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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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Soaring Hawk Elementary School

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Soaring Hawk Elementary is a proud neighborhood school that focuses on whole-child education. Our mission is to create a child-centered learning community, that achieves excellence by supporting and empowering all children to develop socially, creatively and intellectually. We empower students to be directors of their own learning by creating a highly engaging learning environment that supports all students in achieving their highest potential. We support this endeavor by effectively utilizing the backwards design philosophy to implement meaningful instruction that allows students to learn sustainable skills that will last well beyond their years at Soaring Hawk. Our teachers and parents are highly invested in our students and we have a strong school culture that supports and guides our focus on children. In order to reach all aspects of a child, it requires a multi-faceted approach. Our team of highly trained educators collaborate regularly to ensure that we are meeting each child exactly where they are in his or her own learning progression. We design instruction based on data and we provide students with choices in how to demonstrate their learning. Our systematic way of providing interventions allows us to maximize student learning. We utilize Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) as a framework to promote positive social and learning behaviors. Soaring Hawk Elementary is a LIFT school. LIFT stands for Literacy Instructional Framework for Teaching and is a balanced approach to teaching reading and writing using what is known to be research-based best practices. LIFT is a way of bringing our knowledge of literacy to a deeper understanding and weaving what we already know about teaching reading and writing into our day within a successful framework of teaching. Teaching literacy in this way allows us to build a foundation of reading and writing that enables students to access engaging content in the areas of Science and Social Studies. Mathematically, we utilize Everyday Math as a resource to access the district’s Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. Our subject matter content is used as a vehicle to teach collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Using a team-teaching approach, technology is integrated daily across subject areas utilizing Chromebooks, iPads, Smartboards, and computers to enhance and individualize instruction for all students. Soaring Hawk recognizes that students have many strengths. We are proud to offer physical education, music, health and art classes to all students.

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School at a Glance
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Hawks
Principal: Chris Neville
Calendar: Conventional
8:30am - 3:30pm
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School At A Glance

4665 Tanglevine Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
United States
Phone: (303)387-5825
Fax: (303)387-5826
Principal Name: Chris Neville
Mascot: Hawks
School Start Time: 8:30am
School End Time: 3:30pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
We accept all students within our boundaries and accept open enrollment students based our total student enrollment.
Class Size Philosophy: 
We prefer to keep class sizes small to allow for a lower student/teacher ratio.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Library Media Center
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
Energy Conservation
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
8:30am - 3:30pm
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
45 mins-weekly
Lunch: 
20
Students have a 20 minute lunch period and 20 minute recess each day.
Music Allotment: 
45 minutes weekly
45 minute periods
Physical Education Allotment: 
45 minutes weekly
45 Minute periods
Recess: 
20
20 minutes
Support Staff
Professional Learning Specialist
Psychologist

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
https://sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/hawks-nest/
We offer two full day and two half day Kindergarten programs.
We offer a variety of enrichment activities including: -Band -Orchestra -Battle of the Books -Choir - Competitive Edge Mixed Martial Arts - Volleyball -Dodgeball -Running Club - All Sorts of Sports -Arts and Crafts - Intro to Coding -
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
We provide bus services based on district transportation policy.

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

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 86% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 80% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 75% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 90% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 41% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 48% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 65% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Parent Teacher Organization
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
https://sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/she-pto/