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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Mammoth Heights Elementary School

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From the moment you walk in the door at Mammoth Heights, you feel welcomed, cared for and cherished for the unique individual that you are. Our students have the opportunity to think together, take risks, and make different choices for learning. Technology, innovation and creativity are embedded in our planning and instruction for students. Our school currently utilizes iPads, Chrome books, and MacBooks to enhance our students’ 21st century learning environment. Technology integration to support daily instruction and communication amongst students and teachers is visible each day. Mammoth Heights has many choices to meet the needs of our student population. We currently offer a full day kindergarten program that helps prepare our students for first grade. Furthermore, we offer a 6th grade middle school model that includes departmentalization and individualized scheduling to better prepare our students for middle school. All of our K-6 classrooms take a balanced literacy approach to instruction focused on World Class Outcomes, alignment to state standards, and differentiation based on students’ unique learning needs. All grade levels also use Math in Focus to support academic achievement in numeracy with a focus on problem solving and conceptual application. Our students experience additional programming such as music, art, physical education, science, and technology. The culture and climate at Mammoth Heights sets our school apart from others. Students, parents, and staff are happy, grateful and anxious for their education and to be in such a strong and positive learning space. Mammoth Heights will always encourage everyone to Dream, Strive and Become the best that they can be.

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School at a Glance
Home of the: 
Mammoths
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-8927
Principal: Nick Holtvluwer
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30pm
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School At A Glance

9500 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO 80134
United States
Phone: (303)387-8925
Fax: (303)387-8926
Principal Name: Nick Holtvluwer
Mascot: Mammoths
School Start Time: 8:35am
School End Time: 3:30pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Limited
Class Size Philosophy: 
As a school goal, we work to maintain small classes to enhance the learning environment and differentiation for all students. Our Kindergarten-Second grade class sizes are kept at a smaller ratio than our Third-Sixth.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
School Psychologist two days a week/ School Psychologist intern 3 days a week
Garden
Innovation Spaces
Mammoth Heights offers innovative learning spaces for all students. The school also has many common learning areas and classrooms that offer collaborative and flexible learning spaces.
Library Media Center
Our school media center is a learning commons with a school library offering both digital and traditional texts, computer lab, and collaborative learning spaces.
School Tech Center
Mammoth Heights provides mobile technology devices to all students. The devices travel with students to specials classrooms, learning spaces, and general education classrooms. Students attending our full day kindergarten and first - sixth grade attend science as a specials class. Many of our science classes model a STEM approach to learning.
Tech Lab
Mammoth Heights has a tech lab adjacent to our Learning Commons.
TV Station
Our school day begins with a video live stream of students and staff providing current school news as well as messages aligning with our Lifelong Guidelines.
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures
Full-Day Kindergarten
Mammoth Heights has two full day kindergarten programs.
Student Wellness
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Implemented Student Wellness & Prevention Framework
Our school implements Lifelong Guidelines and life skills as part of a restorative environment. We have a mental health team, an interventionist teacher who support individual students and classrooms with social, emotional and behavior needs. Some additional resources that are used are Second Step and Steps to Success.
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
Energy Conservation
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30pm
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
As a Special
Full time Kindergarten through 6th grade attends a 40 minute daily specials class on a 6 day rotation, 7 times throughout the year. We currently offer art, music, PE, and science. This equates to 28 hours of instructional time for reach of the 4 content areas. All students also attend an additional 40 minute technology class weekly.
Lunch: 
20 minutes - daily
All students receive a 20 minute lunch time along with a 20 minute recess during the lunch hour.
Music Allotment: 
As a Special
Full time Kindergarten through 6th grade attends a 40 minute daily specials class on a 6 day rotation, 7 times throughout the year. We currently offer art, music, PE, and science. This equates to 28 hours of instructional time for reach of the 4 content areas. All students also attend an additional 40 minute technology class weekly.
Physical Education Allotment: 
As a special
Full time Kindergarten through 6th grade attends a 40 minute daily specials class on a 6 day rotation, 7 times throughout the year. We currently offer art, music, PE, and science. This equates to 28 hours of instructional time for reach of the 4 content areas. All students also attend an additional 40 minute technology class weekly.
Recess: 
35 minutes daily
Additional class recess 15 minutes daily
Technology Allotment: 
40 minutes weekly
Information Technology
Mammoth Heights Elementary is lucky to provide a one to one ratio of mobile devices for our K-6 students. K-2 utilize iPads, 3-5 chrome books and 6th grade laptops within the classroom for instructional purposes. This has been a priority of our parents, staff and students over the past several years to implement one to one technology.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Parent permission, policy and technology contract can be found in our parent handbook.
Support Staff
Certified Librarian
Mentor Teacher
Psychologist
Social Worker

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
Our BASE program provides before and after school day care for all grade levels. More information can be found at https://www.sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/mhe/mhe-b-a-s-e.
Accredited
BASE Kindergarten Enrichment
Kindergarten enrichment is offered at a full day option for students in our half day kindergarten program. For more information visit our BASE website at https://www.sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/mhe/mhe-b-a-s-e.
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
For more information please visit DCSD Nutrition website: http://dcsd.nutrislice.com/menu/
Transportation
Transportation
For more information please visit DCSD Transportation website: https://www.dcsdk12.org/transportation

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

Personalized Learning
Center-Based Special Ed Program
Reading Recovery

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 69% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 78% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 78% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 83% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 54% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 60% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 66% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 60% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Average Annual Volunteer Hours Donated: 
5,000
Volunteers are an important part of our school community. On a daily basis, you can find volunteers in our school helping out in the classroom, library, holiday parties, and field trips. Our parent volunteers teach the Junior Achievement Program in all grade levels.
School Accountability Committee
What is SAC? The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC reviews and makes recommendations for the school goals for each year. They also make recommendations to the principal for school funding priorities.
SAC Chairperson: Rick Graves
Frequency: 
Monthly
Meeting: 
The first Wednesday of each month, 6 times a year. The meeting dates for the 2015-2016 year: 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 2/3, 3/2, 5/4
Parent Teacher Organization
Mammoth Heights PTO meets the first Wednesday of each month in the Learning Commons. Child care is available. Our PTO sponsors a Fall fundraiser as well as organizing a Fall and Spring event.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
MHE PTO meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30-6:30.