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8th Annual Int'l Honeybee Festival - April 9th!

​Download the information here: Honeybee Festival.pdf

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4/9/20164/4/2016 3:07 PM
Bank of Colorado Calendar

​Extra copies available at the Administrative building, 2115 Grand Avenue.  Please stop by if you would like additional calendars.

 

4/4/2016 3:06 PM
Ariel Clinical Services: The Facts of Foster Care

3/31/2016 11:55 AM
Register your student for the Special Olympics!

​Please read this form first to find out what forms you need to fill out: Parent Packet Directions.pdf

 

Select the forms you need to fill out:

Application for Participation, Fillable.pdf

D51 Field Trip Permission.pdf

SOCO under 8 Young Athlete Registration Form, Fillable.pdf

Special Olympics Denial attendance.pdf

 

Download the event schedule here:

Event Schedule 2016.pdf

 

Please submit your registration to Laura Coulter by APril 5

Laura Coulter, Special Education Coordinator

596 N. Westgate Plaza, GJ 81505

laura.coulter@d51schools.org

3/17/2016 10:30 AM
Career Center Intersessions and Job Fair

Intersession March 21-25

These programs are open to all School District 51 high school students. Space is limited. Please contact Jami Moore at jami.moore@d51schools.org to request a seat in the class or gain more information.

Local Agricultural Industry Exploration and Plant Propagation. Students will earn .25 Science credit while learning about plant propagation and the history of agriculture in our area. Students will have the opportunity to travel to several agricultural businesses to participate and engage in what these businesses provide to our local economy. (8:00-2:30 daily) Lunch will be provided.

Maximum 18 students.

Construction Technology: Students will earn .25 math credits. They will build a greenhouse while learning basic math and trigonometry concepts. (8:00-2:30 daily) Lunch will be provided.

Maximum 12 students.

School to Work Alliance: In conjunction with several local businesses, the Workforce Center, and Chamber of Commerce, students will build skills and participate in our Job Fair at the Lincoln Park Barn on Wednesday, March 23.

March 21

Students will build resumes, write cover letters, and learn job seeking skills (8am-2 pm) – Lunch provided.

March 22

Students will participate in Mock Interviews and be prepared to meet employers (8 am- 2pm) – Lunch provided – These students must attend the Monday session.

March 23

Two sessions – Students will learn about and take the Food Handlers certification (9-11) or (12-2) 15 students per session

March 24

Job Fair at the Work Force Center – Open to all Students from 9:00-2:30 – Come and go at your convenience – We have 50 confirmed employers.

March 25

CPR and First Aid Certification (8:30am-12:30pm) – maximum of 10 students.

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2/12/2016 11:39 AM
5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

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2/9/2016 8:53 AM
Babysitter's Training

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1/28/2016 4:21 PM
Imagine Colorado

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Click here for FAQs about the challenge

Imagine Colorado FAQs.pdf

 

1/28/2016 9:39 AM
Powderhorn Adventure Snowsports Training

Powderhorn Resort and District 51 are pleased to form a partnership to provide your child an opportunity to ski or snowboard at an extremely affordable rate. This season we are excited to offer our program to all District 51 elementary schools, grades third - fifth.

Dates offered:

January 4, February 11, March 4. 

March 12 is Family Day, for all siblings, parents, and grandparents!

 

Download the packet here.pdf for more information and to register your elementary student!

12/1/2015 12:15 PM
District B Update

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Background

After receiving an inquiry from another candidate for District 51 School Board Director District B on Thursday, Oct. 15, the district's designated election official determined Paul Pitton lives in the Director District D, not Director District B. This makes him ineligible to be seated for the office under current circumstances, should he receive the most votes in the Nov. 3 election. Candidate Pitton chose not to withdraw from the election. All votes will be counted and certified.

Next Steps

If the certified vote count indicates District B candidates George Rau or Cindy Enos-Martinez receive the most votes, the winner will be sworn in as the director for District B. If Pitton earns the most votes, the District will seek a court ruling to see if he can be seated.

