Winter Break Resources for the DPS Community
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
English Español العربية Tiếng Việt Soomaali አማርኛ नेपाली Français 汉语 English Dear Team DPS/DPS Community, As we near Winter Break, I want to take this opportunity to share some important local community resources that provide support to those in need this holiday season. The holidays are a busy time for us all but it is incredibly important to take care of ourselves and our loved ones, and support those in our community who are in need. Included below are resources spanning from food banks, counseling services, hotlines, and energy assistance that will be available to our DPS community ..read more
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2024-25 Enrollment Guides Available Now!
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
English Español English The 2024-25 DPS Enrollment Guides are a great place to find the best school for your student! These guides are the go-to resource for information on all DPS schools and will outline all the steps you need to complete your SchoolChoice application. View our interactive Elementary Enrollment Guide, Secondary Enrollment Guide and Enrollment Information Packet on our website. Printed versions of the guides will be mailed to all ECE, fifth- and eighth-graders currently enrolled in a DPS school. The DPS SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 schoo ..read more
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Dr. Marrero Named Superintendent of the Year by District Administration Magazine
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
Earlier today, the District Administration Leadership Institute announced the winners of its prestigious National Awards Program, recognizing outstanding districts, leaders and women in education. Denver Public Schools is proud to share that our Superintendent, Dr. Alex Marrero, was named District Administration’s National Superintendent of the Year. “I am incredibly humbled to be named District Administration’s 2024 Superintendent of the Year! Serving as DPS Superintendent has been an inspiring journey. Collaborating daily with our dedicated educators to ensure every learner in this district ..read more
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How to Apply for ECE
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
English Español English We strongly encourage families to submit their ECE application for the 2024-25 school year during Round 1 of DPS SchoolChoice. Submitting an application during Round 1 offers families the best chance of obtaining a seat at their desired preschool program. Round 1 opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2024. Students who turn 3 years old on or before Oct. 1 will need to apply for ECE-3. Students who turn 4 years old on or before Oct. 1 will need to apply for ECE-4. Due to limited space, enrollment is not guaranteed. Applying for ECE-3 or ECE ..read more
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Denver schools are investing in teaching techniques like finger breathing. Here’s what that means.
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
Chalkbeat Colorado: Wednesday was a big day in Inmaculada Martín Hernández’s class. The students in her college-level conversational Spanish class at Denver’s North High School were conducting a Model United Nations presentation, and their teacher sensed they were nervous. So after Martín Hernández went over the objective for the day, but before the students paired off to strategize, she led them in an exercise called finger breathing. Read the story ..read more
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A low-income school recreates Tudor England
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
OnStage Colorado: …with only $2,000 in their total budget (including paper programs, posters, etc.), KCAA created King [Henry] VIII’s world for three nights this past November. With a cast and crew of 39 children ranging from 12 to 18 and from a variety of backgrounds, these kids took audiences away from stiff wooden chairs and stuffy rooms to Tudor England to mount a play any adult troupe would be jealous of. Read the story here ..read more
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Learn More About SchoolChoice
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
English Español English To ensure equity, consistency and simplicity in school enrollment, DPS launched the one-application, one-deadline SchoolChoice process over a decade ago. SchoolChoice has become a well-established practice among Denver families. The SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m. Watch our video below to learn more about submitting your SchoolChoice application.  Check out our FAQ for a larger overview of the SchoolChoice process. If you need additional help or hav ..read more
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Welcoming Our New DPS Board of Education Directors
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
6M ago
English Español العربية Tiếng Việt English Dear Team DPS/DPS Community, This morning, we held a ceremony to swear in our new DPS Board of Education Directors: Marlene DeLaRosa, Kimberlee Sia and John Youngquist. Following the ceremony, the Board held a meeting where they elected new Board Officers. With that, I introduce to you our new Denver Public Schools Board of Education: Dr. Carrie Olson – District 3, President Marlene DeLaRosa – District 5, Vice President John Youngquist – At-Large, Secretary Kimberlee Sia – District 1, Treasurer Scott Esserman – At-Large Xóchitl Gaytán – Distri ..read more
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Thankful for Our DPS Community
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
7M ago
Dear Team DPS/DPS Community, As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation for our community of dedicated educators, students and families here in Denver Public Schools. In this season of reflection and gratitude, I want to thank you all for working together to help us make DPS a place where Every Learner Thrives. School leaders, thank you for creating school environments where students thrive, teachers shine, and the entire school community feels a sense of belonging. Teachers, thank you for the countless hours you spend planning, t ..read more
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Read the 2022-2023 DPS Climate Action Annual Report
Denver Public Schools
by jacobturner
7M ago
Denver Public Schools illustrates the climate action successes of the past year in the DPS Climate Action Annual Report (Spanish version). In addition to relaying the steps taken by the district to ensure we meet our climate action goals, we review the long-term goals set in the DPS Climate Action Plan, and take an in-depth look at the process ahead of us as we collaboratively move forward in creating more productive and impactful steps towards climate action. We will focus narrowly and simply on doing to to ensure our communities will thrive in the years to come ..read more
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