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School District 51 Family and Community Newsletter | January 2017
It's a F.A.C.T. - All Learners are important,deserve differentiation
No two students take the exact same pathway to a District 51 diploma. Learn more about the schools, programs, and systems that help each student learn here
D51 grad rate tops CO average
District 51 had a higher graduation rate and a lower dropout rate than the state average in 2016, according to data released just today by the Colorado Department of Education. Check out how far we've come here.
D51 Superintendent survey
After 35 dedicated years of teaching and leadership in D51, Superintendent Steve Schultz has announced his retirement. Please click the survey button below to share what qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent. 
Superintendent Survey
Enrollment reaches 8-year high
This fall, District 51 counted 22,105 students - the most preschool through 12th-grade students we've had since 2008. Learn more here.
AP Capstone classes coming to Fruita Monument High School
Fruita Monument will soon become one the 1,000 schools worldwide to offer an Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma. To earn the diploma, students must earn high marks on AP Seminar and AP Research tests, plus four other AP tests. Learn more here.
Full-Day Kindergarten D51-wide?
The value of Full-Day Kindergarten is well-documented in numerous reports and studies. Full-Day Kindergarten is available at some D51 elementary schools, but not all. Learn more about what it would take to have it district-wide here.
Snow Day, Weather Delay FAQs
During last year's Snow Day, the district's Facebook page was flooded with more than 500 questions and comments and 200 messages. Be prepared in case there's a delay or closure again with this handy Snow Day Guide.
What's in the budget?
D51 School Board members re-adopted the 2016-17 budget this Tuesday. Readoption mid-year, when the district has a more solid enrollment count, is common. See where District 51 ranks in funding per student and see how we compare to other Colorado school districts in the map above.
Have you checked out our live School Board broadcasts yet?District 51 now live streams School Board meetings on Facebook. After the meeting, check out archives on YouTube or Facebook.
Fun for the Whole Family!
Jan. 25 - Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Series Documentary: The Bad Kids. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. film screening. MC Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. Free.
Feb. 2 - Super Rad Art Jam Teen Art Exhibit Opening. 6-8 p.m. MC Central Library, 443 N. 6th St.
Feb. 6 - Taste of the Grand Valley. 4-7:30 p.m. Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. Admission: kids $6; adults $13; students, military, and seniors $10. 
Q: What percentage of District 51 students qualify for free or reduced-pice school meals?
A: Currently, 51.1 percent of D51 students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program. That's the highest percentage in District 51 history, and the first time the district has had a majority of its students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. The state average is 42.1 percent. See the trend here.
Have a question to ask for Q&A? Submit it here.
White Iced coming up Feb. 4!
It's not too late to get tickets to this year's White Iced Party, the annual fundraiser for the D51 Foundation. Proceeds benefit classroom technology and teacher education.
Congratulations to the December 2016 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. December honorees are listed here.
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