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Friday, July 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Thompson School District’

Partisan politics in our schools

Partisan politics in our schools

  School boards become next front in partisan battle Education policy draws higher interest as political parties put more resources into races By Alex Burness Reporter-Herald Staff Writer In a public comment at Wednesday night's Thompson School District Board of Education meeting, Windsor's Amie Toerge lit into Bryce Carlson, the board's vice president, accusing him of helping usher partisan politics into the district. "I was appalled to learn that (Carlson) is currently ... Full Story

Problem solving the TSD way

Problem solving the TSD way

  To the Editor, I have a list of steps for solving problems. Here is how the TSD (Loveland) school board measured up on Wednesday night: Identify the problem.                           Student achievement is too low. What does that mean?                        Not discussed. How serious it is?                                Not discussed. How did the problem originate?         Not ... Full Story

5 Myths About Our Schools

5 Myths About Our Schools

  5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer Conversations about the U.S. education system often revolve around misconceptions. Here's some clarity. Click on the Schoolhouse to see the video   Charter Schools are not necessarily the answer either. Read link below. Record year for Ohio charter school failures is unnerving proponents   and Maybe It's Time to Find a New Word for "Reform

Marchman for Board of Education

Marchman for Board of Education

Dear Editor:  Elections for the Thompson School District Board of Education are fast approaching.  Janice Marchman is a current Board of Education member who is running for re-election.  I am a teacher in Thompson School District and I have had many volunteers in my classroom over the years but never a school board member.  Janice has volunteered her time at our school for the past few years.  She mentored one of my students so I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand, on a regular ... Full Story

Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program, Larimer

  The Thompson School District is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program. Eligibility requirements for the program are: Applicants must be 62 years of age or older. Applicants must own and live in the home for which they are applying. Applicants must live within the Thompson School District’s boundary area. Only one person from each household may apply. Forty participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served ... Full Story

Thompson School District announcements

Thompson School District announcements

Thompson SchoolDistrict to PresentCommunity Forums on School Security  The Thompson School District will be presenting three community forums designed around the topic of school security.  Featuring a panel of District personnel and local emergency management officials, the forums will be an excellent opportunity for the public to ask questions, learn more about the steps that the District has already taken in this area, as well as glean information regarding plans for future months. The ... Full Story

Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program

  The Thompson School District is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program. Eligibility requirements for the program are: Applicants must be 62 years of age or older. Applicants must own and live in the home for which they are applying. Applicants must live within the Thompson School District’s boundary area. Only one person from each household may apply. Forty participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served ... Full Story

School Board ousts Superintendent

School Board ousts Superintendent

Press Release June 20, 2012 In a move to take the Thompson School District in a different direction, the Board of Education voted Wednesday night to terminate the remaining year’s contract of Superintendent Ron Cabrera, who will leave his position on June 30. The board voted during a regular Board of Education meeting after making the decision during an executive session on Monday, June 11. Cabrera was notified on Wednesday, June 13. The board will select an interim superintendent ... Full Story

Thompson Education Foundation names new executive

Thompson Education Foundation names new executive director

Kim Akeley-Charron has been named executive director of the Thompson Education Foundation beginning July 1. She is currently the marketing coordinator for the City of Loveland’s Cultural Services Department, where she has worked since 2003 in various capacities. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Denver Women’s College as the student services and special events coordinator, the Greenway Foundation and the Museum of Nature and Science, all in Denver. Akeley-Charron’s ... Full Story

Thank You for helping kids with special needs

Thank You for helping kids with special needs

        Students and youth with special needs from Loveland, Berthoud and Fort Collins would like to say a huge, "Thank you" to all of the individuals and businesses who donated to this years Adapted Recreation Activities program. A portion of the money was used to give thirty-seven kids full scholarships to ski at the National sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park. Providing opportunities for youth to do healthy, life-long recreational activities ... Full Story

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