KBMS Dolphins,
“Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.”
Kendrick Lamar

Can I start by saying we have amazing students. They have been rock stars throughout CMAS and enrichment adventures. Everyday they show up despite personal obstacles and tackle the day. We are very proud of them. And we are proud of you! You help them get here and you help them persevere. Thank you for all you do on a daily basis. 

We will be sending home Academic Letters. Our Academic Letters communicate your child's current Academic Standing. They also communicate if your student will be referred to summer school. Please take a look at those and have conversations with your students. 

I look forward to seeing you all at our Enriching Lives fundraiser on April 21st. Check out the website and start bidding now. I placed mine!

In Solidarity, 
Mr. Daniel Walsh
Kepner Beacon Middle School

We want to thank the 127 incoming 6th graders and their families that made Kepner Beacon their number one choice for the 22-23 school year.

We are excited to have you, future Dolphins!
Upcoming Events
Eat at Birdcall
April 19 - All Day
Promo code: Beacon 2
Enriching Lives Fundraiser Event
April 21, 2022

Table Public House
Science CMAS
April 19, 20, 21

8th grade only.
Unlike the previous two weeks of CMAS testing there will be no optional early release on these days as only 8th graders are testing. After the testing time students will follow their regular bell schedule including enrichments.
Enriching Lives Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who is participating in our fundraiser, whether you purchased tickets to the Enriching Lives fundraiser, donated to or are bidding on the online auction items, and/or ate at Uno Mas this week, you are making a HUGE difference. 

Have you bought your tickets yet for Enriching Lives? Your ticket includes tapas provided by restaurants local to our school communities, a beer from Platt Park Brewing Co, performances by our GBMS & KBMS students, access to bid on Live Auction items including a Discovery Flight, a South African Safari, and Box Seats at the Ball Arena for the April 28 Avalanche game against the Nashville Predators!

We have been adding new auction items throughout the week including new gift baskets and tickets to DCPA and the Denver Broncos pre-season games!

To purchase your event ticket and to view and bid on the auction visit www.bnsk12.org/enrichinglives ​​

The GBMS and KBMS baseball teams will face off at GBMS on Monday 4/18 at 4:00pm. On Wednesday 4/20 the KBMS Student Voice Committee will be selling concessions at the home Soccer Game to raise funds for Enriching Lives! Come cheer on your KBMS Dolphins!

This week we held another round of Enrichment Adventures following CMAS testing! Students participated in a variety of virtual excursions with organizations like the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Public Library, DU Law School, History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, NREL, Botanic Gardens and Rocky Mountain National Parks! In person workshops included art with Museo, New Cottage Arts, Pop Culture Classroom, and CHAC. We greatly enjoyed performances by the Martin Gilmore Trio and Brothers of Brass Band! Students will resume their chosen Quarter 4 enrichments next week.
The Book Corner (both digital and physical)

It’s been a good first week back after Spring break, and our tech team is hard at work ensuring Chromebooks are in good working order. CMAS testing continues next week with Mathematics on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (April 12-14). Again, we ask for your help to ensure your student comes to school with a working, charged Chromebook. 
Spring break was such a good time for students to search the home for overdue library books, and many students brought those back. Thank you for your support! We only have about 1 month of open library time to check out books, so encourage your student to make good use of that time by checking out books and bringing back overdue books.
If your student’s Chromebook needs attention, please click on “Helpdesk” at the top of the Moodle page.

Need a hotspot? Click here then fill out this form.
Food Pantry
Big shout out to our Beacon Family Ambassadors and Boni. Every Wednesday they meet and distribute food to families in need. These non-perishable items are delivered to our families and other organizations. 

If you would like to visit the food pantry, please come by or contact Mr. Boni, the school liaison at mr.sanchez@denverbeaconschools.org, 720-690-7964.
Want to help more families in need?
We need to purchase a Refrigerator and Freezer so we can store food for our families in need. If you want to help us purchase the items, please go to our donate page and add in the comments that you want the funds to be applied towards the food pantry.  
Academic Letters

We emailed and are mailing academic letters to all of our students. Please review their grades with them. Understanding the ongoing Covid concerns, we adjusted the attendance to 90% so more students are meeting the criteria. Please review the report on how they are graded and follow up with their teacher. 
DPS News
To inform their discussions, the Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee would like to hear from the broader community. The feedback form is now available on the Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee webpage, and will be shared with the community in Our DPS Weekly on Friday, April 15. The form will be available in all Consent Decree languages and will be open until Monday, April 18.
If you are interested in using DPS Transportation for your child you must complete the OPT-IN form. 

Please join DPS for a virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, April 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. Register here. Join the meeting at this link. For more information, please visit the MLE-DAC website or call 720-423-2040.
Then, save the date for the May meeting: 
May 25, 2022 | 5-6:30 p.m. Register here. Join the meeting at this link.
Community News
April 23, 2022 (NEXT SATURDAY!!!) Inventing words to change the world! (Limit 30 students) Who can attend? Anyone 12-19 years of age . Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/SWTELO
Description: On April 23, 2022 at 9:00, join students worldwide for a rollicking two-hour exploration of what we can do with words. Who decides what language is? The people who have power to do so! You might think these are dictionary authors, professors, teachers, or even governments. In THIS workshop, the language belongs to you! You're the creators. We need your voices to reflect the world as you experience it. Join this online, worldwide Zoom to create words with meaning that matters to you. We will have two hours to play games that help build entries for the CreaTures Glossary, a new dictionary to transform the world--for peace, our climate, and our environment. Language is not set in stone. It is ever-changing. LOL wasn't a word 25 years ago! LOL 😉In the CreaTures Glossary, language belongs to no one in particular and to everyone at the same time. Language is power! Claim it! https://glossary.languagin.gs.
May 7, 2022 - You and CO2 (Limit 30 students) 
Who can attend? Anyone 12-19 years of age . Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/SWTELO
Description: On May 07, 2022 at 9 am Mountain Standard Time (UTC 3 pm), enter and co-create No World 4 Tomorrow, an interactive electronic story that addresses the global challenge of climate change. Then we'll create our own interactive digital narratives. Join this online, worldwide Zoom to explore ideas about climate change and the role that individual citizens play in shaping the world’s climate. https://youandco2.org/
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