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2021 Fall Semester Accomplishments

Academic

Juniors took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and earned a mean score of 1004 which is an increase of 44 points over last year and is the highest score in school history. 

Senior, Greta Richardson is a National Merit Semi-Finalist.

Over 33% of our students are in AP courses this year. 

95 students have earned credit by taking concurrent enrollment classes through Front Range Community College. That equals 285 college credits and over $35,000 in college tuition savings. 

35 students earned college credit for College Algebra through CU Denver’s CU Succeed program. That equals 105 credits at a cost savings of over $36,000.

Mead has added 8 clubs and after school activities to our already robust options for students to stay engaged.

We had 50 students complete 85 courses in eCredit recovery this semester alone. 

Inaugural implementation of the AAA program – students learning and applying academic skills resulting in fewer missed assignments and substantial grade improvements for most attendees.

Teachers are administering common unit tests and final exams linked to state standards, essential learnings, aligned with the SAT, and including various depths of learning.

Teachers have implemented many practices that have made grades more accurate, motivational, and bias resistant.

Our teaching staff has thrived in this pandemic by demonstrating a true passion for teaching our students and preparing them for postsecondary learning. 

Fine Arts

Band has played in 34 events this fall including games, parades, competitions, community events and more. DJ Vicente was named to the All State Jazz Band for small schools (only one in SVVSD).

Choir has put on two amazing performances this semester in addition to many other events. 

Orchestra held two fun concerts and has a new teacher who has inspired students and is building our program.

Drama put on a great performance of “Our Town” and sent 20 students to Thescon. We had 8 students receive “excellent” ratings and 2 receive “superior” from adjudicators. Hayley Price and Ella Horner received Superior ratings, thus qualifying for Nationals.

Athletics

7 fall varsity sports made the state playoffs

Soccer had the most wins in soccer history at Mead and won its first round playoff game, which was the first soccer playoff win in school history.

Volleyball made the state playoffs and went 2-2 in the playoffs. 

Quincy Coyle was named 4A player of the year.

Softball made the state playoffs and won their first round game and then lost a close one to Holy Family who eventually won the state championship

Cross Country – Both boys and girls teams qualified for the state tournament which is the first time in school history. The boys team won the conference and regional championships and the girls got third in the conference.

Football was Co- League champs and State Runner-up. Gavin Garretson, Corby Tecu, Evan Morris, Dante Gavito were named to the All State Team and Zach Dibella was named to the 2nd Team. In addition to that, the way our community came together to celebrate and show their pride in our school was inspiring. 

Mead Poms finished in the top 15 in the state of Colorado with a great performance at the World Arena in December.

Unified Bowling was a success and Unified Basketball is getting underway. 

We have 8 athletes who have already committed to playing athletics at the next level. 

Corby Tecu – Drexel – Lacrosse

Quincey Coyle – West Virginia – Volleyball

Maddox Boston – Creighton – Softball

Gavin Garretson – Chadron State – Football

Timbre Shehee – Northern Colorado – Golf

Elijah Knudson – Colorado Mesa – Basketball

Blake Reyburn – Dakota College – Baseball

Brooke Davis – Midwestern State – Girls Soccer

Other school and community celebrations

Our counselors presented at the state conference about their webinars designed to support students with mental health and postsecondary planning. 

Mead Rotary has formed a great partnership with our schools and is recognizing two students every month. 

We have a team of school and district level staff who have helped increase parent participation in our Cafecito program aimed to support our multilingual families. 

Our Energy Academy has added more industry partners and now offers multiple $5,000 college scholarships for students in our program. 

The return of our homecoming events including the largest parade in the history of the school and the town. Our dance had the highest attendance ever, and it just happened to be outside. 

National Honor Society and Student Council have run successful canned food drives, supported families in need by collecting gifts, conducted road cleanups, volunteered at Community Days, and increased school spirit through gear sales and pep assemblies.