This week we conclude Mental Health Awareness Month by using our spirit/wellness week to talk about self-care, with an emphasis on the importance of teaching both children and adults how to put their mental health and safety at the forefront of everyday life. Here at ISDenver, we continue to stress this to students, faculty, and staff.
Families choose ISDenver for the academics, and stay for our inclusive, close-knit community of families, faculty and staff.
ISDenver families and staff come from all over the world, meaning cultures and languages beyond the ones we officially offer are represented and celebrated within our community. Between our Signature Events, target language program festivsals, a vibrant PTO, and other offerings far beyond the classroom, being a part of ISDenver is being part of a global community unlike any other.
At last year's Global Gala, our community rallied together to raise funds to add a new hero to our team: an Education Technology Specialist. We're thrilled to welcome Steven Lamb to our community, and had the chance to interview him firsthand!
It is quite clear from conversation both at our school and in the larger community of educators that television, social media, and cell phones are a growing concern. Children are being bombarded by ideas, topics, and messages that negatively influence their decision making; as parents, we may not even be aware that this is going on. Read on for strategies and tips on navigating this ever changing environment.
Details about the 2021-22 counseling department, including introductions to our counseling team, and exciting new programming and affinity groups for students this year!
Fourteen of our MYP students were able to attend the STAMP virtual learning conference, run and organized by High School leaders from across the area. STAMP is also part of a bigger network of diversity and inclusion, CIRCLE (Connecting Inclusive, Responsive Communities Leading Education). G4-G8 Counselor Annie Barocas provides an enlightening synopsis of the conference and our students experiences.
At this time of year, all of our students are preparing to transition, some as they begin summer break, and others as they prepare to leave ISDenver to go to a brand new school. As human beings, we know that this change is inevitable. So how can we aid our children with these transitions and offer guidance? Our G4-G8 Counselor Annie Barocas offers some ideas and strategies here.