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May 21, 2016


Fort Lupton High School’s Class of 2016 marched on to Felps Field to “Pomp and Circumstance” and received their diplomas in commencement exercises held on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Mr. Alonza Botello-Rangel and Ms. Dulce Almaguer welcomed the audience. Mr. Alan Perez and Mr. Genaro Arellano led the Invocation.  The FLHS Band and Choir students, under the tutelage of Ms. Paula Gruentzel, performed musical selections before and during the commencement ceremony. Special music, “For Good,” was performed by soloist Mikayla Norby with the Fort Lupton Choir.

Mr. John Hoag, Superintendent of Schools, introduced the student speakers and presented academic medals.  Ms. Gisel Gonzalez  delivered the Salutatorian’s address and Ms. Vanessa Macias presented the Valedictorian’s address.

Mr. Alan Kaylor, Principal, delivered recognition of excellence and presented the Class of 2016, certifying that these students had met all graduation requirements.  Diplomas were awarded by members of the Re-8 Board of Education, with the graduates announced by Mrs. Maribel Marquez, Mrs. Michelle Ferguson and Mr. Michael Sena of the FLHS counseling staff.

The High School Band performed the School Song, led by the Choir.  Soloist Drak Gallegos and the Choir performed special music, “See You Again.”  Mr. Fabian Lujan and Ms. Amayrani Alvarez gave the Benediction. Ms. Mariah Hilton and Mr. Alonza Botello-Rangel led the Crossing of the Tassel.

Senior Class Sponsor is Mrs. Debra Oliver.  Class Colors were Royal Blue & White.  The Alcatraz was selected as the Class Flower and “Stole the Show,” by KYGO was the Class Song.  Class motto was “Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but our memories are forever with us.”

Graduates honored in previous awards ceremonies wore cords denoting excellence in academics, athletics, performing arts, service, or vocational education.  National Honor Society members wore gold sashes.  High School staff members dressed in graduation gowns and regalia indicating the highest level of university education they have completed, as well as the years of service they have given to the Fort Lupton Schools.

As commencement exercises closed, the graduates, in their traditional Bluedevil blue and white gowns, exited the field as High School graduates.  Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Class of 2016 Scholarship Recipients 

2016 Summer Food Program 

Weld Re-8, in partnership with Chartwells K-12 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, are pleased to announce that we will once again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. All children ages 18 and under will be offered a free Breakfast and Lunch on the scheduled day(s) and time(s) at the specified site(s) listed on this release. The meals offered as part of the Summer Food Service Program will be the same for all children. For more information click here 2016 Summer Food Program 


Immunizations (vaccinations) needed! 

Parents of upcoming Kindergarten and 6th graders (current pre-school or 5th grade). Please make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations (vaccinations) over the summer for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Notices will be going home before school is out with more information!
Thank you!

Paula Samide, RN, MSN, CCM
District School Nurse
201 South McKinley Avenue
Ft. Lupton, CO 80621





BRIGHT FUTURES – Attention Class of 2016

The Bright Futures program is simple. Qualified graduates of the Class of 2016 receive up to $3,000 per year for up to four years to help fund your education.

Set up as a workforce development fund, the Weld County Bright Future Grant Program is a tuition assistance program for Weld County high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans and is funded by donations from taxpayers who receive tax incentive payments or credits for their contribution.  To learn more about the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program, go to http://www.weldcountybrightfutures.com

Beginning in 2016, high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans* who, during the past four years, have lived in Weld County for at least two full years; one of those years being the year of graduation from high school or receiving a GED.

*Residency requirements for Veterans differ; please visit the web site for full details. Admitted to and enrolled at any higher education institution or certified training program. 

Make regular progress toward a degree or certification, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average at the post-secondary institution. 

Complete a minimum of 12-credit hours per semester to recieve full benefit.  Apart-time student may recieve pro-rated benefit. 

There is no family income cap on the program and these "first-in" dollars will not hinder your eligible to receive other financial aid.  You will still be eligiable for the Aims College Promise or the CSU Alliance and other programs and scholarships.  See your high school counselor for more information. 


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