Dear Weld Re-8 Community,
It is difficult to believe it is May already. The school year is quickly coming to a close. We have our school calendars posted on our website for the end of the year as well as the next two school years for your easy access. The conclusion of our year is highlighted by the Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony held at our stadium, Bob Felps, on May 25, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. I would encourage you to attend as the it is the final piece of your student’s journey in Weld Re-8.
Every school has a busy end-of-year schedule that is accessible as well on the website for your convenience. It is a time for celebrations and new memories to be created. I want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your continued support of your students and teachers. As the events of the past have shown, our teachers serve in a myriad of roles for our society, and this causes stressful times for our educators.
We have Teacher Appreciation Week the week of May 6, however, I believe it is a time for us to honor all of our people in Weld Re-8. I believe that everyone in our family is responsible for the quality of education that your student receives. THANK YOU!
As we move into the end of the year, our largest undertaking is to create a common academic standards-based curriculum for our PK-12 system. I believe that we need to provide a consistent and seamless transition from building to building as well as grade level to grade level changes for our students. It will allow the District to work in unison around improvement in instruction. I believe that Weld Re-8 has to improve and change as our society changes at an unprecedented rate. We are preparing students for careers that do not yet exist. The key learning is that our kids must have the ability to think critically, and it is up to us as your education system to insure that happens. I recently read about critical thinking, and how I as a parent can support this learning:
“Critical thinking must be nurtured. Adults should ask questions that require kids to think and come up with answers that are full sentences and carefully thought out. When reading at night for my son or when he's reading to me, I stop from time to time to ask him what he thought about the last passage, or what he thought the character meant. Sometimes I ask him what he would do in a similar situation. This allows him to think critically about applying his learning to real life situations.”
I am honored for your belief in Weld Re-8 to provide a safe learning environment for your child(ren).
Posted May 4, 2019 @ 3:08 p.m.
Alan J. Kaylor, Superintendent
Weld County School District Re-8
301 Reynolds Street
Fort Lupton Colorado 80621
Office Hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(303) 857-3200 phone