Teammates selected for Living Our DPS were celebrated at the 2016 Night of Honor.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Recognize Someone Today with DPS Honors! Recognition Tools
In order to build strong teams across DPS, we know how important it is to make sure teammates know they are valued and appreciated. One way we encourage recognition at DPS is by using our Shared Core Values as a foundation. No matter our role, these values -- Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun -- guide our decisions and behaviors and create trust in who we are as a team. Celebrating others for living these values reminds us of their power and helps us work together to reach our vision that Every Child Succeeds.

To support recognition across our teams, DPS has created the DPS Honors! recognition program -- tools and opportunities created for every member of Team DPS to use to recognize and celebrate each other for values-based work. The Shared Core Values pins, notecards, Wall of Fame board, anniversary pin program, and Living Our DPS and other awards are all part of this program. Learn more about all of these opportunities.
Is your school already using these recognition tools? Share your celebrations by nominating a colleague for Living Our DPS or showcasing your school for Values Going Viral. If not, learn more about the opportunities and discuss with your school leaders the best way to begin implementing them.

If you have questions or would like to discuss strategies for recognition, please email

Team DPS Top 5: Student Quotes
Last week, we asked you to share your favorite quotes you've overheard from students this school year. Read the complete list (ideally somewhere you won't be afraid to laugh out loud). And congratulations to our random giveaway winner Annie Sells, at the International Academy of Denver at Harrington, who won a DPS prize pack and tickets to El Latir de Mexico on Sept. 15!

"Your hair smells like dinosaurs." 
--  Annie Sells, International Academy of Denver  at Harrington

Top 5 Call Out: Fall Favorites
The air is getting cooler and the first few leaves have begun to fall -- it's almost time for autumn! Whether it's the return of a certain coffee flavor or your favorite sport, we want to hear what you're most looking forward to with the start of fall. Let us know and you can win a $25 Pablo's Coffee gift card!  

Honor a Student and Give Them a Chance to Win Broncos Tickets
Nominate outstanding students who show strong interest and achievement in math and science, and they could win tickets to a Broncos game! Thanks to the generosity of Noble Energy, the DPS Foundation will honor four DPS students during each Broncos home game this season, providing them with two tickets each. Click here to submit your nomination by Sept. 16.
Growing Team DPS with Denver Teacher Residency -- Now Accepting Applications
Know someone interested in becoming a teacher? Are they not currently licensed and did not major in education? Consider referring them to become a part of the Denver Teacher Residency program, which selects and prepares aspiring teachers to effectively meet the diverse needs of each student, improve academic achievement and serve as leaders in Denver's schools, district and community. Priority application deadline is Oct. 2.

Whole Foods Healthy Teacher -- Cooking and Nutrition Class
DPS has partnered with the Whole Foods Kids Foundation to bring you the Healthy Teachers Cooking and Nutrition class, covering basic nutrition, cooking demos, healthy cooking techniques and shopping on a budget. Join this event -- free to Team DPS -- at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Whole Foods Market, Taramac.

Living Our DPS Honoree:
Scott Wolf
Principal, North High School

From high fives to purple wigs, Principal Scott Wolf has been finding ways to make high school even more fun at North High School, knowing that a fun atmosphere is a healthy one.

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

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