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Enjoy the last issue before summer and see you in the fall!
Enjoy the last issue before summer and see you in the fall!
School District 51 Parent Newsletter | May 2016
What's next in Performance Based Learning
The district has built a foundation for Performance Based Learning during its first year with PBL. See what the district has in store for all of its schools next year here!
Two Lunch Lizards, 3 schools to feed hungry kids this summer
What's better than one mobile food truck delivering free, hot lunches to hungry kids? Two of them! Learn more about the Lunch Lizard program and see the full summer food service schedule here.
2016 Legislative Update
The 2016 state legislative session is over. Legislators approved and the governor is expected to sign a school funding bill that puts D51 funding per student $374 below the state average. Learn more about the session's impact on funding and schools in general here.
FMHS students honored for scholarship, academic prowess
Fruita Monument's third annual Academic Signing Day on May 4 honored seniors who have earned college scholarships. The ceremony resembles an athletic signing, where student athletes commit to a college. This year, 109 Fruita seniors earned more than $5 mil. in scholarship funding.
Congratulations Class of 2016!
See the names of all 1407 D51 graduates below and check our Facebook page for photos of our 2016 graduation ceremonies!
Learn more about our grads
Grand Junction-based Hoptocopter Films generously donated their time to make a few videos about our graduates. Check out the first one here and stay tuned for more on our Facebook page!
Wingate to start Spanish class
The Wingate Elementary PTA is working to raise $25,000 to hire a part-time Spanish teacher for the school in 2016 or 2017. The teacher would spend 30 minutes with each grade each week. The PTA has raised $14,000 so far - find out how you can help by emailing
R-5 teens hone bike repair skills
Students in the R-5 High School Bike Club refurbished donated bikes and sold them this spring for a reduced price. Proceeds will help the club continue its work of teaching students career and technical skills.
See us June 11!
District 51 will have a fun, interactive booth with plenty of information about Performance Based Learning and transformation at the Kiwanis Pancake Day and Fun Fest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Two Rivers Convention Center. See you there!
Events for the whole family
May 19: Last day of school for District 51 students.
May 20-22: Grand Junction Off-Road & Downtown Music Festival. Various times. Free.
May 21: Fruita History Fair. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fruita Civic Center.
Aug. 10: First day of school for District 51 students.
Sports honors
All Conference and All League rosters have been announced for:
See our Go to the Pro segment 
D51's Rebecca Midles discusses Growth Mindset in the clip above.
Q: When will the School Board adopt the 2016-17 budget?
A: The board will vote on adoption of the District 51 budget for next school year at their June 21 business meeting at the Basil T. Knight Center. 
Retirees, longevity recognized
District 51 honored 72 employees set to retire in 2015-16 at the annual Salute to Staff celebration on April 21. The event recognized employees who have reached longevity milestones, too. 
Congratulations, 2016 Superintendent's Scholars!
District 51 was proud to honor 119 students at this year's Superintendent's Scholars Luncheon on April 25! Superintendent’s Scholars are District 51 seniors who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.0 in high school. Names of this year's honorees follow for Central High School, Fruita Monument High School, Grand Junction High School, Mesa Valley Community School, and Palisade High School.
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