Community Giving Funds Athletics Uniforms, New Gym Floor
Head to toe matching uniforms? You’ve got the look, ISDenver athletics!
Thanks to Community Giving, all our athletes are decked out in the gear that shows off our school at its best. “Not only are all uniform pieces matched, each is specifically designed for the specific sport,” explains coach and Athletic Director Nick McFarlane. “Head to toe matching gear makes the students more excited to play and to represent our school,” he adds. “They look professional and it helps to raise expectations and standards. You can tell they are all proud to play for ISDenver.”
Nick goes on to say, “Other things fall into place because the athletes are expected to wear their proper uniforms. There is more discipline, more listening to directions, more teamwork.”
Also contributing to this spirit of winning at ISDenver is the gym floor, which was painted and refinished before the start of the school year in 2018. “It adds to our school spirit, to the excitement of competition, and it’s even in our school colors,” enthuses Nick. The floor, an expense to maintain, is also a result of your Community Giving, so every time your child pounds across it on the way to a score or smashes an overhead in volleyball or just sits during a music concert, it’s all because of your generosity in putting those dollars to work! Thank you for your support!
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.
Isabelle Valot, now age 17, who grew up in Denver before moving to France with her family, started school here at ISDenver in the French program when she was four years old. Her first teacher was current K3 French teacher Dominique Shortridge, who is still very close to the family.
ISDenver's virtual after-school Mentor Club is thriving and providing many benefits for all its members - including language immersion to students who are staying home from school and doing long-term Livestream Learning.