Welcome to the 2019-20 school year: another chapter in the pursuit of excellence for our students. From bright-eyed kindergarteners beginning their journey to seniors thinking about the next steps of their future, this will be a year of promise and new milestones for our community.
The 2019-20 school year will see the launch of Cherry Creek Future Forward, our blueprint for continued excellence in the district. Voices representing the entire Cherry Creek School District – students, parents, staff, and community partners - were part of creating our vision and plan for the next phase of our journey.
We are also committed to keeping true to the promises we made to our community in the 2016 election. The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus will welcome its first class of students in August and the last phase of our new Innovation Spaces will launch in schools across the district this fall.
As always, student safety will continue to be our utmost priority this year. We are committed to ensuring that our schools are safe, supportive and welcoming places for ALL students. That is my promise. From enhanced security measures to additional mental health staff, we’ve taken specific strategic measures to support students and will continue to evaluate our practices and programs throughout the year. Learn more about school safety on our website.
Throughout our nearly 70-year history, our focus on students has not changed. This year, we will inspire every student to think by teaching critical thinking and real-world skills. We will inspire every student to learn by using innovative practices. We will inspire every student to achieve by providing strong academic supports and resources. Most of all, we will inspire every student to care by modeling our commitment to equity and excellence for all. By offering every child a safe, inclusive and engaging space, our children can find their passions and pursue their dreams.
I am honored to be part of a community that is energized and excited by our commitment to excellence. Excellence is not a single achievement, but a dedicated focus on what our students need to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
We are on a journey, and I am glad that each and every one of you are part of it.
Scott A. Siegfried, Ph.D.