Slavens 16th Annual Auction - Welcome to the Wild Wild West!
The annual auction is the one of the greatest fundraisers undertaken by both the parents and the school. The auction is a great community-building event. There are many volunteer opportunities and parents have fun working together to achieve a common goal. Please visit the Auction Web page to view more information. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to make this event a huge success! Mark it on your calendar..it will be a night not to miss!
2012 DPS Bond Update
Thank you Slavens parents, teachers, supporters and the entire school community. We appreciate Denver Voters for the approval of the 2008 and 2012 Bonds. Without these Bonds and the additional space provided because of this funding, we would not have room for the growth with new K-8 students. Please check out our completed project: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA0BaK9Lmfk&feature=youtu.be. Clearly none of this could have happened without your support!
2013-14 Winter Weather Information
The decision to keep schools open or to close them during winter weather conditions is not a simple one, but it is made with one overriding factor in mind: the well-being of our students, their families and staff. It is a good idea to decide in advance how to best keep up with the changes, what childcare arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if schools closed due to inclement weather. Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information, including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found on the transportation website or on the DPS website.
Please help your child be prepared for fall sports.
Boys Soccer, Girls Softball and Cross Country start the 2nd week of school and a physical is required to participate. Flag Football, 7/8 girls volleyball and 6th grade girls volleyball start in late October. For returning students-many physicals are still valid but please check with Coach Weiss if you are unsure. Please direct any questions you have to David Weiss.
Announcement from the Office of Choice and Enrollment Services July 23, 2013
The Office of Choice and Enrollment Services (OCES) wanted to inform you that they have suspended the launch of Online Registration/Verification, and it will not be available for this summer's registration activities through the Parent Portal as was originally planned.
Taking into account concerns from school staff about the online school registration process as well as the potential problems it could cause if not executed properly, OCES believes the best decision at this time is to suspend the release of Online Registration/Verification until the 2014-2015 school year. OCES does not want to set the precedent that getting things done "fast" is of more importance than getting them done right. Ultimately, this means that in-person, paper-based school registration will continue as the only option for the 2013-1014 school year.
OCES realizes that various forms of communications have been sent to parents informing them of the availability of online school registration for 2013-2014. Again, we apologize for being unable to deliver this service as previously promised. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that this much-needed service will be available next year. If you have any questions regarding online school registration, please contact our office at The Office of Choice and Enrollment Services Denver Public Schools, Butler Building at North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd, Denver, CO. 80211, 720-423-3493.
Slavens Named 2012 National Blue Ribbon School
On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Among them is Denver Public Schools’ Slavens ECE-8 School, a high-performing school located in Southeast Denver that emphasizes critical thinking skills and is listed as a “Distinguished” school under the school system’s School Performance Framework. Another DPS school that has been named a Blue Ribbon School is Bromwell Elementary, awarded in 2008.
"DPS is very proud of the consistently high student growth Slavens has achieved over the years," said DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg. "This outstanding award of being named a Blue Ribbon School is a testament to the hard work and talent of the students, staff, parents and school leaders of Slavens as well as to the support of the school’s community." Read the full story.
DPS launches "SchoolMatch"
Denver Public Schools has launched an online, user-friendly tool called "SchoolMatch" that will help families search and filter schools so they can find the best fit for their students.
To help families find a school that best meets the needs of their students, DPS created SchoolMatch, which allows families to find their neighborhood, attendance-area school and additional programs and areas of academic focus. For example, parents can search for a neighborhood school that serves sixth grade, has achieved "Meets Expectations" on the School Performance Framework, and offers after-school programming.
Read more on the School Choice page.
Superintendent and Parent Forum
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for direct dialogue between parents of DPS students and the Superintendent; to share issues of concern; and broaden communication to the schools' community of parents through the representatives serving on the Parent Forum. Slavens has 4 representatives who volunteered to attend the Parent Forum.
Meetings are held every other month in different locations throughout the District. We look forward to continuing this exciting process that will provide more direct communication and an opportunity for meaningful dialogue on many issues.
Early Childhood Education
Slavens offers Early Childhood Education classes for 3 and 4 year olds off-site. As one of six schools at the Center for Early Education at Knight located at 3245 E. Exposition Ave. 80209, we are fortunate to have our youngest learners in a center focused on their needs. Please see their website for more information: centerforearlyed.dpsk12.org or call: 720-424-6503.
Superintendent Tom Boasberg has created the "myDPS" newsletter to help parents stay connected with the DPS issues and events that matter to them.