Haselden Construction is soliciting subcontractors for the Weld Re-8 Bond Projects, and will be awarding subcontracts and purchase orders for the projects. (click here for more information)
Subcontractors Needed for the Following Scopes: Demolition, Concrete, Masonry, Structural/Misc. Steel, Rough Carp, Millwork, Dampproofing, Roofing, Joint Sealants, DFH Install/Supply, OH Doors, Aluminum Storefront, Drywall, Flooring, ACT, Painting, Specialties, Window Treatments, Fire Suppression, MEP, Tele/Data, Earthwork, Asphalt, Site Concrete, Site Furnishings, Landscaping, & Utilities.
From the Desk of Superintendent, Alan Kaylor
We are winding down the school year 2016-2017 with the final day of school for grades PK-8 on Thursday May 25, 2017. The high school students (grades 9-12) will attend the last day of school on Friday, May 19, 2017 due to the start of renovations on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
The close of the school year is a time of celebration for each of our students. The most visible celebrants are our Class of 2017 graduating seniors who number some 140 strong! We will celebrate their closure to this stage of their lives on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM on the Bob Phelps Field at Fort Lupton High School. These students are a product of our Weld Re-8 School system and are prepared to begin the next stage of their life journey. I have often heard people say that high school is the best time of their lives! I challenge each of us to live a life full of hope in the future as we move throughout the stages of life and living. I am convinced that each of our students has the opportunity to accomplish their individual dreams which are just beginning. As each student progresses into the next grade level, I want to celebrate with each parent and employee, the excitement and responsibility that accompanies the new learning and accomplishments. I want each student to know that I am excited and proud of his or her academic and social growth throughout this school year. Poet Robert Frost famously wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I- / I took the one less traveled by, / and that has made all the difference.” It is a reminder for each of us to travel our life’s “roads” having the courage to follow our dreams.
As a community, you will begin to see the dollars you voted to invest in our children’s future this summer. The most noticeable will be to the exterior of the High School where a new front parking lot for visitors and staff will be located. There will be some thirty-three new parking spaces that in turn will relieve the Library parking lot. We will post a schematic design of the changes you will see inside the High School which will include a more secure and safe building. Many long-time issues will be addressed throughout the renovation process which will conclude in August of 2018. There will be new interior finishes with LED lighting, new furniture, improved mechanical, and better learning environments. I encourage each of you to attend the opening event for the community in August of 2017. We will post that time and date as the summer winds down.
On Monday, May 8, 2017, the District will have the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Early Childhood Center/Administration Building at 5:30 PM at the north end of playing fields at Fort Lupton Middle School. This is the permanent location of the new building, and I continue to be grateful to each of you for the amazing opportunity for our three- and four-year olds. We continue to accept Preschool applications for the fall of 2017. Registration packets are available at the District Office as well as Butler and Twombly Elementary Schools.
Finally, as parents you will have your child at home all summer. Some of my children’s favorite memories are those times we spent together during the summers. It is a great opportunity to spend quality time with our families and create new lifelong memories. I want to challenge each of you to establish time with your student in reading together. It is a researched fact that students experience a drop in academic performance during the summer months, and reading is the way to combat this drop. We have available to all of us an active and engaged Public Library staff that will happily assist you with any questions about what books would be of interest to your child and to you! I highly encourage you and your child(ren) to use the resources available at our Public Library.
I am honored and humbled by the trust you have placed in me to educate and care for your child. I do not take this trust lightly and welcome feedback from you on how we, as a district, and me personally, can assist you in the education of your student.
Alan Kaylor, Superintendent
Weld Re-8 School District continues to seek volunteers for the newly approved Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will meet quarterly through completion of the 2016 Bond. The primary function of the BOC is to assist the Board of Education in fulfilling the ballot commitment and responsibilities by reviewing expenditures associated with the 2016 Bond Funding.
If you are interested in being a part of this committee please fill out an application and return it to Weld Re-8 District Office by Friday, April 14th, 2017 or email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions contact Wendy Sarazen-Faulhaber at 303-857-3203. Once the committee membership is confirmed by the school board, the initial meeting will be scheduled for the week of May 1st.