THS San Juan Band Festival
   Apr 28 2014
   TSD Board Work Session/Meeting
   Apr 29 2014 at 03:15 PM
   We R-1 Meeting
   May 06 2014 at 03:30 PM
   TSD Board Retreat
   May 14 2014 at 11:30 AM
   We R-1 Telluride's Got Talent
   May 16 2014 at 05:00 PM
  April 2014  
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Telluride Intermediate School Students place second in
Regional Battle of the Books
held at Wilkinson Public Library

Congratulations to our K-3 and 4-6 team from Telluride who battled it out with students from the neighboring districts at this year's Battle of the Books.  Thanks to Chery Bradley and Lisa Rutledge, Telluride's coaches and to the Wilkinson Public Library for allowing us to host the event in the Library! 
TIS Battle of the Books

pre columbian art

TMS Spanish students study 
Pre-Columbian sculptures with Greta Neumann from the Ah Haa School for the Arts.

click me!         Youth  Art Show 
Many of our Telluride Middle and High School Students are paricipating in the Annual Ah Haa Youth Art Awards

Their work, as well as the work of other regional youths, will be on display at the Ah Haa Gallery for most of the month of April.  The opening on Thursday, April 3rd, from 5-7 PM is part of the First Thursday Art Walk in Telluride.  Please come join us and celebrate our incredible student artists.

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Join TSD Superintendent Kyle Schumacher 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)

hairsprayThe Big Night-Dinner theatre fundraiser for next fall's musical HAIRSPRAY!
MAY 8 AT 5:30
at the Palm
$50 OR $90/COUPLE
Dressing in costume is encouraged!

CelestineCalendar 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)

Congratulations THS Knowledge Bowl Teams!
 Team seniors Lizzy MacMillan, Amber Furnee, Brian Ensor and junior Dalton Metz. 1st place in the 2A Division after competing in Grand Junction on March 22. They have now qualified for the state championship!
1st Place Division 2A

​​​​​​Telluride Intermediate, Middle and High School students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to "have a conversation" with snowboarder Kevin Pearce, the subject of the powerful documentary, The Crash Reel, which chronicles Kevin's journey back from a terrible fall that resulted in traumatic brain injury.  In addition to the screening of an abbreviated version of the film and a Q & A facilitated by THS alumn, Keith Hill, Kevin took the opportunity to share with the students his recent work with his new national organization, Love Your Brain.  Many thanks to Mountainfilm Executive Director, Peter Kenworthy, and Mountainfilm Festival Director, David Holbrooke for making this fabulous experience possible!


THS Philanthropy Club is now accepting grant applications. Please click here to learn more about the club and the grant process.

DI Xtreme
Telluride Middle School  Destination Imagination Teams

make it to the state competition

Congratulations to the three Telluride Middle School DI teams who participated in the regional conference in Durango this past weekend.   Brownies to Broccoli and Team Xtreme, both advanced to the state level to be held on April 12.  The Masters of Disguise improve team placed 4th with an excellent improv performance and incredible collaboration. Thanks to Janis Prettitore and Madeline Allen who sponsored the team, to all the parents for their support and to the students for representing Telluride!

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. Students will compete in Durango for the DI competition on March 15.
GRow Dome 7/8
March 11, 2014
-Telluride School District will sponsor an informational meeting for parents interested in learning more about the Kindergarten Bilingual program that will be offered during the 2014-15 school year.  These informational meetings will be held on March 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  in the Telluride Elementary School Cafeteria.  Learn more about this program, how you can participate, and the long-term goals of the TSD Global Fluency Program.

La Escuela Distrital de Telluride patrocinará una reunion informal para los padres de familia que estén interesados en tener mayor conocimiento acerca del programa billingue que será ofrecido para el Kindergarten del año escolar 2014-2015. Esta será el dia 11 de Marzo en la cafeteria de la escuela primaria . Se darán en dos horarios a las 8.30 am y a las 5.30 pm. Aprenderemos más acerca de este programa, quienes podrán participar y las metas del comite de TSD Global Fluency.


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Join TSD Superintendent Kyle Schumacher and Board President Paul Reich, as they discuss recent school finance events in Denver, TSD 2027 visioning process, Kindergarten Bilingual Program, and school calendar considerations for 2014-15. 
(artwork by Sophia G. ©2014)

Olympic Silver Medalist!

