PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Fall 2016

First Quarter has come to a close. Please continue to check your student's progress on HAC. Connect with your student and their teacher if you have an questions or concerns. 

If you don't already, please add your email to the emergency card (student profile) This will assist your student's teacher to keep you updated.

Our theme this year is BeBold! Our staff are stepping outside their comfort zones to create rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences aligned with the Common Core State Standards. We are redefining excellence every day! Your students will be asked to think critically, collaborate with others and respond in writing and orally using high level academic language.


Here is a link to a blog regarding "struggling learners." The idea is that all students should struggle when they learn. Please, take a look at it.

All Students Should be Struggling Learners

http://edublog.scholastic.com/post/all-students-should-be-struggling-learners


Ms. Cook, Principal

Twitter: @lqprincipal email: rebecca.cook@desertsands.us    



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BLACKHAWK ACTIVITIES

BLACKHAWK ATHLETICS

BULLETIN

Attention Girls Swim- Interested in joining the Girls Swim Team? There will be a mandatory meeting during lunch in room 516 on Thursday, December 15th. See you there Blackhawks!
The Desert Town Hall Lecture series begins January 16. Astronaut Scott Kelly, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, newscasters Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson and Michael Lewis, financial journalist are the speakers this year. Seats are limited and on a “first come, first serve” basis. See Ms. Schuler in room 514, if you are interested in attending one of the lectures.
"PSA Club will be collecting unwrapped toys, and blankets to donate to Martha's village for the less fortunate during the holidays Please stop by and drop of your donations in room 168"

Come one, come all and join FCA this Friday, December 9th in the new/mini gym, to hear former Denver Bronco, Bobby Anderson speak. Also, join us for our Winter Sports Reindeer Relay games. And best of all be sure to sign up for FCA'S upcoming 1st Annual BUFFBALL tournanment!!
Are you the best gamer around? Come prove it at the ICTA Video Game Tournament on Friday, January 6th, 6 pm! See our flyers around school, visit our website, or stop by room 706 for details. Entry fees due by January 5th
Young Democrats will meet in room 404, Tuesday at lunch. New members always welcome.
The Mock Trial Club will meet on Tuesday evening in room 303 from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M.
If you were cast in Looking Glass Land please meet in room 303 on Thursday, December 15 after school. We will have a read through of the play. All those cast must attend.

IB Candidates - stop by the IB Office to pick up your permission slip to attend Friday's IB College Forum. A few of our graduates are returning to share their experiences at university.