Weld Re-8 Community,
As we change our calendars to the New Year, I want to wish EACH of you a prosperous 2019. It is a time for all of us to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one.
As your student returns to school on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, they will return to an educational organization that consists of some 360 people whose only professional purpose is to provide the very best educational opportunity for your child. I have been in education as a career and passion since 1984 and have always known that our future is reliant on relevant and rigorous education for our children. I know that as an organization, you entrust Weld Re-8 to provide the safety and security along with an appropriately challenging educational experience. I know that EACh child needs access to relevant and rigorous material and instruction. As you have noticed, I am emphasizing the word EACH throughout my communications this year, as I believe there is special meaning in the word. EACH is defined according to the Merriam Webster dictionary as, “being one of two or more distinct individuals having a similar relation and often constituting an aggregate.” The emphasis in Weld Re-8 indicates that we know and acknowledge that your child will receive distinct and individualized instructional learning to provide the opportunities required in our ever-evolving world.
As we move into the next half of our school year and as one example of the individualization for your student, we have started a graduation-retention program at the high school called Career Exploration. This program is designed to provide those students who are not engaged in the typical high school classroom type of learning, with outside-the-school experiences involving internships in our Community. They will receive intense training in work force skills combined with ongoing classroom opportunities within our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) space in the newly-opened labs at the High School. Our Business and Catering Departments will provide internship opportunities as well.
This new program is the result of many years of work to address dropout prevention combined with a new world where not every future job requires a two- or four-year degree. I believe this will be a great opportunity for EACH student in Weld Re-8 to gain invaluable career knowledge and change their life trajectory.
I am blessed to serve as your Superintendent of Schools and look forward to our continuing successful journey.
Please feel free to contact me personally with any needs or concerns.
Posted January 3, 2019 @ 2:19 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