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Important Information for Everyone
  • Board Briefs: Catch up on what happened at the May 5, 2015, Board of Education meeting. Read more...
  • Superintendent Finalists Selected: Three finalists will interview for the Superintendent position this weekend. Read more...
  • EE Retirement Tea: A celebration to honor Englewood's retiring teachers. Read more...
  • Ice Cream Social/Goodbye to Supt Ewert: Thursday, May 21, from 4pm to 6pm. Read more...
  • Englewood Education Foundation Creativity Grants: Apply by Friday, June 19. Read more...
  • Save the Date: The Fall Fling will be held on August 29, 2015. Read more...
  • TELL Survey Results: The results are available for viewing. Read more...
  • Financial Literacy Month Wrap-Up: PERA Session Summaries. Read more...
  • Print Shop Summer Hours: The Print Shop will be open throughout the summer. Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • Summer Activities for Students: Englewood Schools and the Englewood Public Library are partnering this summer to encourage students to read. Read more...
  • Summer Workshops on Teaching Strategies GOLD: Full-day teacher workshops and half-day administrator workshops offered. Read more...
  • New Math Materials: Available for review until May 20. Read more...

FYI
  • Restorative Practices in Schools: Professional Development opportunities over the summer. 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! Read more...
  • Englewood Staff Soccer Team: A few more players are needed. Read more...
  • Englewood Flat 14ers: Find all the flat 14ers routes in Englewood. Read more...

 
Important Information for Everyone Englewood School District 1 successfully chose three finalists from 23 applicants for the superintendent position last week. The district hopes to secure the position by the week of May 11 with a July 1, 2015 starting date.

The Board of Education, using screening criteria established through focus groups conducted with community members, staff members and alumni, selected the following candidates as finalists to be interviewed on May 8 and 9, 2015:

  • Michael Lynch, Director of Secondary Schools and Professional Development, Adams 50 Schools, Westminster, Colorado.
Mr. Lynch has worked in Adams 50 Schools since July 2011, first as a principal. Mr. Lynch has also been a principal in Elizabeth Schools in Elizabeth, Colorado, as well as in Douglas County Schools. In Douglas County, Mr. Lynch also held positions such as the Director of Academic Affairs and the Director of Schools. Mr. Lynch holds a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and human services from Fort Lewis College.

  • Brian Recht, Superintendent, Albany County School District One, Laramie, Wyoming.
Dr. Recht has been the Superintendent of Albany County School District One since October of 2003. He has also served as an Assistant Superintendent and Principal in various school districts in California. Dr. Recht has a Ph.D. in education from the University of LaVerne, a master’s degree in education from Fresno Pacific University, a master’s degree in music from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in music from California State University at Northridge.

  • Wendy Rubin, Principal of Chatfield High School, Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, CO.
Dr. Rubin has been the Principal of Chatfield High School since 2011. Prior to becoming the principal at Chatfield, Dr. Rubin has worked as a principal and assistant principal in both Jeffco and Aurora school districts. Dr. Rubin holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado, Denver, a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Board interview will include opportunities for staff and community members to interact and ask questions of the candidates, as well as provide the candidates an opportunity to visit schools and tour the community.

Englewood community members are invited to meet the finalists on Saturday, May 9, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the library at the Englewood Campus (3800 S. Logan St.)

A decision about a final candidate will be made by the Englewood Board of Education at a special meeting on Friday, May 15, at 6:30pm in the Roscoe Davidson Administration Building Board Room (4101 S. Bannock St.)

 
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 
 
  
Please join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the commons at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice (300 W. Chenango) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for ice cream and a time to wish Superintendent Ewert well in Littleton.
The Englewood Education Foundation provides grants to promote, implement and support innovative educational projects that are aligned with the vision and mission of Englewood Schools that are not supported through traditional district funding.
 
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
Checks will be awarded in September 2015. 
 
The Englewood Education Foundation's annual fundraiser, the Fall Fling, will be held on August 29, 2015, at the B.O.B. from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Colorado survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed, school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level. (Note: teachers and principals in charter schools are included and do not need to be licensed to participate.) TELL Colorado is administered every other year. The survey results are intended to support school and district improvement planning and to inform policy decisions.
 
Thanks to all staff that attended a PERA Q&A session this month in your buildings as part of National Financial Literacy month. We had 30 total staff attend these sessions. I hope they proved beneficial for those that were able to attend to better understand your retirement and investment options and benefits, regardless of at what point you are in your careers. Here is a brief summary of some of the main PERA highlights covered at these sessions.
 
