2015-2016 Course Selection Information
The course selection process for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in January. At that time, students will receive materials to assist with course selections for next year. Please take the time to look through the course selection materials with your student to make informed decisions about his/her schedule for next year. The school's master schedule is created from the course choices of our students so your attention to the process is important and appreciated. More detailed information will be sent home at the end of first semester in January.
PROSTART NATIONAL CERTIFICATE ACHIEVED
Congratulations to Abigail Vroegindewey, a 2014 Smoky Hill High School graduate, for completing the ProStart National Restaurant Association National Certificate! She has passed two advanced placement exams and completed over 400 hours of industry mentored paid internships. She has successfully completed and documented food service and hospitality industry skills during her internship. Only a small percentage of students achieve this rigorous certification! Now that she has received this industry recognized certificate, she is eligible for up to 15 semester credits of advanced placement credit in college and thousands of dollars of scholarships from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation and the college she chooses to attend. Congratulations Abigail!
Colorado ProStart is a high school hospitality education program of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. ProStart is a two-year foodservice/hospitality management and business entrepreneurship curriculum offered primarily to high school juniors and seniors. ProStart is a nationally certified education program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The program is a competency based study of food preparation, lodging, customer service, and business management coupled with 400 hours of industry-mentored paid work internships in a broad spectrum of operations.
The ProStart curriculum is currently being implemented in 30 high schools and to more than 850 students throughout Colorado. Nationally, ProStart is offered in 49 states and serves more than 100,000 students annually. The ProStart program currently provides for high school, college academic credit through the ProStart Post-Secondary Passport, scholarships, and employment opportunities. Last year, Colorado ProStart graduates received more than 1.5 million dollars to go onto post-secondary education.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of
Join us to hear Debra Fine, best-selling author, communications expert, and nationally-recognized keynote speaker, share ideas for teaching kids to be plugged in without neglecting the necessity and power of physical, human interaction. Debra will address topics like:
• Preparing for face-to-face teacher meetings, dates, or interviews
• Building social opportunities without the use of social networking sites
• Becoming aware of the importance of body language, eye contact and tone
• Eliminating the trauma of false friendships and bullying
Debra has worked professionally with Google, Deloitte, the National Association of School Boards and the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, and has published three books on interpersonal communication. Parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN's free presentations. No need to RSVP—just come!
Debra's books will be available for purchase by cash or check—a great gift!
Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at the:
Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)
14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial
(south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)
Visit www.PINccsd.org for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Jan. 6th The Positive Effect of Arts on Kids
Feb. 3rd What’s a Kid to Do?
Anxiety and Stress in Children and Adolescents
2014-2015 PIN Presentations
Everyone is welcome to join us for an exciting year of dynamic speakers and become part of a powerful network of proactive parents.For more information on the PIN presentations for the 2014-15 school year, please open the following PDF.
CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year.
2014-2015 Meal Prices
The meal prices will be effective July 1, 2014. Several factors influence school meal prices. Food costs continue to rise especially for fruits and vegetables and at the same time, meal nutrition standards, require increased portions of these foods. In order to ensure we continue providing high quality breakfast and lunch meals that include fruits and vegetables each day, we must increase our meal prices. For more information, please open the following PDF.
2014-15 Meal Prices Free and Reduced Meal Application and Smart Snacks.pdf
AMC 10 & 12 A – American Math Competition will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, during 1G. Registration will start on Dec. 1st– Dec. 19th. Cost will be $1.00 per student. Registration sheets may be picked up from your teacher or in the Math Resource Center. A parent's signature is required as you will be missing your 1G class. This competition is for Algebra 2 Honors students or higher. Contest will start at 7:10 a.m. in the middle cafeteria, please arrive by 7:00 a.m. to start bubbling your answer sheet. Please bring two - #2 pencils. CALCULATORS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Other supplies will be provided for you. Students have 75 minutes to complete the test. Students will finish before 2nd period starts. See Lori Gimmeson in MRC for more info. 720-886-5525.
Parent Tips for Accurate Attendance
To excuse an absence
- Call the attendance voicemail line as soon as possible to report an absence: 720-886-5450
- Keep the message short; speak clearly
- State the reason for the absence
- Clearly state the date of the absence and the specific times of the absence
- Spell the last name. Speak slowly and clearly
For early dismissals
- Send the student to the attendance office first thing in the morning with a note stating the time and reason for the early dismissal. The attendance clerk will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.
Why do I get an automated call that my student missed class even though my student was in class and/or I called in to excuse the absence?
- It can take several hours to record all of the calls off of the voicemail line. It is possible that the absence just didn't get recorded in time.
- Teachers occasionally mark attendance incorrectly or forget to change an unexcused absence to a tardy when a student arrives late.
If you have a question about why you are getting an automated call, please call the dean directly. Thank you!
Attendance voicemail line 720-886-5450
Attendance office 720-886-5457
Attendance dean (grades 9 and 10) 720-886-5449
Red Dean's Office – Last name ending A-Gq 720-886-5449
Green Dean's Office – Last name ending Gr – Z 720-886-5448