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  • Greeley West students earn IB Diplomas, honors

    Posted by GIZEH MARTINEZ on 9/15/2021

    Twelve Greeley West High School 2021 graduates earned prestigious International Baccalaureate Diplomas, earning a minimum of 24 college credits each.


    To receive the IB Diploma, students completed six International Baccalaureate courses, complete 150 hours of community service and extracurricular activity hours, completed a Theory of Knowledge Essay and completed a 4,000-word extended essay research paper, receiving an overall score of at least 27 points.  The average score for Greeley West students was 29.


    Greeley West students earning an IB Diploma this year are:

    • Zachary Headley
    • Yovahn Quinones
    • Leslie Martinez Torres
    • Kayla Becker
    • Jasmine Mosqueda Villareal
    • Ivette Jacquez
    • Isabella Martinez
    • Brendan McCune
    • Ashlynn Estal
    • Anuj Panta
    • Anthony Gomez
    • Jody Evans
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  • District 6 closed for Labor Day September 6

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 9/1/2021

    All Greeley-Evans School District 6 schools and offices will be closed Monday, September 6 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. 


    The District will reopen on September 7. For more information on District 6 or to view the school-year calendar, visit

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  • District 6 students honored as AP Scholars

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 8/30/2021

    This year, 97 Greeley-Evans School District 6 students have earned the prestigious AP Scholars award for their outstanding performance on 2021 Advanced Placement tests, with two students earning the AP Capstone Diploma.


    The College Board’s Advanced Placement program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses and exams while in high school. District 6 offers more than 20 Advanced Placement courses to high school students. Students who score well on AP exams are eligible to receive college credit, advanced placement in college, or both at more than 3,200 colleges and universities across the United States. 


    Annually, the College Board recognizes those students who have taken multiple AP exams and scored well on them:


    • AP Scholar: Students who earned scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.


    • AP Scholar with HonorStudents who earned an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and had scores of 3 or higher on at least four exams.


    • AP Scholar with Distinction: Students who earned an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and had scores of 3 or higher on at least five exams.


    • National AP Scholar: Students who earned an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and had scores of 4 or higher on at least eight exams.


    • AP Capstone Seminar and Research Certificate: Students who earned scores of three or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research, but not on four additional AP exams.


    • AP Capstone Diploma: Student who earned scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP exams of their choosing.


    Greeley Central High School led among District 6 high schools with 30 AP scholars this year.

    District 6 has nearly doubled the number of students achieving AP Scholar status over the past few years. In 2012, the number of AP Scholars was 57. Over the past 14 years, more than 1,200 District 6 students have been named as AP Scholars by the College Board.


    The College Board’s AP exams are developed by a national committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that the exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation's leading liberal arts and research institutions


    The 2021 College Board Advanced Placement Scholars from District 6 are listed below. Some of these students were seniors in May 2021 and will be attending colleges and universities across the United States, or engaged in other education or career opportunities.


    Greeley Central High School


    AP Scholar: Nevaeh G. Ahrendsen, Miguel A. Alvarado Arguij, Lily R. Gloekler, Kirsten R. Harkins, Elias Haro, Camile Heaston, Sophia I. Morrell, Miguelangel G. Ramirez-Aleman, Markus J. Rodriguez, Luther W. Sadler, Hailey N.Ter Meer, Alyssa J. Triplett


    AP Scholar with Honor: Dylan R. Frederick-Law, Madrigal J. Frederick-Law, Julia Guerrero, Emma L. Johnston, Yiseli Quinones, Ariela R. Rodriguez, Linsoln Severt


    AP Scholar with Distinction: Armando Flores Monteneg, Lanie M. Freeland, Cadence Heaston, Rudi A. Herrig, Savana M. Long, Eliana R. Mascarenas, John M. Mathews, Casbah M. Parlin, Gianna Uyemura, Heather M. Yackey


    AP Capstone Diploma: Gianna Uyemura


    Greeley West High School


    AP Scholar: Maria G. Aceves Mendez, Jazmin D. Arias, Evert Carmona, Colleen E. Cherry, Ashlynn C. Estal, Jacob H. Evans, Zachary A. Headley, Anuj Ranta, Lane A. Renouf, Kate L. Timothy, Azalee E. Welch


    AP Scholar with Honor:  Alexander C. Branum, Edward A. Hart Bobadilla, Thomas G. Roth


    AP Scholar with Distinction: Benden M. Folsom, Ali Z. Lone, James E. Mathews, Brendan J. McCune, Bohden R. Suntych,