 

 

The district apologizes for its mistake in notarizing Pitton's candidate petitions without first confirming his address was in the proper director district. Providing continual updates in easily accessible locations online is an effort to improve our communication about the situation and help keep voters better informed throughout the election process and potential court action.

 

UPDATE Nov. 30, 2015 - Paul Pitton and Doug Levinson were sworn in today, in accordance with a statutory deadline. Levinson was elected to serve as the board's representative from Director District A and Pitton was elected to the Director District B seat. Pitton, who lived in Director District D at the time of the election, told the board at today's meeting he will have documentation available to prove residency in Director District B at the new board's first business meeting Dec. 8. The board does not have to take action to decide if Pitton is a resident of District B, but they can opt to declare a vacancy if they believe he is not a resident of District B.

 

 

UPDATE Nov. 23, 2015 - The District issued a statement on Friday that it would, if possible, delay any action regarding Paul Pitton's election to the school board until the Supreme Court rules on the legal challenge to his candidacy. The District subsequently determined that in the absence of a court order delaying or stopping post-election procedures and timelines, a school director must take office no later than 15 days after it receives the official election results. The District received the certification of election results on November 20, 2015. It is not possible for the District to extend this time period.

To the best of its knowledge, none of the interested parties to the pending legal action will seek a court order to stop or delay the post-election process until the legal challenge is finally decided. Therefore, over the weekend the District proceeded to notify Pitton of his election to office, and advised him that he must now take the oath of office within 10 days of such notification (by December 1, 2015). Upon receipt of his oath within that time, the District’s designated election official, Terri Wells, will issue to him a formal certificate evidencing his election, and his term of office will then begin.

The Board will hold a special meeting on November 30, 2015, at which time the Board president will administer the oath of office to Doug Levinson, the winner of the District A school director race, and to Pitton should he elect to appear and take the oath at that time.

The District is aware that, as of election day, Pitton was not a resident of the director district he was elected to represent. A school director cannot hold office if at any time during his term he or she is or becomes a nonresident of his or her director district. Therefore, if it appears that Pitton is not a resident of Director District B at any time following commencement of his term, the Board of Education is required by statute to adopt a resolution declaring a vacancy in such office at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The next scheduled meeting of the Board following November 30 is on December 8, 2015.

In the event of a vacancy, the Board would have 60 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.

The election or appointment of any person to the District B school director office will be subject to change based on decisions or orders of THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT in the pending court action.  The Court is expected to hear oral arguments in that action on ON DECEMBER 8. 

UPDATE Nov. 20, 2015 – Today the District 51 School Board’s designated election official, Terri Wells, received the certified official abstract of votes cast for each school director candidate in the Nov. 3 Election from Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner. In accordance with the certified results, Wells will notify Director District A candidate Doug Levinson today regarding his election to office in District A. Mr. Levinson will be sworn in as the new District A representative on the District 51 School Board at a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the Emerson Building, 930 Ute Ave. Colorado. Following receipt of his oath of office, Wells will issue a certificate of election to him. The board and the district will, if possible, delay taking action to finalize the election regarding the District B school director race, due to pending litigation. The school board will review the status of the appeal at the board’s meeting on November 30 and will consider whether action by the board is necessary regarding the District B election at that time.

UPDATE Nov. 12, 2015 - Today, the Supreme Court has decided to take up the review of Judge Bottger's Nov. 2 decision. A hearing will take place Dec. 8, 2015, in Denver.

UPDATE Nov. 4, 2015 - The attorney for Gil Tisue, Kent Carson, and Dale Pass has filed an application to the Supreme Court for review of Judge Bottger's Nov. 2, 2015, decision to deny the petition the three men filed through their attorney last week.

