Sixth grader Haley Kendall, a student at Ridgeview Classical School, won the district spelling bee after more than 40 rounds, one of the longest competitions in recent history.
After beating out all other competitors, Kendall went back and forth with Webber Middle School seventh grader Ben Grumbles for nearly 20 minutes, easily conquering words like "beleaguered" and "imam" and "wampum."
Thirty candidates for citizenship took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens on Friday at Dunn Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School.
The school's fifth graders annually organize and host the naturalization ceremony as part of their unit on migration. The event helps students to learn about United States customs, government, history, and citizenship. This is the fourteenth year the school has hosted the event.
New data released by the Colorado Department of Education sheds light on teacher effectiveness in PSD.
The Educator Effectiveness Metrics are based off of data from teacher evaluations across the district and the state. The evaluations consider professional practice and student results, which account for half of a teacher's evaluation.
The Board of Education adopted new graduation requirements on Tuesday, in alignment with updated state standards.
The new requirements, as mandated by the Colorado Department of Education, set benchmarks that students must meet in order to graduate, as part of the CDE's effort to standardize the meaning of a high school diploma across the state.
McGraw Elementary students studied flags, explored foreign continents with Google Earth and readied themselves to try new foods in anticipation of International Evening, a school-wide event celebrating global cultures that took place on Friday night from 5-8 p.m.
The free event, sponsored by the school's PTSO, began with a catered Australian dinner, featuring a traditional dance performance by a local Native American tribe. Then, students and families had the option to explore 20 different country presentations.