In 2016, the voters in Cherry Creek approved a bond that gave each elementary school, including High Plains, $500,000 to support innovation. As a result of that election, each school organized a site team to determine the best ways in which the funds could be used to meet the needs of 21st century learners. The High Plains site team consists of teachers representing all grade levels and departments as well as parents. After much deliberation, the team decided to spend the money across all instructional areas so each child will have access to an updated learning environment that will support innovative, collaborative thinking. However, inRead More →

Winter Giving: Please Donate by December 14! Please join in our annual tradition to support High Plains families looking for help with holiday gifts. This year we will be doing an online sign-up for Winter Giving. Please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FAAAD2CA2F49-high. Gift drop-off will be in the school lobby under the Winter Giving sign. Wrapped gifts should be dropped off in the lobby no later than Friday, December 14, and include a tag with the child’s age and gender. Your generosity will bring smiles to many children in our High Plains community. Thank you in advance for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Wanger at 303-906-1094 or [email protected]Read More →

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the High Plains library! Here are the hours: Monday, November 26: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 27: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 28: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, November 30: 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. If you can help set up or take down the fair, please go here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A49A4AD2BA20-scholastic6. Thanks!Read More →

The Community Service Committee invites you to make a difference in the lives of families in our High Plains community. In keeping with High Plains tradition, we hope to provide a full Thanksgiving dinner to those who may otherwise go without. If you would like to contribute (or your kids want to donate from their piggy banks), please place your donation in the “turkey” located at the front desk. Cash is great, checks can be made payable to High Plains PTCO, or you can Venmo Colleen Madden @cqkmadden (please put Stuff the Turkey in the comment). Thanks for your generosity! Please donate by November 16!Read More →

The holidays are fast approaching and we are pleased to once again offer the gift card program to ease your holiday shopping for High Plains staff. This is a completely optional program, and it is being done 100% online. All contributions must be made by Friday, November 16. ​Parents may give any amount they wish (in increments of $5) to anyone on our wonderful High Plains staff. Each recipient then receives an allotted amount to spend on gift cards of his/her choice. Each staff member receives a list of families who donated to his/her own total amount; however, individual gifting amounts are not disclosed to theRead More →

Have you heard about the district’s amazing new opportunity for all of our students–the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus? You are invited to attend the Cherry Creek High School Accountability Meeting on November 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Creek High School where the principal of the CCIC will take you through the amazing programs they are working on. We will offer supervised child care during this meeting to help encourage families with younger siblings to still be able to attend. While the campus opens with limited offerings in the fall of 2019, it’s our current middle school students who are primed to be ableRead More →

Have you heard about the Social Emotional Climate Committee (“SECC”)? This is a newly-formed committee that seeks to nurture a thriving adult community at High Plains. Click on the link below for a flyer that will provide you more information about the SECC and let you know how you can get involved! SECC flyerRead More →

“We are many. We are one.” It’s amazing how many different countries, regions of the country, and cultures are represented right in our classrooms. Let’s embrace them and learn more about them! The Celebration of Culture is this Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at High Plains. Join us for a memorable and FREE night that will include delicious food tastings and a special community art project from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The evening will end with a special cultural show that will start at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out!Read More →

Mark your calendars for our annual school auction on Friday, November 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 2 Penguins Tap & Grill! This is a fabulous event that raises community spirit AND money for High Plains! Don’t miss out. Here are three things for you to consider: Have you bought your tickets yet? Go here to buy tickets and spots in the tourneys: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/t/2018-high-plains-elementary-annual-auction-2324a72595. The auction is such a fun night to hang out with parents, teachers, and staff. Get your tickets now while you are thinking about it! Prices go up the week of the auction. Have you donated any items or money to theRead More →

The next DAC (District Accountability Committee) Meeting will be held next Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Overland High School (Media Center) from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. During this meeting, P.A.S.S. (District Partnership for Academically Successful Students) will be sharing their time along with DAC to present some valuable information to our community. Dr. Scott Siegfried, Superintendent, will be also joining us as our guest speaker. If you have questions, please contact Ilana Spiegel at [email protected]Read More →