Venetucci Chain Reaction
As part of our TEAM Challenge goals through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Rachelís Challenge, we are working to promote and celebrate positive behavior that supports an atmosphere conducive to effective learning.† At the elementary level, Rachelís Challenge supports PBIS by teaching children at an early age that kindness and compassion is a way of life.
To support teaching these principles, students have been involved in various TEAM Challenge activities on our Early Release days.† Accepting Rachel's challenge and starting a chain reaction of kindness at Venetucci has been our focus over the past few months. We would like to share with you the school-wide video we created as our Early Release activity on October 1st. The video shows the domino effect of simple acts of kindness making its way through Venetucci. We hope you enjoy it!
To view video click here
Welcome Back Information
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Venetucci T.E.A.M. Creed
We will do whatever it takes to:
Be trustworthy and do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
Show effort by trying our best.
Have a good attitude by choosing to be positive.
Use manners to speak and treat others in a kind and polite way.
We are the Venetucci T.E.A.M.!
Venetucci Sonic Night
Venetucci Sonic Night
Venetucci Sonic Night is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Venetucci will earn 10% of the total sales for these nights. The proceeds will be used for Battle of the Books, Gifted and Talented materials, leveled reading books, and higher level reading materials for the building. Come join us for great food and help support Venetucci Elementary School.
310 Main Street
5-8pm 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death?†Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the†PLTW - Project Lead The Way†Biomedical Science courses.†Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info.†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students
Exciting news!! Thanks to a†Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)†grant, the district will now offer†PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016.†
Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year.†
Learn more about PLTW
PLTW Program Information
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science
WideField of Dreams - Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore is a 4†grade student at Webster Elementary who dreams of one day becoming a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. Matthew is on a winning streak this year after taking the Monster Match Champion title in November at the national wrestling competition. He also won second place at the Bighorn Nationals wrestling competition. Matthew is now preparing for his next match in December at the Dan Gable tournament. Matthew says he loves everything about wrestling, but mostly enjoys the friends he has made. Good luck and congrats on your journey to the Olympics Matthew!
Creating PBIS Expectations
One of the first steps each building takes in creating their unique PBIS system is to create expectations for all students. Staff will decide what the most important rules or expectations are in their building in order to create a culture of positive behavior in the school.†
WideField of Dreams - AJ Vacik
Drum roll pleaseÖintroducing the one, the only, AJ Vacik! AJ is an 8th grader at Watson Junior High and an award winning drummer/percussionist. AJ not only plays on the junior high jazz band, but he is also the first 8th grader to play on the Mesa Ridge High School drum line. During the summer, AJ received a scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp to learn and play with mostly high school students from across the United States. He was the only featured soloist in the large group performance at the conclusion of the weeklong event. AJ is also a rockingŪ student, taking all AP classes this year and doing very well. His dream is study music in college, perhaps teach music, and of course one day be in a successful band.
Link to AJ's solo performance: http://youtu.be/jZ5pho6ZAew
We made the honor roll!
Widefield School District 3 has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll. District 3 is one of ten school districts in Colorado recognized for expanding access to Advanced Placement course work and improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 of higher on AP exams.
Read more here:†http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org,†Information>Weather & Closings or click here:†http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
CMAS Student Performance Report Explanation
If you are looking for an explanation of the data on your student's CMAS Student Performance Report, please click here.
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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