    Northridge High School


    AP Scholar: Herminia Bocanegra, Cody W. Burkholder, Tabitha L Chatman, Nicholas R. DeBey, Angel G. Hernandez, Gabrielle C. Hernandez, Rachel M. Higgins Camacho, Paige C. Hill, Maeve E. Pepin, Jace C. Reid, Reign A. Schafer


    AP Scholar with Distinction: Madison K. Van Soest and Abigail K. Weaver


    AP Seminar and Research Certificate: Herminia Bocanegra, Tabitha L. Chatman, Bianca C. Coleman, Nicholas R. DeBey, Braeden C. Freier, Arden M. Hanning, Angel G. Hernandez, Gabrielle C.Hernandez, Alexia N. Morfin, Victoria E. Perales, Kathryn L. Vogels


    AP Capstone Diploma: Abigail K. Weaver


    Frontier Academy


    AP Scholar: Riley J. Baker, Macy E. Crow, Alexander H. Dhupar, Zoey D. Douglass, Elizabeth L. Gallegos, Cooper Malone, Lorelei R. Morgan-Macfarla, Jay E. Rothe, Oliver M. Schantz, Sara E. Swallow


    AP Scholar with Honor: Aaron J. Ehrlich and Sebastian Groom


    AP Scholar with Distinction: Tayler B. Barnhart


    Union Colony Preparatory

    AP Scholar: Gracie E. Christensen and Lucas A. Ruiz


    University Schools


    AP Scholar: Owen C. Blehm and Trinity S. Brewer


    AP Scholar with Honor: Phat D. Ho and Jaemason L. Long


    AP Scholar with Distinction: Joshua C. Berntsen, Tina M. Brewer, Kylie J. Kravig, Christopher D. Moses

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  • D6 educators honored as outstanding CTE teachers

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 8/24/2021

    Two Greeley-Evans School District 6 educators have been honored by the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education as outstanding teachers. 


    Lauren Appelhans, a family and consumer studies teacher at Greeley Central High School, was named the Colorado CTE Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education teachers, their extraordinary contributions to the field of CTE, programs that exemplify the hightest standards, and activities that promote and expand career and technical education at the secondary school level across the state. 


    Chelsea Bernard, also a family and consumer studies teacher at Northridge High School, is the Colorado CTE New Teacher of the Year. Recipients of the CTE New Teacher of the Year Award are in their first three to five years of teaching. They are recognized for their contributions to career and technical education and student learning within their CTE pathway. 


    Both educators were honored by the Distirct 6 Board of Educaiton at its regular meeting Monday, August 23. 


    "This is really quite an honor for both of them," said Dr. Deirdre Pilch, superintendent of schools for District 6. 


    Both Appelhans and Bernard said how excited they are to be teaching in District 6. 


    "It is a huge honor to work for the Greeley school district," Bernard told the Board of Education. "I feel like I get to teach my students things that will serve them for the rest of their lives." 

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  • Greeley-Evans School District 6 is winner of The Succeeds Prize 2021

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 8/19/2021

    Colorado Succeeds has announced that Greeley-Evans School District 6 is one of 6 winners of The Succeeds Prize, the most prestigious award for Colorado educators. Winners have been selected for their exemplary programs that develop agile learners and prepare students to thrive in an ever changing world. 


    The Succeeds Prize is a collaboration between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and the business community that seeks to recognize, and invest in, educators who are reimagining education to prepare students for jobs that don't yet exist, tools not yet created, and problems not yet identified. By amplifying these educators, The Prize allows students and families across Colorado to benefit from their experience, insight, and lessons learned. 


    The Success Foundaiton Serving Greeley-Evans Schools specifically nominated District 6 for work being done related to career and college readiness programming and personalized learning. "We get to see success stories every day and felt District 6 should be recognized statewide for the incredible work they are doing for our students and community," said Julie Hill, Executive Director of The Success Foundation. 


    Winners embody Colorado Succeeds' Vision 2030 Framework outlining the education principles, experiences, and transferable competencies students will need to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. They represent a range of forward-thinking education solutions for students preK-12 that meet workforce demands, utilize innovative learning models, promote student agency, and prioritize the needs of students furthest form opportunity. 


    The goal of Greeley-Evans School District 6 is to provide a personalized learning experience so all students graduate on time and are career and college ready. "We have and will continue to be very strategic and intentional about how we are preparing our students for their futures," said Dr. Deirdre Pilch, District 6 Superintendent. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award and look forward to sharing the successes we are experiencing through an equitable, personalized, and applicable approach to learning."


    In addition to the $15K cash prize, Greeley-Evans School District 6 will be featured in a televised 9NEWS storytelling campaign and will have opportunities to engage with Colorado Succeeds' network of business, government, and nonprofit partners. For more information, please contact The Success Foundation at or District 6 Communications at

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