DPS Students Featured During Santa Fe Art Walk

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Last week, the first Lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee, and her Bringing Back the Arts Foundation hosted a celebration to unveil DPS student artwork at Point Gallery during the Santa Fe district art walk. More than 200 pieces of student artwork from 18 different schools were displayed at several galleries. Students created work that reflected the theme, “We are all Denver.” Colfax’s Celica Muñoz (right) won 3rd place in the 4th-5th grade category. This is a signature event of the First Lady’s BBTA Foundation, which works to restore arts programs in DPS, expand access to our city’s cultural institutions for all residents and spotlight local performing artists. Congratulations to our talented students on an amazing collaborative show!

Colfax student invests in learning about the stock market

KUSA – April is National Personal Financial Literacy Month.

Not many people know how important it is to be financially literate than Lorenzo.

Lorenzo goes to Colfax Elementary School in Denver and has really invested in the Stock Market Experience. The Stock Market Experience is a stock market simulation program for kids to help them learn the Wall Street ropes early.

Values Going Viral … at Colfax Elementary!

Colfax Elementary Principal Elle Conger-Milnes used our Shared Core Value of Fun to motivate students when she recently made a deal with her fourth- and fifth-graders: If they scored 85% or higher on their Accelerated Reader quizzes, read at or above their level and met their points goal last trimester, Elle and Assistant Principal Suzy O’Dorisio would take a pie to the face. [Read more...]

Mayor Visits Colfax to Support Meal Program

1550Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently spent time at Colfax Elementary to visit with students and help prepare backpacks filled with food for them to take home over the weekend. More than 90% of Colfax students receive a free or reduced-price meal at school — and thanks to Blessings in a Backpack, 50 students receive a backpack every Friday filled with food that they can eat and share with their family over the weekend. Thank you to Mayor Hancock and Blessings in a Backpack for helping Every Child Succeed!

Colfax Goes Green

The 2014-15 school year has brought many new and positive things to Colfax Elementary, including new principal, Elle Conger-Milnes and a “Green” rating on the DPS School Performance Framework (SPF)! Colfax Elementary is very proud to have achieved this status, an indication that their school is meeting the expectations set forth by the district for all schools.