Week of 8.19.16

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!  On behalf of Eagle County Schools, thanks for all your work to this point getting school up and running for this coming school year.  Your hard-work, talent, and dedication do not go unnoticed – so, while I’m sure you don’t hear it enough – hear it from me ……

Update! 6.16.16 – Survey Says…

I hope everyone is enjoying these beginning of summer days!  I hate to interrupt them, but I did want to make some recent survey and polling data available to you. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve gotten data on three important data pieces regarding how things are going in our schools and public opinion…

Week of 5.27.16

Congratulations on a Great Year! I know maybe it’s worn out and cliche’, but I can’t thank all of you enough for the incredible and positive work you’ve done for kids and families in our community this year. I tried to capture the spirit of hope and optimism that comes with the end of the…

Week of 5.13.16

Sorry for the delay getting the Communique’ out this week.  As all of you know, this is a very busy time of year!  I did send out an update last week, which included our Mill Levy Override and Bond Proposal.  Be sure and read up on that – it hit mailboxes late this past week….

Update! #ThankATeacherCO, Appreciation to All Employees, MLO/Bond

Here are a couple of quick updates as we finish up this important week! Support Staff Appreciation Event Reminder that this is tonight in Eagle at the Brush Creek Pavillion.  Drop in and say “thanks” to our great support staff.  Event will have a Mexican theme, cash bar (first round courtesy of the administration), and…

Week of 4.29.16

I hope everyone is having a restful and fun break this week and some well-deserved time off.  Our family is traveling east this week.   Sarah is in the NYC area for a family wedding and I took our kids to Kentucky to visit their grandparents and other extended family so I’ve got full parenting…

Week of 4.15.16

My apologies for the delay in getting the Communique’ out this week – I’ve been traveling and internet connections have been hit and miss, making the creation of this edition quite a time consuming process!  Please accept my apologies if there aren’t as many links or documents attached this time – I will try and…

Week of 4.01.16

Looking to November We’ve made no secret that the district is considering ballot questions for the November 2016 election.  Many of you took part in an internal survey to provide us feedback on some preliminary proposals.  Thanks much for that – it’s helping us shape the right package for our community. Going forward, we’ll keep…

Week of 3.18.16

Closing In and a Word on Testing It’s hard to believe, but we only have 10 weeks of school left and one of those is our April break!  How did that happen?!?! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be deep into the CMAS/PARCC testing windows.  We must acknowledge the resistance to these tests and also…

Week of 3.04.16

Latest on State Funding The outlook on school funding has brightened, though not by much. The latest estimates on where schools will be funded came out of the Colorado Department of Education this week.  CDE always tends to over-estimated our student growth, so when we adjust using our own (and more reliable) demographic projections, we…

Week of 2.19.2016

Settling In Based on the feedback I’ve received, this WordPress format seems to best meet our needs.  Please feel free to continue to send me comments and thoughts about the Commuique’ as well as ideas for things you think might be important to include.  I also encourage you to share this page as you see…

Update! Engagement Sessions with Teacher Leadership Committee

Colleagues, I want to encourage you to join the Teacher Leadership Committee as they roll-out the proposed Teacher Leadership Model.  They are in need of your feedback to make sure what is proposed to the Board of Education reflects our beliefs, as a system, about teacher leadership. The Teacher Leadership Committee was charged with creating…