Commander Communicator 10/21/2022

Posted October 21, 2022

Commander Communicator 10-21

A Message From Principal Almon

Dear Commander Community,

I am blown away by the talent displayed during our Hispanic Heritage PRIDE assembly on Thursday in the Gym. Congratulations to the Latinos in Action leadership class for organizing this event and to all of the performers who participated. Ezequiel Pena-Martinez, Jesus Torrez, Daniel Zapata, Ulises Gonzalez-Yanes, and Olivia Manzanares. Shout out to Ms. Logsdon and all the choir students for an incredible performance on Thursday.

Thank you to all of the families that provided feedback on student-led conferences. Please complete this form if you did not get a chance to provide feedback.

The Collaborative School Committee met on Wednesday and discussed strategies for increasing school-wide and individual attendance and enrollment, and we received feedback on homecoming. We will be implementing these suggestions in quarter 2.

Please read the information below for important updates regarding upcoming events.

Have a Commander Kind of Day,

Tiffany Almon, Proud Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter

If you would like to donate to our COVID Relief Fund, Venmo @JFKCommanders

Take Command of Your Future!

Upcoming Dates!

  • Tuesday, October 25th

    • Academic Awards Ceremony 7:30 am to 8:30 am 

      • This ceremony is for students who earned an academic achievement in the Spring of 2022.

    • ICAP Day #2 for all grade levels

      • Counselors will float around during Advisory to offer support with the lessons.

    • Food Pantry!

      • Every Tuesday from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm 

  • Wednesday, October 26th 
    • Special Olympics Bowling

    • 8 am to 12 pm at Bowlero Cherry Creek

    • Commander Connection (PTSA) meeting

      • from 5:30 to 6:30 in room 226. 

      • If you would like to volunteer to take an active role in the school and the Bear Valley community, use this link to sign up! 

  • Thursday, October 27th
    •  Financial Aid Workshop 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the JFK room
    • FASFA and CASFA experts are coming to support families through the financial aid process. Sign up on Schoology! The experts will provide support in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
    • Fall Band Concert 
    • 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the JFK Auditorium
  • Monday, October 31st
    • Trick-or-Treat Street 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm @ JFK 

IB registration for the May 2023 exam session is now open! Students eligible to take their exams received an email from Ms. Warren on October 13th with additional details. Be sure to submit your registration before November 11th.

VERY IMPORTANT EVENT FOR SENIORS THIS WEEK AT THE FUTURE CENTER! Check out this week’s Future Center Newsletter to learn more!

 Counselor, Shea Caballero is partnering with DSF and CCS to bring a group of 11th and 12th graders to the INSPiRE DREAMer Conference on the Auraria Campus. This conference focuses postsecondary opportunities for DACAmented, undocumented, and DREAMer students.