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Mountain View High School student leadership team members and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students were presented with certificates recognizing the school as the winner of two special Alexa's Hugs Seatbelt Challenges for the year.
The school achieved the awards for "Most Improvement in Seat Belt Usage" and "Highest Seat Belt Usage." The students also received a check for $1000 from the Alexa's Hugs program, a local nonprofit effort that provides positive encouragement for seat belt use and vehicle safety. The entity's programs emphasize the importance of seat belt safety and driver awareness through engaging and interactive events throughout the community.
Loveland High School also captured $500 in recognition of the school's continued efforts throughout the school year, including posters, announcements, pledge banners, volunteering for Parent & Teen Driver Exploration classes and producing an “Every 15 Minutes” program at the school.
New principals at Winona Elementary School and Turner Middle School
Thompson School District has named Kimberly Tymkowych as the new principal at Winona Elementary School in Loveland, effective July 1. She will be filling the position vacated by Emily MacNiven, who is departing the district.
Since July 2013, Mrs. Tymkowych has served within the district as the principal of Centennial Elementary School. Prior to her arrival in Thompson, she worked in Weld County School District 6, where she served as an assistant principal at Shawsheen Elementary School. She also has experience as an instructional math and literacy coach and has taught third and fourth grades.
"I have really enjoyed the last four years as Centennial Elementary's principal," Mrs. Tymkowych says. "I look forward to working with another great set of students, families and staff members at Winona Elementary and I can't wait to meet everyone."
Mrs. Tymkowych received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2010, she also earned her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.
TSD is also named Brandy Grieves as the new principal at Turner Middle School in Berthoud, effective July 1. She will be filling the position vacated by Derrick Martin, who is departing the district.
Since 2013, Ms. Grieves has served as the principal at Groveport Madison Middle School North in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that appointment, she served as the assistant principal of Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio. Ms. Grieves is already quite familiar with education in the state of Colorado, having worked as an assistant principal at Montrose High School in Montrose during the 2008-2009 school year and as a language arts and reading teacher at Centennial Middle School, also in Montrose. She began her instructional career at Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, teaching a variety of English classes.
“I am extremely excited to start this next adventure and feel humbled to be the next leader for Turner Middle School,” Ms. Grieves says. “I can't wait to meet the staff and students and start working with the community. I am looking forward to getting to know the teachers and staff better in order to ensure that we are providing the best educational opportunities for our students. In my eyes, a successful school is one that provides a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, quality instruction for each student and a positive working relationship among students, staff, parents and the community being served.”
Ms. Grieves earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish from Colorado State University and has also earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Las Vegas.
Summer food program
Thompson School District's Nutrition Services Department has announced its sponsorship of the 2017 Summer Food Service program. The program feeds children (18 months – 18 yrs) free of charge during the summer months. It will run through Friday, July 28, excluding the week of July 3 - 7. Days of service will vary by site.
A nutritious breakfast and lunch will be served at open sites throughout the district. Serving times will be 8am-9am for breakfast (no breakfast service available at Conrad Ball Middle School) and 11:30am - 12:30pm for lunch. Some enrolled programs will also serve meals. Please check with your specific program site for more information. Here are the locations where the program will be available:
- Monroe Elementary
1500 N. Monroe Avenue, Loveland
- Laurene Edmondson Elementary
307 W. 49th St., Loveland
- Conrad Ball Middle School (no breakfast)
2660 N Monroe Ave., Loveland
- B.F. Kitchen Elementary
915 Deborah Drive, Loveland
- Sarah Milner Elementary
743 Jocelyn Drive, Loveland
- Truscott Elementary
211 W. 6th St., Loveland
- Lincoln Elementary
3312 N. Douglas Ave., Loveland
- Winona Elementary
201 S Boise Ave., Loveland
The Summer Food Service program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For a school site to quality for program participation, a number of factors are required, including the school's student qualification rate in the free and reduced lunch program. If you have any questions about the program, please contact TSD's Nutrition Services department at 613-5143.