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  • District 6 Opens Schools for Public Tours

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 10/2/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 is hosting tours at four of the schools that will be rebuilt or undergo extensive renovations if the proposed 2019 Bond Issue 4C is approved by voters in November.

     

    After conducting a comprehensive Facility Needs Study during last school year, the District 6 Board of Education voted to place a $395 million bond issue on the ballot. This bond issue will begin to address nearly $1 billion in identified facility needs in District 6. The bond issue will help fund: enhanced spaces for career training at every school including charter schools; rebuilding Greeley West High School; rebuilding Madison Elementary School; building an addition to McAuliffe STEM Academy to address overcrowding; building an addition to Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8 to address overcrowding and create a performance space; enhancing safety and security at all schools including secure entry ways and interior locks; and prioritizing repairs and renovations at all schools. Charter schools will be included in this bond issue, and each of those schools has submitted a plan for how they will use the dollars.

     

    District 6 schools are currently 5,000 students over capacity. The number of students in District 6 has grown by 7,000 students over the past 20 years. It has been 17 years since any additional schools were built in District 6. Prairie Heights Middle School was built in 2013, and replaced John Evans Middle School, without adding capacity.

     

    Public tours will be hosted at four schools to allow residents the chance to see the schools and see first-hand some of the structural problems and challenges. Here is a schedule of the tours:

     

    • Madison Elementary School, 500 24th Avenue, Greeley : Monday, October 7, 11 a.m. - noon

     

    • McAuliffe STEM Academy K-8, 600 51st Avenue (off 4th Street) in Greeley : Monday, October 7, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    • Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8, 2001 34th Street in Evans: Wednesday, October 9, 11 a.m.- noon

     

    • Greeley West High School, 2401 35th Avenue, Greeley: Tuesday, October 8, 2-3 p.m.

     

    • Greeley West High School, 2401 35th Avenue, Greeley: Thursday, Oct. 17, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

     

    These tours are open to the public and no registration is required. Interested residents just need to show up at the schools at the designated start time and check in at the office. An official from the school will conduct all the tours and there will be time for questions. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Program Open at Greeley Central

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 10/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 officially opened the new Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway at Greeley Central High School with a ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, Sept. 29.

     

    The Advanced Manufacturing pathway will provide training for students on skills needed to work in many jobs that support manufacturing, including robotics, mechanics, industrial troubleshooting and safety. District 6 is partnering with Aims Community College to help students earn post-secondary credit as well as industry certifications.

     

    “District 6 recognizes the need for skilled workers in the area of advanced manufacturing. We are listening to area employers who are telling us they need graduates who are immediately prepared to fill jobs in their businesses, or enter other training programs,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “We are proud to add this program, which would not have been possible without some incredible partners that made Advanced Manufacturing possible at Greeley Central.”

     

    The new Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway is located in a former wood shop at Greeley Central High School. The renovation and equipment for the pathway was paid for through a grant from the city of Greeley, a Daniels Fund grant secured through The Success Foundation serving Greeley and Evans Schools, and funding from the 2017 Mill Levy Override.

     

    Students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to complete apprenticeships and internships in the field. Students must attend Greeley Central High School to be enrolled in the program. Open enrollment for students living outside their boundary school will begin in November for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • District 6 hosts Invitational Marching Band Festival

    Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 9/23/2019

    The 19th annual Greeley Invitational Marching Band Festival will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at District 6 Stadium, 100 71st Avenue in Greeley.

    Eleven high school bands from Northern Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming will participate in the festival beginning at 9 a.m.  Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students (5 and under are free).

    For the full press release click HERE.

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  • District 6 hosts VIP Tours highlighting bond issue

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 9/9/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 will host two informational VIP Tours highlighting schools that will be replaced or have significant repairs and renovations if the 2019 Bond Issue 4C passes in November. 

     

    The tours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 26 and October 3. Both tours will start at Northridge High School. Participants will have a brief orientation and tour at Northridge, before boarding a school bus and traveling to McAuliffe STEM Academy, Greeley West High School, Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8 School and Madison Elementary School. The group will then return to Northridge High School. 

     

    "We believe it is important for the voters of Greeley and Evans to have a chance to see one of our newer schools, Northridge, and the sites that have significant needs we are proposing to address with this bond issue," said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. "This is an important ballot measure for our communities and it is essential for voters to have the facts and see first-hand the conditions of these facilities so they can make an informed decision in November."

     

    Participants will only be provided factual information about 4C, and will have a chance to ask questions at each stop and on the bus in between locations. 

     

    Greeley West High School and Madison Elementary School are proposed for a complete rebuild in the 4C Bond Issue. Both schools have significant structural issues and are greatly over capacity. 

     

    Refreshments and lunch will be served. Northridge High School has ample parking. Space on both VIP Tours is limited. 

     

    To register for the tour, visit www.greeleyschools.org/VIPtour

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  • Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, Sept. 9

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 9/9/2019 2:00:00 PM

    The Greeley-Evans District 6 Board of Education will meet on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 9th Avenue. The full agenda can be accessed at www.greeleyschools.org/boarddocs. Click on the meeting date and then click on the “View the Agenda” button.

                              

    The 6 p.m. regular business meeting will be streamed live on the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org.

     

    Highlights of the agenda include:

     

    4:00 p.m. Work Session (Conference Room)

    ·         BOE Discussion – Board member comments and reports

    ·         BOE Review – upcoming events and calendar review

    ·         Community Engagement

    ·         Innovation2020 revision

     

    6 p.m. Business Meeting (Board Room)

     

    Communication

    ·         Board of Education President announcements

    ·         Hearing of persons desiring to speak before the Board of Education

    ·         Work session report

    ·         Superintendent’s report

     

    Approval of the Agenda (action item)

     

    Consent Agenda (action item)

    ·         Minutes of the August 26, 2019 BOE business meeting

    ·         Personnel report

    ·         Disposal of District vehicle: Bluebird 78-passenger bus

     

    Special Items

    ·         Boettcher Teacher Recognition 2018-19 (Information Item)

     

    Board Priorities

    ·         Second Read and Adoption: Policy EHC Safeguarding Personal Identifying Information (action item)

    ·         Second Read and Repeal: Policy EDB Maintenance and Control of Materials and Equipment (action item)

     

    Education

    ·         Innovation202 Update: Climate and Culture, Priority 1 (information item)

     

    Adjournment

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