Welcome back, I hope you had a wonderful break. Hold on tight as the home stretch of any school year flies by. We have so many events leading up to our Grade 8 Graduation, across all divisions, that I ask you to please read the E-News carefully to make sure you know all that is going on in the life of the school.Before the break, we had a morning roll-out for parents and staff of the 20+ year Campus Master Plan. We are working with the architects to create a short informational video to make the highlights of that presentation available to the entire community. As was discussed at the meeting, for many strategic reasons the first step in the Master Plan is the construction of a new Middle School building.
Over the last several months, we have been working with CCS Consulting to understand if we as a community have the interest and financial bandwith to launch a Capital Campaign to make this amazing teaching and learning space a reality. CCS has conducted interviews on campus with many families, but as you can imagine, time does not allow for them to meet with all of our constituents. However, we want to provide everyone the opportunity to give us feedback and advice.
Next week, we will be sending out a survey which will take 5-10 minutes to complete. I ask you to please take the time to give us your valuable input. This is a very important time for our school and our students, and we want to hear from you. We are genuinely seeking as many survey responses as possible to help ISDenver chart the next leg of its wonderful and successful journey to date.Once again, please see all the exciting events and opportunities below; come to what you can, and participate at the level that you are able. From now to the end of the school year will be a great time to celebrate what we have accomplished together!
- Bob's Blog
- Campus Master Plan
- Head of School
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.