Redesign Update

Following last week’s Board of Education meeting, there have been many questions about where we are in the redesign process. I want to assure you that the plan is continuing as approved. The Board of Education has not taken any action to reverse its previous approval of our redesign, and we have the full support of DPS leadership. I remain as confident and committed as ever to bringing into reality the vision that our CSC and school leadership developed over the past several months for the new Centennial School.

-Laura Munro, Centennial Principal

Community Meeting about Centennial’s redesign

Do you have an opinion either way about the redesign currently happening at Centennial? Some parents are inviting ALL members of the community to share their thoughts. Saturday morning, 8:30am, at Zook’s, 3156 W 38th Ave Denver, Co, CO 80211.

CSC Meeting

Just a quick reminder that our next CSC meeting will be on Monday, February 25th in the school library. Here’s what’s on the agenda for the meeting:

CSC Agenda 2/ 25 /13

1. Welcome and introductions – 5 minutes

2. Process and progress update from Laura – 30 minutes

3. Budget finalization and signoff – 30 minutes

4. Bell Time Conversation

5. Other

a. BRUN update from Anna H

What Expeditionary Learning looks like…

If you missed the community meeting last week, please take a moment to click on this short video about the EL model which challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

Expeditionary Learning at Centennial

Do you want to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning Model? As part of the Redesign Process, Centennial is exploring the possibility of partnering with Expeditionary Learning to implement an EL model in grades ECE-5 starting with the 2013-14 school year. Come engage in an interactive presentation to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning model, the core practices and how this model will benefit Centennial students. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6-7:30 pm. Please RSVP 720-424-8900 CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED

Redesign Process Update

As part of the Redesign Process interviews were conducted last week for teachers who applied for the new Centennial. A note regarding this was sent home with students yesterday. We have four more months left of school and it will be imperative that our focus continues to be on educating your children to the fullest extent. The next CSC meeting is February 25th at 5:30pm. We hope you will choose to become involved in the ongoing discussions as we develop the school redesign plan.

Centennial ECE-3 program

Centennial has just received word from the Early Ed Department that we will have a 3 year old ECE program at Centennial next year! For details and application please contact Stacy in the office.

Montessori Tour Thursday Jan 24

In planning for the redesign of Centennial, we are considering the implementation of a Primary (3, 4, and 5 year old) Montessori program. If you would like to see a Primary classroom in action, you have the opportunity to visit Academia Sandoval, 3655 Wyandot, on Thursday, January 24, 9:15-10:15. Principal, JoAnn Trujillo Hays, will take you on a tour. Call the Centennial School office to sign-up. Adults only, no children allowed.
Please RSVP to Stacy Garcia or Jamie Castillo in the Centennial office (720) 424-8900 by the end of the day Wednesday, January 23rd.

North High School Basketball

Are you a middle school student who’s always dreamed of becoming a North High School Viking or love watching sports such as a Viking game? Come experience one of North’s most celebrated traditions and help cheer on the Viking basketball teams on as they take on the West High School and the Abraham Lincoln Lancers.

All middle and elementary school families are welcome to sit in our VIP seating section in the gym. Those students who play basketball for their school teams are encouraged to wear their jerseys to be recognized during the halftime show.

Admission Details:

Students: $1 for Denver Public Schools middle/elementary/high school students with valid school ID

Adults and North Alumni: $2 if wearing a North High School shirt or solid-purple shirt.

Game Details:

Wednesday 1/23 vs West High School Basketball

Tip-off @ 7:00pm- Mens Varsity only

AND

Tuesday 2/5 vs Lincoln High School Basketball

Tip-off @ 5:30pm- Womens

Tip-off @ 7:00pm- Mens

Half-Time Show during the Mens Game: Vikings Staff vs Lancers Staff basketball

Spring After School Programming

Check out all the fun after school classes offered by the Centennial Neighborhood Center. Science Matters, 360 Art, TechKnow, Chess, and much more. Click on the Fit Fun Tab above for more details.