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Cresthill New Beginnings


Middle School is a very unique part of a student’s journey. It is full of new routines and changes. It’s a preview of high school.

All of this is why Cresthill Middle School hosts its New Beginnings. Parents of incoming 7th graders learn the ropes from last year's 7th graders and principal Sid Rundle. They hear about all of the little things that will make the transition to middle school an easy one. Parents hear from incoming 8th graders and Principal Rundle.

It all matters. No detail is overlooked. Parents learn about strategies for locker safety, backpack management, and what’s in the vending machines.

Principal Rundle know that success in middle school requires an all-encompassing approach. “You've got the heart, and then you've got really what we would refer to very generically as the soul. You cannot build sturdy human beings academically and intellectually unless you also address them emotionally.”

August 3, 2017 | By ccheline | Category:

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.