Past EXCEL Announcements

NOTICE OF STRIVE PREP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of STRIVE Prep will be held onWednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM via Zoom.The Board will discuss STRIVE Prep and Rocky Mountain Prep merger plans, finances and willhear Public Comments. Public...

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Meet the CEO, learn about our future

  Join us virtually for upcoming family town halls with our new CEO, Tricia Noyola, the week after fall break. Tricia will use this time to share more about her background and her vision for the future, what she's learned and seen since becoming CEO of both...

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All schools on a 2-hour delay Nov. 18

All STRIVE Prep schools will be on a 2-hour start delay on Friday, Nov. 18 due to snowy weather and road conditions. Schools will start exactly 2 hours later than the usual time.    STRIVE Prep follows all Denver Public Schools’ weather-related closures and delay...

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STRIVE Prep welcomes its next leader, Tricia Noyola

We are excited to announce Tricia Noyola as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2, 2022! Originally, as part of the merger with Rocky Mountain Prep announced in August, Tricia was going to take the lead as CEO beginning July 2023. But as we started...

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STRIVE Prep welcomes its next leader, Tricia Noyola

We are excited to announce Tricia Noyola as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2, 2022!  Originally, as part of the merger with Rocky Mountain Prep announced in August, Tricia was going to take the lead as CEO beginning July 2023. But as we started...

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Notice of Board meeting – Nov. 16

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of STRIVE Prep will be held onWednesday, November 16, 2022, at 4:00 PM via Zoom. The Board will discuss merger plans, finances, the Q1 Workplace Quality Survey and will hearPublic Comments. Public...

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Special Board meeting – Nov. 2

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Directors of STRIVE Prep will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 4:00 PM via Zoom. The Board will be entering executive session to discuss merger plans and transitions.  ...

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STRIVE Prep – Lake consolidation in 2023-24

We write to you today about important steps we are taking to better adapt to the changing landscape in Denver and continue to provide high-quality education for our students. After much consideration we have decided that this school year will be the last year that we...

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Lake consolidation 2023-24 – Family message

We write to you today about important steps we are taking to better adapt to the changing landscape in Denver and continue to provide high-quality education for our students. After much consideration we have decided that this school year will be the last year that we...

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Meet our new principals!

2022-2023 New Principals Get to know some of our new principals across STRIVE PrepA new school year comes with a lot of new faces, new classes, new challenges, and new opportunities.  Principals are no strangers to that fact. Here at STRIVE Prep, principals not only...

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Board Notice – FMLI program vote

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Directors of STRIVE Prep will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 4:00 PM via Zoom. The Board will consider, among other items, whether STRIVE Prep should opt out of the Famly and...

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Family Newsletter 9/23

September 23, 2022 Directors CornerLobos Families,Festival De Las Americas was a huge success!!!  Our students loved the delicious food, Mariachi Band and the Aztec Dancers!  We look forward to another great event next year, and enjoy the wonderful...

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Family Newsletter 9/23

September 23, 2022 Directors CornerLobos Families,Festival De Las Americas was a huge success!!!  Our students loved the delicious food, Mariachi Band and the Aztec Dancers!  We look forward to another great event next year, and enjoy the wonderful...

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Family Newsletter 9/16/22

Directors CornerLobos Families,I am very excited to announce that STRIVE Prep Federal was green (Proficient) on our state report card last year.  We are excited to build off of that momentum this year, and continue to push student achievement and growth this...

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STRIVE Prep – Noel grand opening Aug. 18

STRIVE Prep - Noel Grand Opening Ceremony You're invited! STRIVE Prep - Noel is hosting its grand opening next week. Join us for remarks by Principal Jay Gordon and the Noel family as well as refreshments as we celebrate the new STRIVE Prep - Noel Grizzlies. Grrrr. ...

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Introducing the STRIVE Prep – Noel Grizzlies!

We are excited to announce that beginning in 2022-23, The STRIVE Prep - Montbello Pumas will become the STRIVE Prep - Noel Grizzlies. Grrr!  With STRIVE Prep - Montbello moving to the Rachel B. Noel campus in the new school year, it gave us an opportunity to rebrand...

