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 WINOGRAD YEARBOOK NEWS
Production of the Winograd Yearbook is in full swing.  We need help from our CUBS Nation in two areas to make sure it's a great success!  If you know of anyone who would like to advertise in the yearbook, please contact Mrs. Haining at 348-2692 or by e-mailing her at winogradyearbook@hotmail.com
Also, if you are a parent/guardian of an 8th grader, we want your student's baby picture to use in our "8th Grade Baby Pages".  Your student should have brought home a form, but if he/she didn't please contact Mrs. Haining at 348-2692 or e-mail her at winogradyearbook.com to obtain one.
Together we can help our students "Steel" the Spotlight!
 
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NAT’L SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK
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In celebration of National School Breakfast Week, Winograd CUBS posed for pictures on Wednesday, March 08, 2017.  For a picture slide show follow the link HERE
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ART STUDENTS "TAKING FLIGHT!"
We celebrate our artistic CUBS Bohden S. and Jackson A. as they entered their projects in the "Art of Flight" student art competition at the Greeley-Weld County Airport.  They were honored at a reception on Friday, February 24th, 2017.  Jackson took 3rd place in the elementary art category and will have his work framed and displayed in the administration hallway for a year.  Winograd alumni Katie F. also placed in the High School category.
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  HEALTH HEROES PROGRAM 
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The 5210 Health Heroes program is a free program sponsored by Healthy Kids Club.  The goal of the program is to recognize students and staff for being healthy role models and practicing the 5210 healthy habits.
To learn more about the 5210 Challenge follow this video link: HERE 
Here at Winograd we will be selecting 2 students and/or staff members each month to be our Health Heroes.  A Health Hero can be nominated by any student or staff.  Health Heroes will be announced at each COURAGE Assembly starting with the January assembly.  They win a T-Shirt, car magnet and certificate and as well as a spot on the Health Heroes bulletin board in the cafeteria.
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SPELLING BEE CHAMPS
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee participants and winners:  
5th Place:  Harrison S.; 4th Place:  Cami H.; 3rd Place:  Paige H.; and 2nd Place:  Shyla P.
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Our Winograd spelling champion is Arden H.  Arden will represent our school at the State Spelling Bee on March 11th!
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2016-2017 TRI-STAR WINNERS
Approximately 100 CUBS participated in the Greeley Optimist's Tri-Star competition after school on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  The CUBS showed off their skills in shooting, dribbling, & passing.  Blue & red ribbons were awarded to the top girls & boys in each age level.
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We are proud of our CUBS! 
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FEBRUARY COURAGE ASSEMBLY 
All CUBS big and small gathered in the gymnasium on Thursday, February 16th for the February COURAGE Assembly.  In addition to celebrating this month's COURAGE Award winners for showing Achievement, all Perfect Attendance winners were announced, the 3rd grade Multiplication Masters and one Division Master were also recognized by our middle school math teachers, and six students were awarded medals for completing Library Challenges.
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It's an impressive sight when all of each month's COURAGE Award winners are in one place.
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The Boys Basketball Coaches recognized all of the 7th and 8th grade athletes who represented our school well during their season.
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Isaac C. and Bella H. were this month's Health Heroes.  Also, Mrs. Kinyon was happy to accept the trophy from Ms. Niccoli for the third graders who won the Highest Average Daily Attendance award for the Intermediate grades.  (First grade won it for the Primary grades, and Sixth grade won it for the Middle School grades.)
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Third grade students encouraged all CUBS to help them gather mini bottles of shampoo and toilet paper to donate to our community members in need.  And the Assembly ended with the traditional singing of the School Song.
Solid As Steel....WINOGRAD! 
(More awesome pictures from the February COURAGE Assembly are: HERE)
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8th GRADE STEM FEST
-Friday, February 3rd- 
Members of Mr. Inloes' Science Investigations class showcased the experiments and projects they've been working on during 2nd trimester.  Dry ice, skittles, basketballs, video displays, and parts of a truck engine were just some of the materials the students used to demonstrate their assignments.  The STEM Fest was open to all middle school students.
Pictures from STEM Fest: HERE
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VARIETY SHOW, 2017
CUBS were dazzled and entertained by this years "Variety Show 2017".  The show took place in the gymnasium on Friday, January 27th.  
For a slide show of the event click: HERE
  • Dear District 6 students and families:

    I sincerely hope you had a fun and restful Spring Break. We are excited to have our students back in school, ready to finish the semester strong. It is a busy time of the year with assessments, concerts, projects and finally, graduation. I hope the rest of the school year is productive and pleasant for everyone!

    I want to communicate two important changes we will implement in the 2017-18 school year. As you know, Greeley-Evans School District 6 failed to pass a ballot measure last November that would have brought approximately $12 million into our district annually for seven years. That, coupled with a projected cut in state funding has us looking to reallocate dollars in the 2017-18 budget. It will be lean, but our goal is to keep resources where they are making a difference for our students.

