Dear Commander Community,
November is Native American Heritage Month, and this is a time to truly reflect on how we can be more inclusive and celebratory of our beautiful differences and to dedicate ourselves to thinking deeply about the positive impact and effects our Native American community members have had on our Nation. Check out these resources from PBS and from The Library of Congress to learn more about the remarkable contributions of the Native American People.
Huge shout out to our Student Board of Education for hosting the Denver School Board Candidates for a debate on Wednesday, these students facilitated a professional and informative debate and question/answer session that illuminated SBOE’s drive and passion for taking command of their civic responsibilities. The live stream is posted on our JFK Facebook page and SBOE is featured in this Chalkbeat article.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!! Please read this letter and provide feedback HERE on whether you believe we should shift our 22-23 School Year START TIMES in preparation for the mandated bell time shift during the 23-24 School Year: all DPS middle and high schools will begin after 8:20 am during the 23-24 School Year.
Finally, JFK has been scheduled for the next phase of 2020 General Obligation Bond’s Quality Learning Environment – School Determined Funds program. “This school-determined, highly visible and student-focused program will provide pre-approved dollars to support transformational facility improvements to support the energizing of your school environment. Scope development will occur this fall, with construction and/or new furniture orders scheduled to complete by the end of summer 2022.” Our Design Advisory Group is looking for student input on the project and at least 3 students to join our group to make critical decisions about the space that will be transformed. Please email me immediately if you are a student interested in participating in the Design Advisory Group.
Have a Commander Kind of Week!
She, her, hers and why they matter
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