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 STRIVE Prep – Federal will be the #1 middle school in Denver and it will be our students, families, and teachers who make it happen. 

Mrs. Bye (Principal Fellow): I am thankful for the opportunity to work hard to get better alongside the best staff and students in Colorado.

Ms. Roy (Assistant Principal of Math Instruction): I am thankful for working together with 8th grade families to help students be on time for each class so they are successful in high school transitions. 

Mrs. Yondo (Assistant Principal of Humanities Instruction): I am thankful for our students who dig deep into the writing or speaking process to share their voice and ideas that will improve our school, community, and world. 

Ms. Schetter (Special Education Chair): I am so thankful to come to work every day at a school building that is full of brilliant students.  I am inspired daily by the way students work incredibly hard in order to build a future that they and their families will be proud of! 

Mr. Barrett (Assistant Principal of Student Services & Science Instruction): I am thankful to see students succeed in ALL aspects of school.  Regardless if it’s PE, art or science class (or on the football field/volleyball court), I am grateful to get to know the whole person and see our students succeed and feel empowered and talented in a variety of ways.

Mr. Klein (Assistant Principal of Operations): I am thankful for the students and families who smile or wave at me during after-school dismissal. It’s nice to know I can look forward to your small acts of kindness at the end of the day.
Science Verbal ExamsAll middle school students who take a science class will be participating in a verbal exam on Tuesday, December 14th. Students will be asked to share their understanding of rock transformations or thermal energy (6th grade), microbiome, metabolism, or traits and reproduction (7th grade), and energy, light waves, or forces and motion (8th grade). Help your student prepare by asking them to share what they are learning in class!
Student Legacy Museum6th grade families, 

We are in the midst of learning about Ancient Egypt in 6th grade World Studies. Students have been discussing the 7 elements of civilization (stable food supply, social structure, government, religion, culture, technology, written language) and how each element shows up in ancient civilizations. In particular, we have been learning about the legacy left by ancient Egyptians and their impact on the world. After fall break (November 22-26), we will begin discussing our family legacy: What is the history of your family? What legacy will you leave behind? Students will then create a museum to represent their personal and family legacy. To support your student’s classroom learning, please consider discussing what is special about your family’s history over the break. If you have specific pictures or items that demonstrate who your family is, please take a picture and send it to cyondo@striveprep.org to be printed and included in your student’s end of quarter museum! 

We can’t wait to learn more about the incredible families that make up our Lobo Wolfpack! 
Thanksgiving Assistance GiveawayThe SouthWest Denver Coalition will be hosting a Thanksgiving Giveaway on Saturday, November 20th to support the SW Denver Community. Due to a shortage of food items, we are working on providing the community with a Turkey or a gift card to help families with Thanksgiving this year. Are you or someone you know in need this Thanksgiving? Do you live within one of the following zip codes 80204, 80219, 80223, or 80236? Complete Registration Here
Cans for CookiesFrom November 29 to December 3, your student can participate in a food drive run by our cafeteria vendor, SLA Foodservice. The food drive is called “Cans for Cookies.” Each day, your student can bring a can of food to the cafeteria and they will receive a cookie in return!
Keep Sick Students HomeIf your student has a fever or has other symptoms of a flu or cold, please keep them at home. This helps other students and staff members stay healthy.
Calendar11/19: No School
11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving Break – No School
12/14: Science Verbal Exams
12/14: 6th grade Legacy Museum presentation
12/14: Posada (4-6pm)
12/17-1/3: Winter Break – No School
1/4: First Day of Quarter 3
1/14: 7th Grade FIeld Trip (Rescheduled from 11/19)