HS Principal Vacancy

Notice of HS Principal Vacancy, Walsenburg, CO.  2016-2017 School Year

Huerfano RE-1 School District, located in Walsenburg, Co., has a HS principal vacancy for John Mall High School, a school of approximately 151 students, grades 9-12. Salary range is from 72, 000 to 76,000

Principal applicants must have strengths in the following areas: sound instructional leadership, teacher evaluation, internal and external communication, parent involvement, relations builder, as well as, effective management/ supervision of operations.

Experience in HS administration is preferred. If interested, please follow directions for application on our website

New Logo

We have a new logo as designed by JMHS student Terry Sandoval.  It is now part of our site.  The image had to be cropped, but here is a larger version of it.  Thank you Mr. Sandoval for your wonderful artwork!

Student Peaks drawing- I Sandoval - 900px tall

Gardner Bus Route Change

Gardner bus students: if you ride the bus to Gardner school as an elementary student, your bus will not run its normal schedule due to an incident that occurred last Thursday evening. If you were not on the bus then you may still be picked up to and from Gardner School.  This suspension is active for Tuesday April 19th and Wednesday April 20th.  Services will resume Thursday April 21st.  If your student is affected, you will need to make other arrangements for them to get to school on time.

To Clarify:  Bus students who were on Gary V’s Bus on Thursday afterschool are being suspended for two (2) days.  If your student was not on the bus Thursday afternoon, they will continue to be transported regularly.


Exemption Request Form for State Assessments

Policy IKA-E parent request for exemption from State Assessments Form – Click Here for the form.  Completed forms should be returned to the principal’s office or district office.

CMAS Fact Sheet – What To Expect

State Assessment Letter from Superintendent Moore

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is that time of year again for our students to be engaged in taking state assessments beginning on April 4th and ending on April 21st with make-up sessions scheduled for the week of the 25th.

I ask that all our district children participate in this annual event because assessment of student progress is an integral and essential component of the teaching-learning process. Results provide information which allows teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs and strategies. Assessments may also assist teachers in prioritizing appropriate educational interventions for students.

These tests shall include: PARCC Math and English Language Arts, CMAS Science and Social Studies and the PSAT and ACT. For more detailed information about specific grade levels and test subjects as well as projected time for testing (approximate hours needed per test) please see our website for the document “Colorado Measures of Academic Success: what to expect for 2015-2016”.

The Colorado Legislature made several changes to the state’s assessment system during the 2015 legislative session. As a result, you can find the district’s updated student assessment policies (Policy IKA, IKA-R, IKA-E) at http://huerfano.k12.co.us/

These updates include a “Parent Request for Exemption from State Assessments”, which allows those who choose not to participate in one or more tests the ability to complete an exemption form available in all school offices. *A separate form must be filed for each student exempted.

Again, we encourage all students to take the state assessments. We are hopeful that we have 100% participation. Thank you for working together to help our young people succeed.


Michael J Moore/Superintendent/Huerfano RE-1 School District