Volume 3 Issue 1

Jeffco Superstars

Congratulations, Rocky Mountain Deaf School, on your new home! The charter school moved into its new home on South Kipling near D’Evelyn High School on December 3, 2014. 

Two Jeffco students earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT in the school year 2013–2014: Ryan Blay, Jefferson Academy Sr. High School, and Tara Santi, Lakewood High School. Congrats to Ryan and Tara!

Jeffco students help Jeffco Action Center! Students at Alameda International High School collected over 1,500 items for Jeffco Action Center in less than two hours. Rooney Ranch Elementary School students worked with Cardel Homes and collected 3,300 canned and boxed food items in eight days.

Shelton Elementary School students wrote hundreds of thank you cards to U.S. military service men and women in honor of Veterans Day. Students collected names and addresses of veterans and active military from the Jeffco community and partnered with Jeffco’s Salute to America campaign. They wrote wonderful tribute cards to thank our military families for their service.  

Bell Middle School has invited parents to monthly parent information workshops for families with language and cultural differences. Topics for the meetings have often been suggested by parents and driven by their needs.

Congratulations to Lakewood High School science teacher, Suzanne McClung! She was one of only nine teachers nationwide to win the Amgen Science Teaching Excellence Award.

 Congratulations to Lakewood High School social studies teacher, Sara Shackett! She was named the 2014 Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council of Social Studies Teachers.