Principal's Message

Dear Heroes K-8 Community:

It is with great enthusiasm that I enter the upcoming school at Heroes K-8 Academy.   As an original the member of the Innovation Planning Committee, I feel a deep sense of personal commitment to the successful implementation of the innovation Plan at Heroes.  

I am deeply passionate and highly committed to the success of the students, teachers, and staff in the Heroes Academy community.  I am resolute in the belief that all kids can learn, and my past experiences as an educator and with the students at Heroes have me more convinced of this than ever before.  I am without doubt that students at Heroes can achieve at levels above the state average and deserve to be schooled in a manner that guarantees their success. Mortimer Adler said, “The education demanded by the best educated parents, is the education that should be provided for all students.” I am fully convinced that the very, very capable young people at Heroes Academy deserve and to be afforded this type of education, and this year it is my mission to see that this becomes a reality at Heroes Academy.

I am especially excited about several new programs and curriculum at Heroes. The most impactful for families will be the addition of two after school club houses made possible through the Boys and Girls Club and a $300,000 grant. We will have Friday programming from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. And after school until 7:00 p.m. A new bicycle repair shop will be opened for our students to support social emotional learning.  Heroes has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Whirlpool to support laundry services at the school.

In addition Heroes will be adopting two new curriculums.  One for ELA Titled Wit and Wisdom. It more rigorous and designed to inspire a child to love reading.  We also will begin using Engage NY math curriculum, a math curriculum that is widely used in innovation schools in Pueblo.  

These curriculum, new programs and our newly formed management partnership are the building blocks and framework for the reform that will be taking place at Heroes.  We are looking forward to a fantastic school year!


Julie Shue M.A.

Principal Heroes Academy

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