Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! It was a great pleasure to see your child and you can be assured that the staff, at CSDB, are eager to get another successful year started!
We will be continuing our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program. PBIS is a critical part of the success for students, and we want to partner with you to assist your child in acquiring the necessary skill set that will help them be successful. We encourage all students to embrace our commitment to demonstrating Positive Attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence (PRIDE). I look forward to seeing your child be recognized for their efforts.
We have Accountability meetings on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30pm and it is very important you and your child are fully informed regarding CSDB’s Strategic Plan goals.
If we can be of assistance to you, please call or come by the office. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you. Together, we can be the strong team your child needs.
If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or your child’s advocate. It is very important you and your child are fully informed regarding expectations related to appropriate behavior, for a safe and productive school year.
If you would like to be involved at CSDB, please consider volunteering, participating in community events or attending one or more of our parent group meetings.
We thank you for your support.
Cathy Bennett, M.A., Ed.S
High School Principal
Important Information and Reminders
- March 22 – End of 3rd Quarter
- March 23 – NO School – Professional Development Day
- March 26-30 – NO School – Spring Break
- April 2 – NO School – School Closed
- April 27 – NO School – Professional Development Day
- May 7-11 – MAP Testing
- May 17 – ASL Performance
- May 18 – PROM
- May 21 – Senior Presentations
- May 22 – HS Athletic Awards
- May 24 – Yearbook BASH
- May 25 – NO School – School Closed
- May 28 – NO School – Memorial Day
- May 30 – SBG Elections
- May 31 – Senior Awards
- June 1 – HS Graduation Day
- June 14 – HS Awards
- June 14 – End of 4th Quarter/End of Second Semester (Last day of School)
On April 13, ASL Honor Society (ASLHS) at Air Academy High School hosted the ASL Event for our high school students at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. They focused on critical thinking, Deaf History, and fractions and they also used Clerc and Gallaudet’s “diary” as basic foundation for Breakout Activity and ASL video signed by one of ASLHS students. They enjoyed the challenge and team effort.
High School, Deaf students in US Government and ASL class visited Denver Capitol to meet with Jessie Danielson (Colorado State Rep, House District 24) to discuss the concerns of access and communication barriers for the Deaf community. We also had the opportunity to observe a committee hearing room to learn the process of how the bills are discussed. Chris Haulmark, Deaf candidate for Kansas Congress made the trip to develop a rapport with our students on how to become a better advocate. Ruthie Jordan and Ellen Lentz gave a wonderful ASL poem and expose the importance of having ASL part of our language and how to lobby also to educate people.
High School Deaf students in Life Skills class went to Manitou Springs on Monday, March 19th. We walked to the bus stop in Colorado Springs downtown and they learned how to purchase their bus ticket at the bus stop. The city bus took us and they learned how to make a stop request on the bus to Manitou Springs. We ate at PJ’s Stagecoach Inn for lunch and they learned how to order from the menu independently using communication with the waitress. They also learned about the tax and tip on the bill and they will continue to learn more about how to calculate tip from their food bill. Then we caught the city bus back to downtown and walked back to school. It was such a beautiful day!
April 23, 2018
Your child will take MAP on May 7-11. The MAP tests determines your child’s instructional level and measures academic growth, throughout the school year and from year to year, in the areas of Reading, Language, Math, and Science.
Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. MAP testing is a powerful tool for monitoring student growth over time. The student profile report includes your child’s scores over time.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org.
Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education. If you have questions, please contact your child’s advocate or myself.
High School Principal