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New, better bus service for students!

Transportation In 2022-23 School Year We are excited to announce that next year, our Far Northeast and Northwest schools will have a new transportation system and provider in DS Bus Lines, and provide better transportation systems than ever for our families and...

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2022 high school graduations photos available

Photos from the 2022 high school graduations are now available!   Follow the link below to access your school’s photo gallery. You may download the entire album by selecting the “Download” but in the right corner of the main page, or you may download individual...

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Summer Family Resources / Recursos de Verano para Familias

STRIVE Prep seeks to empower and provide resources for all of its families beyond just what is provided during the school year. Below you will find a list of resources that your family can take advantage of this summer. It has everything from summer activities, to...

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Flyer Friday 06.03.2022

Principal NoteLobos Family,This will be my final Flyer Friday message as principal at STRIVE Prep - Federal. As such, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the opportunity to serve the best students and families in Denver. Over the course of the last two...

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Flyer Friday 5/27

No School MondayThere is no school on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.8th Grade ContinuationWe are so excited to see families at 8th Grade Continuation on Thursday, June 2. Details about the ceremony, including parking, can be found here. All 8th grade...

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Processing the Texas school shooting

This afternoon we learned of the unthinkable events that took place at an elementary school in Texas. We are outraged and saddened by these events and almost at a loss for what to say.  It is devastating; yet another school shooting has harmed a community and taken...

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Flyer Friday 5/20

Principal NoteLobos FamilyWe recently received our ACCESS State Test Results.  This test measures how well our students who are multilingual learners are developing English.  STRIVE Prep - Federal achieved the best result of all middle schools in Denver Public...

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High school graduations move to Sunday, weather impacts

Because of weather and snow impacts on Friday and Saturday, high school graduations are moving to Sunday and are starting a little later.  Updated information can be found below or online here - https://striveprep.org/graduation/ Seniors, your schools are...

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Stay Active and Stay Sharp All Summer!

AT STRIVE-Prep we encourage students to engage in both academics and physical activities over the summer. Being outside, being active, and enjoying the fresh air in the summer months is critically important. Also important is continuing to engage in academics. ...

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Flyer Friday 5/13

Principal NoteLobos Family,On Wednesday, DPS Superintendent Dr. Marrero and President of the Board of Education Xóchitl Gaytán met with our students and visited our classrooms. Our students did a great job of showcasing why this school is so special. This visit marks...

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Transitioning to STRIVE Prep’s next leader

These next three weeks will complete my sixteenth year as the Chief Executive Officer of STRIVE Prep.  Of my 22 years in education, these represent the proudest work I’ve done in my life.  In those years, our work has shifted from leading one or two schools to a...

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Join us May 18 for Senior Signing Day!

Join us May 18 for Senior Signing Day! Senior Signing Day, when seniors announce their post-high school graduation plans, will be a live-streamed event this year. The last two years have been virtual events and we’re so excited that our seniors and other high school...

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Flyer Friday 5/6

Principal NoteLobos Family,Thank you for the incredible outpouring of LOVE for STRIVE Prep - Federal teachers this week! Your generosity and kindness is so appreciated. Witnessing our families in our hallways and in our teacher workrooms confirms that our school is a...

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Flyer Friday 4/29

Principal NoteLobos Family, The mask mandate at STRIVE Prep - Federal will end today. The two most important things you can do to help us keep our community healthy for the rest of the year are (1) to keep your child home if they are sick or exhibiting symptoms of...

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Mask Mandate Dropped Beginning May 2

  After feedback received from our school communities, current local health guidance, and the currently low case rates of COVID-19 in our community, we will be dropping the mask mandate in our schools beginning Monday, May 2, and moving to strongly encouraged...

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Flyer Friday 4/22

Principal NoteLobos Family, Thank you for supporting another successful Family Visit Day! Your insights, feedback, and observations help move our school closer to our shared vision of academic and community excellence. Please know that Mr. Barrett and I will be...