BenniSKOTO-Off the Record

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to listen to the February 11, 2014 episode with Superintendent Dr. Schumacher and Board President Paul Reich and the KOTO News Team
. (artwork by Benni S©2014)

Gavin FKOTO ACCESS-Global Fluency

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to hear Board President Paul Reich, Superintendent Kyle Schumacher, joined by Allie Gomez, Joanna MacDonald (Global Fluency Committee co-chairs), and Missy Taucher, Director of Telluride Early Childhood Center discuss the proposed bilingual program.
(artwork by Gavin F©2014)

Benni SCongratulations Telluride Knowledge Bowl Teams!
Our THS team (Brian, Lizzie, Julian Hayden and Katarina) took 2nd place.  The TMS team of Kitty, Joey, Soleil, Gavin and Tomash took second place in the Middle School Division. The TMS team of Jaden, Wynton, and Spencer took first place.  Congrats to all of our teams on an excellent job!  Go TEAM!!! (artwork by Benni©2014)

WhitneyWGlobal Fluency Committee
 Board Presentation
on the
 creation of a bilingual K-5 program

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CarsonThank You We R-1 and Pinhead for the Free Stargazing Series

Over 140 people attended the two night series and over 230 students worked with Dr. Crockett in school.  Thanks to all who made this happen. Thanks to The Oak for serving as "homebase" for the event on Friday night!artwork by Carson/2014

We R-1 School Directories are NOW available at each school's  front desk for $5. 

TSD Technology Update:
With Chris Earthtree, James Taschek and Paul Reich

KOTO Access December 17, 2013

Featuring: Superintendent Dr. Kyle Schumacher,
TSD Board President Paul Reich,
TSD CFO Kurt Shugars

Topic: School Finance in Colorado and how it impacts

Telluride School District

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Rotary Students of the Month

Pictured below are the three THS Rotary Students of the Month for September, October and November. Thank you to the Telluride Rotary Club for supporting students in Telluride.

From left to right, Principal Mike Conran, Edgar Nava, Chambri Swartz, Maddie Gumerman, and Superintendent Dr. Kyle A. Schumacher

Rotary Students

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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Bye, Bye Birdie!

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and band for a GREAT run of Bye, Bye Birdie. 
Thanks to We R-1 for staffing the concession stand and ticket booth. 
This was a great show with three performances of incredible audiences. 
Thanks to the community for all your support of this year's TSD musical!

Congratulations to all the students who were inducted into Telluride's first
class of the Spanish Honor Society

Spanish Honor Society

A few of the 30 students inducted at a ceremony on Thursday, October 17th in the Palm Theater.  Faculty Advisor, Sarah Lopez.
Students inducted:
Kenzie Zaumseil, Annika Westman, Whitney Wells, Mackenzie Turrin, Ting Taylor, Jerrica Steger, Emma Spaulding, Jessica Silva, Kole Shugars, Cirkine Sherry, Max Ordoñez, Sarah Newell, Meghan Mazzocchi, Mary Lynch, Michelle Kyster, Sierra Krehbiel, Ava Jodlowski, Tyler Jansen, Alehandra Gutierrez, Ebba Green, Hayden Foote, Anna Fake, Blake Common, Dylan Cantor, Julian Cantillo, Leland Burchmore, Brianna Brown, Ella Breed, Will Borup, Mikaela Balkind.

National Merit CommendedTelluride 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!


CongratulationsTHS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Congratulations to Emma Gerona and Robin Kondracki who took 5th place overall in the Business Presentation category at the FBLA 2013 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.  We are extremely proud of Emma and Robin as well as Jack Plantz, Madie Alexander and Pauline Sherry who performed well in the Digital Design and Promotion category.
FBLA TEamFBLA 5th place

Telluride Ranked in US News and World Report

Telluride High School has been ranked as the number one public high school, and the number four high school overall including charter schools, in Colorado by a recent article in U.S. News and World Report's ranking High Schools in the United States. There are 482 high schools in Colorado.  

Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff for achieving this honor.  

This is the second year in a row that Telluride High School has a Gold Ranking by U.S. News and World Report.   Go to US News Site....