Drama Students Produce a Play in 48 Hours
Students perform play by local playwright Jeff Hansen!
Adieu to the AD
Telluride Athletic Director Mike Hughes bid farewell to Telluride as he accepted a new position in Aurora, CO. Mike worked for the Telluride School District for 10 years, building a strong and vibrant Athletic Program. He represented TSD at the State level on various committees and will be missed by colleagues, students, and parents. Best wishes Mike!
In the meantime, we are currently putting together short-term and long-term plans to ensure continuity and a seamless transition. The position will be posted by the end of next week as we look at how we want to structure this position and the athletic needs in our growing district. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to finalize plans. In the meantime, cheer on our enthusiastic soccer, volleyball, cross-country, and golf teams as they continue their respective seasons this weekend and next week!
Road Closures in the Town of Telluride
For approximately the next 10 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, September 2, Colorado will be closed in various locations between Aspen and Davis. For the first week, starting on September 2, the Aspen Street intersection will be closed, along with the section between Aspen and Townsend in both directions (Townsend intersection will be open during this time). Please plan accordingly and follow displayed detour signs around town for the next 10 weeks. The police will be assisting with traffic at Townsend and Columbia during morning drop-off at TES. More information will be posted as street closure updates become available.
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.
Tri-County Health Network is working to better understand the health needs of the communities we serve and have developed a survey to identify the healthcare needs of these communities throughout the Westend, San Miguel, and Ouray counties. The health survey takes about ten minutes to complete. In September we will share the results and draft a plan that targets resources and funding to move forward in addressing identified community needs. The link will be active through 9/15/14. The last survey, conducted in 2006, helped us develop our Skippy dental program for the schools.
I am writing to ask if you would please share the link to our Community Health Needs Survey with the your school’s employees. Because of your work within the community you have a unique insight that is invaluable to our process. Please click below to take the survey.
Thank you for your time and your continuing support to help us improve the health of our communities. Please contact me with any questions.
Tri-County Health Network
THS Designated GOLD 2014
Best High Schools in the US
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.
Read more about the AP Honor Roll by clicking the icon.