We are committed to letting you know about incidents that affect our campus and the community. During Thanksgiving break, the Denver police and DPS Safety responded to a shooting in our school parking lot. As you know, school was not in session.
Denver police are investigating what occurred and a suspect has been taken into custody. For precautionary reasons, we will have enhanced security on our campus this week. School will proceed as normal.
Safety is a top priority at the Manual Campus. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns, or if you or your student would like additional support. You may also reach out to the DPS family and community helpline at 720-423-3054 or by emailing the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to emphasize that if your child ever wants to make a report about something they have heard or seen, they can always speak to a teacher or school leader. They can also anonymously contact Safe-2-Tell at 1-877-542-7233.
Thank you for your continued support of our schools and our students. We are committed to keeping you updated on all safety matters.
The Denver Cherry Creek Rotary is hosting an essay contest and will award cash prizes to four student winners. The submission deadline is Nov 14th. Winners will read their essays aloud at the December 6th celebration. Prizes range from $300 to $50. Click here for essay contest details.
Writing prompt:Think about a time in your life when persistence and effort have been important. Write a one page personal narrative that shows how persistence and effort had or could have had an impact on this time in your life.
DPS and the University of Colorado Denver are collaborating on a study focusing on improving safety during the trip to and from school. They are asking Denver parents to take a 2-minute survey; enter your email at the end to be eligible to win one of ten $50 Visa gift cards. Survey deadline of 11/5. Click here to start the survey.
Join the citywide conversation about race, social justice and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. We’re excited to host this event, including a facilitator-led community discussion and an opportunity to create community artwork. Details coming soon. Copies of the book are available in the front office. Check this link to find other complementary copies around town.
Join us on Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm at school for our first Arts Showcase of the school year. Students from dance, orchestra, choice and drama will perform. Visual arts and green architecture student projects will be on display.
DPS 2017 School Performance Framework (SPF) ratings have been released. We’re so proud of our green rating! Learn more about SPF here and read our SPF report here. Thank you to our remarkable school community for supporting our students and staff! Go Thunder!