Dr. Bobbie Skaggs, Principal of Colorado's Finest High School of Choice, was honored at the Colorado Capitol by Representative Meg Froelich on Tuesday, April 23 for being named Colorado's Principal of the Year.
Parent & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Board President Tena Prange: The Englewood School Board Experience
  • Dr. Bobbie Skaggs Named 2019 Colorado Principal of the Year
  • Time to Register for 2019/2020
  • New Lunch Payment System
  • Good News from Our Schools: Future Fairs, Arts Alive Week + More
  • Activities and Upcoming Events
  • Construction Updates
The Englewood School Board Experience
Englewood Schools has two seats on its Board of Education up for election this November. We invite anyone interested in running for school board to attend a no-obligation information session on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at ECE Maddox (3838 S. Huron St.)
My name is Tena Prange and I am the President of the Englewood Schools Board of Education. I am currently in the middle of my second four-year term on the Board. Being a School Board member is hard work AND one of the most fulfilling opportunities in my life. As I child, I was fortunate to have a Grandmother who demonstrated what it means to be of service to your local community. This is one of the driving values in how I parent my own children. In Englewood Schools, we are fortunate to have a strong, cohesive Board that keeps decision-making focused on what’s best for students and staff.

So many incredible things have happened in the last few years in our school district that I am truly proud of. In less than a years’ time, we will have all new learning spaces in new buildings. It is a point of pride to see the thoughts of the Design Advisory Committees--groups made up of parents, staff and community members--reflected in the final product, and to see those spaces be reflective of the needs of children. Through the Academic Advancement Initiative, we also have commonly defined curriculum and expectations for learning driven by our expert Administrators and Principals. With these changes, we have already seen improvements in graduation rates and students showing up to school ready to learn.

Each day, I learn from my children who learn from Englewood Schools. I believe it is vital to have engaging, curious and robust conversations with our children in order to model how to engage with the world and how to use critical thinking skills in order to wade through an increasingly complex society. To that end, in my final few years on the Board I will strive to increase the engagement of the student voice in meaningful ways.

Thank you for your trust and for allowing Englewood Schools to be part of the community in which your children Belong and Thrive! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of that.
Dr. Bobbie Skaggs - 2019 Principal of the Year
Englewood Schools' Dr. Bobbie Skaggs, longtime principal of  Colorado's Finest High School of Choice , has been recognized with one of the highest honors in Colorado education. The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) named her the 2019 High School Principal of the Year!

"Being Principal of the Year is such an amazing honor," said Dr. Skaggs. "Especially in a state where educators are innovative, resourceful and inspiring. I feel humbled, anxious, and overwhelmingly grateful."

Dr. Skaggs has cultivated a distinct culture at Colorado's Finest. "The Colorado's Finest community is a family. The concept of family permeates our school culture and creates an environment where people are valued, supported, and held accountable. The notion of nurturing relationships has been a core value for me professionally and personally," she said.

Students at Colorado's Finest come looking for a fresh start and a second chance at high school. Dr. Skaggs finds inspiration from these students."My greatest inspiration is the students in my school. Those students who have been disengaged from education for various reasons and who have often overcome challenging obstacles that many adults would struggle to overcome; and yet, those same students are willing to give learning one more chance."

What makes a great leader? According to Dr. Skaggs it is to act in service to those you are leading. She explains, "A leader must be able to visualize the potential in people, inspire people to pursue that potential, and communicate the possibilities of a new reality."

Congratulations, Dr. Skaggs!
WATCH : Students Shine at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice
Time to Register for 2019/2020
It's that time of year to register your students for the 2019/2020 school year. Registration takes place online through the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus.

If you have not set up your Parent Portal or if you have forgotten your credentials, please contact Lori Martinez, Infinite Campus Support Specialist lori_martinez@engschools.net
If you need assistance with Online Registration please contact Priscilla Morales, District Registrar priscilla_morales@engschools.net
To register please use the following instructions:
  • Click on the “Campus Portal login” tile toward the bottom of your screen
  • Log into your Parent Portal account
  • Find the Online Registration link on the bottom left corner of the page
*Mobile device is not recommended to use for registration.
*Be sure to disable pop up blockers before you begin. 
Summer Opportunities
The end of the 2018/2019 school year is fast approaching. But even when school is out, that doesn't mean that learning is put on hold. Englewood Schools and the City of Englewood offer programs that will keep students busy, engaged and learning through the summer months.

