DMHS Updates November 2, 2018

Posted 11/07/2018
Dear Families,
This was an exciting week for our Seniors!   On Tuesday, the majority of our senior class took advantage of the Colorado Free Application Day.   Students were able to apply to all Colorado public colleges and some private colleges for free.  DMHS students sent applications to CU Boulder, CU Denver, CSU, UNC, Metro, Arapahoe Community College, Western State, Emily Griffith Technical College, Colorado Mountain College, and Regis.
Four of our seniors also applied for the Boettcher Scholarship this week!   This is a prestigious full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado university or college.  We wish all our students the best of luck on their applications!
Did you know that last year 82% of our current Seniors met the benchmark for last spring’s SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) versus the district average of 49% ?  They did an amazing job on the SAT and are now able to use these scores as they apply for college!
Here are the other updates for the week.
8th Grade Career Fair
On Tuesday, November 6, our 8th graders will be going to the National Western Complex for the DPS 8th Grade Career Fair.  At the Career Fair, students have the opportunity to interview career representatives in their areas of interest.   Students will be leaving DMHS on DPS buses around 9:40 am and returning around 11:30 am and should wear professional attire (business casual). Jennifer, our High School Counselor, Trisha, and Candace will be accompanying the students.
Middle School  and High School Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments -From Ken Taga
The DMHS Farm School Ultimate Team completed their regular season undefeated and are looking to build on that success! High school also had an over all winning season – go DMHS Phoenix!

Middle School Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Sunday, November 11
Game times TBA (but plan on something like 9am-4pm)
We will likely play 4-5 games, so the more players, the better! All current and former players are invited, as well as any student who has never played before.
Please message Ken Taga at if your student may be able to play.
High School Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11.
Game times TBA (but plan on something like 9am-4pm)
Please message Yu-cheng Yao (Yao)  at if you have any questions about the high school tournament.
CSC /ELA PAC Meeting:  Overview of SPF
On Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm, we will have our next CSC/ELA PAC meeting.  At this meeting, Katy will be going over our SPF (School Performance Framework) rating.   Katy will explain the different components that make up our rating and answer any questions that you may have.  Everyone in our DMHS community is invited and we hope to see you there!
Puerto Rico Update -From Rachel Balkom
The second trip payment of $1000 is due on November 15th. As before, this should be paid directly online at
We are just solidifying contact with the Montessori school we will visit in Puerto Rico so students can establish pen pal relationships before they go. Bruno has been leading lessons on the history and current complexities of Puerto Rico, and our tour directors (former teachers) are following up to connect us with an innovative community that has taken things into their own hands, creating alternative energy for themselves and their neighbors since they have received insufficient help since the hurricane.
Students should all have now set up Gofundme accounts (if your student hasn’t, please push them to do so!), and many are earning serious money–some have already raised $1000 using this route! You all have been raising significant funds together, too–Cassandra reports that $11,000 has already been raised through the Aramark games.
All DPS schools are switching to MySchoolBucks for student fees.   DMHS will be moving to this new system in  January.  We will use this system to pay for 7th and 8th Spring Trips, 9th-grade trip, and any graduation fees.   MySchoolBucks is the same system that is used to pay for school lunch.  MySchoolBucks can even be accessed through your ParentPortal account.  If you don’t already have an account or want to find out how to link your account to ParentPortal, please click this link
Lacrosse Tournament for New High School Players-Postponed until Saturday, November 10
Saturday, Nov 10 from 12-2 there will be a Box Lacrosse Tournament at North HS field. All HS Boys & Girls are welcome. New players, too. Great way to try out the sport before it starts in the Spring! 
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, November 6 – 8th Grade Career Fair at the National Western Complex
Saturday, November 10-High School Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Sunday, November 11-High School and Farm School Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Wednesday, November 14 – DMHS Education Foundation Meeting 5 pm
Wednesday, November 14 –CSC and ELA PAC Meeting 6 pm
Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Break- No School
Thank you.
Queridas familias,

¡Esta fue una semana emocionante para nuestros Seniors! El martes, la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes de último año aprovecharon el Día de Solicitud Gratuita de Colorado. Los estudiantes pudieron postular a todas las universidades públicas y algunas universidades privadas de forma gratuita. Los estudiantes de DMHS enviaron solicitudes a CU Boulder, CU Denver, CSU, UNC, Metro, Arapahoe Community College, Western State, Emily Griffith Technical College, Colorado Mountain College y Regis.

¡Cuatro de nuestros estudiantes de último año también solicitaron la Beca Boettcher esta semana! Esta es una beca de prestigio para asistir a una universidad o colegio de Colorado. ¡Deseamos a todos nuestros estudiantes la mejor de las suertes en sus aplicaciones!

Aquí están las otras actualizaciones para la semana.

Feria de Carreras de 8vo Grado

El martes 6 de noviembre, nuestros estudiantes de 8º grado irán al National Western Complex para la Feria de Carreras Profesionales de 8º grado de DPS. En la Feria de Carreras, los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de entrevistar a representantes de carreras en sus áreas de interés. Los estudiantes saldrán de DMHS en los autobuses de DPS alrededor de las 9:40 am y regresarán alrededor de las 11:30 am y deberán usar atuendo profesional (negocios informales).

Torneo Ultimate Frisbee de la escuela secundaria
Domingo 11 de noviembre
Tiempo de juego TBA (pero planea algo como 9 am-4pm)
Broomfield Commons Park
Probablemente jugaremos 4-5 juegos, así que cuantos más jugadores, ¡mejor! Todos los jugadores actuales y anteriores están invitados, así como cualquier estudiante que nunca haya jugado antes.
Envíe un mensaje a Ken Taga a si su estudiante puede jugar.



Torneo de Lacrosse para nuevos jugadores de secundarianeueva fecha

El sábado 10 de noviembre de 12-2 habrá un Torneo de Box Lacrosse en el campo de North HS. Todos los HS Boys & Girls son bienvenidos. Nuevos jugadores, también. ¡Gran manera de probar el deporte antes de que comience en la primavera!

CSC / ELA PAC-Descripción general de SPF

El miércoles 14 de noviembre a las 6 pm, tendremos nuestra próxima reunión de CSC / ELA PAC. En esta reunión, Katy revisará nuestra calificación de SPF (Marco de rendimiento escolar). Katy le explicará los diferentes componentes que conforman nuestra calificación y responderá cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. ¡Esperamos verte ahí!



Todas las escuelas de DPS están cambiando a MySchoolBucks por las tarifas de los estudiantes. DMHS se mudará a este nuevo sistema en enero. Usaremos este sistema para pagar los viajes de primavera de 7º y 8º, viaje de 9º grado y cualquier tarifa de graduación. MySchoolBucks es el mismo sistema que se utiliza para pagar el almuerzo escolar. Incluso se puede acceder a MySchoolBucks a través de su cuenta ParentPortal. Si aún no tiene una cuenta o desea saber cómo vincular su cuenta a ParentPortal, haga clic en este enlace

Fechas siguientes

Martes, 6 de noviembre – Feria de Carreras de 8vo grado en el Complejo Nacional Occidental
Sábado, 10 de noviembre – Torneo Ultimate Frisbee de la escuela secundaria
Domingo, 11 de noviembreTorneo Ultimate Frisbee de la escuela secundaria y Farm School
Miércoles, 14 de noviembre – Reunión de la Fundación de Educación de DMHS 5 pm
Miércoles, 14 de noviembre – Reunión de CSC y ELA PAC 6 pm
Lunes, 19 de noviembre a viernes 23 de noviembre – Pausa de Acción de Gracias – No hay clases