Summit School District seeks volunteers for reading party |

Summit School District seeks volunteers for reading party

Summit School District Events

Monday, April 25

Breckenridge Elementary – Building Accountability Advisory Committee meeting, 9 a.m.

Summit High School – Boys’ Lacrosse vs. Conifer, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

Breckenridge Elementary – Parent Teacher Student Association meeting, 4 p.m.

Summit High School – Girls’ Soccer vs. Glenwood, 4 p.m.

Central Admin Office – Board of Education meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Dillon Valley Elementary – Intercambio and K12 Dual Language meeting, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 28

Summit High School – Board Accountability Advisory Committee meeting, 7:30 a.m.

– Boys’ Lacrosse vs. Englewood, 4 p.m.

Summit Middle School – Band composition, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 29

Summit High School – Airband, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Summit High School – Girls’ Lacrosse vs. Valor Christian, 11 a.m.

– Prom, 8 p.m.

The Summit School District will host a special Reading Recovery celebration on Wednesday, May 18, for first-graders in this reading intervention program and seeks volunteers.

Reading Recovery exists for those first-graders who experience extreme difficulty in learning to read, as a short-term support that acts as a safety net to catch all readers before they fail. As a result of these 75 students’ hard work and growth, the district hopes to offer a particularly rewarding experience for these children, to recognize them at this distinctive gathering.

Because this reading program operates on a one-to-one basis, the district asks that members of the community volunteer to come spend 20 minutes with one of these children and listen to him or her read and help recognize his or her accelerative development. The rest of the morning event, at Summit Middle School from 9:15-10:15 a.m., will include the awarding of certificates, Skyping with an admired children’s author and a fun game.

The district welcomes the participation of local residents on top of the list of community dignitaries from a number of town councils, boards and other organizations already joining in acknowledging the success of these children. Those desiring to participate can sign up at:

Questions about the celebration or Reading Recovery may also be sent to Hollyanna Bates, the program’s teacher, leader at:

May Education Tour

State education officials invite members of the public to attend stops along its listening tour, in addition to an online opportunity, to gather feedback on how Colorado could implement key areas of the nation’s new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.

ESSA was signed into law in December of last year in a bipartisan action to reauthorize the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The new law builds on key areas of ongoing efforts to improve education opportunities for all students, and gives states — including Colorado — more authority in charting their own courses.

The May listening includes meetings in Limon, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Durango, Greely, Buena Vista and Thornton. Also, a webinar broadcast from Denver will happen for those unable to attend one of the seven sessions. Additional meetings may be added throughout the state’s process.

The education tour does not at this time stop in Summit County, but for more information on the seven existing dates, visit the Colorado Department of Education’s website at: The Denver-based webinar, meanwhile, takes place Wednesday, June 1, 9 a.m.-noon.

Local Substitute Teacher Honored

Connie Anderson, creator of a digital one-room schoolhouse of educational support services, has earned the title of Local PBS Digital Innovator in the Channel 6 (KRMA) viewing area.

Anderson, a Summit School District substitute teacher, is one of eight educators in Colorado selected at their respective local levels. The winners will have the opportunity to connect with other “tech-savvy” teachers in the state and throughout the United States.

PBS LearningMedia, the free media on-demand service that offers more than 120,000 digital resources for teachers, is honoring educators from across the country who exemplify excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. A panel of distinguished judges selected 52 educators from throughout the country, its territories and Washington, D.C., as Lead Innovators — a first in the program’s history. The Lead Innovator for Colorado is Andrea Adams, of Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs.

Applicants for the digital award had to submit a two-minute video to YouTube and answer two essay questions explaining his or her original ideas and strategies for implementing and integrating digital technology into 21st century classrooms. Congratulations, Connie!

—Compiled by Kevin Fixler

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