You can see a full list of summer programs by clicking here.
New Lunch Payment System
Englewood Schools is proud to offer an easier way to pay for school lunches. As of May 1, 2019, parents can pay for lunches by using MySchoolBucks.com . This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. Any money that was left in your student's previous lunch account has been automatically transferred to MySchoolBucks.

To set up your account:
  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Add your student(s) using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students' accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

Good News from Our Schools
Future Fairs
Both Englewood High School and Colorado's Finest High School of Choice held Future Fairs for students in April. These fairs gave students an opportunity to prepare for life after high school by visiting with potential colleges, employers, military branches and apprenticeships. Students at Colorado's Finest practiced their interview skills through mock interviews with Englewood Schools administrators, a former Englewood Mayor and an Englewood Schools Board Member!
Charles Hay Science Fair
On April 30, Charles Hay held its Family Science Fair and ALP showcase. Students were able to enter the fair with a family project, a group project or an independent project. The project ideas this year were fantastic, and really showed a renewed interest in the sciences (and STEM!)
EHS Students Present to physics Nobel laureate
Students in honors physics and AP chemistry represented Englewood High School in a science poster symposium at CU Boulder. The poster symposium was organized by Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community, a program at CU that connects high school students with research labs at CU Boulder to engage students in real scientific practices. Eric Cornell, a Nobel laureate in physics, attended the symposium and spoke with Englewood students about their projects. 
Clayton Arts Alive Week
This week, Clayton is holding the first Arts Alive week in their new building! The week is always a wonderful showcase of student art and performances. During this week each year, the building is transformed with student artwork displayed everywhere it can fit. This year, the amazing art, combined with the light and space in the new building, is incredible! Great job to everyone at Clayton, especially Mary Lynn Baird and her team.
May 2019 Activities & Events
Wednesday, May 8: Rescheduled Free Love & Logic Institute Event
Charles Fay from the Love & Logic Institute is coming to Englewood Schools on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at 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)

Tuesday, May 21: Board of Education Candidate Information Night
Englewood Schools has two seats up for election in November of 2019. This information session will tell you what it's like to be on the Englewood Board of Education, what is required to be a candidate and will answer any and all questions you may have.
Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at ECE Maddox (3838 S. Huron St.)

ELA Genius Hour
Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. at TEC

Cherrelyn Showcase
Thursday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. at Cherrelyn

Parents4Parents Committee
Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at TEC

Bishop Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser
Friday, May 3, at Chuck E. Cheese

EMS School Dance
Friday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. in the TEC Commons 

Clayton PTO Carnival
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Clayton

EHS Prom
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at ECE Maddox

ECE Spring Fling
Thursday, May 9, 4:30 p.m. at ECE Maddox

CFHSC Rose & Senior Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. at Colorado's Finest

CFHSC Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. at Colorado's Finest

Cherrelyn PTSO
Monday, May 13, 3:25 p.m. at Cherrelyn

Cherrelyn SAC
Monday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. at Cherrelyn

Charles Hay PTSA
Monday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. at Charles Hay

EHS Senior Awards
Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. at EHS

Bishop Talent Show
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. at Bishop

EHS Band Banquet
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m. in the Commons

ELA & EMS Band Concert
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.

Englewood Education Foundation Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. at 4101 S. Bannock St.

Clayton SAC
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 p.m. at Clayton

Band Pops Concert
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium

EHS Graduation
Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. in the Field House at TEC

Bishop Spring Fling Carnival
Tuesday, May 21, 3:00 p.m. at Bishop

ELA 8th Grade Continuation
Tuesday, May 21, 4:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium

EMS 8th Grade Continuation
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. in the North Field House

Board of Education Interest Night
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. at ECE Maddox

Board of Education Work Session
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. at ECE Maddox

Last Day of School
Wednesday, May 22

EHS Kids Basketball Camp for Grades 3-8
May 28, 29 and 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at EHS

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.
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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