Weld Re-8 District Accountability Committee Celebrations - January 2014

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 Butler Elementary

Mrs. Jones and staff hosted a Family Reading Night that had 140 children and families who participated. The event, “A Pirate’s Night before Christmas,” involved stories and poetry, and each child created an ornament.  

Several door prizes were given out, and every child left with a pirate’s gold coin.


A handful of students wrote letters to Assistant Principal Mrs. Blankinship about their interest for helping support the building goals to stop bullying. As a result, a Student Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee was established. This student committee has already set some goals for future activities to include in Butler’s anti-bullying program.


Twombly Elementary

Twombly has 468 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and 92 preschoolers,  

for a total of 560 students. The school attendance is at 97 percent, with no students leaving the school in the past three months.

After the “Angel Tree” and “Santa Cops” deadlines had passed, Twombly staff learned that some Twombly students that were in need of gifts for Christmas. The Twombly staff pulled together to make sure that students did not go without.


Quest Academy

The second- and sixth-grade students studied together about Ancient Greece and the culmination of their joint studies was when they built a very large reproduction of the Parthenon.

The Broncos’ mascot, Miles, will be coming to Quest on Thursday, Jan. 30, to talk to the entire student body about nutrition. Our Spirit Day this month will be Bronco Mania (wear orange and blue only!) on that Thursday. This event has been arranged by our P.E. teacher, Mr. Miller.


Fort Lupton
Middle School

English Language Learners (ELL) – Common Core Assessments at the beginning of the year were not good. So teachers taught the “Step Up to Writing” curriculum and when the ELL students took the test again, they did much better: Sixth grade went from three proficient students to 11 proficient students.

Middle School Counselor Peter Marino helped students participate in a large chess tournament, and two students placed and received trophies.


Fort Lupton
High School

Several students were accepted to the CSU-Pueblo Festival of Winds Honor Band: Alex Reckard, Ray Sandoval, Keenan Bullington, Becca Schroeter, Zech DeWolf, Lauren Delaney, Alejandro Mendoza, Katelynn McKay, Megan DeWolf (alternate), and Bianca Jaquez (alternate).

These students will perform with 350 of the best high school musicians in the state. They will rehearse with professional, international conductors and will have sectional practices with the CSU-Pueblo music faculty. 

During the three days of Honor Band, they will rehearse a total of 20 hours and will attend seven concerts, including performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, a recital by the CSU-Pueblo faculty, and a special performance by their respective band directors.


Congratulations to FLHS and the FLHS Gay-Straight Alliance for donating and collecting more than 300 food items for the Weld Food Bank.  The Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a donation competition at the high school before Christmas asking students and staff to donate to those in need. The Gay-Straight  

Alliance is an extracurricular club focused on creating a supportive, safe and equitable environment for all students, regardless of gender or sexual  



— Courtesy Mary Martin