I am excited to share our many summer school opportunities for grades 1-12!
Our World of Wonder! (WOW!) program has been very successful and is back for its third year. K-8 students will engage in project-based learning focused on language arts (Spanish and English), mathematics and science. The summer program begins May 31 and ends July 13, 2023.Click here to learn more about WOW!
We also have an opportunity for our grade 8 students to join the Adams 14 Summer Science Camp, which we have put together in collaboration with the Aldrin Family Foundation. These students will use math, science and communication skills to construct rockets, rovers and robots while learning about space exploration. The district will host two sessions; the first is on June 5-15, and the second on June 20-29. Click here to learn more and sign up.
The district’s career and technical education continues throughout the summer for students in grades 6-12 who want to keep learning core skills for various careers. We will offer courses in culinary arts, graphic design, web design, automotive repair, health sciences, woodworking, videogame design and more! Click here to learn more and register by May 12.
Finally, students in grades 9-12 will also have the opportunity to explore careers through job shadowing with partnering businesses. Students will learn interpersonal skills, such as resume-building, interviewing, communications, safety and professionalism.Click here to view the flyer and sign up.
At your service,
Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría
April 25, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
Educational Support Services Board of Education Room
Students in 8th grade are invited to participate in this fascinating opportunity. While using math, science, and communication skills, students will construct rockets, rovers, and robots while learning about space exploration. Two camp sessions are offered in June. You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity! Click here to view the flyer.
Register by Friday, April 28, 2023. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2023-Adams14-Science-Camp. Students who register are to attend the entire session. Seats are limited and fill up quickly; first come, first served. Once seats have been filled, students wishing to enroll will be waitlisted. For questions, contact Adams 14 Education Technology Coordinator Maggie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-853-3242.
WOW! Career and Technical Education Summer Learning for Grades 6-12
Students will engage in authentic learning experiences designed to introduce core skills for various careers. This exciting opportunity will allow students to select a camp of their interest.
The Adams 14 Summer Job Corps at Adams City High School (ACHS) is an exciting opportunity for students in high schools to explore experiences through job shadowing. Students will learn interpersonal skills, such as resume-building, interviewing, communications, safety and professionalism. The Summer Job Corps will take place between June 5 and July 13, 2023.
Students in grades 9-12 at Adams City High School and Lester Arnold High School are encouraged to enroll in the Adams 14 Summer School Credit Recovery Program. Complete the Google form to enroll. Please note, seating is limited and spots fill up quickly; once all seats have been filled, students wishing to enroll will be waitlisted. If you have any questions, please contact MaryKelley Floyd (email@example.com).
Start Date: Wednesday, May 31
End Date: Thursday, July 13
No School Dates: June 19, July 3, July 4
Time: Monday-Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Location: Adams City High School
Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided
Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 2023
The district’s “beautification” event in celebration of Earth Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 29. Students, parents and community members will meet at their respective schools at 8 a.m. to work with the district’s Grounds and Operations staff to plant a raised garden bed and clean up the school grounds and building exteriors. Click here to view the flyer.
Seal of Biliteracy Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department is holding an event on Thursday, May 4, to celebrate students who are on the pathway to earning their seal of biliteracy. The celebration will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Adams City High School. Click here to view the flyer.
Family Training Sessions in Spanish on School Processes
The Social Justice Ministry of our Lady Mother of the Church has partnered with Adams 14 to offer its Parity training program. The program aims to help parents efficiently and strategically advocate for their children’s education by learning about school systems and processes. The six-session program will only be offered in Spanish and starts on April 8 at Central Elementary School. Click here to view the flyer.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Together with Westminster Rotary Club and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Commerce City is giving free books to all preschool kids in the area. From birth until 5 years old, each enrolled child receives a free age-appropriate book every month.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Information Regarding Student Vaccinations
We know you are thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning.
For more information, see the below documents from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Each May, our country participates in Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Adams 14 and Kids First Health Care support the integrated health and well-being of every student, staff member and family in our community. To highlight the services available to students, and to provide resources to families, we invite the community to participate in our Mental Health Awareness Month activities.
Keeping your child’s morning and evening routines consistent can help their sleep patterns, their behavior at school and their overall mental well-being! Below are some tips to help you throughout the day.
In the morning:
Wake at the same time – your child’s day will improve when their waking time is consistent each day. This allows for the rest of the morning’s activities to be completed without the additional stress of running behind schedule.
Create a checklist – help your child stay organized (and reduce stress) by creating a checklist of things they need to complete each morning, so they are prepared to learn each day once they arrive at school!
In the evening:
Turn off electronics – have your child shut down their computer, tablet or phone at least one hour before bedtime. These personal electronic devices emit blue light, which floods your child’s brain, tricking it into thinking its daytime. As a result, your child’s brain suppresses melatonin production and works to stay awake.
Take a warm bath or shower – scientists have found that taking a warm bath or shower before bed helps to mimic a nighttime drop in body temperature, therefore preparing your child’s body for sleep.
Stretch, breathe and relax – gentle stretching and deep breathing exercises can help your child’s body focus on mindful relaxation to prepare for sleep.
Decide on a set bedtime – it is extremely important for your child to have a consistent bedtime. Your child’s brain follows a natural sleeping and waking cycle, which is how their brain begins winding down for sleep. It’s critical to create a consistent bedtime routine to help optimize your child’s transition from being asleep to awaking fresh the next morning.
For urgent concerns, call 988. This Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. This May, Adams 14 and Kids First Health Care will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, to raise awareness of mental well-being, and the importance of seeking professional help and support when needed!
Anythink Commerce City: April Programs
Explore a variety of programs at your local Anythink and discover new opportunities for learning, fun, and creativity. To register for events that require registration, please visit the Anythink online calendar at events.anythinklibraries.org/events.
Kids Cafe (Tuesday-Friday in April | 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Swing by for a free, nutritious snack sponsored by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Available for ages 18 and under, while supplies last. No advanced registration necessary.
Storytime (Wednesdays, April 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.) Join us for stories, songs and snacks. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 years old and their caregivers. No advanced registration necessary.
Arts & Crafts Salon (Thursday, April 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.) Join Imagine Arts Academy of Colorado and get creative every other week with a new art and craft project, while supplies last. Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. No advanced registration necessary.