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Spanish Class Volunteers

On September 30, 2014, Posted by , In High School, With Comments Off on Spanish Class Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity description: To work with Spanish 1 students, mainly freshmen, once a week, preferably Wednesdays from 12:30-2 while the teacher works with a small group of level 3 students in the same classroom. The volunteer should know enough Spanish to help guide the students in the teacher-directed lesson and be…

Jeffco Schools, Student Protests and Real Concerns

On September 25, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Jeffco Schools, Student Protests and Real Concerns

You have probably already noticed that our local school district has made it onto the national stage. Students are protesting a school board member’s proposal for a curriculum committee and recent changes to how teachers are compensated. Our local high school, Jefferson High, is the last neighborhood high school to…

Finding Common Ground in the Political Firestorm

On September 19, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With Comments Off on Finding Common Ground in the Political Firestorm

We are in the midst of some interesting times in Jefferson County Schools. Just this morning teachers, parents and students at two Jeffco high schools rallied against a proposed curriculum review panel. Last night, the school board continued its discussion of a controversial teacher compensation plan. Since the election of…

What is Edgewater Collective?

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on What is Edgewater Collective?

When I meet someone, they usually ask what I do for a living. “I lead a nonprofit called Edgewater Collective…,” I answer. Depending on who I am talking to, describing our work can be complicated and since November it has been developing as we find our niche in the crowded…

Mentoring Opportunity at Jefferson High School

On September 12, 2014, Posted by , In High School, With Comments Off on Mentoring Opportunity at Jefferson High School

Volunteer opportunity description: Need volunteers to help facilitate our weekly meetings at Jefferson High School. Volunteers will be working with a high school student helping them to discover their “spark” or passion and encouraging them academically. Volunteer opportunity suitable for: Adults Time Commitment: Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm Contact person: Emily Carr Contact Email: emily@jovialconcepts.org Contact Number: 720-218-3388…

Choicing Out of Jefferson High School

On September 4, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Choicing Out of Jefferson High School

Jefferson High School is the neighborhood high school in Edgewater. It opened in 1955 when two high schools, Edgewater and Mountair, combined into one new high school. Last year 567 students attended Jefferson High School and a high majority of those students received free/reduced lunch rates because of some measure of poverty…

Measuring Success

On September 2, 2014, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Measuring Success

How do we measure success in education? Opinions around testing and Common Core abound, but one thing we can agree on is that we need to find a way to measure success in education. Without measures of success, we can’t keep each other accountable and ultimately this won’t help children progress…

Lumberg After School Opportunities

On August 29, 2014, Posted by , In Elementary, With Comments Off on Lumberg After School Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Looking for volunteers from high school age on up to help students with homework and reading after school at Lumberg Elementary School

The Class of 2018

On August 27, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on The Class of 2018

In my role leading Edgewater Collective, I wake up each morning thinking about this education ecosystem and how we can help ALL kids in our area succeed from cradle to career. My role is to connect the dots between communities, organizations, families and schools. A piece of this work is looking…

Jovial Futures Opportunities

On August 25, 2014, Posted by , In Middle School, With Comments Off on Jovial Futures Opportunities

Volunteer opportunity description: Need volunteers to help facilitate our weekly meetings at Wheat Ridge 5-8. Volunteers will be working with a middle school student helping them to discover their “spark” or passion and encouraging them academically. We also need volunteers to help with making phone calls, organizing speakers and tracking students progress….