The School Kickoff Community Celebration is coming back strong this year with an in-person event Saturday, August 7, from 10am to 1pm. At Island Grove Regional Park.

There will be some modifications to the event because of COVID-19, and these may change as the event approaches based on recommendations from health officials. Right now, it looks like the event will go on, in-person.

The School Kickoff Community Celebration will include:

  • 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, to be given out to District 6 students.
  • A free sack lunch for children ages birth through 18 years old
  • Free sports physicals
  • School and sports registration
  • More than 50 community booths featuring information and resources

We ask that District 6 employee’s direct families who need backpacks, school supplies and other resources to this event.

In July, volunteers can begin signing up to help with the School Kickoff Community Celebration. Look for more information soon!

If you have any questions about the event, contact Theresa Myers at [email protected].

District 6 students place in Caring for our Watersheds contest

Six of the seven finalists for this year’s Caring for Our Watersheds stewardship program were from District 6, collectively winning more than $9,000 to fund their conservation projects.

Caring for Our Watersheds is an international program, open to students living in the Big Thompson and Cache la Poudre watersheds. Students submit a grant proposal answering the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students research their local watershed and identify an environmental concern and come up with a realistic solution.

The Colorado contest is hosted by the Poudre Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, the final competition and ceremony was hosted remotely this year.

Here are this year’s winners, their school, their project, their teacher and the amount of funding they received for their project:

  • Saria Mowrer, Greeley Central High School, “Bracelets for Bats,” teacher Liz Mock-Murphy, $1,000 award
  • Kimberly Gonzalez Jimenez, Greeley Central High School, “Our Blooming Watershed,” teacher Liz Mock-Murphy, $900 award
  • Juan Reveles Hernandez, Northridge High School, “Education for the Younger Generation,” teacher Dr. Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber, $800 award
  • Brookelynn Hernandez and Helena Rangel, Greeley West High School, “Mother Natvie,” teacher Corrine Yahn, $600 award
  • Pamela Perez, Northridge High School, “The Pandas Choice,” teacher Dr. Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber, $500 award
  • Yaritza Morfin, Northridge High School, “Cutlery Can Be Decomposable?” teacher Dr. Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber, $450 award.

Congratulations to all these amazing student!

Stepping stones to honor students and their artwork

Teachers at Billie Martinez Elementary School and the District 6 grounds crew joined to help create stepping stones in front of Billie Martinez Elementary School.

Students in the school painted rocks that were placed in cement for the stepping stones. Every year, first graders will add a stone to the path.

What a creative way to beautify the school and showcase student art!