It is an exciting time of year, filled with many festivities. On Thursday, Nov. 17th, the District hosted its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Over 1,200 meals were served. The kitchen staff did an excellent job preparing the delicious meal from scratch. The Student Senate showed their gratitude by assisting with the serving.
More fun events are one the horizon: The High School Drama Team will host its first production of the year on Dec. 7, Tiny Stories: A Series of Monologues with Lives of Their Own. The play starts at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Elementary will host their Winter Concerts on Dec. 7, 14, and 20. The High School/Middle School Winter Concert is on Dec. 21. Parents and community members can keep track of district events by visiting the online calendar on the District website. If you go to the online calendar, you will see an option to sync the events to your personal calendar.
In the midst of the holiday cheer, the district is also focusing heavily on academics. On Friday, Dec. 2 the district will have its monthly Professional Development Day. During that time, the district will begin some intensive curriculum work that will carry on through the 2023-24 school year. Teachers will start by prioritizing state standards to determine what our instructional focus will be. The end result will be K-12 pacing guides that will be accessible to all on the district website.
The District has also joined a rural collaborative called the Colorado Student Centered Accountability Program, or S-CAP. District members visit one another to share ideas and provide feedback on school improvement. Ignacio School District had its first initial review on Oct. 24. In turn, we’ve sent teams of administrators and teachers to La Veta and Buena Vista. We have upcoming visits to Monte Vista and La Junta School Districts.
As we approach the New Year, there is much to be thankful for and look forward to. We cherish those opportunities for collaboration and community involvement; It takes a village!
“TOGETHER WE WILL ENGAGE, EMPOWER, AND PREPARE ALL OF OUR LEARNERS FOR THE FUTURE.”
- Dec. 7 – High School Drama Team Tiny Stories: A Series of Monologues with Lives of Their Own at 6 p.m., doors at 5:30 p.m.
- Dec. 7, 14, and 20 – Elementary School Winter Concerts
- Dec. 21. – High School/Middle School Winter Concert