There will be no school for students Monday December, 22nd through Monday, January 5th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 6th. Hope you all have a great Winter Break!
Standard of Dress
Standard of Dress is expected Monday-Thursday regardless of whether there is no school on Friday. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please remember to clip and collect Box Tops. P.E. depends on them to purchase new equipment. Below is the picture of our goal for equipment! Papers to tape your box tops to is under the Info & Newsletter section.
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death? Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the PLTW - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science courses. Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students
Exciting news!! Thanks to a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant, the district will now offer PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016.
Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year.
Learn more about PLTW
PLTW Program Information
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science
WideField of Dreams - Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore is a 4 grade student at Webster Elementary who dreams of one day becoming a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. Matthew is on a winning streak this year after taking the Monster Match Champion title in November at the national wrestling competition. He also won second place at the Bighorn Nationals wrestling competition. Matthew is now preparing for his next match in December at the Dan Gable tournament. Matthew says he loves everything about wrestling, but mostly enjoys the friends he has made. Good luck and congrats on your journey to the Olympics Matthew!
Creating PBIS Expectations
One of the first steps each building takes in creating their unique PBIS system is to create expectations for all students. Staff will decide what the most important rules or expectations are in their building in order to create a culture of positive behavior in the school.
WideField of Dreams - AJ Vacik
Drum roll please…introducing the one, the only, AJ Vacik! AJ is an 8th grader at Watson Junior High and an award winning drummer/percussionist. AJ not only plays on the junior high jazz band, but he is also the first 8th grader to play on the Mesa Ridge High School drum line. During the summer, AJ received a scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp to learn and play with mostly high school students from across the United States. He was the only featured soloist in the large group performance at the conclusion of the weeklong event. AJ is also a rockingí student, taking all AP classes this year and doing very well. His dream is study music in college, perhaps teach music, and of course one day be in a successful band.
Link to AJ's solo performance: http://youtu.be/jZ5pho6ZAew
We made the honor roll!
Widefield School District 3 has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll. District 3 is one of ten school districts in Colorado recognized for expanding access to Advanced Placement course work and improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 of higher on AP exams.
Read more here: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll
$1000 Scholarship for Cabbage Plant!
Isaiah Martinez, fourth grader at Pinello Elementary, is the 2014 Colorado State Winner for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.
In the spring of 2014, Bonnie Plants delivered free cabbage plants to 272 participating schools in Colorado. Bonnie Plants received 99 class winning entries from Colorado 3rd graders. Isaiah’s cabbage was picked by the state’s Agriculture Department as the winner. As part of the program, Isaiah will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Isaiah grew a 16lb. 12 oz. cabbage named Calvin, who eventually became corned beef cabbage and cabbage rolls.
According to Bonnie Plants’ website, the Cabbage Program was created to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people, which seemed to work for Isaiah. He wants to plant a garden next spring and grow more vegetables and fruit.
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org, Information>Weather & Closings or click here: http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
CMAS Student Performance Report Explanation
If you are looking for an explanation of the data on your student's CMAS Student Performance Report, please click here.
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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