Week of 1/9 - 1/12/2017
As we celebrate a great semester of learning and transformational education, we are always seeking opportunities to improve and enhance our practice. The vision was to always involve all of our stakeholders in developing the most powerful education possible. We are asking parents to please take the time to fill out the following survey. We appreciate the honest and open feedback and are constantly seeking opportunities to continue to learn and grow.
ROSS SHAFER TO VISIT EDGE
EDGE is excited to welcome Ross Shafer on January 27th. Ross will be conducting a full day workshop on motivation and success for our students. Ross is the author of (8) business books on growth, motivation, customer experience, and accountability. Writer/Producer of (14) Human Resource films; 6-Time Emmy Award winning TV broadcaster & comedian; Hosted talk and game shows on NBC, ABC, FOX, MGM, and USA network; Keynote speaker for over 2,500 events worldwide; National Speaker Assn. Hall of Fame recipient. As always, we welcome parents to attend the Friday workshop. Check out Ross’s webpage here.
Our next coffee chat will be on Friday January 20th in Room E209. We will be discussing the Haiku Grading System and Schoology for parents. We will also be discussing how you teach math so students can apply and think mathematically.
FINAL GRADES POSTED JANUARY 12TH
EDGE friends and families have the opportunity to earn money for the EDGE program while you grocery shop. The King Soopers card program is up and running. You have the opportunity to purchase a preloaded $5 King Soopers Card that you can reload and use for your groceries and a percentage will come back to the EDGE program. Anyone that shops at King Soopers can help earn money for the EDGE program! These cards will be available for purchase in the EDGE office. If your business or employer would like to become an EDGE sponsor, please contact Windy O’Leary, EDGE fundraising chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, DCSD seeks to recognize outstanding educators across our district through the Apple Awards. Parents and students nominate teachers that are having a profound impact in student's education and social development. Parents please take time to sit down with your student and consider nominating a teacher to let them know they are making a difference.
Legend EDGE and Opportunities for Learning Abroad (OLA) Presents:
A linguistic and cultural immersion opportunity to live and learn in Madrid and Castilla y Leon. 3 weeks with a host family to share Spanish language, culture, and traditions.
Length of Stay: July 11-August 3
This will be a 3-4 day orientation of downtown Madrid and surrounding areas. You will be accompanied by Laura (OLA group leader) and Darren Withey (EDGE Spanish Mentor) to explore Spain together and prepare for your homestay experience. Students will partake in walking tours of the city, cultural and linguistic introduction to Spain, and a group excursion to ancient city of Toledo (sword capital of the world and pictured above).
Grouping and Family Screening:
You must fill out an application and documents needed (PASSPORTS) by Feb 20, 2017. Host families will be carefully screened and interviewed. According to the personality, likes, and interests of the students and host families, each student will be placed in a host family matching the interests and age. Families will be able to converse all spring before meeting in person in July!
When and How Much:
The trip is planned for July 11-August 3. The cost is $3,495.00. Payment plans are established as well and we can create a fundraising idea to assist. Included: roundtrip airfare from DIA, travel and medical insurance, Madrid welcome tour, full room and board with host family, 24-hour assistance from Laura and Darren. NOT INCLUDED: spending money, optional food on various days.
Hosting a Student:
We are also searching for families to host a student next year. Families that go to Spain can return with a Spanish student as well. We are looking for 10 families for a 1-month period and 10 families for a 3-month time period, 20 total! This was a huge success and want to build on our tradition in LEGEND EDGE!
Contact Darren Withey: email@example.com for more information on hosting and traveling or
Laura Eggen: firstname.lastname@example.org for transportation needs.