As Board of Education members an important part of our job, and a part we take very seriously, is listening to the staff and faculty of the District. We always encourage those who wish to talk to contact us individually, but we also schedule BOE office hours so that District employees can pre-plan and know where and when to find us.
We had the pleasure of visiting with a very interested and interesting group of AHS students Monday. The Aspen High School Robo Yetis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team and their mentor Caroline Hanson, stopped by to give us an update on their recent success. They are headed to Tacoma, WA this Thursday to participate in the Super Regional Tournament after taking 2nd place in the Inspire Award (scoring high in every category) at the Colorado state competition; along with several other awards.
On October 25th, members of the BOE attended the CORE Annual Grant Reception at the Pitkin County Library. The Aspen High School Earth Group, under the guidance of Travis Moore, was recognized as recipient of a $3,800 grant to enable the installation of two water refill stations within the high school.
The Aspen School District and Board of Education believe that a strong foundation in mathematics, reading and writing are important skills for our students, and the Board monitors student achievement in these areas annually. We also believe that there are other, equally important areas that contribute to educating our students to become responsible, caring global citizens. These attributes are reflected in our Life Skills and Citizen policies (R-3, R-4), and are areas of achievement that the Board monitors annually as well.