DSST: Byers HS Goes to Chicago!

Over Spring Break, the DSST: Byers High School Choir had the amazing opportunity to travel to Chicago. 26 Byers 9th -11th graders made the 15 hour trek to Chicago via bus for a week full of exploring the city and sharing their music.

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Alumni Stories: Aldo

Aldo is a graduate of the founding class of DSST: Cole High School and attends the University of Colorado - Denver. He's just about to finish his first year of college, so we sat down with him to learn about what he has learned over this last year! 

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Stapleton Juniors Visit the Reptile Expo

On March 2nd DSST: Stapleton Juniors traveled to the Denver Reptile Expo to learn about different species of reptiles and how to care for these animals. Science teacher Lara Thomas and English teacher Rhett Seeloff chaperoned this exciting trip!

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Celebrating the Founding Class at DSST: College View

As college admittance letters continue to come in and Senior Signing Day looms around the corner,  you can feel the excitement building across the network as we celebrate our incredible seniors. If it wasn’t for the epic bomb cyclone this week, Cole’s Class of 2019 would have celebrated their 100% college acceptance success on Thursday as well. But on Monday afternoon, middle schoolers, high schoolers, friends and family of the College View Founding Class packed into the gym, decorated with posters created by 9th & 10th graders, to celebrate their founding class.

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Topics: Founding Class, College View


Top 8 Books for Parents, Recommended by Teachers

It’s hard to believe Spring Break is less than two weeks away. Whether you’re staying home or travelling, we’ve got the book list for you... the 8th grade team at DSST: Byers Middle School put this list together specifically for parents, and it addresses many of the frequent questions that parents often wonder about their adolescent students. Check out their top 8 book recommendations for parents of middle and high school aged kids:

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Black History Month at DSST

The February chill hasn’t stopped students and staff across the DSST network from celebrating Black History Month. Staff members, student leaders, as well as school-based Black Student Alliances (BSA), an organization that promotes achievement from awareness to activism, organized a range of activities for their school communities. This included Black History-themed Morning Meetings, guest speakers, parties, and more.

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What's up with AST?

DSST's newest school - and first in Aurora, CO - will open this summer and welcome their founding class of 6th graders! The Aurora Science & Tech team has been working hard behind-the-scenes getting ready for the school year ahead... check out some highlights below about what they have been busy doing:

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2/8 DPS Strike Updates

You have likely heard already that Governor Polis has decided against intervening in the DPS-DCTA contract negotiations.  As we understand it, DPS and DCTA are tentatively scheduled to continue bargaining today, but under state law DCTA is now free to proceed with a strike and has stated its intention to begin striking Monday, February 11th.  As we have mentioned in earlier communications, DSST is not involved in these negotiations and accordingly, all DSST Schools will remain open, operating with normal schedules and staff. We have no way of knowing how long the strike will last, but regardless of length we expect to operate our schools as usual.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Students Regarding the DCTA Strike

You have probably been hearing about the teacher strike in the news. While we definitely do not have all of the information, we wanted to put together some Frequently Asked Questions and try to answer them for you as best we can.  If you have any further questions or worries, please talk to your School Director.

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How You Can Help DSST During SchoolChoice Season

SchoolChoice season is here! January 15 marked the official start of the DPS School Choice window, which runs through February 15. For our friends in Aurora, the Aurora SchoolChoice process also opened on January 15, and will run through February 28.

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