Commander Communicator 3/5/2023

Posted March 5, 2023

Commander Communicator

Commander Communicator

A Message From The Principal

Dear Commander Families,

“Friends. Sisters. Mothers. Professors. When women affirm women, it unlocks our power. It gives us permission to shine brighter.” March is Women’s History Month, and this quote by award-winning journalist, Elaine Welteroth, inspires me to celebrate the women that make a huge impact on society and on our Commander Community year round. Additionally, charge every one of our students to build each other up, support each other, and use kind language towards one another. We are STRONGER when we stand TOGETHER, Commanders.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the TSA State Conference last week! Tim Frick, Vanessa Covarrubais, Dylan Hernandez-Norberto and Beau Anchondo earned 1st Place in the Assistive Technology Challenge.  They designed a device for Beau Anchondo to tie his shoe, floss his teeth and play the guitar. What an amazing example of putting your mind to something to improve life for others. 

Congratulations Kathleen Hoang and Sophie Allen on 2nd Place in Fashion Design Technology.  They designed a dress for the Ocsars protesting our throw out culture and Fast Fashion.  The entire dress was made out of reclaimed materials from thrift stores. These students are not only creative, but forward thinking and have the global mindset needed to make significant and positive changes to our world. 

We are also proud of our students who showed Commander PRIDE values at the DECA conference. 

Please read below for important Senior information, upcoming events, parent-teacher conferences, and P/SAT testing. 

Have a Commander Kind of Day!

Tiffany Almon, Proud and Grateful Principal

She, her, hers, and why they matter

Schedule a Shopping Appointment with Bella Boutique!

Bella Boutique is a local Colorado non-profit organization that provides free prom dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry to high school students in need. Bella Boutique has provided more than 1,900 teens with $265,000 worth of free formal wear since 2014. 
Bella Boutique reserves Friday evenings for appointments of school groups with 10 or more students. Contact Bella Boutique to schedule an appointment. See this flier (also available in Spanish) for more information.

Upcoming Events

March 7th – Boys Volleyball Game Home @ 6:30 pm
March 9th – Girls Tennis Match @ Bear Valley 4:00 pm
March 9th – Commander Connection (PTSA) 5:30 – 6:30 in 103B 
March 15th – Collaborative School Committee 5:00 – 6:30 pm
April 12th – Parent – Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 7:00 pm 

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The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board. It prepares you for the SAT and serves as your entrance exam for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships

  • Grades 9th and 11th will test on April 12, 2023

  • Grades 10th and 11th will test on April 13, 2023

On these days students will be released early. Please have conversations your student on if they are allowed to walk home. For students who do not have the option to leave early we will be playing an movie in the auditorium.

Senior Section

Class of 2023 will have a MANDATORY class meeting on April 5th in the auditorium. This meeting will begin at the start of advisory and end around 10:30 am. 

Class of 2023 MANDATORY parent meeting is on April 12th from 5 to 7 pm. This meeting will cover important information such as 

  • What to expect for the last 5 weeks of school

  • How many tickets each student will get for graduation 

  • Senior checkout

  • Graduation rehersals and more. 

Senior Parents, Please Take this Two Question Survey!


In order to protect our students, staff, and visitors, all visitors MUST check-in at the main office with a valid government issued ID. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!