UPDATE Nov. 4, 2015 - The District 51 School Board will have a special meeting at 5 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at the Basil T. Knight Center. The meeting will provide a chance for the board to receive legal advice about next steps for seating the new board. The meeting follows the Nov. 3 election, where candidates Doug Levinson and Paul Pitton received the most votes for two seats on the District 51 School Board. Levinson ran for the Director District A seat and lives within Director District A boundaries, so he can be sworn in as soon as Mesa County certifies the election results. Director District B candidate Pitton, as well as the school district, became aware Oct. 15 that he lives within Director District D boundaries. He continues to live within Director District D at this time. The board will receive advice at Thursday's meeting on how to procede with the situation.

UPDATE Nov. 2, 2015 - Chief District Judge David Bottger has decided not to intervene in the Nov. 3 School Board Election and that Mesa County Elections should continue to count votes for candidate Paul Pitton. Bottger said district courts do not have the authority to overrule the Colorado Supreme Court, which cites three reasons for allowing election offices to stop counting ballots at this stage - a candidate death, a candidate withdrawal, or a write-in vote for a person who has not filed an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate. Bottger said Pitton's situation does not fit into any of those three categories, and any contest to his candidacy will have to be resolved post-election.

UPDATE Oct. 30, 2015 – The petition filed by three Mesa County residents asking a judge to rule on the eligibility of Paul Pitton’s candidacy for the Director District B seat on the District 51 School Board will be considered by District Judge David Bottger at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Courtroom 9 at the Mesa County Justice Center.

UPDATE Oct. 28, 2015 – Three Mesa County residents have filed a petition in district court, it was reported today in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Kent Carson, Dale Pass, and Gil Tisue are seeking a judge’s ruling on the eligibility of Paul Pitton to serve as a candidate for the District B seat on the District 51

10/23/2015

School District 51 today launches a new page on its website, D51schools.org, that will share updates as they arrive concerning the Nov. 3 Election for the Director District B seat on the District 51 Board of Education.

Parents, students, voters, employees and community members are invited to check the "District B Updates" tab on the home page of the D51schools.org website. Updates also will be posted on the D51news.org news blog and in the District 51 app as the situation evolves. Past updates will remain in a running news feed.

12/1/2015 11:44 AM
CHS Choir Concert

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12/15/201512/1/2015 11:32 AM
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training11/9/2015 1:20 PM
Daylight Savings is THIS weekend!

Follow these tips to stay safe in the dark as the days get shorter.

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10/30/2015 4:18 PM
Forget-Me-Not

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10/9/2015 12:51 PM
M.E.S.A Competition Schedule

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10/29/20159/24/2015 12:25 PM
Academic Talent Search

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9/25/20159/15/2015 10:03 AM
Math and Science Center9/19/20158/26/2015 4:14 PM
Bus Routes

A change has been made to bus routes from what has been previously posted and published. 

 
All routes have been reset to match last year’s routes. If you haven’t moved, you will use the same stop and time as last year. If you don’t remember the location and time for your address, visit www.thebusportal.com.
 
Currently, only the addresses of bus-eligible families from last year are in the online directory. If you are new to the district or cannot find your address, please call our bus transportation provider, Student Transportation of America for route information. Their number is 970 697-1050. Please leave a voicemail and they will return your call promptly. You can also call your school for assistance.
 
STA is working diligently to add all addresses into the directory. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition from our previous service provider to STA.
7/31/2015 5:06 PM
Exchange Student Opportunity

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8/27/20157/31/2015 9:07 AM
Be a Girl Scout

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7/29/2015 4:02 PM
Maker Space

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7/29/2015 3:43 PM
2015 Summer Youth Camps6/29/20157/6/2015 9:51 AM
What your gifted child needs you to know

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6/1/20155/21/2015 9:00 AM
CMU Basketball Camps

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5/12/2015 2:29 PM
Math & Science Center Summer Camps!

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5/1/2015 2:59 PM
Math & Science Center Summer Camps!

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5/1/2015 2:57 PM
Math & Science Center Summer of Fun!

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5/1/2015 2:56 PM
Teen Summer Intensives

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5/1/2015 11:56 AM
Summer Art Camp

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5/1/2015 11:52 AM
CMU Soccer Camps6/1/20154/24/2015 8:25 AM
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