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Pass it On: 11/8 next Eastbridge School meeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Leave a Comment

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Thank you for your interest in the DPS school to be located at Eastbridge!   You are receiving this message because you have expressed an interest in receiving information regarding the new ECE-5 elementary school to open in Eastbridge and begin serving ECE-1st grades in Fall of 2013.

Our first meeting was held on Thursday, November 1st  at Bill Roberts, and our agenda included:

  • Welcome & Introductions: Parents and Community Members, Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Reform and Innovation, Planning and Analysis, Office of Community Engagement, Highline Academy.
  • Purpose: To provide community with capacity analysis and anticipated seat needs, process objectives and timelines, and to receive community input on programming options.  Those recommendations will be used to inform staff recommendations to the DPS Board of Education on November 26th, with a Board decision on December 20th, in advance of the school choice period.
  • Visioning Exercise: All community members present participated in a visioning exercise that produced a number of school qualities that were desired (and not desired) in the new school.  To see the guidelines and results of the IN/OUT Visioning exercise, click here.
  • Highline Academy Presentation: Highline Principal, Gregg Gonzales provided an overview of the school’s philosophy and values. To learn more about Highline Academy, visit their website athttp://www.highlineacademy.org.  Highline Academy extended an invitation to anyone interested in touring their school located in Southeast Denver.  If this is of interest to you, click here to send an email to Faye Ganley, Highline Development Director, to schedule your tour.
  • Wrap-Up/Next steps: To view notes from the meeting, click here.  We were also asked to provide a link to the Education Survey done by Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) in 2010.  Click here to view those 2010 survey results.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, where we will provide additional answers to questions generated at the last meeting, hear more from Highline Academy and continue our visioning work.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Meeting
Bill Roberts, Cafetorium
2100 Akron Way

Refreshments, Spanish Interpretation, and Childcare will be provided.

Please feel free to share this information with other interested community members.