January 27th, 2022
Dear Mead High School Community,
As we get close to wrapping up January, the Mead Mavericks continue to shine. Most recently, we had many members from our choir participate in the SVVSD Honor Choir. Mead had the second most of any other SVVSD school. In addition to that, Michael Reeder was just named to the All State Jazz Choir as the only student from SVVSD and one of 38 in the state. In other music news, our Unified Percussion group was featured in a demonstration at the Colorado Music Educators Association statewide conference. This event features all of the music teachers from around the state and it is a big honor to have your group/program showcase their talents. Thanks to Mr. Lemons, Ms. Koehler, and Ms. Vanzant for helping organize this event. I know many students are ramping up for the school musical as well. Winter sports are going strong with both of our basketball teams ranked high in the state and we have many wrestlers who are also ranked in the state.
One of our goals at Mead is to prepare each student for postsecondary learning. A part of that process is their SAT performance which is a test that can open doors and opportunities for students. To prepare our students for that, we will be giving them a practice exam on Tuesday, Jan. 31st. All 9 – 11th grade students will attend in the morning, take their test, and will leave midday. Seniors will work asynchronously that day. The data from this test will also be used to help inform and guide instruction for the next part of the year.
Our students are continuing to register for classes for the 23-24 school year. Please have conversations with your student about their postsecondary plans, interests, and not being afraid to challenge themselves. Our expectation is that every student is taking a full schedule of rigorous courses. We are encouraging every student at Mead to take a college level course either through Front Range Community College, CSU Online, Advanced Placement, the Career Elevations and Technical Center, the Innovation Center, or through one of our CU Denver courses. Not only do these courses offer students the ability to earn college credit, but they also provide students with the confidence and skills that prepare them to take future college level courses. We believe that each and every one of our students can be successful in these settings and our amazing teachers are there to support every learner.
Thank you again for the love and support you provide our students. We recognize that parents are the most influential factor in a child’s growth and development. We look forward to partnering with you to help you child be the best they can be. #WeAreMead