Football, Spirit, Marching Band returns to D6 on Oct. 8Posted by KIM DESMOND on 10/7/2020 3:00:00 PM
Football will return to Greeley-Evans School District 6 Stadium beginning Thursday, October 8, and it will look very different from previous years.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, general admission will not be permitted at any game. Student players, members of the Spirit Team and members of the marching band will be issued a very limited amount of ticket vouchers to share with family and friends. These vouchers will be exchanged for paid tickets at the stadium, and only credit cards will be accepted. Seating will be designated and all attendees must wear a face covering to enter and during the game.
No concessions will be sold, but attendees can bring one individual non-glass drink container. Spectators will be asked to leave the stadium and parking lot immediately after the game.
All schools will play six games, with an option for a seventh game to be determined later.
The first game scheduled for October 8, Greeley Central High School versus Windsor High School, will be livestreamed on the District 6 YouTube Channel at Some games will be broadcast live on the District 6 You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/greeleyschools.
Other games are scheduled to be live streamed on the National Federation of High Schools network. Here is how to access and check on the available broadcasts for each HS:
- Go to: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
- Search by school name
- If games are already scheduled into the NFHS system, they will
show up as scheduled. Not all games are currently listed, but many more should
become available as NFHS continues to update the schedules.
- To access the games, you have to subscribe and set up an
account. Cost is $10.99/month or $69.99/year ($5.83/month). The subscription
allows you to access virtually any game, in any sport, that is being broadcast
on the NFHS Network, including playoffs, across the country.
Here are the football games currently scheduled for each non-charter high school:
Greeley Central High School
- Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m,, versus Windsor at home
- Friday, October 16, 7 p.m., versus Loveland away
- Friday, October 23, 7 p.m., versus Monarch away
- Friday, October 30, 7 p.m., versus Skyline at home
- Friday, November 6, 7 p.m., versus Greeley Central away
- Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m., versus Longmont at home
Greeley West High School
- Friday, October 9, 7 p.m., versus Erie away
- Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m., versus Skyline at home
- Friday, October 23, 7 p.m., versus Loveland at home
- Friday, October 30, 7 p.m., versus Longmont away
- Friday, November 6, 7 p.m., versus Greeley Central at home
- Friday, November 13, 7 p.m., versus Monarch away
Northridge High School
- Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m., versus Green Mountain away
- Friday, October 16, 7 p.m., versus Mountain View at home
- Friday, October 23, 7 p.m., versus Frederick away
- Thursday, October 29, 6:30 p.m., versus Mead at home
- Friday, November 6, 7 p.m., versus Thompson Valley away
- Friday, November 13, 7 p.m., versus Roosevelt at home
District 6 schools, offices to close for long weekendPosted by KIM DESMOND on 10/6/2020 10:00:00 AM
Most Greeley-Evans School District 6 non-charter schools will be closed Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12, and all District 6 offices will be closed Monday, October 12.
Monday, October 12 was originally scheduled as a no-contact day for students, a professional development day for school staff and a regular workday for all other full-time and hourly employees. Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch approved October 12 as a vacation day for all employees in recognition of the hard work and extra duties employees are performing because of COVID-19 and the reopening of school buildings during this pandemic.
All District 6 offices and schools will be open and on a normal schedule on Tuesday, October 13.
Northridge STEM Academy earns distinguished honorPosted by KIM DESMOND on 10/6/2020 9:00:00 AM
The National Academy Foundation has recognized the Northridge High School STEM Academy as a Distinguished Academy for the 2019-2020 school year.
This highly competitive distinction recognizes that students in the Northridge STEM Academy are college and career ready, and that the academy mirrors the demographics of the school in the categories of ethnicity, gender, English language learners and students who qualify for free and reduced meals. In addition, 100 percent of the academy's rising seniors participate in paid internships. Northridge far exceeds the NAF expectations in all areas.
"Our staff and students have worked incredibly hard to reach this level of honor by NAF," said Northridge Principal Insoon Olson. "Due to all of our efforts and over 300 outstanding students, we have met the requirements of Distinguished Level and will continue to focus our efforts in providing a quality academic program with real-world experiences to apply their skills. I am incredibly proud of our Grizzlies and all that they have accomplished by engaging within their choice pathway in our STEM Academy."
The STEM program began at Northridge High School in 2006, with an emphasis on math and science. In 2012-13, the school opened the Academy of Engineering and the academy of Math and Science. The Academy of Information Technology was established in 2015-16. And, in 2018-19, all the academies were restructured into the single STEM Academy.
