Posted by Citizen Team on May 3, 2013
The current Salida School Board members are taking this transition seriously and looking to begin the transition now. Efforts will begin on May 14 with an open house from 5:15 to 6:00 pm prior to the monthly school board meeting. The intention is to meet potential candidates, explain the process of applying, outline the role and work of board members, and answer questions.
Posted by Citizen Team on April 1, 2013
Salida School District R-32-J will host a Community Meeting to discuss the new Longfellow Elementary School project on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Longfellow Elementary School Classroom 26. This is the fifth of several meetings to seek input and review progress on the project to construct a replacement facility for Longfellow Elementary School.
Posted by Lisa Malde on March 18, 2013
Why not eat healthy? In our community, it is easier than you think.
Posted by Citizen Team on March 14, 2013
Both Jacob Adamson and Ashlyn Stewart have been selected to receive the Boettcher Scholarship. It is an incredible achievement and reflects many years of hard work, and dedication.
Posted by Lisa Malde on March 6, 2013
Partners have secured nearly $100,000 to support phase two of the Salida Garden to Cafeteria Program, to be implemented in 2013, which will include increasing garden infrastructure and expanding production. To support this need, a 24×48 foot gable roof hoop house is being installed at the Holman garden site the week of March 11-15, 2013.
Posted by Citizen Team on February 25, 2013
Colorado Mountain College signed a lease Feb. 14, 2013 with the Salida School District to use the old administration building at 9th and D streets for new classroom space.
Posted by Citizen Team on February 25, 2013
It’s TCAP time again! The testing window begins on Monday, March 4. Some schools begin on Monday, some on Tuesday. Last year the kids really rocked the TCAP, and the results were astounding. Please make sure your kids are in attendance from March 4 – 15.
Posted by Citizen Team on February 19, 2013
Salida, as you know, both Longfellow and Salida Middle School will have new principals next year. The search is on! What qualities do you want to see in the next principals at each building? Make your voice heard.
Posted by Citizen Team on February 12, 2013
Chef Danny Quinto, Salida School Districts food service director, will be the presenter this month at the State food service directors conference in Colorado Springs. Chef Danny has been recognized as a progressive and creative force in the advancement of healthy eating and home cooking in our district.
Posted by Bill Donavan on December 20, 2012
This is a film I created after seeing the results of Salida community members embracing public education as an ideal.
Posted by Bill Donavan on October 24, 2012
The new Salida School District Administration building is nearly complete. There will be an open house on Wednesday, October 24 from 4 to 6 pm. The address is 349 East 9th Street.There will also be tours of the High School from 4-6 pm on October 24. Tours will leave the SHS office every 15 minutes. Come [...]
Posted by Citizen Team on October 15, 2012
“The push for local food in Salida schools is due to the passionate teachers, volunteers, and advocates that are willing to make changes, and the wellness policy gives them a foundation from which to start.” – Cari Beasley
Posted by Citizen Team on October 10, 2012
Are you looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Tomichi Lodge, just over Monarch pass, will be a fun family event, and you don’t even have to pack a lunch! Tickets need to be purchased by Thursday, Oct 11.
Posted by Citizen Team on September 18, 2012
Volunteers who support the passage of the 3A Bond Issue to build a new Elementary School in Salida are needed to get out and “talk to your neighbor” about voting YES on 3A.
Posted by Bill Donavan on August 29, 2012
I joined the District Accountability Committee several years ago. It’s the single best way to learn what’s going on in our district. However, you don’t need to be on the board, you can simply come listen, or get on the mailing list. Rob White runs a tight meeting and you will hear from every player in the district.
Posted by Citizen Team on May 15, 2012
Last night was the Salida High School Scholarship Awards event. Many local community members, area service groups and businesses support student achievement. Congratulations to all of the award winners and a big thank you to everyone who made these awards possible.
Posted by Citizen Team on May 14, 2012
SENIORS!! Scholarship Night is TONIGHT, May 14th at 6:00pm in John Held Auditorium. If you have applied for a scholarship please make sure you attend. It is important for you to attend to show the community your appreciation for their generous support. Please dress in appropriate attire, girls remember you will be up on stage [...]
Posted by Citizen Team on April 1, 2012
No more Spartans? Proposed names to stay in alignment with our 21st century learning environment and green culture.
Posted by Bill Donavan on March 20, 2012
Brandon walks into my office wearing a concerned look; I immediately start to think of ways to console this young man that I have known for almost 8 years. Then I hear the words, “I got it.” The Boettcher Scholarship is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado and was modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship Program.
Posted by Citizen Team on January 30, 2012
We have had some inquiries about commercial and home recycling services in the valley. Please tell us, and your neighbors what you know. Our goal is to gather general information and an inventory of costs, options and a rundown of what happens to the waste once it leaves our sight. The latter is important as we have had inquiries recently that make it clear most folks don’t know where our valley’s recycling ends up. Please help contribute to The Citizen’s knowledge base. Thanks!