DPS opens meetings for superintendent

Tom Boasberg celebrates his last first day of school; house tour benefits Capitol Hill school


DPS announces public meetings in search for new superintendent

In July, Tom Boasberg announced that he would be stepping down as superintendent of DPS schools. The district has held several meetings with stakeholders to start their search for a replacement. Throughout the month of September, DPS has also announced several public meetings so members of the community can be engaged in the search as well.

Regional meeting schedule:

• Sept. 4 at Abraham Lincoln High School (2285 S. Federal Blvd.)

• Sept. 5 at John F. Kennedy High School (2855 S. Lamar St.)

• Sept. 11 at Denver School of the Arts (7111 Montview Blvd.)

• Sept. 12 at George Washington High School (655 Monaco Parkway)

• Sept. 13 at Thomas Jefferson High School (3950 S. Holly St.)

• Sept. 18 at the Evie Dennis Campus (4800 Telluride St.)

DPS will be adding more dates and locations. All scheduled meetings will be posted at supersearch.dpsk12.org. A survey is also being added to this site for people unable to attend meetings.

The last first day

Boasberg celebrated his last first day of school event this year at Escalante-Biggs Academy in north Denver at 5300 Crown Blvd. He greeted the school’s youngest students as they started on Aug. 20.

Increasing stats

DPS announced in a news release that students continue to show academic growth in the statewide standardized test. Results from the Colorado Measures of Academic Progress (CMAS) were released in August. In 2005, Denver students were 25 points behind the Colorado average in literacy and 22 points behind in math. This year, the gasp went down to three and two points respectively.

“In 2005, DPS was last among the state’s largest 12 districts in academic growth in English language arts and math,” Boasberg said in the release. “Through the focus of the Denver Plan and the incredibly hard work of our teachers, students and families, DPS has gone from last to first in academic growth.”

DPS also announced that graduation numbers in the district continue to rise. The class of 2018 was the largest the school has had, with 400 more graduating students than the previous record.

Home tour event to benefit Dora Moore School

The PTSA will be hosting its 38th annual Dora Moore School House Tour on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will include eight houses, including Moore’s home, as part of a self-guided tour. The tour will also include historic architecture guides in the neighborhood at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event will also include a book sale and signing by Colorado authors.

Tickets are $25 for the house tour, and $45 for the historic tours, which includes admission for the self-guided home tours. Tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/2MsXHGV and will be sold day of at the Dora Moore School, located at 846 Corona St.

Proceeds from the home tour will go toward RTD passes for students, teacher grants for classroom supplies, as well as the Denver Children’s Choir program at Dora Moore.

Moore was a Colorado educator who first taught at the Dora Moore School, then named the Corona School in 1892. She became principal of the school the following year and served in that position for 35 years until she retired in 1929. The school was then renamed in her honor.

The 2018-2019 school year has officially started. Have news you would like share with Life on Capitol Hill readers? Send it to klamb@coloradocommunitymedia.com.


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