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Flyer Friday 4/15

Principal NoteLobos Family, There are just over 30 days remaining in the school year. How we finish the school year matters…it matters a lot. Therefore, know that our school community will be emphasizing the little things. This includes, but is not limited to, the...

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Mask Mandate Extended through April 29

In an effort to continue keeping our students and staff safe, and based on feedback we have received from families, we will be extending the required mask-wearing through at least Friday, April 29.   After surveying families, results showed that more than half...

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Flyer Friday 4/8

Principal NoteLobos Family, Students will take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This state assessment measures student growth and student achievement in core content areas. Know that our teachers have prepared...

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STRIVE Prep COVID-19 policy – 4/27/22

Masks STRIVE Prep schools are currently requiring masks in school buildings. Vaccination STRIVE Prep is requiring all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   If Your Child is Sick If any of the following symptoms are present or if you think that your child is...

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Mask Mandate Update After Spring Break

In an effort to continue keeping our students and staff safe, we will be extending the mandatory mask wearing for one week after spring break,  through at least Friday, April 8th. Our hope is to decrease the chance of a  potential spread due to increased travel and...

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Flyer Friday 3/25

Principal NotesLobos Family,After serving as a school leader for the past 10 years, I have made the difficult decision to not return to the principal seat next year. Having said that, the future is very bright at STRIVE Prep - Federal. After a rigorous interview...

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Flyer Friday 3/18

Principal NoteLobos Family,Next week is the last week of school before Spring Break. We will have school Monday through Friday with a couple of special events. On Wednesday afternoon, students can play or watch our Incentive Soccer Tournament in the Barn (they must...

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Tell us your thoughts about our brand!

STRIVE Prep - Montbello is moving to a new location next year, just 2 miles east of our current location. Not only will students get improved facilities, but we also have an opportunity to create an updated brand.  We want to know YOUR thoughts on our new name and...

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Flyer Friday 3/11

Principal NoteLobos Family,We can’t wait to welcome our families in for Conferences next week. As partners in helping your children develop, we love to connect with families about the strengths and areas of growth that we see. If you have not scheduled your conference...

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Flyer Friday 3/4

Update from the School Culture TeamHey Lobo families, as we approach the final weeks of our 3rd quarter, we want to finish strong.  Some easy ways to support your child’s success on a day to day basis are:- Celebrate the positive points they earn in LiveSchool.-...

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Flyer Friday 2/25

Principal NoteLobos Family,There are only 3 weeks left in Quarter 3! We are focused on finishing the quarter strong by setting goals and identifying actions to achieve them. Ask your students about their goals today and after they reflect on their grades in advisory...

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Mask Mandate Update

Denver Public Schools recently announced that mask mandates will no longer be required at schools starting Monday, February 28.  At STRIVE Prep, we wanted to hear from our community of staff and families to understand their needs and comfort moving forward before...

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Flyer Friday 2/18

Principal NoteLobos family,Thank you to the families who joined us for Family Visit Day! We enjoyed your company, support, and learning from your feedback! We are already excited for the next one in April!We hope that you enjoy the long weekend in honor of Presidents’...

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Flyer Friday 2/11

Principal NoteLobos Family,Our vision places us at the center of excellence in academics and excellence in community. We are focused on strengthening our excellence in community. Students are encouraged to ensure tidy classrooms and safe play during unstructured times...

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Flyer Friday 2/4

Principal NoteLobos Family,Join us on Tuesday, February 8 at 4pm for our Art Showcase. Our students are excited to show what they’ve done in Art this year and to teach you what they’ve been learning.Next Friday we are excited to have our Valentines Dance! It will take...

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Schools closed Feb. 2, snow day

STRIVE Prep schools closed February 2. As a result of the inclement weather and cold temperatures, DPS has called a snow day and all STRIVE Prep schools and the central office will be closed on February 2. There will be no classes for all schools, including those...

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Flyer Friday 1/28

Principal NoteLobos Family,We look forward to welcoming interested families to our first Family Visit Day on Tuesday, February 15. Families will have a chance to meet with school leaders, observe classrooms, provide us with feedback, and enjoy lunch with their...

