Conservatory Green Middle School News

4.10.19

Hornet families,

As you have likely heard there is going to be some severe weather in the Denver area this evening and tomorrow morning. DSST adheres to DPS decisions regarding school closures, so please pay attention to your local news forecasts and the DPS website (https://www.dpsk12.org/) for updates on potential school closures. You will likely get messaging from DSST directly as well.

We have also made the decision to cancel CMAS testing for tomorrow April 11th due to the potential for difficult driving conditions should school not be canceled. We will be moving our final CMAS ELA and Math testing day to Tuesday, April 16th. Our 8th graders will complete their CMAS Science assessments on Wednesday, April 17th and Thursday, April 18th.  Thank you for your help ensuring student presence and timeliness during these important assessment days.

If there are other questions please feel free to call our school at 303-802-4120 or reach out to me directly through email with questions or concerns (john.clark@scienceandtech.org).

Thank you! 

4.3.19

April 3, 2019

Dear DSST CG Families,

We would like you to inform you that beginning this week we will be expanding our Refocus system (currently implemented during lunch) to include an after school Refocus Extension.  Our goal is to reduce the amount of earned refocuses through a more extensive intervention that provides an opportunity for a more in depth reflection. 

Who Attends Refocus Extension? 

  1. Students that skipped lunch refocus.
  2. Students who have earned 10 or more refocuses that week.
  3. Students who have earned 15 refocuses (since their last Refocus Extension that trimester). 
  4. Students who fail to meet lunch time Refocus expectations

Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:10-4:50 p.m. 

Communication-Student and Parent Notification: When students are assigned to after school Refocus Extension, parents will be notified of assigned intervention via phone or email contact.  The office will generate a list like the CP and MT list that students check at the end of the day before leaving school.     

Students Who Fail to Attend: Refocus Extension takes priority over all after school events including but not limited to College Prep, Mandatory Tutoring, teams and clubs. When a student fails to attend the Refocus Extension after school the parent will be notified. There will also be a follow-up email or phone call from Advisor or Dean.  Refusing to attend the Refocus Extension will result in further disciplinary action as determined by Dean, and will require heightened family involvement.

As stated earlier we want to reduce the amount of earned refocuses and students assigned to Refocus. You can support us in our efforts by reviewing this letter with your student.  Please support us by continuing to engage your student in conversations in regards to student expectations and adhering to school and classroom procedures that support our Core Values.  Thank you in advance for your support.   If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Christopher Earls

Dean of Students l DSST: Conservatory Green MS

Christopher.Earls@scienceandtech.org

Office Phone: 303-802-4121


3 de abril de 2019

Estimadas familias de DSST:CG,

Nos gustaria informarles que a partir del esta semana expandiremos nuestro sistema de Refocus (actualmente implementado durante el almuerzo) para incluir una Extensión de Refocus después de la escuela. Nuestro objetivo es reducir la cantidad de reenfoques asignados traves de una intervencion mas extensa que brinda la oportunidad de una reflexion mas profunda.
¿Quien asiste a la extension de reenfoque?
1. Estudiantes que faltaron reenfoque (RF) durante el almuerzo.
2. Estudiantes que hayan ganado 10 o más reenfoques esa semana.
3. Estudiantes que hayan obtenido 15 reenfoques (desde su ultima extension de Reenfoque (RF) ese trimestre).
4. Alumnos que no cumplan con las expectativas del almuerzo.
Hora: martes y jueves 4: 10-4: 50 p.m.
Comunicacion: notificacion a los alumnos y a los padres: cuando se asigna a los alumnos a la Extension de Reenfoque despues de la escuela, los padres seran notificados de la intervencion asignada por telefono o por correo electronico. La oficina generara una lista como la lista de CP y MT que los estudiantes verifican al final del dia antes de abandonar la escuela.
Estudiantes que no asisten: Reenfoque La extension tiene prioridad sobre todos los eventos despues de la escuela, que incluyen, entre otros, CP, MT, los equipos deportivos y los clubes. Cuando un estudiante no asiste a la Extension de Reenfoque despues de la escuela, se notificará a los padres. También habra un correo electronico de seguimiento o una llamada telefonica del Asesor o del Decano. Negarse a asistir a la Extension de Refocus resultara en una accion disciplinaria adicional segun lo determine el Decano, y requerira una mayor participacion de la familia.
Como se indico anteriormente, queremos reducir la cantidad de reenfoques ganados y los estudiantes asignados a Reenfocar. Puede apoyarnos en nuestros esfuerzos al revisar esta carta con su estudiante. Por favor, ayudenos al continuar involucrando a su estudiante en conversaciones con respecto a las expectativas de los estudiantes y adhiriendose a los procedimientos de la escuela y del aula que apoyan nuestros Valores fundamentales. Gracias de antemano por su apoyo. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros.
Sinceramente,


