Englewood High School  juniors and seniors had a chance to ask Congresswoman Diana DeGette questions during a visit last month. Students were thoughtful about asking questions about issues that shape their lives, their classrooms and their futures.
Parent & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Activities and Upcoming Events
  • Superintendent Rubin: Building a Strong School Culture
  • Help Needed for EHS After-Prom Event
  • Good News: Clayton Named Center of Excellence, EHS Boettcher Scholar + More!
  • Construction Updates
April 2019 Activities & Events
Wed. April 10: Free Love & Logic Institute Event
Charles Fay from the Love & Logic Institute is coming to Englewood Schools on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Englewood High School-Fisher Auditorium. Registration is filling up fast! 
  • At this event parents will learn loving, yet powerful, tools for parenting children of all ages. Raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity for parents — register today to reserve your seat.
  • Learn more and register here (seats are limited)

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at ECE Maddox

Clayton SAC
Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m.

Charles Hay PTSA
Monday, April 8, 6-7 p.m.

Gifted Education Family Night
Thursday, April 11, 5-6:30 p.m. at Clayton Elementary

Clayton PTO
Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. 

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at ECE Maddox

Englewood Education Foundation
Thursday, April 18, 5-6 p.m. at Admin Building

Bishop School Advisory Council
Friday, April 26, noon-1 p.m. at Bishop's Champions Room

You can also see these events on the Englewood Schools district events calendar.

  • Click here for a bookmark of free events for families and students.
  • The Englewood Public Library hosts a variety of events each month. Click here to view their calendar.
Supt. Rubin: Building a Strong School Culture
We talk a lot about academic programming and school performance. However, something we don't talk about as much, but is a critical component to a thriving school, is school culture. In her March communication , Superintendent Wendy Rubin highlights the work Englewood Schools is doing to foster positive school culture and climate through three areas of focus: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative Practices, and Trauma Informed Practices.
EHS Parents Seek Volunteers for After-Prom
A committee of Englewood High School (EHS) parents are planning this year's after-prom event to follow the EHS May 4 prom. After-prom is a parent-hosted event that takes place immediately after prom and includes food, drinks, games, giveaways, photo booth, and other fun activities. This FREE event is a high school prom tradition and brings together students and parents for a fun, safe late evening/early morning celebration. 

The parent committee is seeking volunteers to help put on this year’s event. After-prom is entirely funded through parent and community donations, and staffed by volunteers. Help is needed both before and during the event. Parents interested in helping at this event are asked to please sign up here .

In addition, in-kind donations of  prizes,  food, and drinks are sought from local businesses, and help is needed to seek out these donations. Businesses that give in-kind donations will be recognized as sponsors for the 2019 After-Prom through all after-prom promotional materials and communications. 

Please consider supporting this high school tradition and helping to create fun and lasting memories for our high school students. 

Questions about volunteering or donations please contact Cindy Shattuck at  cindysk@me.com .
Good News from Our Schools
Clayton Elementary Named
2018 Center of Excellence

Clayton Elementary has been named a 2018 Colorado Center of Excellence by the Colorado Department of Education. The prestigious award was given last month at a CDE-hosted ceremony. Each year the CDE recognizes public schools that serve at-risk students in Colorado and demonstrate high rates of student academic growth according to the Colorado Growth Model. 

Clayton Elementary is the first Englewood school to receive this award. Congratulations to the entire staff at Clayton! 

Englewood Leadership Academy Honored with John Irwin Award

At the same ceremony, Englewood Leadership Academy was given the John Irwin Award, which honors schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. ELA has received this honor multiple times over the years for outstanding academic achievement. Congratulations, ELA team! 

EHS Senior Wins Top Academic Honor
BIG congratulations to  Englewood High School  senior Fernando Urrutia for being selected as a Boettcher Foundation Scholar, one of the highest academic honors in Colorado! 

"I found out over the weekend, on Saturday. I kept checking the mail every day and that day, I checked in the morning around 7 am, around 5 pm, my mom said, 'hey, you should go check again.' I did and it was inside the envelope. I didn't wait until I got back home, I opened it right there and I saw a big envelope inside and that's when I saw the letter that I had the scholarship." 

Read more about Fernando's accomplishments in  The Pirateer .
EHS Bridge Building Team Shines at State Competition 
Congratulations to the  Englewood High School  team of Kaylie Carpenter, Dylan Carpenter and Lizeth Aguilar for taking third place in Region 1 of the 52nd Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Contest. The EHS team out-performed teams from Cherry Creek, STEM School of Highlands Ranch, Valor, Ponderosa, and Horizon. As a proud Mr. Wallace says, way to flex your STEAM muscles, bridge-building team! 
EMS Students Raise $4,300 for Make-A-Wish Peer
In early March, Englewood Middle School students and families embarked on the school's first ever Wish Week in an effort to raise funds for former student Eli to be able to have his wish (through the Make-A-Wish Colorado Foundation) to visit Hawaii with his family.
The EMS student leadership class, facilitated by Ms. Crispino, organized a week of FUNdraising activities that included an assembly where students got to meet Eli and his family, penny stalls, a chicken nugget eating contest, a dodgeball tournament (EMS staff vs. EHS staff), a video game tournament, and a movie night.

Community businesses also partnered with EMS to help with fundraising in the evenings. In all, the EMS community raised just over $4,300 for Eli's wish!

We are very proud of the positive impact of this team of students!
Construction Updates
Visit our  Bond Projects and Construction web pages  to find updated information on each school construction project. There, you can view weekly construction updates, aerial photos, live videos ,   project budget updates project timelines  and more!

Visit our  construction pages by clicking here , or by going to the Discover menu on our district website and selecting 2016 Bond Projects.
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