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School District 51 Family and Community Newsletter | April 2017
Board picks top candidate for D51 superintendent post
Find out more about the board's pick to become the next District 51 superintendent and how that decision was made here.
R-5 greenhouse plant sale May 6
The greenhouse and garden project at R-5 High School is in full bloom! Students will sell their budding plants at a pre-Mother's Day plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 8 at the school.
Ballot measures considered by board to help support schools Saving money for students has left the district with some serious infrastructure needs. Find out how the D51 School Board hopes to fix that here.
Top heavy or a group lift: who does what at School District 51
Curious how we compare to other districts, especially when it comes to administration? Check out this organizational chart presentation and see how we stack up here.
2017 Graduation Information
It's hard to believe seniors are less than a month from graduating high school! Check out the 2017 graduation schedule here
Learn about Safe2Tell March 24
Safe2Tell Founder Susan Payne will discuss the importance of Safe2Tell and how to use it at an informational meeting for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Child care will be provided.
Vision for D51 school system approved thanks to your input School Board members have adopted a vision statement for District 51 following more than a year of gathering public input. Find out what the vision means and how it will help shape decisions for your child's learning here.  
Eighth-graders explore careers
The Fifth Annual Career Fair and College Day at CMU gave eighth-grade students a chance to sample career paths and the classes they'll need to take to get their future dream jobs. The fair featured more than 30 programs and businesses.
Fruita art project brings message of hope
Fruita Monument art students used feathers decorated by students and community members from Fruita and Loma to create the Together We Can Fly project. The Art Center will display the colorful wings in support of those we have lost and those who are struggling with a variety of issues through April 29. 
Celebrate National Teachers Week by helping teachers, kids
Show your favorite teacher you care during National Teachers Week May 1-5 by sending them a paper doll with a message of thanks for $10 each. The D51 Foundation is selling the paper dolls here to benefit teacher training and classroom technology purchases.
Robotics team with members from D51 high schools wins big
The Hi Fives Robotics Team earned The Chairman’s Award at FIRST regionals in March. The award recognizes the robotics team that has made the most significant impact on its community over the life of the team, and it qualified the team for the world championship April 19-22!   
Dancing for a good cause
D51 Environmental Health and Safety Manager Petie Pope drummed up support for the April 8 recycling fundraisers at Mt. Garfield and Redlands middle schools with a dance and a beat.
Fun for the Whole Family
April 22: Bike Rodeo. 9 a.m. to noon at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29 1/2 Road. Free.
April 22: Kidabaloo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. $5/person; kids 4 and younger are free.
April 29: Outdoor Heritage Day. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Free.
May 6: Cinco de Mayo. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Grand Junction. Free.
May 13: Kite Day. 10 a.m. to noon, Sherwood Park. Free.
Dos Rios students host change drive for local girl
Dos Rios Elementary students raised $1,000 through a penny drive for Aubrie Hope Hughes, a local toddler who was born with half a heart and a hole in her heart. The school presented Aubrie's family with a check March 31. 
O.W.L. program gets grant to continue past pilot stage
The Outdoor Wilderness Lab program at Bookcliff Middle School will be able to grow thanks to a $20,000 grant award from Great Outdoors Colorado! O.W.L. offers hands-on science learning through a five-day camp on Grand Mesa. Check out a video below.
Chipeta Preschool gets A+
Chipeta Preschool at Chipeta Elementary has received a Level 5 rating from Colorado Shines - the highest possible rating offered by the state's preschool evaluation system. Chipeta earned its rating for its dedication to child health and safety, well-trained staff, and strong leadership.
Local HOSA/Future Health Professionals students win big at State Leadership Conference
Numerous School District 51 high school students were honored at the HOSA/Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference March 7-9 in Denver. See the roster of winners here.
Did You Know?
District 51 is proud to introduce the "Did You Know?" series, which will offer regular updates on issues impacting District 51 online and in the Daily Sentinel. Check out two of our first installments above and learn how District 51 is integrating Performance Based Learning into its learning model (left) and how we get some of the lowest funding per student in the state of Colorado (right). 
Congratulations to the March 2017 District 51 Students of the Month!
The Student of the Month luncheon honors two outstanding 8th- and 12th-graders from each District 51 middle and high school.CMU and Alpine Bank fund a $500 scholarship, which can be renewed annually, for each Student of the Month if they choose to attend CMU or WCCC. March honorees are listed here.
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