In 2014-15, 143 students participated in one or more of the two academies. This year, 242 students are enrolled in the NAF STEM Academy.
Northridge officially received this honor during the NAF Next 2020 Annual Academy Conference this summer.
Community partners help pay off student meal debtPosted by KIM DESMOND on 10/5/2020 3:00:00 PM
Today, all accumulated student meal debt was erased in Greeley-Evans School District 6 thanks to the help of some amazing community partners.
Food4Success is a fundraising campaign sponsored by The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to help pay off accumulated student meal debt accrued through the District 6 Nutrition Services Department. When students who do not qualify for free meals cannot pay for a meal, they still receive same lunch or breakfast that other students receive. However, if the meal debt isn't eventually paid by families, then District 6 must pay for that debt out of its general fund.
At the beginning of this school year, District 6 had $147,000 in meal debt. Today, that amount is zero.
Adolfson and Peterson, the contractor building the new Greeley West High School, hosted a golf tournament for its subcontractors at the Greeley Country Club Monday, October 5 to raise money for Food4Success. The event raised $40,000.
"Being part of this Greeley West project has meant a lot to us, as well as the other companies working on the building," said Doug Johnson, vice president of Adolfson and Peterson. "It is a privilege for us to be able to give back to the community."
In addition, last week Atmos Energy also donated $25,000 to the Food4Success campaign. This, coupled with the golf tournament proceeds, raised enough to pay off the current outstanding meal debt balance.
"Words cannot begin to express our deep gratitude for the community's amazing support for Food4Success," said Danielle Bock, director of nutrition Services for District 6. "This is a huge relief to many of our families who simply don't have the means to pay off this debt. And it will preserve funding for other District 6 programs that may have suffered cuts to pay for this debt."
Food4Success got its first boost a few weeks ago when the program was featured on The Kyle Clark Show on 9News. Clark does a weekly fundraising campaign for selected non-profits. The publicity from that show brought in more than $90,000 in donations statewide.
"I just want to thank the community and those around the state who supported this campaign," said District 6 Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. "Having so many rally around our students in this challenging time gives us hope and renewed energy to continue the important work of educating our children. We are incredibly grateful."
Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, Sept. 28Posted by KIM DESMOND on 9/28/2020 10:00:00 AM
The Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education is hosting a work session and business meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2020.
This meeting will be conducted in person. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come first serve basis. Overflow viewing of the live-streamed meeting will also be available but space is also limited. This meeting will be livestreamed on the Greeley-Schools YouTube page. Go to www.greeleyschools.org for a link to the live stream.
Members of the public shall be allowed to submit requests to address the Board. Requests to speak should be submitted through the District 6 Public Participation form no later than noon on the day of the meeting. Here is the link to the Public Participation form: https://forms.gle/
36pqqApCfzLNVPgx7. Those addressing an item on the Board agenda will have time to speak at the beginning of the business meeting. Those addressing items not on the agenda will have time so speak at the end of the business meeting. Each speaker is asked to limit comments to 2 minutes.
The final determination as to whether an item will appear on the board agenda will be at the discretion of the superintendent and board president.
Highlights of the agenda include:
4 p.m. Work Session
· Board member comments and reports
· BOE Upcoming Events
· CASB Legislative Resolution Discussion
· Community Engagement
· Debrief Work Session
6 p.m. Business meeting
· Board of Education President announcements
· Public Participation Regarding Agenda Items
· Work session report
· Superintendent’s report
Approval of the Agenda
· Minutes of the September 14, 2020 Business Meeting
· Personnel report
· CEA Retirement Recognition, Ron Anderson (information item)
· Proclamation: National Principals Week (action item)
· Proclamation: University of Northern Colorado Week at District 6 (action item)
· Recognition: Crossing Guards, America’s Safe Schools Week, Oct. 17-23, 2020 (information item)
· Cancel: October 12 Board of Education Meeting (action Item)
· Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Ramon Reyes (information item)
· Innovation2020 Update: District Accountability Committee Membership and School Accountability Committee Membership Approval (action item)
· Innovation2020 Update: Operational and Organizational Effectiveness, Priority 3, Talent ( information item)
· New Administrators Welcome (information item)
· PDC Land Donation (action item)
· Public Participation Regarding Non-Agenda Items
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