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6 Amazing Achievements by D-11 Students & Staff


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The end of the school year is almost here and what a year it’s been for Colorado Springs School District 11!

Here are just a few of the many accomplishments by D-11 students and staff for the 2015-2016 school year:

1. D-11 received the Colorado School Counselor Corps Year 2 Award

The grant totals $1,084,763 over the course of four years. This year it funded 10.5 FTE counselors and a Grant Data Collection/Planner position to help create the systemic delivery of a “college-going culture” at participating middle and high schools, among other goals.

2. Columbia Elementary principal, Karen Shaw, was named 2016 Distinguished Principal of the Year for Colorado

3. D-11 placed third in nation in annual Digital School Districts Survey

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) and National School Boards Association recognize the top ten school boards/districts for their exemplary use of technology in the classroom and in the delivery of district services.

4. Holmes Middle School’s girls’ cross country team won the State Championship

5. West Middle School’s MATHCOUNTS team reached Gold Level Status in The National Math Club

This is the ninth year in a row that West Middle School has received this honor, the longest-running streak in Colorado!

6. D-11 seniors were awarded more than $30 million in college scholarships

And there are so many more accomplishments! But none of these amazing achievements would be possible without the partnership between D-11 students, parents and more than 3,670 staff members.

“We really want to take this time to say thank you to everyone who is a part of District 11 for a successful year,” says D-11 superintendent Dr. Nicholas Gledich. “So thank you to the students for their work in and out of the classroom, to the parents and guardians for assisting them and the staff in our schools for giving our students the tools to succeed.”

And to the class of 2016: as you get ready to walk across the stage at graduation and “seal the deal” with a handshake from the superintendent, remember to turn to your teachers and thank them for adding value to that handshake.

“From everyone here at D-11, we hope that our seniors take the steady skills and good habits they learned while at D-11 so that they can continue to be successful whether they go into the workforce or continue their schooling,” says Dr. Gledich.

Colorado Springs School District 11 is proud to provide personalized learning for every student, every day, in every classroom. From teachers to bus drivers to food service workers, every member of the D-11 staff is committed to set students up for success today and in the future.

For more information about D-11’s mission visit the district website or call (719) 520-2000.

This article was produced for and sponsored by Colorado Springs School District 11. It is not a product of or affiliated with KOAA News 5.

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