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Dear Days Creek Charter School Families:

 

In just a few weeks, we will be ready to receive your children for the new school year!  I hope you have had an enjoyable summer break and that you are looking forward to the year ahead.

 

For the third summer in a row, the school campus has been a hub of activity.  This year, we installed new windows in the high school wing.  These windows replace the 1950s original windows and are much more energy efficient.  They have screens that will keep the bugs out.  And, they open in such a way as to allow student egress in the event of an emergency.  So not only do they look much nicer, they make our building safer for your children.

 

In addition to the windows, the entire upper campus is receiving a fresh coat of bright white paint with lots of “Days Creek red” trim!  It is amazing how new paint really improves the look and feel of the campus.

 

On the inside, we’ve replaced flooring in four more classrooms and we relocated some classrooms to provide better separation between elementary, middle, and high school students.  All K-4 classes (including the elementary computer lab) are now contained in the elementary pod.  Students in grades 5-8 are in the modular.  All high school core classes (English, math, science, and social studies) are now on the same hallway.  The special education classroom (accessed by students in all grade levels) is now in the center of the building right across from the main office, which also makes it much more convenient for parents coming to IEP meetings.

 

The gym floor was stripped to the bare wood and sanded level.  The new finish is stunning.  Work is being done to update the woodshop, including the purchase of new equipment.

 

In addition to these facility improvements, we continue to update and improve our textbooks and technology.  The high school lab (Room 215) will be getting all new computers in the coming weeks.  Students in grades 5-12 will find the new computers to be faster and more reliable than the previous ones.  Our new science textbooks and materials will be put into use this year, adding to the math textbooks we got last year, and the reading textbooks we purchased my first year as superintendent.  Next year we plan to get new social studies textbooks.

 

Rob Bixby, our new Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor, has been working throughout the summer to meet students and prepare for the Douglas County Fair.  He has made a great impression on everyone he has encountered and we are looking forward to the great things he will accomplish in these programs!

 

Our new full-time Educational Assistant, Jen Caudill, has a BS in Child and Family Studies and an art minor.  She also has a certificate in Japanese language.  I plan on capitalizing on these strengths to benefit our elementary students by providing them with experiences in Japanese culture and language as well as art.  Where, besides Days Creek Charter School, do elementary students have the opportunity for daily PE and music plus weekly enrichment in art and foreign language?

 

We have so many improvements and changes to celebrate!

 

But one thing remains the same: the wonderful students, families, and community members who love and support our school!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve and to lead this district.  Your kindness and support mean more than I can express.  Thank you for partnering with me to make our school the very best it can be!

 

See you soon!


Dr. Angle, Superintendent

Posted by Dr. Mark Angle  On Jul 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM
  
 
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