|Welcome to WSD3 Preschool!
Please help WSD3 Preschool win a brand new playground set from Grounds For Play worth over $15,000! You can view and vote on a free website/newsletter that boasts a comprehensive list of all the family friendly activities in and around Colorado Springs. In order to get "Loved" on Hulafrog, parents need to navigate to the WSD3 Preschool listing on Hulafrog and click on the heart (need to sign up for Hulafrog in order to vote...don't worry it's completely free). The preschool with the most loves on December 31st will be named Colorado Springs' Most Loved Preschool for 2014.For your convenience you can see Hulafrog by heading to the following link: http://hulafrog.com/colorado-springs-co
In the event of a 2 hour delay for Widefield School District 3, the morning preschool classes at North and Webster will be canceled. If WSD3 closes for the day, both morning and afternoon preschool classes will be canceled, as well as any evening activities that may have been planned for our preschool program.
Mark Your Calendar!
November 24th- 28th Thanksgiving Break. Preschool classes not in session.
Monday, December 1st Students return.
Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm Make it Take it!
Thursday, December 18th Winter Parties
To view the current Teddy Talk Newsletter and Snack Menu, look in the "Resources" tab.
If you have developmental concerns for your 3 or 4 year old child or would like to put your child on our WAITING LIST, please call (719) 391-3375!
The WSD3 Preschool Program is an inclusive program that serves children with special needs, children with identified risk factors, and children that pay tuition to attend. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2014 to attend. We fill the program from our waiting list. When a slot becomes available we will notify you and then you may register your child online or at North Preschool. Unfortunately, due to limited space, your online registration will be denied unless your child has been put on our waiting list and we have contacted you to guarantee your child's slot. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hearing from you!
We made the honor roll!
Widefield School District 3 has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll. District 3 is one of ten school districts in Colorado recognized for expanding access to Advanced Placement course work and improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 of higher on AP exams.
Read more here: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll
$1000 Scholarship for Cabbage Plant!
Isaiah Martinez, fourth grader at Pinello Elementary, is the 2014 Colorado State Winner for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.
In the spring of 2014, Bonnie Plants delivered free cabbage plants to 272 participating schools in Colorado. Bonnie Plants received 99 class winning entries from Colorado 3rd graders. Isaiah’s cabbage was picked by the state’s Agriculture Department as the winner. As part of the program, Isaiah will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Isaiah grew a 16lb. 12 oz. cabbage named Calvin, who eventually became corned beef cabbage and cabbage rolls.
According to Bonnie Plants’ website, the Cabbage Program was created to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people, which seemed to work for Isaiah. He wants to plant a garden next spring and grow more vegetables and fruit.
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org, Information>Weather & Closings or click here: http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
CMAS Student Performance Report Explanation
If you are looking for an explanation of the data on your student's CMAS Student Performance Report, please click here.
WideField of Dreams - Travis Dumas & Carl Burgess
Travis Dumas - Janitell Junior High
Travis is a seventh grader at Janitell Junior High. This young man was picked out of thousands of students in the region to receive an award for his volunteering efforts. Travis has been volunteering for the Special Olympics for the past four years. He has been a unified partner because he wanted to help his brother Jordan, a student at Widefield High, with different events, including basketball, soccer, softball, and bowling. Travis is also a volunteer at his church. Travis' dream is to keep volunteering as an adult, and to always try new things.
Carl Burgess - Talbott Elementary, P.E. Teacher
Talbott Elementary P.E. teacher and Mesa Ridge High track coach Carl Burgess is a Hall of Famer! Mr. Burgess was inducted into the Eastern Nazarene College “Athletics Hall of Fame” on October 17, 2014. During his three years at college, Mr. Burgess ran cross-country and holds a record for fastest time. He was also a national's qualifier all three years. After graduation, Mr. Burgess coached the men's cross-country team for six seasons, and also started the first women's cross-country team at Easter Nazarene. Mr. Burgess is a Widefield High School alum and still holds the fastest time for the 5k run at 14:53!
PBIS & Rachel's Challenge
Combining Rachel’s Challenge and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Our school district supports creating positive learning environments for our students. In order to support students and staff we are working to promote kindness and positive behavior. Our district has adopted both Rachel’s Challenge and PBIS. Each building is blending the two programs to represent a common belief or philosophy. The philosophy of both programs is at its core the same. We believe that the doorway to improving education is in building positive relationships with students. If a teacher builds a positive relationship with a student (emotion, passion and imagination), the chances are greater that a student will open their minds to greater academic challenges. This in turn will lead the student to a more successful academic career and will assist students in growing into successful and productive adults.
Read more about PBIS
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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