The death of one of our students

The death of one of our students

Michael Moore <>
10:05 AM (3 hours ago)
to everyone

As many are aware by now, a student of ours, freshman, RJ Sandoval passed away late Sunday afternoon in Pueblo. We all are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy.
On behalf of the Huerfano RE-1 School District,
I sincerely extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Sandoval family as they mourn the death of their son, brother, and relative. May you be able to find strength and healing during this very, very difficult family time.

Any student or adult in the building that may need help processing this tragic event may seek grief counseling at Peakview School or JMHS. Counselors are available.

Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting

The community is invited to attend a “Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting” on Monday, December 16 @ 5:30 pm at the JMHS gymnasium. We encourage your attendance to hear “What do we currently have?” “What do we need?” “What is in the future?”
As you may be aware, Huerfano Re-1 has intent to present a Master Plan to the BEST board (Building excellent schools today) in Denver so as to try and secure a grant for future building needs.
The School District would like to share information about facility needs with the community and ask for community input on what is important to consider for potential future facility investments.
This is open to everyone in the community, please come to share your thoughts!

Superintendent Moore

School Board Director Vacancies

The Board of Education of the Huerfano RE-1School District is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment in January 6, 2020 until the next regular biennial school election in November 2021. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the date of appointment and a resident of the district in which the vacancy exists.

Any person who meets the qualifications and who desires to be considered for the appointment is invited to file a written notice of such intention, as well as a completed candidate questionnaire, with the secretary of the Board of Education by Monday December 2, 2019 at 201 East 5th Street, Walsenburg Colorado 81089. The Board will interview prospective candidates on Monday December 9 or Monday December 16, 2019, depending on the number of applicants, at a public meeting. For further information on candidate qualifications, background check appointments, or where to obtain a candidate questionnaire, please contact Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at (719)738-1520 or .

Re-1 to Honor Outgoing and Welcome Incoming School Board Members

Huerfano Re-1 will be honoring the years of service to outgoing board members on Monday evening at 5:30. With the utmost respect and sincerity, I will greatly miss the camaraderie, professionalism, ability to have varying opinions and come to a solution without argument and always try to do right by our children and employees. I am truly saddened by the prospect of losing 4 incredible board members. These 4 have served your school district well. Please come to the District office November 11 at 5:30 to wish them well and thank them for their service. We, I, appreciate you Julia Marchant, Eva Vigil, Dave Tesitor and Jaye Sudar.

Huerfano RE-1 anti-vaping letter

Huerfano Re-1 stance on vaping.

Vaping and or possession of a vaping device must stop now at school and school related events. Please read the letter posted on the district web site and let myself or our board members know if you agree.

For responses to the vaping device and vaping consequence proposals please email me. My email address is
I’d like to hear your opinions.

Superintendent M. Moore

Act on Drugs Presentation

On Wednesday, September 4th, Huerfano Re-1 School District will be welcoming Lynn Riemer, with Act on Drugs, to our Schools. Lynn is the president of Act On drugs, Inc. and has a regional and national reputation as a speaker, trainer and advocate on the issue related to substance abuse. Lynn has spoke to a large majority of school district’s students and staff in Colorado on the issue of substance abuse.

We are pleased to have her do the same in our school district. We will be having assemblies on September 4th for grades 6th – 12th.

At 6pm, there will be a presentation for parents and general public at John Mall High School. We welcome all family and friends of our students to attend the presentation being held at 6pm at John Mall High School.

9:00am – 10:00am – Grades 5-8 @ Gardner School
11:15am – 12:15pm – Grades 6-8 @ Peakview School
12:45pm – 2:00pm – Grades 9-12 @ JMHS
6:00pm – 7:15pm – Parents and Community members @ JMHS

Parents: Please plan to attend! We’d love to see you.

Right Arrow September 4th Lynn Reimer ACT ON DRUGS Assembly note


Michael J. Moore

Superintendent’s Seat 8-13-2019

Hooray! It is that time of year again. Time to go back to school. I love this time of year and I love the first day of school in particular. After 40 years of being a teacher, principal and superintendent, I continue to be grateful and excited to see:
• the “big yellow cheese” rolling down the streets, once again, filled with eager students
• Peakview and Gardner parking lots busy with parents dropping off and/or escorting their children to the building
• Teachers waiting eagerly for their new class members to arrive so they can immediately begin to build that positive relationship with their students
• Administrators beaming with pride of the incredibly talented faculties they have put together and hoping for an exceptional day
• Food service personnel incredibly busy and excited about day 1 breakfast and lunch
• HS students walking in with swag perhaps glad because they are seniors or no longer Freshmen
• Custodial and maintenance personnel proud of the work they completed to ensure safe, clean, comfortable buildings and grounds
• New, as well as, familiar faces to the District as they enter the building with smiling faces
• Secretaries busy attending to parents and or students needing assistance all the while hidden behind all the collected or yet to be distributed mountains of paperwork
• Parents and guardians smiling and happy that the day has come, proud of their children and hoping for their success and positive relationships with others.
It is in the air and I for one am glad to see it. I am so proud of our school district and proud to be one of the many employees. I am thankful for our wonderful employees, students and parents.
I encourage all parents to be highly involved in your children’s education and it can start on day one. I hope all of you will consider building strong, positive relationships with your child’s teacher(s) by communicating early and often and providing positive support to our teachers and administrators.
I thank you. Let us all have a safe, positive and fulfilling school year.

Michael Moore/Superintendent
Huerfano RE-1 School District

Registration times:

Correct days for enrollment of students.

8/1 and 8/5 – Peakview School 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00
8/7 and 8/8 Gardner School – 8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:00

8/7 and 8/8 JMHS (by class level)
8/7 – 10:00 – 2:00 Seniors / 3:30-6:00 Juniors
8/8 – 10:00-2:00 Sophomores / 3:30-6:00 Freshmen
Times are subject to change. Please call the school for any time changes in registratio

Superintendent Moore

2019 School Board Director Elections

*****Revised********Huerfano School District RE-1 shall conduct its regular biennial school election on November 5, 2019.

A call for nominations shall be published after August 7, 2019.

Interested prospective candidates may obtain election paperwork starting Wednesday August 7th at the following location :

Huerfano School District Office, 201 East 5th Street, Room 10, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

719-738-1520 x 102

August 7th  7:30- 8:00 AM or 3:30 to 4:30 PM

August 8, 12, 13, 14  from 7:30 to 4:00 PM

August 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29  from 7:30 to 5:00 PM

Prospective candidates will need to bring their photo I.D. Current voter registration of the candidate will be verified and a background check will need to be scheduled at the earliest convenience. A Notice of Intent to be A Candidate will be signed and filed to obtain their petition packet. Completed packets should be returned before August 30th.

Attached below is a link to Policy BBBA- Board Member Qualifications and the 2019 School Board Candidate Guide

Policy BBBA Board Member Qualifications

Please call or email Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at 719-738-1520 x 102 or "> with any questions.