It's hard for me to believe that this is the year end E-News! First and foremost, I have been moved all year by the passion of this wonderful community. It has been such a delight to work in a school in which a genuine and warm community enjoys time together, and cares so deeply for our students. That is what I am most grateful for this year.
We proved that our vision to create students who thrive and are successful across two vigorous academic languages is working - yes, we are much more than a language school. Our students are fluent in an immersion language and are strong researchers, mathematicians, problem solvers, collaborators, and inquirers who leave us ready to thrive in their next steps. That is what we want for our global learners: students who are inter-culturally adept and will make positive contributions in a complex world. That is our mission; that is who we are, and who we will be.
This is all possible because of the amazing faculty and staff who give it their all. They are our culture and our strength. They ensure that the ISDenver promise is kept. It has been a pleasure working with them this year, and I look forward to our continued partnership.
Finally, thank you all for making Laurel and I feel so welcome. My position in this complex and rich community has been incredibly rewarding; thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
Our next E-News will come at the end of June, and we will update you on all of our summer projects.
Have a great summer, and please sit close to your children - each summer is precious!
All the best,
It’s time to get back to who. we. are. As we’ve evolved, we inevitably became everything to everyone. First and foremost, we will maintain our crystal focus on language and culture -- two of the pillars of global citizenship.
Community isn’t just about who we are or how we engage with each other - it’s also about shared values. This year, we will be opening up more opportunities through coffees and minglings to answer questions on our vision and the opportunities in our future. These will include both enhancements and additions to our facilities (super exciting) and ensuring that our academics are world class by any measure across four languages and cultures - we will be the best school academically, anywhere, period.
Our students are fluent in an immersion language and are strong researchers, mathematicians, problem solvers, collaborators, and inquirers who leave us ready to thrive in their next steps. That is what we want for our global learners: students who are inter-culturally adept and will make positive contributions in a complex world. That is our mission; that is who we are, and who we will be.
As with every year, not everyone will be returning to experience our plans for the future. While we are always sad to say goodbye, we choose to focus on celebrating upcoming adventures and are eagerly looking to the future for all involved.
ISDenver completed an audit earlier this year with the industry leader in school safety. While we received high scores for what we are already doing (noted for being among the most secure campuses), we are also working to improve our safety and are committed to doing so – period.