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STRIVE Prep – RISE interim principal for remainder of year

I am writing to share some important news with you.  After two years with STRIVE Prep and one year as the principal of STRIVE Prep - RISE, Aaron Massey has decided to step down as principal in February to join DSST as their Director of Special Projects.  We are...

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STRIVE Prep – Lake interim principal for remainder of year

I am writing to share some important news with you. STRIVE Prep - Lake Principal Tim Hall is unable to finish this school year as Principal due to personal medical reasons. Mr. Hall has been a valuable member of our community for 10 years and has supported STRIVE Prep...

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Flyer Friday 1/21

Principal NoteLobos Family,Next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students taking English Language Development (ELD) classes will get to show how much they’ve grown in English on the ACCESS Assessment. As a result, we will have an adjusted schedule these days....

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Flyer Friday 1/14

Principal NoteLobos Family,It was an exciting week! Our students worked incredibly hard on their MAP Growth Assessments in Reading, Language, and Math. Many students met their growth goals and all of us have a better understanding of our progress. Thank you for...

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It’s time to enroll for the 2022-23 school year!

The first round of DPS SchoolChoice is open from Jan. 14 – Feb. 15! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school.  At STRIVE Prep, we are committed to preparing every student for educational success...

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Flyer Friday 1/7

Principal NoteLobos Family,Next Tuesday and Thursday, students will take the Winter MAP Growth Assessment. This is the same test they took at the beginning of the year. It provides an opportunity for our school to see the progress we have made towards goals so far...

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Snow day: no classes Jan. 6

STRIVE Prep schools closed January 6. As a result of the inclement weather and cold temperatures, DPS has called a snow day and all STRIVE Prep schools and the central office will be closed on January 6th. There will be no classes for all schools, including those...

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Four STRIVE Prep schools currently remote

Four STRIVE Prep schools are currently in a remote learning model. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has had a significant impact across the country and has hit our community especially hard.  As a result, there are staffing shortages and we believe the best way we can...

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STRIVE Prep – Green Valley Ranch remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Green Valley Ranch will be moving to a fully remote learning model for the remainder of this week, beginning Wednesday, January 5 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022. In person classes will resume at STRIVE Prep - Green Valley Ranch on Monday,...

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STRIVE Prep – Lake remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Lake will be moving to a fully remote learning model for the remainder of this week of school beginning Wednesday, January 5 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022 with our plan to have regular in-person classes to resume Monday, January 10. ...

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STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside will be moving to a primarily remote learning model for one week of school beginning Tuesday, January 4 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022 with regular in person classes resuming on Monday, January 10.  As you  know, the Omicron...

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Flyer Friday 12/17

Principal NoteLobos Family, The safety of our community matters. It matters a lot. With that in mind, please use Safe2Tell to anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens our students, our families, or our school community. Know that Have a wonderful...

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Flyer Friday 12/10

Principal NoteLobos Family, I am excited to announce that STRIVE Prep - Federal’s Principal Fellow, Mrs. Bye, will be leading the school from January 3 until March 25. This is Mrs. Bye’s third year at Strive Prep - Federal. This planned interim principalship...

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Flyer Friday 12/3

Principal NoteLobos Family,STRIVE Prep - Federal is  excited to announce updated start and end times for the 2022-2023 school year! The school day will begin at 8:15 am and end at 3:15 pm,  Monday through Friday. We believe that maintaining the same bell schedule...

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Flyer Friday 11/19

What FED’s Leaders are Thankful ForOur school leaders are so thankful for you and your students! Without you all, we would not have a school. Here’s what we are thankful for right now:Mr. Lenzmeier (Principal): I am thankful for this community. I strongly believe that...

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STRIVE Prep – Kepner going remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Kepner will be moving to a primarily remote learning model for four weeks of school beginning November 29 and continuing through January 7, 2022. As you may know, our school has been struggling with teacher and staffing shortages.  As a result, we...

