Special Council & Board Meeting

Council Meeting

Horizons Community,
I hope you are all well and enjoying time with your family this summer. Given all of the changing circumstances and uncertainty about reopening plans for the fall, we would like to share our current thinking about reopening and solicit input and feedback from the Horizons Council. We hope you can join!
Thanks,
Lucas

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Board Meeting

Stay tuned for agenda and zoom details

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Found- Ring

A very tiny-sized ring that appears to be a diamond was found in a student’s backpack this summer and returned to me.

If your child lost it, please email me.

hope.nelson-roohr@bvsd.org

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Horizons is looking for subs

Horizons is looking to increase our sub-pool. If you are interested in working as a classroom para, or in the office- please contact Hope.  The requirement is willingness.  And, if you have a bachelor’s degree and are willing to get a sublicense from the state, we might need you as a teacher sub.  Our goal is to have a pool of subs from within the school. Teacher subs can contact Karen.

Thanks, everyone!

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Horizons K8 Board of Directors statement regarding the recent tragic events in our country

Horizons Community,

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others from the Black community are on the minds and in the hearts of the entire Horizons community.  Their lives have been taken by racially motivated violence and brutality. The systemic racism and white supremacy that besets our country, communities, and institutions continue to exist.

We know that the Black community is suffering, as are members of the Horizons community. Horizons seeks to integrate social justice, equity, and cultural responsiveness into all of our programming. As a community, we won’t stand for white supremacy or any other systemic oppression. Our work is to see and acknowledge that systems of oppression are real and to actively seek to dismantle them in all forms so that we leave a better world for our children.  

Horizons will continue to work toward providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for our employees, families, and students. In addition, please find resources surrounding these issues below. We are stronger together!

In solidarity,

The Horizons Board of Directors

Resources:

James Corden- It’s time for change in the US

Anti-racism resources for white people

NPR- Talking race with young children

Beverly Daniel- Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk?

Children’s books re: racism and activism

Talks to help you understand racism in America

How to talk to children about racism, prejudice, and protests

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

 

 

 

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In case you missed it....

Prepare to be impressed…..this is our 8th-grade graduation, covid-style but no less dazzling!

And here is the link to the graduation ceremony.

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Living History

Take a look at the work of our amazing 7th & 8th graders:

Here is the link to our Living History Artifact Museum.

This Daily Camera article discusses Teran’s living history project and has two student works samples. Nice work making learning applicable to the present!
Congrats to Teran, Annabelle & Lauren, and all the 7/8s for their great work documenting history.
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To all of beloved students....

Don’t doubt for a minute how much we miss you!

Enjoy!

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Thinking of Boulder Universal?

BVSD has put forth that parents who wish their students to attend school in a virtual mode for the 20-21 school year may withdraw from their current school (Horizons) and attend Boulder Universal.

It is important that parents know that:

Students attending Boulder Universal for the 20-21 school year will forfeit their enrollment at Horizons K8. Any students wishing to return to Horizons for the 21-22 school year will need to apply through the open enrollment process.

This is not what is indicated on the BU application and we want to make sure parents are aware prior to applying. If you have further questions, please contact Lucas and ‘cc’ Hope.  Thanks everyone for your continued patience as we traverse new territory.

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Agenda- Virtual Board Meeting May 27, 2020

Board Agenda
May 27. 2020

6 PM
Welcome & Invitation for Public Comment
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes 5/14/20

620 PM
Approve new hire for 5/6 position
Approve 20-21 budget

700 PM
Process Observer – reflect & next steps

Board meetings are open meetings; all interested parties are invited to attend. If you would like to attend the Board Meeting, please email lucas.ketzer@bvsd.org.

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Living History

This Daily Camera article discusses Teran’s living history project and has two student works samples. Nice work making learning applicable to the present!
Congrats to Teran, Annabelle & Lauren- great work!
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