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< 2017


News Archive

  • October

    New Elementary Elective: Cultural Connections

    Katie Bradford, Arts & Media Coordinator
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  • September

    Mr. Dastin presenting about hygiene

    Middle School Holds Respect Symposium

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  • DA Celebrates Eric Carle Day

    Jolene Gutierrez, Librarian
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  • Safety and Security a Top Priority at DA

    At Denver Academy, the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are our top priority. Read more about all we do to ensure a safe environment below.
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  • August

    Chapel Library gets beautiful new entrance

    Denver Academy
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  • Eclipse Viewing Tips & Tricks from Mr. Price

    DA Science Teacher Alan Price
    Check out this video with tips and tricks from DA Science Teacher Alan Price for viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
    Watch the video here.

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  • July

    DA's Historic Chapel Library Restoration this Summer

    Shelley Devitt, Director of Grants & Stewardship
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  • DA Student Crosby Gaeta Receives Emperor Science Award

    Valerie Hamlin, DA Director of Marketing & PR
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  • Elementary School Blog 2017: Spring is in Full Swing!

    Jennifer Perry, Dean of Elementary School
    Spring is in full swing in the Elementary Building! Teachers and students hosted dads or special guests for Doughnuts with Dad. Thanks to all who made this morning so much fun! 
    Experiential Days were a blast for us too. Students created terrariums, dioramas, iMovies, gooey science experiments, and more! Students were able to choose activities that were of interest to them. They spent three mornings delving into their selections with these intense, hands-on learning days. Afternoons were spent with a visit from Hawk Quest and a painting class with our very own Ms. Prezkuta. 
    Our amazing Literacy Team, along with Arts and Media, led a SMASH, BOOM, BANG Graphic Novel Day. Students learned more about onomatopoeia (words that are sounds), which are found in a lot of graphic novels. They also investigated the difference between comics and graphics novels. They even had the chance to create their own comics online! 
    Classes have been taking advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather and working outside at the pond. This outdoor learning space provides endless opportunities for writing, science and team building. We are so fortunate to have this space!
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  • May

    Award-winning Author Avi Visits Denver Academy

    Jolene Gutiérrez, M.L.S., Denver Academy Librarian
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  • April

    DA Track and Field Team Having Great Success

    Chris Hegele, Assistant Coach

    Denver Academy Track and Field Season is well underway and the team is having great success! The team had a good experience last Saturday at the Byers Invitational. Parker H. keeps lopping off chunks of seconds and establishing new personal records (must be the new hairdo!) every time he runs. Jena S. ran her first 400-meter run as did Naomi B. Joe W. is performing well, Sam H. is showing greater confidence in his ability, and Isaac N. is an iron man in the long distance runs. Ashley A. gave a good effort in the mile (1600 meter) run, Sam T. ran his first mile (1600 meter) run on Saturday and Run T. is inspiring with her attitude and effort. Way to go team!
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  • March

    How To Manage Your Child's Tech Use Without Measuring Screen Time

    Lana Gollyhorn, M.A., Psychotherapist, LLC
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  • February

    Elementary School Blog 2017: Kicking off the Year with Kindness

    Jennifer Perry
    Kicking off the Year with Kindness
    The Elementary Division has been off to a great start in 2017! We kicked off the new year with Kindness Week as a way to apply lessons learned during our character education classes. Students participated in daily goal challenges, such as giving a compliment to a peer or lending a helping hand. The students all wore Dude. Be Nice t-shirts for an assembly where students were recognized for participation. This year, the Elementary classes have been participating in Tribes once a week where students from each class get together for an activity. It has been a great way for our division to work together and build community.
    Winter is a great time head out of the classrooms on field trips to make connections to social studies and science units. Ms. Pollard’s and Ms. Senne’s classes visited the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In addition to seeing an Imax documentary on Extreme Weather, students visited exhibits including Gems and Minerals, Space, and Destination Health. Ms. Grange’s class visited History Colorado where they toured the Native American exhibits and Denver A to Z.  
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  • January

    Visiting Author Sparks Collaborative Lessons

    Jolene Gutierrez, DA Librarian
    Author Jason Reynolds Visits DA February 24

    I’ll tell you what I tell our students: Jason Reynolds is a big deal. His books have been recognized with the Coretta Scott King Award multiple times, he won the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award, and his book Ghost was a National Book Award finalist. He’s been interviewed by NPR, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and The Washington Post. I told you, right? He’s a big deal, and we’re honored to be able to welcome him to Denver Academy. Through a partnership with Tattered Cover Book Store, Jason will speak with our 6th-8th grade students on Friday, February 24.
    Recently, our teachers’ book club chose to read his books and over 20 teachers participated. As we read his books, we collaborated. Ms. Buonomo in Digital Arts, Ms. Wheat in the Art Department, Ms. Bradford in the Drama Department, Mr. Fritzsche in the welding studio, Mr. Loose in music, coaches in our PE department, Ms. Zaletel’s knitting club, and classroom teachers are helping to create learning opportunities around Jason’s books and get our kids excited. And it’s working. Even though our library owns 10 or more copies of his titles, and even though many of our students are buying their own copies, I still have a wait list for Jason’s books.
    Jason’s honest writing and well-developed characters are something that our community connects with. His characters feel like real people to us. We love Ghost, Genie, Ali, Matt, and Rashad. We get to know them, their families, and their struggles. And then, we want to know Jason. Kids are excited to read Jason’s books, teachers are excited to teach and collaborate around Jason’s books, and most of all, we’re excited to meet Jason.  

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  • High School Solar Car Construction

    DA High School Students Help Lead Million Solar Stars Initiative

    Adam Hall, Million Solar Stars
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