teachers this summer. Read more...
  • Update on Acuity Benchmark Assessments: Feedback and next steps. Read more...
  • Summer School Credit Recovery Teacher Positions: Four teaching positions have been posted for credit recovery summer school. Read more...
  • Cherry Creek, Englewood, Littleton Leadership Alliance: Seeking a diverse group of educators. Read more....
FYI
  • Stepping Up for Our Communities: Free class on mental health first aid! Read more...
  • EHS Jazz Night: The second annual Englewood Jazz Night will occur on April 30.  Read more...
  • Englewood Rotary Golf Tournament: Sign up now to golf in the Englewood Rotary Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to scholarships for Englewood graduates. Read more...
  • Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy is Now Open: Make an appointment to receive hair, skin or nail treatments for half price in April! Read more...
  • 2-1-1 by Mile High United Way: 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community referral service. Read more...
  • EHS Students Earn Ski Trip: As part of "Being the Change". Read more...
  • 5th Annual Classified Staff Association Bowling Tournament: The Lillie/Aldridge Memorial Tournament. Read more...
  • Exercise and the way you THINK!: Exercise has more than just physical benefits. Read more...
  • Englewood Flat 14ers: Find all the flat 14ers routes in Englewood. Read more...

 
Important Information for Everyone
Frontline Technologies, the provider of Aesop, has purchased CRS Advanced Technology, the provider of SubFinder. This means that SubFinder will be replaced by Aesop for absence reporting and substitute placement with Englewood Schools.

To make this transition as easy as possible for all employees, the “Go Live” date will be July 1, 2015. We will end this school year with SubFinder and start the 2015-2016 school year with Aesop.

To get a more in depth look at Aesop from the different type of users, check out the different links to Aesop’s Learning Centers below. Each Learning Center is full of training materials – articles, videos and guides – that pertain specifically to each User.
 
Secretaries and Principals:
- Campus Users (or “Administrators” in SF) http://help1.frontlinek12.com/?b_id=2369
 

Each Learning Center is accessible without even logging into Aesop. The best place to start in each center is by clicking onto the “Getting Started” icon right in the middle of the main page. This will take each user to a good starting place to learn about how Aesop works and its functionality. The search bar allows you to enter a keyword or phrase (like “payroll” or “absence”) and related material will populate.
In addition, once we are ‘live” and you are able to log into Aesop, there will always be a “Help” tab available to you where you can instantly click and link to Aesop’s Learning Centers at any time.

Watch your District email over the next weeks and months for your individual log in information plus any other self training guidance as it becomes available. If you have a question or concern about this upcoming software change, please reach out to Linda Shamlin or Theresa Romero.

 
On May 14, 2015, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Englewood Schools will honor retiring teachers with a celebration at the Brew on Broadway (B.o.B.)
 
3445 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113 
 
  
April is National Financial Literacy month and thanks to our district wide financial literacy grant from Great-West, we are offering PERA Q&A Sessions in every building. All district employees are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity with access to a knowledgeable PERA rep right in your building to answer any questions you have about PERA. No RSVP is required. Please come and get all of your questions answered. Dates, times and locations are listed below. Staff at RDAB is welcome to attend a session at any building. If you have any questions, you can email Heather Greenwood, Financial Literacy Coordinator.

  • TEC, Tuesday, April 28th, 4 – 5 pm
    (2 sessions, those closer to retirement in Venue, newer employees in Library)
  • Clayton, Thursday, April 30, 4 – 5 pm

One other April event open to all district employees is an evening seminar on Managing Student Loans and Credit. This session is being conducted by mPowered, a non-profit financial coaching and credit counseling organization. Free dinner will also be provided. It will be held at TEC on Tuesday, April 28th from 5 – 6:30 pm in the Library. Please RSVP to Heather Greenwood via email if you would like to attend this event.
 
Get better at using Google Classroom, Docs, Calendar, Gmail, and others at https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/. This is free, self-paced PD that you can use anytime.
 

Rachel Anderberg from CDE will be hosting another CDE LETRS training opportunity to Englewood PK- 6 teachers this summer. This training took place over the course of the school year and was so well received that Rachel has offered to conduct another session to provide the opportunity of learning to more teachers in our district. The three-day training will run from June 16 – June 18, and anyone who attends all three days can earn Adams State College credit. If you are interested in learning more or want to register for the class, please view the link below:
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Update on Acuity Benchmark Assessments
 
In an earlier ACT Now article, it was stated that an Acuity Survey would be sent out to receive feedback on the Benchmark Assessment. Since then, school principals and Learning Services sat down to discuss the future of Benchmark assessments and principals noted the following feedback from experience and teachers:
  • Testing administration took a lot of time
  • Scoring testing items took a lot of time
  • Reports regarding student achievement were not easily accessible
  • There was overlap between the quarterly writing prompt assessment and the writing portion of Acuity

That being said, principals agreed to the following next steps:
  • Review and analyze reports that are available through Acuity
  • Research potential benchmark assessments offered through PARCC
Aside from researching potential PARCC benchmark assessments, principals agreed that changing to yet another new benchmark assessment prior to receiving results from PARCC might not be a timely decision. However, principals also agreed that if we continue to use Acuity, teachers and administrators would need training regarding how to use the system effectively and efficiently.

