That age-old question, asked by students in math classes everywhere, is one that PSD's new math curriculum seeks to answer.
Rolled out for the first time this fall, the new enVision and Big Ideas Math curriculum emphasizes real-world application and conceptual understanding of math, two things that historically have lacked in American math education.
Superintendent Dr. Sandra recommended a plan to delay implementation of the district's Long Range Plan by one year to the Board of Education on Tuesday evening,
PSD is currently unable to issue bonds and start new construction projects because of the threat of litigation. In order to allow time to resolve litigation involving this issue and reschedule projects, the district will push the entire construction timeline back by one year.
Interested in PSD Early Childhood programs? PSD has preschool classes in 20 different elementary schools and eight early learning community sites. PSD Early Childhood programs serve more than 1,200 children, ranging from prenatal to age 5, providing support and resources to families for:
Social/emotional skills development
Literacy and language development
Individualized academic plans
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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.
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.