Gardner Bus

Early this morning we had a small bus roll over on Hwy 69 while on its way toward Walsenburg. 3 high school age children were on the bus. It is believed that all students and the bus driver are ok. I do not have an official report on the injury status as yet.
I do know the bus transporting kids to Gardner school has arrived safely and school will be in session.
When I receive all the facts to process and make another statement, I shall do so.

This incident will very likely affect our transportation routes between Gardner and Walsenburg since our bus is totaled. We will be discussing bus route plans as soon as possible in order to determine what adjustments will have to be made.

Superintendent Moore

Update

update on bus roll over: Please understand that I cannot provide any more info than what I give due to privacy issues.
Reports have come to me that of the 3 students some suffered different lacerations on the bodies/face, bruising, possible pelvic injury and a student has cracked or broken ribs.

More updates will be provided as information comes in.

Health and Wellness: Empowered Parents

Hey Parents/Guardians..Help is on the way ! Huerfano Re-1 School District is very pleased and excited to offer some Family Engagement Nights for parents that may need some guidance. tips and a little help with issues they are seeing at home and/or school. We are partnering with Health Solutions personnel to bring these evenings to our schools.

Elementary and Junior High Parents are cordially invited to attend our 1st meeting on Tuesday evening, Feb.18 at Peakview 5:15-6:15 PM. A mtg for Junior High Parents and HS parents will be held on February 25th at JMHS (Junior High Parents can attend either Peakview or JMHS meetings) A flyer promoting these meetings should be posted tomorrow.

As a parent, I certainly understand the many issues we all can possibly face and perhaps are currently facing.
We want your input at the 1st meeting as to what issues or problems you may desire more information about other than the often suggested topics listed below.

*Refusing adult directives from parents and teachers
* Showing Respect and dignity to all (fellow students, parents, teachers etc.)
*Self-control of anger, inappropriate language directed at others
* Motivation- Students caring about school work
* Self-image
* “messy” divorces and how to keep the kids from being affected
* setting appropriate boundaries including cell phone usage and screen-time

I am proud to present these evenings and I am hopeful that you will be present. Thank you.
Superintendent Mike Moore

 Health and Wellness – Empowered Parents flyer

 

Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting

Re-Post of important community event
The community is invited to attend a “Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting” on WEDNESDAY January 15 @ 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 recognition month

January is School Board Recognition Month
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, school board members face complex and demanding challenges. The month of January is designated as School Board Recognition Month in honor of the critical role our schools board members play in serving our students, our communities and our state. All Coloradans should recognize the vital contributions these elected public officials play in the education of our children. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts.

While they wear many hats in the workday world, school board members put on a collective hat when they get down to the business of leading their school districts. Board members must pull together as a team toward a common goal – helping students achieve. While they may individually disagree on certain issues, their role as a board is to consistently strive toward that goal.

I hope you’ll take this opportunity to help acknowledge the men and women who make the time to share their leadership and voice about the future of Colorado children. Our list of board members can be found on our district website.
Thank you,
Mike

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 .