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DPS Superintendent Search

dps logoIn its search for a new district superintendent, the DPS Board of Education conducted an intensive community visioning and engagement process. This was the first of the three-stage process, which is slated to conclude Dec. 10 when an appointment is made.  The engagement stage, conducted from early September until mid-October, gathered feedback from more than 2,000 people in large- and small-group meetings, and netted nearly 3,000 responses to an online survey. You can view the community response report here.

Gang Prevention Meeting Monday, Oct 22

10_22 save the dateDenver Public Schools Department of Safety along with the Denver Police Department will be hosting a community meeting at Manual High School on Monday, 10/22 from 6-7:30pm. This meeting will address the growing concerns of gang activities as well as how students are being recruited into gangs in our communities. We will help parents/guardians identity the various behaviors and signs that their child may display as well provide information on various gang prevention programs here in Denver. Joining us will be the Denver Gang Unit and the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver – The Grid. Please reserve your slot for this meeting by using this link: gang

Picture Retakes – Oct 16

picture dayThe photographers from My Life Touch will be on campus for retakes on Tuesday, Oct 16th. Students planning to have their picture taken need to bring a change of clothes to school – it is not a school wide dress down day. You can pick up an order form in the office or use the code (CG948580Y1) to order online. Please call the office with any questions.

PTSA Supports Amendment 73

amendment 73Amendment 73, also known as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities school funding initiative will be on the ballot this fall. This ballot measure has been endorsed by many school districts (including Denver Public Schools), the Colorado PTA, the Colorado Education Association, the NAACP, and many others.

If passed, Amendment 73 would raise $1.6 billion for Colorado schools each year. Specifically, the fund would be used to increase the statewide base per-pupil funding and increase spending for special education, preschool, English language proficiency, and gifted programs, among other things.

Click here to read the PTSA letter in support of Amendment 73.

8th Grade Congressional Hearing Event

gavelMcAuliffe Manual 8th graders will participate in simulation Congressional Hearing for Social Studies where students present in groups to a panel of 3-4 judges and their class. They will discuss a particular topic on the Constitution, US government, and Supreme Court cases.The event is planned for Friday, Nov16th, 8:00am – 1:15 pm and students will be released early for the day following the event. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join in, either by observing the Hearing or by judging the Hearing if you are interested; you don’t need to have a judicial background. Please click this link to take our quick survey so we can get your information. Letters are being sent home with complete information.