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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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Wildcat Mountain Elementary School

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At Wildcat Mountain, we believe in making decisions that consider the student first! Through focused academics, a commitment to character, a positive environment, and a partnership with our community, we dedicate our attention to educating the whole child. We pride ourselves in being a school that is deeply rooted in our values and in our community. We believe that students thrive in a positive environment where they feel safe, happy, and engaged. We have a commitment to building each student's Wildcat PRIDE through our Seven Virtues: Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Compassion, Giving, Self-Discipline, and Perseverance. At Wildcat, we not only focus on the heart and spirit of each child, but on the mind as well. We believe in focused academics by providing teachers with resources that can best provide a differentiated and personalized learning experience for each student. Resources such as Wonders, Every Child a Writer, and Bridges allow us to create cohesive alignment and clear expectations from grade level to grade level. Using World Class Outcomes and backward planning as our guide, we integrate and embed 21st Century skills to create authentic learning experiences. We value creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking to ensure learning is engaging, sustainable, and fun! Our students’ success wouldn’t be possible without the most amazing community involvement and support around! Whether through our PTO, WatchDOG Dads, or volunteering, we partner with our community to ensure success for kids! Together, we strive to cultivate passionate hearts and minds in each and every child.

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School at a Glance
Home of the: 
Wildcats
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-6927
Principal: Molly Milley
Calendar: Conventional
9:00am - 4:00pm
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School At A Glance

6585 Lionshead Parkway
Littleton, CO 80124
United States
Phone: (303)387-6925
Fax: (303)387-6926
Principal Name: Molly Milley
Mascot: Wildcats
School Start Time: 9:00am
School End Time: 4:00pm

School Life

School Size: 
Medium
We accept open enrollments on an as available basis.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
We believe our class sizes allow for all students to build a relationship with their teacher, a caring, classroom community, and an opportunity to learn at their own individual level. To ensure that this is possible, we strive to keep our class sizes at an average of 25, with primary grade classrooms closer to 20 students.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Garden
Our school garden provides opportunities for students to grow, maintain, and harvest a variety of produce. Students are involved in planting, weeding, and harvesting. Produce from our garden has been donated to our local food bank. Our awesome PTO helps to staff and maintain the garden.
Innovation Spaces
Wildcat Mountain Elementary continues to develop its Innovation Spaces. Students utilize a Learning Commons, which includes a variety of flexible spacing options, collaborative tables, movable shelves, digital media supports, and a creativity wall. We have a STEM Lab and Mobile Maker Space available for all classrooms. In addition, we encourage our classrooms to be learner centered. Many classrooms create flexible environments to enhance collaboration and optimize the learning environment.
Library Media Center
We have combined a traditional library structure with our new Learning Commons, giving students opportunities for full access to a number of resources, while also allowing spaces for collaboration, critical thinking, and small group instruction.The Wildcat Mountain Library provides students with a vast collection of both fiction and nonfiction titles for check-out as well as a collection of e-books. Our Learning Commons also creates opportunities for students to explore STEM concepts and has its own Maker Space.
Tech Lab
STEM Learning creates a student centered/driven learning environment that integrates content areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Using design and engineering principles, students explore and investigate authentic problems to create viable solutions. Through the use of Problem/Project/Inquiry Based Learning approaches, students ask questions, brainstorm ideas, plan, create, test, and improve designs. Innovation is at the core of the program. Students will build prototypes using hands on resources and explore the unlimited possibilities of problem solving using the tools of technology. Critical thinking is highlighted along with the skills of communication, collaboration, and creativity. STEM Learning is a comprehensive instructional approach that promotes Higher Order Thinking and 21st Century Learning Skills students need for college and career readiness.
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
5th graders attend Outdoor Ed. at Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures
Full-Day Preschool
The Douglas County Preschool Program is an inclusive program for both typically developing students and students identified with special needs. Each classroom serves approximately 15 students with a teaching staff of 3-4 adults. The mission of the Early Childhood Preschool Program is to provide an educational foundation for young children and to develop relationships among families, staff and community for individual student achievement. We value the uniqueness of each child. We value the learning potential of each child. We value a knowledgeable and prepared staff who promotes learning and development in young children. We value the role of parents in the education of their children. We value being a part of the public education system.
Full-Day Kindergarten
Student Wellness
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Implemented Student Wellness & Prevention Framework
Our school strives to show Wildcat PRIDE through the Seven Virtues: Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Honesty, Self Discipline, Giving, and Perseverance. We believe in following Restorative Practices. The combination of these two lay the groundwork for our Student Wellness and Prevention Framework. Our students collaborate in these efforts through our Healthy You/PRIDE Student Leadership Team.
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
We encourage healthy habits for all Wildcat students. We encourage neighborhood students to walk, ride, or bike to school and have multiple designated parking areas for students to utilize.
Composting
We are extremely proud of our Wildcat Mountain School Garden. Throughout the year, our Student Leadership Green Team creates composting campaigns in our cafeteria. The composted material is used in our garden and is also utilized in our wormery.
Energy Conservation
Wildcat Mountain has always been a leader in Energy Conservation. Classrooms and hallways use the minimum requirement of bulbs, reducing our energy wattage significantly. Our Green Team reinforces the smart use of energy throughout the building.
Recycling
We recycle paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum at Wildcat Mountain Elementary. Our Green Team encourages, supports, and leads this initiative throughout the building. We avoid the use of plastic water bottles and encourage students to reuse their own containers for water and lunches. The Green Team also advocates for reducing our carbon footprint by reducing waste in the cafeteria and classroom.
Water Conservation
Even though we have a thriving school garden, we have installed a climate sensitive system that determines when watering is needed.
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
Schedule: 
Conventional
9:00am - 4:00pm
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
Weekly Rotating Special
Students attend art as a part of a weekly rotating special, for 50 minutes each day.
Lunch: 
20 minute lunch followed by 20 minute recess
11:00am 4th Grade 11:25am 2nd Grade 11:50am 1st Grade 12:15pm Kindergarten 12:40pm 5th Grade 1:05pm 3rd Grade
Music Allotment: 
Weekly Rotating Special
Students attend music as a part of a weekly rotating special, for 50 minutes each day.
Physical Education Allotment: 
Weekly Rotating Special
Students attend PE as a part of a weekly rotating special, for 50 minutes each day.
Recess: 
20 Minutes
Technology Allotment: 
Weekly Rotating Special
Information Technology
At Wildcat Mountain, technology is a major component to our learning. Students from first grade through fifth grade have access to one-to-one devices. We believe in using our iPads and Chrome Books to enhance creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration. While all of our students have access to both of these devices, our primary students are assigned iPads and our intermediate students assigned Chrome Books. In addition to our 1-1 devices, Wildcat Mountain has a STEM Lab, Recording Studio, multiple mobile laptop carts, and a Smartboard in each classroom.
Device Allowance: 
1-1 Devices are assigned and provided by the school.
Wildcat Mountain assigns each device to each individual student.
Support Staff
Professional Learning Specialist
Our Professional Learning Specialist, Jolie Pinke, takes on numerous roles at Wildcat Mountain Elementary. She is our school expert on Staff Development - planning activities and programs that help to build staff instructional knowledge and background. She ensures that effective instruction is taking place in each classroom and coaches teachers to grow in their use of effective teaching and learning strategies. Jolie also prepares our new teachers for the many teaching tasks they will encounter. She familiarizes new staff with state, district, and school policies and programs. She mentors new teachers in the use of instructional practices and management techniques. Her service on many school and district committees keeps our staff apprised of the latest information. We take great pride and value in our high performing staff, and she helps to ensure that this high degree of excellence will continue.
Psychologist
Our school psychologist, Dr. Grell, provides support for individuals and small groups. She supports students with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs. In addition to meeting with students, she works with parents, teachers, and other professionals to provide intervention and support for our students emotional and behavioral needs. She works with both general education and special education students.
Social Worker
Our school psychologist, Kelley Klassen, provides support for individuals and small groups. She supports students with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs. In addition to meeting with students, she works with parents, teachers, and other professionals to provide intervention and support for our students emotional and behavioral needs. She works with both general education and special education students.

