DSST BLOG

11/21/19

Physical Fitness Gets a Leg Up At DSST: Henry

The middle schoolers at DSST: Henry have new ways to get active thanks to a big grant from DPS! 8th Grade Dean of Students Marcus Pumphrey won $20,000 that will be put towards expanding after-school physical fitness beyond their current athletics offerings. Every day beginning November 18, around 50 students in the pilot program will participate in new pursuits that will get them moving. This will include a variety of activities including martial arts, rock climbing, or hiking. This grant is giving students, staff and the community an opportunity to connect on a level that would not be otherwise possible, as partnerships with community members, local colleges and universities, sporting retailers, and more are already in the works! 

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

09/20/19

College View HS Goes Camping

This past weekend, 14 College View High School students went camping in the San Isabel National Forest, near Buena Vista. The overnight trip, led by four teachers, allowed students to build community across grade levels and social groups.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

08/29/19

DSST and Other Charters Lead on Colorado State Test Results

Colorado state test results have recently been released for the 2018-19 school year and a few celebrations are in order!

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Inside the Classroom

02/21/19

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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Topics: Inside the Classroom

01/22/19

From DSST Student to Questbridge Scholar

DSST’s classrooms and hallways are full of vibrant and diligent students with impressive work ethics and big dreams. This week, we met with five very special DSST seniors, who have the distinguished honor of being named a Questbridge Scholar - Ayanle, Daniel, Yoseph, Diaraye, and Ahmed.

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Topics: Community Stories, Inside the Classroom

12/11/18

How DSST Staff Support Student Success

Our teachers and staff members are deeply committed to their work and if you walk through the halls of our schools, this commitment is palpable. However, this commitment doesn’t end when our students leave their schools. From hosting Saturday study sessions at Starbucks before assessments, to driving students to and from school, staff members across our campuses truly do it all.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

11/19/18

Why middle school students don't slip through the cracks at DSST

At DSST, we believe that students thrive best in small-school environments, so that each and every student is known and supported. Beyond just having smaller grades, we have a number of programs in place to make sure that students “don’t slip through the cracks.” One of those programs is Advisory.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

09/27/18

A Conversation with Peter Sherman, Founding School Director of new Aurora middle school

This month, we sat down with Peter Sherman, the Founding School Director of the new DSST school in Aurora. While busy ramping up for the big 2019 kick-off, Peter shared some great stories about his career as an educator, what excites him about Aurora, and the recent 6 month long adventure he and his family took across the USA in a camper van!

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

03/12/18

Video: Creative Engineering at DSST: Stapleton

DSST's STEM culture is so rich, in part, due to our variety of electives. Each freshman at DSST: Stapleton High School can take Theater Arts or Creative Engineering.

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

01/29/18

Two DSST Teachers' Favorite High School Labs

We talked to two DSST: Stapleton High School teachers - Mr. Chan and Mr. McCall to give us their lists of their favorite high school science labs. Check them out!

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

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