The Print Shop will have a new web submission for orders this summer. More information to come in early August.

We will also be open throughout the summer. Plan early and get your orders in to get your orders in time.
 

As we made the decision to cancel summer school for elementary students, we became proactive in creating partnerships and researching opportunities for our students to engage in during the summer months. Below is an outline of the outcomes of this work. Please promote all the opportunities at your school as we will on the district website.

Partnerships

Regis Summer Reading Program located at Denver Seminary on Santa Fe (45 scholarships)
  • your school's point person has provided student names to Bailey and she is contacting each parent individually to explain the specifics and ensure interest. 
  • Parents are responding VERY positively and over 14 students are already enrolled
Englewood Public Library Summer Reading Program that kicks off on June 8. 
  • The library will provide small incentive rewards for reading all summer long with 2 major drawings for Elitches, Pirate's Cove, etc. along the way and final prizes
  • The library will keep track of which school reads the most over the summer and that school will get to house a "reading trophy" with plaque for the entire school year - It will return to the library next summer.
  • The library will have activities beginning at 1:00pm every week day for students to engage in 
  • The library will provide guessing jars weekly with prizes
  • Englewood is outfitting the library with 45 backpacks for student checkout. The backpacks will include logic games (think Boggle, Connect Four, cards games) exploration equipment (think butterfly nets and magnifying glasses), wellness games (think frisbee, jump rope) and books
  • The library staff is visiting each school to talk with individual classrooms about these opportunities
Pizza Hut
  • Pizza hut will provide students with a free individual pan pizza for reading. Students can get their "pizza hut" ticket at the Library
City of Englewood
  • The City of Englewood will serve a free lunch to anyone under 18 at noon every week day at both the Civic Center and Clayton
Research

Parent Magazine
  • Colorado Parent magazine is delivering (or has delivered) enough magazines to each of your schools to go home with the youngest student in each family. The magazine includes parenting articles and list great things to do in Colorado
  • This magazine will now come to your school each month of the school year
Englewood Fun Summer Activities Flyer
  • The flyer includes free days at local museums and available activities in Englewood (including those listed above)
  • The flyer is attached for you to view and we are getting copies made for each school. The flyer and parent magazines could go home together at the same time
We are really excited to engage our students over the summer! Any summer reading goal setting you can do in your schools/classrooms will really help the cause, as it may make students more likely to access the library.

 
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Summer Workshops on Teaching Strategies GOLD Implementation
 
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness will be hosting regional face-to-face trainings on school readiness assessment implementation throughout the summer. The workshops will focus on using formative assessment, creating opportunities for focused observation during instruction, and best practices in planning for targeted and differentiated support of students. Geared for users of Teaching Strategies GOLD as their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, there will be full-day teacher workshops and half-day administrator workshops offered. For more information and to register, please click on the following link:
http://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolreadiness

 
New Math Materials

Englewood Schools elementary math teacher representatives have been evaluating math curriculum and reviewing math materials to better support our students in meeting the Common Core Standards Preschool- 6th grade. To meet our needs in aligning teaching and learning to the common core, we are considering adopting two math programs for use in 2015-16 school year.

These programs are:
Eureka Math, Great Minds, Washington DC http://greatminds.net/maps/math/home

Bridges in Mathematics, The Math Learning Center, Oregon
http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/evaluate.

These materials are available for your review until May 20. The math team will then select materials for purchase and create an implementation plan.

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact your building math representative.


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Flagstaff Academy will be holding a summer training institute on Restorative Practices in Schools in Longmont, Colorado on June 15-17 with two optional advanced trainings on June 18-19, entitled Effective Implementation and Evaluation or Restorative Mediation and Conferencing. 
 
This training is a collaborative venture between three leading restorative practices organizations in Colorado: Restorative Solutions, Flagstaff Academy and Circle Round Best Practices and will provide participants with some of the best training available on the topic.
 
Please see the attached flyer for details. Please reach out to Randy Compton with any questions at 303-449-2737 or rcompton@restorativesolutions.us.
 
 
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! Call 303-806-2390 to make an appointment. Limited appointments available Monday through Friday.
   

 
 
The Pirates (Englewood Schools indoor coed staff soccer team) plays at Denver Sports Center (http://www.letsplaysoccer.com/facilities/5) each Sunday. We are looking for a few more players, female and/or male. If you are interested, contact Matt Kuhn at matt_kuhn@engschools.net. The cost is $53 and you will need to purchase a blue pirate shirt from EHS as our team shirt. You can get them for $10 from the high school or from Sarah Davis sarah_davis@engschools.net.

 
 
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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