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  • Cary Smith named principal at Greeley Central

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 6/18/2018

    Greeley Central High School will have a new leader when the school year begins in August. Cary Smith, who has worked as an assistant principal and teacher at Greeley Central, will take the helm as principal in July.

    “Cary Smith has a deep commitment to Greeley Central, having served there for 19 years in a variety of roles,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “Most recently he has served as the Academic Assistant Principal. He has 29 years of teaching English Language Arts. He has experience as a head coach and department chairperson. He has led and served on various district and building committees.”

    Mr. Smith replaces Kent Henson, who served for two years as principal at Greeley Central before being hired as the District 6 Assistant Superintendent for Support Services this spring. Mr. Henson will assume his new duties in July.

    Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.

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  • Youth Leadership Forum to be held May 31

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 5/27/2018

    The 5th Annual Youth Leadership Forum will be held on Thursday, May 31 at Greeley Central High School, 1515 14th Avenue. The event is designed to offer 6th-12th grade students the opportunity to come together and learn from nationally recognized leadership experts.

    The Youth Leadership Forum has served more than 1,000 students from across the Front Range. The YLF is sponsored by State Farm and the Good Neighbor Grant. State Farm has committed $80,000 over the past four years to support this event. Because of this support the event is offered at no cost.

    This year's keynote speakers are Sue Enquist, 11-time NCAA championship softball coach from UCLA, and Rod Olson, founder of Coaches of Excellence, former college football coach and leadership consultant to many organizations, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, and the U.S. Navy Seals. Students and adult sponsors will have the opportunity to learn and engage in dialog with these outstanding leaders.

    The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with breakfast and lunch also provided at no cost. For more information or to register, contact Director of Athletics and Activities Bob Billing at, or call (970) 348-6265.

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  • Early College Academy named top school

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 5/18/2018

    Early College Academy, a Greeley-Evans School District 6 high school that operates in collaboration with Aims Community College, has been named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

    ECA was awarded a bronze medal based on the level of college readiness of its students. U.S. News & World Report has four criteria to select schools for the list. This includes students exceeding expectations in their states, underserved students performing better than the state average in reading and math, the school's graduation rate exceeding 80 percent and the school preparing graduates for college-level work.

    For the full press release click HERE.

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  • Kent Henson named assistant superintendent

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 5/14/2018

    Kent Henson, who has served two years as the principal of Greeley Central High School, has been named the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, a post he will take over July 1, 2018. The Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education approved Henson’s appointment at its regular meeting Monday, May 14.

    Henson came to District 6 from Michigan, where he worked as the assistant superintendent of instructional services for the West Ottawa Public schools from 2012-16. Previously he served 19 years as a science teacher, six years as a principal in two comprehensive high schools and one year as an assistant principal.

    For the full press release click HERE.

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  • Northridge students named Dell Scholars

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 4/18/2018

    Paola Espinoza and Gustavo Hernandez, both seniors at Northridge High School, have been named Dell Scholars and will receive $20,000 toward their college tuition, a laptop and textbook credits.

    The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation awards the scholarships annually. There were only 11 Dell Scholars awarded in the state of Colorado this year.

    Dell Scholars is a competitive program that not only supports students through college financially but provides counseling and financial coaching to ensure students are successful in college and eventually their careers and life.

    To qualify for this scholarship, students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, maintain a grade point average of 2.4 and exhibit grit, potential, and ambition.

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