We will keep you updated as we research the benchmark options that are available through PARCC, and know that we will not be sending out a survey at this time.

 
Summer School Credit Recovery Teacher Positions Have been Posted

We have 4 teaching positions (English, Math, Social Studies and Science). Credit recovery summer school will be from June 1-19, from 7:30am-12:30pm. There will also be a professional development day on Friday, May 29th. This year Gradpoint Credit Recovery will again be housed at Englewood High School. 

If you are interested, or know anyone who is PLEASE apply and/or encourage others to apply! This is posted internally only at this time. The closing date is 4/24/15. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mica Buenning at 303-806-2209.


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Announcing the Leadership Alliance: Creating a Growth Mindset

Cherry Creek, Englewood and Littleton Public Schools seek a diverse group of teachers, specialized service providers, school and district administrators for our first Leadership Alliance: Creating a Growth Mindset. The Leadership Alliance will be a two-year professional development learning experience beginning in the summer of 2015 and concluding in June of 2017 focused on improving our professional practices as educators. For more information and the application process, please reference this announcement.
 
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Step up for your community with a free class on youth or adult mental health first aid! The event will take place on Tuesday, May 19, at Arapahoe Community College.

Register for the class you'd like to attend. Registration will close on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and space is limited, so please register soon!
These courses are being provided at no cost to participants thanks to generous state, federal and public funding awarded to Mental Health First Aid Colorado.

The event will take place at:
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120

 
EHS Jazz Night
The Second Annual EHS Jazz Night will take place on Thursday, April 30. This night includes a sit-down dinner, great jazz music and special guests.
 
Learn more and purchase tickets here.  
The Englewood Rotary golf tournament is a great day of golf and community spirit. This year it will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at Murphy Creek Golf Course.
 
This shotgun start tournament includes breakfast, lunch, giveaways and prizes! Plus, proceeds benefit Englewood students in the form of scholarships, supplies and support.
 
Grab three friends and register your foursome before May 15 for a discount!
Students at Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy are now taking appointments for hair, skin and nail treatments! All services are half price through April. Call 303-806-2390 to make an appointment. Limited appointments available Monday through Friday.
Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources which provide food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, child care options and other types of community assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals with real-time resources in our community. See more at: http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1#sthash.HICdKMaV.dpuf
We are excited to share with you news of a special event that occurred on April 7th! Ten Englewood High School students enjoyed a day of free skiing and boarding at Beaver Creek. S.O.S. Outreach helped us sponsor our students for this special treat. Students were selected from essay entries about how they are "Being The Change" they want to see in the world. Two students were also selected based on best perfect attendance for the PARCC testing! Congratulations to Gabe Gravagno, William Jackson, Samsam Khalif, Paige Langley, Peter Mansbacher, Indiana Mezta, Sofia Montoya, Calvin Quispe, Jonathon Schroeder, Jacob Wyatt and also Wyatt Long and Tai Lucas, who were chosen to attend.
 
 
 
Members of the Englewood Schools Classified Staff Association (ESCSA) converged on March 28 to Belleview Bowl for the 5th annual Lillie / Aldridge Memorial Tournament. The tournament was named posthumously for Warren Lillie and Dennis Aldridge, two long time former members. Members and non-members alike competed in the tournament. This year's top male honors go to William Marcy, while Kimberly Venable took the female honors. Their names will be engraved upon the traveling trophy which will then be displayed by the winners.
 

 
 
“When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of regular exercise: its impact on the way we think.”

Click here to read the full Harvard Business Review article about the links between exercising and feeling engaged and happy at work.

 
 
Englewood Flat 14ers
 
Flat 14ers is a program established by Tri County Health Department and the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant (CPPW). A “Flat 14er” is a walking route mapped around the periphery of some schools. Walking a path for a specific number of laps will give you the same step count as scaling one of many Colorado 14ers! There are several established “Flat 14er” routes around Englewood schools AND the city of Englewood.
  • Currently, the following locations have a market Flat 14ers route:
  • Charles Hay Elementary
  • Cherrelyn Elementary
  • Clayton Elementary
  • CFAHS (formerly Englewood Middle School)
  • Bishop Elementary
  • Centennial Park in Englewood

Grab a friend, co-worker, or family member and bag a 14er this week! For more information about this program, including a listing of all Flat 14er routes in Colorado, follow the link below:

Flat 14ers
 
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