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Spring Blood Drive
The Spring Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday March 7th from 8:00-1:30 in the small gym. You may donate blood if you are 16 or 17 with the parent permission slip filled out. Sign ups will begin on Tuesday February 28th during both lunches and will continue until the day of the drive. Permission slips will be available at the sign up table. If you are unable to sign up during lunches, please email Amy Ziegler at email@example.com to reserve your spot. Thank you for saving lives with your generous blood donation!
Here is some additional information about giving blood.
POMs and CHEERS Tryouts
POMS Tryouts will be held on April 10-13. Open this flyer for more details.
Cheerleading pre-tryout Parent/Cheer meeting: March 13th @ 6:00 pm in the Library. Open this flyer for complete schedule and information.
Choice Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year
Dakota Ridge High School
Choice Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year
In an effort to meet the needs of students and families that may be impacted by decisions on school closures, we are extending the 1st Round of Choice application window to February 10th. This change is for all schools (district managed and charter managed schools in Jeffco). The deadline for notifying your families of acceptances for 1st Round will be extended to Friday, Feb. 24th with 2nd Round Choice beginning on Monday, February 27th.
If you are interested in choice enrollment at Dakota Ridge, complete the following steps:
Spring Testing Information
This spring, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, our 10th and 11th graders will be taking the state required PSAT and SAT at Dakota Ridge High School. This is the second year our tenth-graders will be joining students across Colorado to take the PSAT 10.
Our eleventh-graders will be taking the state-wide SAT for the first time. The SAT replaces the previous college and career readiness test, ACT, which was taken by juniors for the past 15 years.
Eleventh grade students taking the SAT will also have the option to take the SAT with essay at no additional cost. Students choosing to take the SAT with optional essay will do so on the same day at Dakota Ridge. Adding the optional SAT essay exam is a student choice. Students who want to take the SAT essay will need to add it to their school day registration using their College Board online account from Friday, January 27 – Sunday, February 12. Details about this registration process for the SAT with essay are included in the SAT family letter linked below.
All eleventh graders are currently creating College Board online accounts through their Seminar classes. In addition, those 11th graders who have already expressed a desire to take the essay portion of the SAT, will have a chance to register during Seminar. Students will be receiving more information over the course of the next week. As soon as students are registered online with College Board, they can access SAT practice tests and receive daily test questions for preparation.
Once the 11th grade has completed creating accounts, tenth-grade Seminar classes will then begin this process. This will allow for 10th graders to be linked to PSAT practice tests and daily questions for their test preparation.
Please take a few minutes to open and read the family letters linked below. Should you have questions, please contact Kim Keller, School Assessment Coordinator.
Day Without Hate Video
Recently, Dakota Ridge students had the opportunity to film a video for Day Without Hate and Rachel's Challenge. Day Without Hate is held the last Friday in April every year and encourages students to wear white to promote nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools and communities. This year, Rachel's Challenge asked if they could partner with Day Without Hate and help promote it through their organization as well. Our Student Body President, Benton Meldrum, was chosen to lead this project. Please check out the video at rachelschallenge.org/dwoh to see Benton and other Dakota Ridge students show how students can work together to promote peace.