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Welcome Back Letter from Mr. LaCrosse

Altona Students and Parents,

Mrs. Menihan Recognized with Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

Mrs. Amanda Menihan taught at Altona prior to moving to West Virginia.  She is now a 7th grade math teacher back at Altona.  During her tenure in West Virginia, Mrs. Menihan was nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  This summer Mrs. Menihan was informed that she won this award for the state of West Virgina.  She had quite the experience in Washington D.C. during the reception and we are very proud of her and her accomplishments.  We are very lucky to have her back with us at Altona.

Altona Recognized by our Superintendent for Excellence in Education

On June 14, our Superintendent, Dr. Haddad, presented the Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Education to Altona Middle School for the innovative and excellent work of our whole learning community.  Congratulations!!!

Altona Student to Represent US in Junior National Karate Team Championships in Rio

Congratulations to Kendall Madine who has earned a spot on the United States Junior National Karate Team and has qualified to represent the United States in the Pan American Karate Federation Continental
Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Kendall is part of an elite group of US Athletes who will represent our nation in the international compe

Education, and the greatness of our nation

One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
 
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.

Congratulations Class of 2018

Public Education – Empowering the Future
 
Public education is one of the most powerful systems for driving positive change in our society. 
Across the United States, approximately 90 percent of our children attend a public school – and in the St. Vrain Valley, that percentage is even higher.

Final Week at Altona Details

  • Friday, May 18 and Monday, May 21 - iPad Check in during LEAD 
  • Friday, May 18 - Silver Creek graduates walk through school to celebrate their accomplishments and our students and staff can wish them well and see what is in store for them in a few years.

Altona students build passion for education equality through service learning

Seventh grade students at Altona Middle School raised over $4,000 for the Malala Foundation as part of their 7th grade Language Arts Class. What began as a classroom reading and study of the book, “I am Malala” culminated in a fundraising gala where students presented speeches of advocacy for educational equity, musical pieces, artwork and handmade crafts. Members of the community were invited to attend the event enjoy the presentations and the money raised from donations and purchased goods went to the Malala Foundation.

Rookie Rattler Parent Night Presentation 2018

Click here to view the presentation from Rookie Rattler Parent Night on 5/1/18.

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