Sue Chandler, Board of Education assistant secretary, received the state McGuffey Award from the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) at its regional meeting October 19. She was nominated by her fellow board members for leading with both "head and heart."
Newton science teacher Charles Bottinelli was named the Colorado Middle School Science Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Teachers.
Another successful LPS District Chess Tournament was held at Newton Middle School thanks to the students, parents, G/T facilitators and Newton staff. The first place winners were:
Kindergarten – Angus Dugan, Lenski
K-1 – Gavyn Forcia, Lenski
2nd – Max Pepper, Lenski
3rd – Tanner Morton, Runyon
4th – Quinn Barnes, Runyon
5th – Ross Garrett, Wilder
6th – 8th – Riker Johnson, Goddard
Heritage High’s varsity soccer team placed 2nd in the state 5A boys soccer competition.
Littleton High’s newspaper, and yearbook have been recognized by the Colorado High School Press Association with the “All-Colorado Award”.
The October student recipients of the John Lynch Foundation “Stars of the Month” award were Ellen Best and Dylan Keeney from Goddard, and Jenna Pinto from Heritage. Mike Griebel, Heritage High coach, was named Coach of the Month.
Arapahoe High senior Paul Friedrich earned a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT. Heritage High senior Bennett McIntosh earned a score of 1600 – a score of 800 in critical reading and 800 in math on the SAT. In addition, from Littleton High, two students earned a perfect score of 800 on the writing portion and another student earned a perfect score of 800 on the science portion.
Eight scholar athletes from Arapahoe and Heritage signed letters of intent to continue their athletic competitions at the college level for the fall 2012. Littleton High will have their signings in February.
The select Littleton High male choir, “Manwich,” placed 2nd in the high school division of the Mile High Vocal Jam A Cappela competition.
Peabody instructional parapro Lynn Brown won the Holiday Cake Contest for the Southern Living magazine. Her cake will be featured in the December issue on the front cover, will be included in an article inside, and have a notice posted on the magazine’s website.
Littleton High senior Megan Irvine has been selected to the 2012 Colorado All-State Jazz Choir that will perform at the Broadmoor Hotel during the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference in January.
Six Littleton High students have been selected to participate in the Southwest American Choral Directors Association Regional Honor Choirs scheduled for March in Dallas.
Arapahoe High for the 9th consecutive year has placed 1st in the annual Broncos Tackle Hunger Food Drive. The drive was organized by the student council.
East Elementary School’s East Dragon Den teacher’s blog has been named as a Top 50 Elementary Blog by Teacher Certification Degrees.com, an online blogging resource for teachers.
Six Littleton High students have been selected to participate in the 2012 All-State Choir – James Bragg, Anthony Barnum, Jared Giammanco, Reine Ibala, Megan Irvine and Kim Stanish.
Arapahoe High Warrior Marching Band was named the Overall Band in the Parade of Lights Band Competition. The band placed 3rd on Friday evening in the Music and Marching category and 1st on Saturday in the Lighting and Presentation category.
Littleton High music department hosted the Home Free Vocal Band from Chicago on December 12 for an a cappella Christmas show.
Two teams of 4th and 5th graders from Field Elementary participated in the First Lego League Golden Qualifier competition held at the Colorado School of Mines. The “Lego Legends” team placed 1st in the “Inspiration” competition.
Students in the Teacher Cadet Program hosted a book drive for Field Elementary School. More than 600 books were collected, individually gift wrapped, and presented to Field students in Grades K-2 last week!