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
Wildcat Care is our before and after school program and is available each day that school is in session. Wildcat care also offers intersession childcare and full day programs over the summer. Wildcat Mountain follows the Conventional Calendar. Please find enrollment information on the Wildcat Care page on the school website. Contact Information: Lori Hickerson, Program Director, 303-349-1608
Accredited
We provide full and half day kindergarten options.
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
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
Wildcat Mountain supports both SED (Significant Emotional Disability) and SSN (Significant Support Needs) programming. The students enrolled into our center based programs are assigned through the support of district personnel. Our center-based students have flexible programming that can fluctuate between the center-based classroom and general education classroom, depending on student need. We have a highly qualified and skilled Special Education Team to support our student's needs.
Cluster Grouping

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 94% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 95% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 93% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 93% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 93% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 79% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Parent and Community Volunteers - Wildcat Mountain is proud to have a very strong volunteer base. Volunteers help provide instruction and support in the classroom, provide assistance in the library and help support school events and activities throughout the year. Watch Dog Dads - In 2011, we brought the WatchDOG Dads program to Wildcat Mountain Elementary and the response has been amazing! Fathers report "feeling like rockstars" when students line up to give high-fives on the playground or in the lunchroom. Teachers enjoy the extra set of hands in the classroom. We all love the energy and enthusiasm our Dads bring with them. These role models make a big impact.
School Accountability Committee
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parents and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school's instuctional program and quality improvement processes. Although we have a core SAC committee, you are always invited to join us!
SAC Chairperson: Sean Creeden
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Meeting: 
4:15 - 5:30pm
Parent Teacher Organization
Please visit the Wildcat Mountain Elementary PTO website: www.wmepto.com
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
9:00am