    Bus Transportation
    In this reallocation effort, we have made the decision to restructure our bus transportation for the 2017-18 school year. We will be increasing the required walk distance for all students, which means some students who are now transported by District 6 buses will no longer qualify for that service. In addition, we are restructuring our high school transportation to a greater degree, and will no longer be providing neighborhood school bus pick-up sites for our older students. High school transportation will be limited to predetermined stops for students living outside the walk boundary.

    This will not impact students who qualify for individual transportation through Special Education services.

    Here are the new walking distances that we will now enforce:

    • Elementary Schools: 1.5 miles, up from 1.25 previously
    • Middle Schools: 2 miles, up from 1.5 previously
    • High Schools: 3 miles, up from 2.5 miles previously

    These walk distances are similar to most districts in the front-range.

    Our Transportation Department is working on developing new routes based on the new walking distances. We will have all the new routes in place by August 1, 2017, and parents will be able to log onto our website to see if their child qualifies for District 6 transportation based on their home address and the school they attend. Safe walking routes will be reviewed as final decisions are made about transportation. Student safety is a priority in these decisions.

    I know this is a change and that it will impact many of our families. It is necessary because we do not have the resources to fully staff drivers in our Transportation Department. For most of the year, we have had up to 16 bus driver positions open. This plan allows the district to eliminate 14 bus routes, which is more in line with the amount of drivers we have been able to employ. It also allows us to take some of our oldest, most expensive-to-maintain buses off the road. All of this results in a cost savings to the District.

    We will continue to communicate with our families as we know more about who will be affected by this change.

    Start and Dismissal Times
    I am very excited about another change that our shift in transportation will help us make next year. Having worked with district leaders and building principals, District 6 will change the start times for all levels next year, creating a later start time for our high school students. Research supports a later start time for older students who biologically need more sleep and have later sleep cycles than younger students. This research shows improvement in attendance and behavior in schools that implement a later start time for high school students.

    The reduction in high school transportation allows for a shift in start times at all levels, better meeting the needs of all our students. High schools will start no earlier than 8 a.m. District 6 administration is working to finalize transportation options for high school students before finalizing start and dismissal times for high schools.  Here are the new start and dismissal times that will begin in August 2017 for all schools:

    • Elementary Schools, McAuliffe K-8 and Winograd K-8: 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. 
    • Middle Schools: 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
    • High Schools: To Be Determined (Start time no earlier than 8 a.m.)

    Two schools have slightly different start times due to traffic issues and transportation. They are:

    • Chappelow K-8: 8:10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. 
    • Romero K-8: 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (4-8 Campus); 8:35 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. (K-3 Campus). This is not a change from the current start and dismissal times.
    • Early College Academy: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    I realize a change to school start and dismissal times can be a significant shift for families, but I believe it will be positive for our students. In addition to allowing the later start time for high school students, it will create an earlier release time for our middle school students so they won’t be walking home in the dark. Our younger students, who tend to be up earlier in the morning, can get to school to begin learning and get home earlier. And, we believe it will improve our transportation service by allowing more time for our drivers to pick up and deliver students.

    These changes will help us shift resources to ensure that our students have the most highly qualified teachers and staff serving them every day. It will help us maintain programs like blended learning, AVID, concurrent enrollment in colleges and our Career Pathways. Unfortunately, it also means fewer services for some of our families. For this I am deeply sorry.

    I am hopeful that we will be able to secure more resources for District 6 through a future ballot measure. I am committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all our students. I am committed to meeting the goals in our strategic plan, Innovation2020. I pledge to continue to create efficiencies and use our resources effectively to meet the needs of our students. We need the support of our families and our community to ensure that happens.

    As we roll out these changes next year, we will continue to communicate with you. If you have questions or concerns, please work with the administration at your school. I am confident we can work together to make these changes as smooth and non-disruptive to our students and families as possible. Our students are resilient, and I am certain they will adapt quickly to these changes.

    Thank you for your continued support and for trusting us to educate your children.

    Kindest Regards,

    Deirdre Pilch

    Deirdre Pilch, EdD
    Superintendent of Schools

     

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GREAT GIFT IDEA
Stumped about what to give to your favorite CUB?  Look no further.  Winograd just received a shipment of machine stitched, all cotton, velcro adjustable CUBS ball caps.  One size fits all and they are $15.00 each.  
See Mrs. Archibeque in the office for more information.
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 Select CUB Wear items are also available for purchase. 

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  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the Board of Education commits itself to a policy of nondiscrimination and shall not discriminate in its educational, employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Concern or complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as a compliance officer for District 6:


    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    1025 9th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631
    Phone: (970) 348-6000

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