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Commander Communicator: 2/23/24

Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences are this upcoming Thursday the 29th from 5 – 7 pm in our Main Hall and Gym. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to connect with your student’s teachers and other staff members and  get a deeper understanding of how your student is progressing in their classes…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 2/15/24

We continue to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February and are excited to send our Black Student Alliance members to the 2nd Annual Black Student Alliance Banquet Awards on February 22nd to celebrate the achievements, resilience, and cultural heritage of our Black student community…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator: 2/9/24

Shout out to the Asian Student Alliance for decorating our school and handing out the hóngbāo ancestral money that is burned for prosperity. This year is the year of the dragon, a year of opportunities, changes, and challenges. Thank you so much to all of the Commanders who participated in Wish Week!… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 1/26/24

It is my pleasure to share the IB quarter 2 Learner Profile awards! Congratulations to Flor Pasillas-Rivera for earning the Principled award, Dominique Montoya for earning the Thinker award, Alice Snow for earning the Communicator award, Ethan Martinez for earning the Balanced award,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 2/2/24

“The thing about Black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.” — Henry Louis Gates Jr. February 1st kicks off Black History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions Black people have made in our society…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 1/19/24

Shout out to the students and parents who participated in the School Quality Review focus groups on Wednesday. Tanner Artim, Zori Cowley, Dominic Rodriguez, Teresa Jordan, Mr. Edens, Ms. Quintana, Ms. Manchego, and Ms. Lopez contributed valuable feedback regarding what the school is doing well and what could be improved within the buckets of family and community engagement,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 1/15/24

Wishing you warmth, rest, and peace on this frigid long weekend as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most impactful non-violent civil rights leaders in history. The actions, words, and accomplishments of Dr. King did more to progress the pursuit of equality for Black Americans morethan any other who came before him…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 1/2/24

The holidays can be times of rest, hope, relaxation, and making memories with family; conversely, holidays can also be times filled with stress, grief, and loneliness. Although my sincere hope is that all of you found joy and peace over the holiday break,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 12/11/23

As we close out the fall semester and reflect on what we have accomplished and what we need to put a bit more focus on for semester 2, consider engaging in a reflective practice as described by Dr. Asha in this audio clip/article…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 12/4/23

Did you know that Saturday December 2nd was National Special Education Day? This day reminds us of the progression that has been made in the United States with regard to Special Education with the initiation of what is now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). … Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 11/27/23

As we close out our Gratitude Break and begin the final push to end semester one strong, I would like to thank all of our Commander students for your kindness, empathy, self-advocacy, and spirit. Our students are the best I’ve worked with during my 17 years as a DPS educator and I am truly grateful for all of you…. Continue Reading

Class of 1974 Reunion: Rocking 50 at the Rocks

Calling the Class of ’74 alumni! Celebrate 50 years with your former classmates for the reunion at Red Rocks. Rocking ’50 at the Rocks will be on August 1, 2024 at the Red Rocks Trading Post. For more information, contact Doug Miller, … Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 11/13/23

Dear Commander Families and Students,  John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” This weekend we remember, give thanks to, and honor the veterans who gave so much to serve our country…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 11/6/23

This month we celebrate Native American Heritage month, which is a time to remember the rich cultural history, contributions, and traditions of the people of the First Nations. It is important for all of us to recommit to creating allyships with our Native population not only in the month of November but throughout the year. … Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 10/30/23

Thank you for all of your support this week! The Kennedy traditions and spirit are definitely something to be celebrated. Our students and staff showed their Commander P.R.I.D.E. by dressing up for spirit week and participating in the many homecoming events…. Continue Reading