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Gilpin County School District Weekly Announcements November 12, 2019

10595 CO 119, Black Hawk, CO 80422


Thanksgiving Break

School will not be in session next Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.


CO 119 Closed

The City of Black Hawk will be installing a pedestrian bridge over Hwy 119 at mile marker 8 just past the Black Hawk Fire Station on Monday, November 25, from 6 pm until 7 am on November 26, weather permitting.  The alternate weather date is December 2, same hours. The detour is Dory Hill Road and Hughesville Road.


Colorado Kidsight

Colorado Kidsight Lions Club will be here to do Vision Screenings for our Preschools and Montessori Preschool/Kindergartners on December 5, 2019.  Parents/Guardians will be notified via email of findings outside of the normal range.



Calling all young Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers!!  The annual Elementary STEM Fair is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Presenting and judging will take place throughout the morning with winners and awards being announced in the afternoon.  Be looking for the Research Plan and Investigation Workbook to come home from your classroom teachers. Public viewing will be held that evening prior to the Upper Elementary Winter Concert starting at 4 p.m. in the Lower Atrium.


STEM Fair Judges Needed

Parents and community patrons are sought to be STEM Fair judges on December 5. Please email event coordinators/teachers Susan Sepanik ssepanik@gilpin.k12.co.us or Suzanne Diekman sdiekman@gilpin.k12.co.us to sign-up to be a judge or if you need more information about volunteering to be a judge.


Congratulations to Varsity Cheer

Saturday’s NCA Rockies Regional had over sixty schools competing in a variety of dance and cheer divisions.  Gilpin HS Cheer won most spirited of the 16 teams competing in the cheer division. Two greater accomplishments, however, came on Thursday evening, when Pinnacle High School hosted the Frontier League Spirit Championships.  Gilpin HS Cheer was the runner up in the game day division and the Cheerleader of the Year for Frontier League was awarded to Senior Joleen Slack! Way to go Gilpin Cheer!


DAC Meetings

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is a subcommittee of the Board of Education.  The meetings are open to the public and committee membership is open to interested parents/guardians and community members.  The DAC meets the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is November 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office. Click the link for more information.


Gilpin County Human Services

The Gilpin County Food Bank & Department of Human Services would like to extend the opportunity for you to help those in our community who could use an extra hand this Holiday season.  Human Services is sponsoring a food and gift drive this season. To view more information on items needed and other details, click the link. 


Snowdodgers Registration is Open

Snowdodgers registration is live online!  Online registration will be open until December 3rd.  Late registrations will not be processed. Visit the “Handbook and Registration” tab on the Snowdodgers website to register.  Please note that paper registration packets are no longer available; but a notarized Emergency Treatment Form and a copy of your child’s insurance care are required for a complete registration.  Email Dusty Newberg at dnewberg1@gilpin.k12.co.us with any questions.


See’s Candies For The Holidays

Just in time for easy holiday gifts, the Junior Class is selling See’s Candies to earn funds for prom.  View the flyer to see the range of items for sale.  Contact Mrs. Newberg at dnewberg1@gilpin.k12.co.us or a junior to order by December 2nd.


Tales Of A Jedi Kid

HS students are you interested in auditioning for this years production of “Tales Of A Jedi Kid?”  Please join us for an informational meeting in Ms. Gillette’s room on Wednesday, November 20th during lunch.  Auditions will be December 13th from 10am - 1pm in the auditorium. This year's production will only be HS students only.

Classroom Paraprofessional Position Available in January

The Gilpin County School District RE-1 seeks a full-time/1.0 FTE Paraprofessionals for the Montessori Pre-School and Kindergarten. The position begins on January 7, 2020 through May 28, 2020. The Paraprofessional provides support in the educational services for students. Click the link for more information.

Driving and Parking Reminders

With school back in session, please be aware of pedestrians walking from the parking lots and in the crosswalks. Please adhere to the one way traffic flow in the south parking lot and on the Atrium Drive all the time when driving on the campus. Also, the south side handicap parking spaces are for handicap use. Please don’t park in those spots without a handicapped license plate or mirror placard, nor block in vehicles that are parked in handicapped spots. Thanks.

Local Newspaper

Our awesome, local newspaper, The Mountain-Ear, is looking for student reporters. If you are interested in sharing the stories of our school, contact Barbara Hardt at publisher1977@gmail.com. This is a paid position and looks great on a resume!  Don’t pass up this wonderful opportunity.

Late Start

The next late start will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  All students report to school at 9 a.m.  Busses will have the same pick-up time, but an hour later.  School will dismiss as regularly scheduled at 4 p.m. http://gilpin.k12.co.us/our_district/calendars/late_start_schedule

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Application for the 2019/2020 school year is now available.  For instructions and more information click the link for the Food Services Page.  You can download the application from the link or paper copies are available from Catrina. 

Friday School

To view more information about Friday School for grades 6-12, click the link.

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