Students at Bromwell Elementary preparing for their future through reading.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
October is College and Career Readiness Month in DPS

Team DPS members across the district are working hard to achieve our Denver Plan 2020  goal of ensuring our graduates are college and career ready, and we're celebrating their progress throughout October!
Students from across the district will be sharing how they are making their college and career dreams a reality - such as taking challenging courses, mapping out an academic plan with their school counselor, visiting a college campus and participating in strategic extracurricular activities.
Each day, the Office of College and Career Readiness and CareerConnect will highlight one student's plan on www.dpsk12.orgFacebook , and Twitter. But it doesn't stop there: we want students of all grade levels to share their career and college aspirations using the hashtag #myplan. DPS educators and school leaders can also join the conversation by celebrating their students using #everychildsucceeds. 

For more information, visit the  DPS Career Connect website .
Top 5 Callout: College and Career Readiness Month

October is College and Career Readiness Month. What are you doing to help our kids graduate college and career ready? The top 5 responses will be featured in an upcomingTeam DPS Weekly, and we'll select one winner at random to receive a prize pack!
Welcome our new Executive Director of Portfolio Management

Please congratulate Jennifer Holladay on her new role as  Executive Director of Portfolio Management.

Jennifer Holladay
In this position, Jennifer will be responsible for strategy development and implementation across the different schools that make up the DPS family of schools, including charter, district-managed and innovation. She will be tasked with ensuring our schools provide high-quality opportunities and equitable access for all students, especially students of color, those experiencing poverty, language learners and students with special needs.
Jennifer has been a member of Team DPS since 2014, serving as director of school development and support and leading authorizing practices for new charter and district-managed schools. Prior to DPS, she spent nearly 15 years at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, where she was director of the award-winning multicultural education program, Teaching Tolerance.
Jennifer has one daughter, Zoe, who has been served successfully by a DPS charter school and a DPS innovation school, and who is now being served successfully by a district-managed DPS school. In 2013, Jennifer gave a Ted Talk on multiculturalism that describes her focus on educational equity.
Benefits Terms Decoded: Home Delivery Pharmacy

Team DPS, are you ready to play Benefits Terms Jeopardy? Here's how you pla y to win:
  1. Benefits Terms Decoded: We'll "decode" one new benefits term in Team DPS Weekly each week through Oct. 20 (that's four new terms), and tell you more about how you can save time and money utilizing services provided by Kaiser and DHMP.
  2. Starting Oct. 27, we'll test your knowledge of those terms. We'll ask a question. If you email us the correct answer, you'll be entered to win a prize. Winners are selected at random.
Let's get started with our first "decoded" term: Home Delivery Pharmacy. Home delivery of your prescription medication can save you time and money. Say goodbye to long lines at your local drugstore and say hello to fast, convenient service.
Kaiser's My Health Manager on makes it easy to order most of your prescription refills and have them delivered to your door. 
DHMP's MedVantx Home Delivery Pharmacy can be used for new prescriptions and refills, and offers an automated service that allows you to order refills 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(The Benefits team would also like to congratulate Madeline B., a new hire at Columbine Elementary School, who participated in the new hire benefits enrollment survey. Madeline won two tickets to a farm-to-table dinner and jazz concert - a $190 value - at Grant Farms!)
Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment Ends Tomorrow

Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment will be ending tomorrow, Sept. 30. The Open Enrollment period is your one chance annually to enroll in or cancel your current enrollment in the Sick Leave Bank. If you wish to enroll in the Sick Leave Bank, and are eligible to do so, you only have a few more days to do so. Click below to find out more and act! 
Living Our DPS Honoree:
Brooke Reves
Physical Education Teacher, DCIS at Fairmont
Students First

Fairmont's Brooke Reves is a leader when it comes to putting students first. She tirelessly works to ensure all students are developing healthy habits and relationships. Click below to find out how Brooke helps students cope with some of the challenges they face at home.

Nominate one of your colleagues to be featured as a Living Our DPS honoree.
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