Green Valley Ranch Middle School News


Calling all Far Northeast community members! DSST Elevate NE High School is hosting a community voter registration and School Board Candidate Forum Thursday, October 7th from 6- 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome! Come meet some of the candidates running for school board and ask them all the questions and concerns you might have about Denver Public Schools.  Click here to RSVP.           


¡Llamando a todos los miembros de la comunidad del Extremo Noreste! La preparatoria DSST Elevate NE está organizando un foro comunitario de registro de votantes y un foro de candidatos a la junta escolar el próximo jueves 7 de octubre de 6 a 7:30 pm. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Venga a conocer a algunos de los candidatos que se postulan para la junta escolar y hágales todas las preguntas e inquietudes que pueda tener sobre las Escuelas Públicas de Denver. ¡Asegúrate de confirmar tu asistencia aquí!


This year's Back-to-School Night truly embodied our theme "Recharge, Reconnect and Celebrate". Families had a opportunity to meet teachers, participate in our raffles, eat amazing food from community food trucks and vendors, visit representatives from our community partners: Struggle of Love, Mental Heath Center of Denver, Gene Fashaw, 4th District School Board Candidate. A great time was had by all. Check out our photos from the event!!



Happy Friday wonderful families!

We CANNOT WAIT to see all of you next week at our Back to School Night Celebration – September 14th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. It has been such a fun and productive start to the year, and we’re excited to celebrate that with all of you as a whole school community.

Last week your students took math and reading iReady assessments which will help us know exactly where they are with their academic skills and how they need us to support and challenge them. We also have our first round of progress reports that your student should have brought home to you, and you can reach out to your child’s advisor if you have any questions about what you see. As a reminder, we’ll be doing an early set of Family-Teacher conferences in October this year so that you all are fully aware of how your student is doing and what they need to finish strong in their first full Trimester back in person.

Please keep letting us know what we can do to connect and partner with you, and don’t forget to follow us on social media for school updates, news, and fun @:

instagram: dsst_gvr_middleschool

facebook: DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. G


Happy September Raptor Families!

Our second full week has been incredible. Our students took math and reading iReady assessments which will help us individualize and more specifically serve their academic needs, and we can’t wait to make them – and you! – partners in that mission. Our students were focused, worked hard, and helped set a calm and focused environment for each other during testing.

We have a lot coming up – so please be sure you’re checking out our calendar and memo information as it comes out.

Heads Up!

  1. No school 9/6 or 9/7 (the 6th is a holiday and the 7th is a teacher training day)
  2. 9/14 is Back to School night and it’s going to be our best on ever. Don’t miss it!
  3. Please consider joining our FASS – Families Advocating for Student Success
    1. There will be several ways you can participate!

One of the ways we hope to partner with you is hosting PRE-end of tri conferences this year for Tri 1. We want to connect and meet with you and your student early enough in the trimester that they can celebrate what’s going on and do more of that, while also having time to create plans and course correct if needed. Those will be a half day on 10/7 and a full day on 10/8. We hope you can put time on your calendar and we’ll send sign ups out toward the end of September.

Reminder on Traffic:

  • Please help us keep traffic flow moving as best possible.
    • Wait until you have pulled all the way into the bus lane in front of school before letting your child get out.
    • Please don’t let them out in the middle of the drive, or on the corner before the bus lane.
  • We are doing all we can to get you in and out, but we know it’s still a long wait. Our campus is working together to figure out what we can do together.

I hope everyone has a long and restful weekend!

Ms. G


Happy Friday Incredible Raptor Families!

We feel so lucky to have your wonderful students back in the building, and it has been a wonderful start to the year. Our students are energetic, joyful, and ready to do great work! We launched the year with the phrase, “Community Is Core,” and we will be circling back to that throughout the year. All of us, staff, students, and families will be our strongest if we are a caring community that lifts each other up and helps each other find purpose in each day. We encouraged students to think about the motivation they have for school, and to share that motivation with each other to build momentum for all students! We also talked about the fact that as an entire community we can be excellent every day, but we have to give grace for individuals to have days where we struggle. We look out for each other and support each other through the tough times so we can all get through the year together. We can’t wait to make you all close partners with us throughout the school year, and we hope you’ll let us know how we can keep getting better!

Remember that this year we are really trying to share language with our kids around grade level skills that will support their success (it came in a message before school if you want to look back at it), and we are focused on learning and relationships in all scenarios to help students grow through mistakes they make along the way. Your child’s advisor and our team are excited to work with families on that process. Thank you for helping your student launch back into school after such a strange year last year!

We are REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on September 14th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. It’s going to be a fun evening with all sorts of food and activities, and you’ll have a chance to meet your student’s teachers.

One ask we have as we try to improve the traffic before and after school is that if you drop off or pick up your child, please look out for our staff trying to help manage traffic flow, and go along with their asks. We ask that you do not stop early to have your child get in the car, but instead pull all the way into the fire lane as directed. Please don’t park in the fire lane! We know traffic on campus is very frustrating, and we are working across all schools on campus to try and improve it.

Please note that on the calendar we have added our Professional Learning Days and Conference Days to the calendar, so please take a look J

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and we’re looking forward to next week.

All the best,

Ms. G