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

Commander Communicator 10/23/23

Homecoming week is one of the most exciting times of the year for the Commander Community! It is a time to reconnect with our alumni and celebrate our time honored traditions while having a blast and demonstrating our Commander PRIDE. Show up and show out for our Commander Community by attending and participating in events and dressing up for Spirit Week! … Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 10/16/23

I hope that you are enjoying a well deserved Fall Break and doing the things that fill your cup and your soul. This upcoming week brings an opportunity for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to engage in the PSAT 8/9 practice assessment on 10/19 and the PSAT NMSQT on 10/20…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 10/9/23

Last week was filled with connections, celebrations, and some difficult situations. Parent/guardian teacher conferences were a huge success. Taking advantage of these opportunities is the first step towards creating a strong school to home connection. Please reach out to teachers if you were unable to attend…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 10/2/23

Mr. Marcus Cyrus and a group of our students reminded us of the importance of September 30th, NativeAmerican Day (Orange Shirt Day), by creating a temporary art installation to remember the tens of thousands of missing Native American children. Beginning in 1831 and for decades thereafter,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 9/25/23

Congratulations to Rachel Hernandez for receiving a  Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program for her score of 1480 on the P/SAT NMSQT last fall. The P/SAT NMSQT practice assessments are coming up in mid October, PSAT 9  practice for 9th graders by credit only will be on 10/19,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 9/15/23

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month in which we celebrate the contributions of our Hispanic and Latino/a students, leaders, and families to our community and our country. Throughout the month, our students will have an opportunity to learn more about Hispanic heritage through advisory lessons and competitions…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 9/1/23

Congratulations to our Softball Team for winning their Thursday night game against Alameda! Huge thanks to all of the families that attended Back to School Night. We had over 100 families attend, play games, win swag, and create connections with our staff and students…. Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 8/28/23

It was wonderful to see so many of our students back for another Commander School Year! Please mark your calendars for Back to School Night and our first Early Release Day. Both of these events occur this Thursday August 31st. To read the full Commander Communicator,… Continue Reading

Commander Communicator 8/18/23

The day has finally come! The first day of school for all students is THIS TUESDAY the 22nd! We are so ready to welcome all of you for another school year. Teachers and staff have been planning all week to ensure that you have a smooth first week,… Continue Reading