Telluride Schools Prepare for 14-15 Early Release Tuesdays
With new curriculum, new state learning standards, and the goal to increase the rigor to ensure that all students are appropriately challenged, the Telluride School District will pilot a 1-year early release for all students during the upcoming school year in order to provide time for teachers from across grade levels to work together. Except during the weeks of December 15 through February 2 (Ski PE Weeks), students will be dismissed on Tuesday at 1:50pm from TES and 1:55pm from TIS and TMHS. Buses will run their routes shortly after school is out. Both the school and the area non-profits are finalizing plans for opportunities for students on these days AhHaa, Telluride Academy, Pinhead and others met to work on designing various priced programs for students on these Tuesday. In addition, the school will offer a $5 afterschool activity to replace the former PEP program. Punchcards will be available for purchase in the fall for the School Program. Please check your schools back to school letter for more information. These letters will be mailed in early August. In addition, area non-profit activities will be posted on the website through the "Green Folders" icon.
Congratulations Class of 2014!
We are proud of your accomplishments.
8th Grade Mock Trial Congratulations
THS Designated GOLD 2014
Best High Schools in the US
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and Board President Paul Reich, as they discuss Kindergarten Bilingual Program, the need for additional space due to increased student enrollment, We R-1 and other topics of interest to the Telluride School Community.
(artwork by Carson B. ©2014)
Calendar for 2014-15 Approved
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The 2014-15 calendar was approved at the Board meeting on March 18. Under discussion is the how to best provide additional collaboration time for teachers to meet all of the state standards and expectations that have been developed since the implementation of SB-191, the teacher effectiveness bill. Currently under discussion is the idea of a weekly early release for students in grades K-12, replacing the current late start for grades 7-12. This early release would fall on Tuesdays throughout the year, except during Ski PE weeks. The district is working with Telluride Academy and other local organizations to see if they can offer low cost activities after school on early release days. Please stay tuned for more information as we continue to collect information and ideas on how to ensure that our teachers have the time they need to plan for a new math, phonics and other new curricula throughout the year. (artwork by Celestine©2014)
Pictured below are members of the Destination Imagination Team from Telluride Middle School who have developed a program to teach students about eating healthy and how food is grown. The Grow Dome was purchased with funds from the PEP grant. Janis Prettitore is the faculty advisor and Madeline Allen has been the parent advisor for Destination Imagination. This group of students are headed to Knoxville, TN to compete in the DI Global Competition in late May. Congratulations!
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Olympic Silver Medalist!
Global Fluency Committee
Board Presentation on the
creation of a bilingual K-5 program
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TSD Technology Update:
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THS Selected for
4th Annual AP Honor Roll
The College Board is announcing the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll — a list of 477 districts across the U.S. and Canada being honored for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.
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Telluride High School National Merit Scholar Recognition
Telluride High School is pleased to announce that three seniors have attained the honor of being recognized as National Merit Scholar Commended Students. Commended Students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test for program entry. Congratulations to Brian Ensor, Jordan Gardner and Lizzy MacMillan for scoring in the top 5% of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition. We're very proud of you!