We Would Love For You To Join Our School Community In the Following Events
Join us at our upcoming DGS Culture Festival on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm in the gym for food, music, parades, and activities that celebrate 30 different cultures represented at Denver Green School (DGS).
Family Forum: October 5th: DGS community members, please come to either of our Family Forums on Wednesday, October 5th. We will meet in the middle school cottage from 4pm-5pm and then a second time from 5:30-6:30pm. In these meetings we will share news of our school including our exciting growth in state test scores and new school resources. We will also devote significant time to hear successes, questions and areas of concern from you, our community members. These meetings are a great way for DGS to connect with the community and have resulted in school improvements in the past such as increased Spanish Language offerings. Light snacks and childcare will be provided.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan on attending so we can plan accordingly.
Dear Dragon Families:
Leaves are starting to change, the temperatures are getting chillier and fall is almost here. We are just one month in and there is already so much to celebrate here at DGS. One has to look no further than the signs of fall to know that this is a special time of year. Two weeks ago we hosted the Mayor and a team from the USDA to give DGS an award for our Farm to Cafeteria program and our Education for Sustainability program at CO Proud Day. There was plenty of local food and student-led activities to enjoy.
Welcome to Denver Green School
DGS is an Innovation School located in southeast Denver. We are now entering our 7th year, and while that means we have been around a little while now, we still feel like we have so much growing and learning to do. That is good, because we are a learning institution after all. Yet, in our short existence, we do have quite a lot to be proud of. We are a National Green Ribbon School award winner and for the past four years, DGS has been identified as both a "high-performing" and "high-growth" school. In addition to our academic success, we are proud of our "hands-on, brains-on" approach to learning where students get outside the classroom and bring learning to life. DGS is a school that focuses on integrating our sustainability curriculum with core content standards and you don't have to look far to see all the evidence of our success. Our students have grown academically, We are returning over 95% of our staff for the 2016-2017 school year, and real world learning has grown too. (We took our first out of state excursions last year). We invite you to explore what makes DGS such a special place.
Click Here to See the 2016/2017 School Year Calendar!
School Tours and Shadows at DGS
The best way to learn about DGS is to come take a tour! Tours will start in late September and are held Mondays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Please call the main office in September to learn more. When you take a tour, you will:
- Hear from a Lead Partner about the DGS philosophy
- Learn about how we use our Innovation Status to implement our unique model--where we strive to bring learning to life through our hands-on brains-on approach to learning.
- Learn about leadership model and how we are different from traditional community schools
- Get to see a classroom in action for the grade level you are interested in
If you are interested in shadowing in our Middle School, we welcome you to do so on Wednesdays for the rest of the year.
Please call the school to schedule a spot for an upcoming tour or shadow day at 720-424-7480.
DGS Action News Team
The DGS Action News team is a team of Middle School students who have been working on telling the stories that make DGS special. We did several episodes last year and this was the final one in Spring 2016.
At DGS we work hard to achieve and excel in academics, but we also believe in bringing the "real world" into our classrooms. As part of the Field Studies program, teachers connect classroom learning to the real-world through "hands-on, brains-on" lessons. Click here to read all about it!
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