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Thanks to Telluride TV, we were able to provide live streaming coverage of this year's 6th and 8th grade promotion ceremonies and the THS Graduation Ceremony. To purchase copies of Telluride's 6th, 8th or High School Graduation, email Katie@telluridetv.org. Please provide your contact information and specify which DVD you would like to order. DVD's will be finished by June 21st and Katie will contact you when they are ready for pick up.
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Thank you Telluride Community!
On Wednesday, May 29, over $140,000 in local scholarships were handed out to students in the Class of 2013 during a special Awards Night Ceremony at the Palm Theatre. Scholarships ranged from $250 one time scholarships to $20,000 multi-year scholarships. In all, over 50 scholarships were awarded to students. Thank you to Karen Lavender for organizing the whole event, seeking and confirming donors, and making the evening a success. Also, thanks to Danny Hirsch who started this awards night 30 years ago. It had a special meaning this year as his daughter Griffin is in the graduating class of 2013.
This is yet another example of what makes Telluride and Telluride School District a special place for our students.
Congratulations students and thank you Telluride Community!
If I Were Mayor.....
And the Winners are...
1st- Tyler Jansen ($40)
2nd- Isabelle Deluca ($30)
3rd- Ceci Taylor ($20)
Honorable Mention- Allison Willcox ($10)
Great job to all our students who performed at the TMHS Band Concert!
The THS Guitar Club featuring
Rodo Castillo, Antonio Nieto and Jessica Silva
premiered with a performance of Amor Confuso.
Telluride Ranked in US News and World Report
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....
|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.
Daniels Fund Announces 2013 Class of Daniels Scholars
Congratulations to Toni Hill and Jon Gerald, two of the 256 students welcomed to the Daniels Scholarship Program.
Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and the program covers the expenses that remain after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied. Funding covers all or part of a student’s required college expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other educational expenses. Students also receive a laptop computer.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. His estate transferred to the Daniels Fund when he died in the year 2000, making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Promising high school seniors graduating in 2014 are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website between mid-September and late-November, 2013, to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Visit www.DanielsFund.org for more information.
A list of all recipients is posted on the Daniels Fund website at
Great Job Cast and Band
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
(photo courtesy M. Plantz c. 2013)
Great Job Knowledge Bowl Teams
On Saturday, March 23rd, the TES/TIS, TMS
and THS Knowledge Bowl teams traveled to Naturita to participate in
the 17th annual San Miguel Power Association Power of Knowledge Meet.
Mrs.Thompson took three elementary/intermediate
teams, who had a wonderful time!
Susan Ensor took a MS team consisting of
Kevin Ensor, Jack Creel and Jaden Evans,who brought back a FIRST place trophy!
Sandy McLaughlin took the THS team of Lizzy
MacMillan, Brian Ensor, Jackson Blanks, Amber Furnee and Dalton Metz
who brought back a 2nd place trophy.
The high school team will compete at the
State Level at Colorado College in Colorado Springs,
over Spring Break, on April 18th & 19th.
Please congratulate all these bright students when you see them
and wish the HS team good luck at the state competition.
Board Approves 2014-15 calendar
The major start and end dates for students as well as the major school breaks have been approved for the 2014-15 calendar. Of note should be spring break for both 2013 and 2014. Spring Breaks will remain two weeks long, but will be dependent upon when the ski resort closes.
(click here to view the 2014-15 calendar)
Congratulations to the 2013 Telluride Institute
Bridal Veil Living Classroom summer science participants
from Telluride High School!
Briana Santa Ana
3rd Grade NEO's Featured in Daily Planet
Matt Kroll's class, on behalf of the whole third grade, was a feature article on technologies in the schools. Click here to read the full article
. Thanks to Mr. Matt, Mrs. Foote, Ms. Milord, Mrs. Wagner, and all the third graders for being such wonderful ambassadors of the changes occurring in Telluride School District!
Officially Named 2013 National Merit Finalist!
Less than 1% of graduating seniors earn this distinction.
This is a coveted honor for a singular young scholar.
Emma, we're so proud of you!
Congratulations to the 2013 Pinhead Institute Interns
1. Julia Vann (Ouray) - Oncology
2. Tashi Hackett (Ridgway) - Medicine
3. Jordan Gardner (Telluride) - Robotics/Mechanical Engineering
4. Brian Ensor (Telluride) - Computer
5. Jon Young (Telluride) - Aeronautics/Math
6. Cirkine Sherry (Telluride) - Brain Development
7. Malcolm Major (Telluride) - Hydrology
8. Cassidy Dawn Crowell (Ouray) - Marine Sciences
Pinhead Institute had 17 applications for this summer's programs and they could only select eight interns. Please stay tunes as final decisions for placement are made. Thanks to Pinhead Institute, Sonchia Jilek and Amy Laubenstein for all their work bringing STEM opportunities to our region!
FBLA Regional Leadership Conference
Our twelve FBLA members competed in their Regional Leadership Conference in Grand Junction on Monday.
Amidst heavy competition and due to their hard work we are proud to announce Jared Balkind achieved 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking and the team of Maddie Johnson, Brooke Skelton and Jackson Blanks placed third for their Business Plan. Mikaela Balkind, Cirkine Sherry and Angie Skelton also placed 3rd for their Business Presentation.
We are also happy to announce eight members qualified to attend and compete in the State Leadership Conference in Vail during the month of April.
Those state qualifiers are...
In 1st place the team of Robin Kondracki and Emma Gerona for Business Presentation,
In 2nd place the team of Madie Alexander, Jack Plantz and Pauline Sherry for Digital Design and Promotion,
Madie Alexander also placed 2nd for Introduction to Business,
Mikaela Balkind placed 2nd for Introduction to Business Communication,
Cirkine Sherry placed 3rd for Hospitality Management,
and Angie Skelton placed 3rd for Introduction to Technology Concept.
3rd Graders at TES get their new NEO 2 Computers
Thanks to the passage of 3A, 3rd graders will now have access to a "computer" which they will use to learn how to type, practice computation skills, use to word process, as a classroom-response system for formative assessments and many other things. These new computers will be assigned to each student during the school year. Stay tuned for more information on this topic and other things that are supporting our students and their learning.
Telluride Board Approves Goals and Budget:
On Tuesday, October 9, the TSD School Board approved the 2012-13 Goals and the 2012-13 Budget. The budget reflects the goals of the district and the intent of Telluride School District to be nationally and internationally recognized for educational innovation and student achievement. The goals represent the direction that the district will move and the focus on educational outcomes and ensuring that all students are prepared to enter high school at grade level. We encourage you to view the district goals by clicking on this link (Goals Update)
This document will be updated monthly as progress is made towards meeting the objectives and goals stated.
In addition, we have posted the pdf pages of the PowerPoint Presentation made at the TSD Board Work Session on October 8, 2012.
Please click here to see the assessment report. (artwork by GabbyG©2012)