Christopher Earls
Decano de estudiantes l DSST: Conservatory Green MS
Christopher.Earls@scienceandtech.org
Teléfono de la oficina: 303-802-4121

3.15.19
Great tryouts, girls! We saw a lot of talent and potential in the field!
 
Please check for your student email to view the roster and see the attached practice and game schedule. If you did not make the team, please feel free to continue out to practices with us. We will begin practice this Thursday 3/14 from 4:15-5:30. Change quickly and meet us on the field by 4:15 (or else you are doing sprints).
 
Best,
 
Ms. Mapes and Ms. Brace
 

SOCCER CALENDAR HERE!

3.15.19

Robotics Club is expanding to including coding and engineering!

 

Many of you have shown great interest, talent and/or curiosity in computer science and now you can now continue to explore and develop your skills during robotics/coding club!

You can work on projects you already have started, or begin a new one with friends or on your own. There will be prompts and ideas to continue to expand your learning in robotics, engineering, and coding or you can just experiment and explore at your own pace.

Topics may include:

  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS
  • Scratch
  • Data Science
  • EV3 Lego Robotics
  • Snap Circuits
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Build with Maker Space supplies

If you’re interested, please fill out this form and join us any Thursday in Room 231 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

3.7.19

Dear 6th Grade Families,

I write to inform you about a shift that is happening on our 6th grade teaching team. Earlier this week one of our Reading teachers, Ms. Paquette, informed me that due to some critical family needs she will need to resign from her position in order to move home to support her family.  Ms. Paquette has been a valued member of our team for the last four years. We will greatly miss her and hope the best for her moving forward. Her last day will be Friday, March 8th and she will host all of her conferences.

This does create a hole on our team but we are working hard to find an immediate replacement who can step into the 6th grade Reading role as soon as possible. I am already meeting with candidates and I feel encouraged by the people who have shown interest in this job currently. We will also be communicating with Ms. Paquette’s advisees and their families about changes to advisory support once those have been confirmed.

Situations like this are never easy, however, we have a great team that is working together to support our students during this transition. Our students are incredible, and we want to make sure we find the best people possible to educate them. Please let your advisors and our whole team know how they can support your students during this time.

Thank you all for your support as we make this transition. Please reach out to me with questions or concerns during this time.

Take good care,

John Clark, School Director DSST: Conservatory Green

e: john.clark@scienceandtech.org


Queridas familias de 6O,

Les escribo para informarles que habrá un cambio en nuestro equipo de 6O. Una de nuestra maestra de lectura, la Srta. Paquette, me informo esta semana que renunciara su puesto por a una grave situación familiar y debido a esto se mudara a su ciudad natal para ayudarle a su familia.  La Srta. Paquette ha sido un valioso miembro de nuestro equipo por los últimos cuatro años. La extrañaremos demasiado y le deseamos lo mejor en el futuro.  Su último día será este viernes 8 de marzo y estará presente para las conferencias.

Esto creara un vacío en nuestro equipo, pero estamos trabajando duro para encontrar un reemplazamiento que pueda entrar al puesto de lectura de 6O lo más pronto posible. Yo ya estoy en contacto con varios candidatos y me siento alentado por las personas que han demostrado interés en la posición. También les comunicaremos los cambios a las familias y estudiantes de la Srta. Paquette sobre soporte una vez que tengamos confirmado quien tomara lo posición.

Estas situaciones nunca son fácil, pero tenemos un gran equipo que está trabajando duramente para ayudar a los estudiantes en esta transición. Nuestros estudiantes son increíbles y queremos asegurarnos de encontrar a la mejor persona para educarlos.  Por favor dejen le saber a los asesores y nuestro equipo como podemos ayudarle a su estudiante durante este proceso.

Gracias por su apoyo mientras hacemos este cambio.  Por favor contácteme con preguntas que ustedes tengan.

Sinceramente,

John Clark, Director Escolar DSST: Conservatory Green

e: john.clark@scienceandtech.org

 

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