May 31, 2024
Summer Resources: Tasty Food Offers Free Meals and Snacks at 26 Sites Across the Denver Metro
Tasty Food is currently taking a break to gear up for summer. All Denver youth ages 3-18 can still get free snacks on a first-come, first-served basis at select sites thanks to the Denver Inner City Parish. No ID or registration is required. See the participating sites. Youths should ask at the front desk for their free snack. 

The full summer meal program will kick off on Monday, June 10 at 26 locations! Check out the summer flyer for locations, dates, times and meal service information.
25 DPS Schools Win Colorado Department of Education Awards
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recognized and celebrated schools and districts that won performance awards in the 2022-23 school year. Congratulations to the 25 DPS schools that received awards in the following categories: Centers of Excellence, John Irwin School of Excellence and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award!
South High Solar Quest Lancer
Over the past year, students at South High School have been working on a solar-powered vehicle that can reach a top speed of 30 mph. This unique vehicle does something most solar-powered vehicles cannot -- recharge while driving!

"Many companies out there, including big billion-dollar electric car companies, still haven't been able to develop systems to recharge while you drive," said Elliot, a senior at South High School. "And we created it as high schoolers in a library, up on the third floor."
EDUCA DPS Podcast: Mental Health Resources for Students and Families
In this episode of the EDUCA Podcast, DPS school psychologists Libby Malone and Cristina Decuir-Delgado, discuss mental health resources available for students and families. 

Schools are a top provider of mental health support and services for our students. School-based mental health staff can also be a great partner to support families in finding community services and resources.

Listen in English and Spanish on your favorite podcast platform.
Black Voices In Color Podcast -- The Unfinished Conversation: Black Culture in America
In this episode of the Black Voices in Color podcast, our students discuss different Black cultures in the U.S. and give their personal experiences. From the soulful traditions of the South to the vibrant influences of the West Coast, our hosts explore the diverse cultural expressions that define Black America.
DPS 2023 Bond Progress Report and Key Projects in 2024
Are you interested in learning more about how the $795 million from the 2020 bond, that Denver voters agreed to invest in public schools, is being spent?

A progress report highlighting the completed work from the 2020 bond package is now available. The report reflects all projects completed since the bond passed in November 2020 through the end of calendar year 2023. 

The report reflects around $600 million in school improvements in our district and the key projects to look forward to in 2024, including seven AC installations.
Sabin World Elementary Girls on the Run Program Featured on Channel 9News
Sabin World Elementary School’s Girls on the Run (GOTR) group was recently featured for its incredible impact on social-emotional development and confidence-building in young girls. The program has been led by Rachel Kerstiens, a school psychologist with DPS Child Find, for over 10 years. Check out their feature on Channel 9News to see the program in action!
Become a Community Trustee on ProComp Trust Board
The ProComp Trust Board is seeking a new community member to join the Trust Board. This position will hold three-year terms, starting in the 2024-25 fiscal year. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested. Those interested should complete this form

The ProComp Trust Board ensures the financial stability of the funds raised by the ProComp Mill Levy. The ProComp Trust Board is responsible for monitoring how DPS spends the funds derived from the Trust, ensuring they are spent only on ProComp-related expenses and are consistent with the ProComp Agreement.

Please note that the ProComp Trust Board will only consider applicants not employed by the district for this role on the Board.
End-of-Year MLE DAC Celebration at the Children's Museum
On May 15, the Multilingual Education Department hosted its End-of-Year MLE DAC celebration at the Children’s Museum. Nearly 800 DPS students, parents, community members and volunteers were in attendance!

Multilingual families were treated to a complimentary dinner and access to the grounds of the museum. Attendees also visited the Resource Fair where community partners and DPS departments provided information on services and programs available to families and students.

The evening was made even more special by students from Montbello High School who performed several cultural dances in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Thank you to all who attended and made it a special evening to remember!
Bare Necessities Donations Recap
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department thanks everyone who participated in the Bare Necessities Drive to collect essential clothing items for DPS families. Thanks to your generosity, thousands of pairs of socks and underwear were donated, making a tremendous impact on our community! We are especially grateful to our partners at Xcel Energy, The Lion Project, Fashion Denver, Centennial Elementary's fifth grade class, Parisi, Inspiration Point Neighborhood Association and the EGC Central Office. Together, we made a difference.
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