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Flyer Friday 11/12

Principal NoteLobos Family,Denver Public Schools has made the decision to close schools on Friday, November 19. As a result, STRIVE Prep - Federal will also be closed. Know that we believe every school day matters because our BIG Goal matters (#1 middle school in...

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No school Nov. 19 – enjoy the break!

In recognition of our students and teachers, and following a Denver Public Schools’ decision, Friday, November 19, all STRIVE Prep schools will be closed as a holiday. Schools are also closed for the fall break, Nov. 22-26, and will return to school on Monday, Nov....

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Flyer Friday 11/5

Principal NoteLobos Family,Join us on Tuesday, November 9 at 4pm for our Storytelling event and for the Family Council meeting that follows. Our students are excited to show what they’ve been working on in English Language Arts and Speech & Debate!Next Friday we...

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STRIVE Prep – Montbello is getting a new home next year!

STRIVE Prep - Montbello is getting a new home beginning next school year!   Our STRIVE Prep - Montbello campus has lived at its current location since 2015 on a shared campus with two other district schools. The location is the former home of a high school, and...

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Flyer Friday 10/29

Principal NoteLobos Family,Please mark your calendars! I encourage you to attend our Storytelling event on November 9 at 4:00 pm and the Family Council meeting that follows at 5:00 pm.  When our families are on campus, our community gets better! Somos Lobos!Adam...

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Learn more about Principal Daniel Vivas!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Learn more about Principal Jay Gordon!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Learn more about Principal Kelly Gomes!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Meet our new principals!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Flyer Friday 10/22

Principal NoteLobos Family,Know that Denver will be holding important school board elections on November 2. Be on the lookout for a text message from me in the coming days asking you to commit to vote. Every vote matters!Somos Lobos!Adam LenzmeierOM TransitionOur new...

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Filling in education gaps: LGBTQ+ history at Sunnyside

Our STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside World Studies teacher, Wendy Gutierrez, was recognized recently for her outstanding work at including LGBTQ+ communities in her curriculum, and we could not be more proud of her and the impact that the Pride Club has had on our students!...

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Flyer Friday 10/15

Principal NoteLobos Family,This week STRIVE Prep - Federal hosted the first Family Council meeting of the school year. The families who attended made it clear that respectful classroom behavior is at the forefront of minds. More specifically, families are concerned...

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Highlights Around the Network

STRIVE Prep community:   We cannot be more proud of our STRIVE Prep teachers and their accomplishments, so we want to share them with you!   We are happy to announce that the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education awarded STRIVE Prep Kepner’s Ms. Paola Solorzano...

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Flyer Friday 10/8

Principal NoteLobos Family,As a reminder, STRIVE Prep - Federal’s first Family Council meeting of the year will be held on October 12 at 5:00 pm. I know that our families have the ideas that will move our entire school community forward. I strongly encourage you to...

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Flyer Friday 10/1

Principal NoteLobos Family,As we work  hard to ensure every student in our school meets or exceeds their academic growth goals, we are simultaneously pursuing community excellence. This means that all members of the school community (students, families, and staff...

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Flyer Friday 9/24

Family QuestionTo meet our school goals of building an excellent community, we need your feedback.  Please take some time to fill out our feedback survey from the event!Principal NoteLobos Family,Thank you to everyone who attended the Back to School Carnival! We...

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Learn about DPS board and the Nov. 2 election

Our partners at the Colorado League of Charter Schools are hosting an hour-long online training to ensure that you know how the DPS Board of Directors and their decisions affect us and most importantly that you know the steps you need to take to be able to participate...

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Flyer Friday 9/17

Family QuestionAs we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, what element of your culture are you most proud of or has had the most impact on you? Do you have a story or a memory about that element of your culture? Principal NoteLobos Family,This is our first full week...

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Flyer Friday 9/10

Principal NoteLobos Family, Please be on the lookout for communication from your student’s advisor. These communications are scheduled to occur every 2 weeks throughout the school year. You will receive updates on your student’s academic progress, current...

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Make Your Voice Heard

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Make your voice heard in the upcoming election!

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Make your voice heard in the upcoming election

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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