Subscribe to our email list
School District 51 Family and Community Newsletter | December 2016
It's a F.A.C.T. - Facilities in need
The goal to keep funding cuts out of the classroom meant preserving instruction, not the physical classroom. So as the budget has tightened, maintenance has fallen behind. It would now cost millions to catch up. Learn more here
Pear Park NHS students donate to homeless Grand Valley teens
National Honor Society students at Pear Park Elementary donated socks and toiletries for the approximately 20 homeless students at R-5 High last week. Learn more here.
Students explore Hour of Code
D51 students joined kids across the globe in discovering the possibilities of computer science during Hour of Code events last week. Students honed their computer science abilities through fun activities that involve writing computer-based programs.
Community presents draft vision
A group of community members, including parents, staff, and other citizens, gathered again Nov. 30 to create a draft vision for D51. Learn more here.
The mission never stopped - prevention efforts continue
The community's efforts to combat suicide in people of all ages have been elevated and ongoing all fall and into this winter. All are invited to share their ideas for suicide prevention at a Mesa County Health Department open forum at 6 Jan. 10 at 510 29 1/2 Road. If you haven't already, please review this letter sent to families today. 
Foundations make $50K Chromebook donation
The District 51 Foundation and the Western Colorado Community Foundation teamed up to purchase 147 Google Chromebooks for local students. The devices will enhance student learning and research opportunities. See a video and learn more here.
We're accredited!
The State Board of Education today released accreditation ratings for all Colorado school districts. Learn more about our rating and when accreditation ratings for schools will be approved by the State Board of Ed here.
Football, volleyball honors
Congratulations to the District 51 students who made the WSL All Conference Football and Volleyball teams! Find out who made each team here:
Career Center students get in the holiday spirit
Career Center students hosted their annual Holiday Open House earlier this month, selling items connected to their vocational training. You may have also caught a glimpse of their work on the above float in the Parade of Lights!
Fun for the whole family
Dec. 17 - Wreaths Across America. Free. 10 a.m. Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado.
Dec. 21-24 - The Nutcracker. $15-$30. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Moss Performing Arts Center. 
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. 5 p.m. Powderhorn.
Jan. 14 - GJ Rockestra Concert. $20-$45. 7:30 p.m. Moss Performing Arts Center.
Twitter Facebook Instagram
D51 Foundation events: Jan. 12 meeting and White Iced Feb. 4!
Please join D51 Ambassadors for a Performance Based Learning forum at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Avalon. Learn more about the event here and RSVP here. Then, on Feb. 4, join the foundation for its annual fundraiser, White Iced, at 7 in the CMU Ballroom. 
Congratulations to the November 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. October honorees are listed here.
Have a wonderful Winter Break and a fantastic 2017 - see you all back at school Jan. 4!
Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube