Weekly Announcements

Weekly Update, April 23, 2017

posted Apr 23, 2017, 6:59 PM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 7:01 PM ]

We are wrapping up our series of state testing and want to thank all the families who made sure their students were at school every day, all day. Students exhibited great effort, and we are sure their effort will be rewarded. We will be making up tests during the next few days for those who were absent.

Unfortunately, we did not meet our goal of 95% attendance for the month, as our average as of last Friday was only 89.39%. Students will, therefore, be required to wear uniforms for the remainder of the school year unless we have a spirit day.

We are excited to share that Heroes will remain open as a K-8 school! We will be appealing to the state Board of Education tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to allow our school to move into the district’s innovation zone. You will hear more about this exciting venture at an upcoming parent meeting. Please look for the date to be announced soon. Thank you to our families and community for your support and encouragement as we fought for our school’s future!

Band students, please remember there is marching band practice after school every Monday andWednesday 3:45-5:30. Please bring a full water bottle and walking shoes!

Here are this week’s events:
Mon, Apr 24

*4:30 Boys and Girls Track Meet at Dutch Clark Stadium

Wed, April 26

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*6:00 District Accountability Meeting at the District Administration Building—all parents and staff are invited

Thurs, Apr 27

*9:00 Kdg-2nd Grade Hero of the Month Awards for March and April

*10:00 3rd-5th Grade Hero of the Month Awards for March and April

*11:30 6th-8th Grade Hero of the Month Awards for March and April

Fri, Apr 28

*Crazy Hat Day—Pay $1.00 and be able to wear a hat appropriate for school

*Popcorn, pickles and jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Pantry Food Pickup—all families are welcome

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

Fri, May 12 School Carnival 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Fri, May 19 All students will be released at 12:00 noon. Bus transportation will be provided for those who ride. All others must be picked up on time so teachers can attend district professional development.

Weekly Update, April 16, 2017

posted Apr 16, 2017, 10:02 AM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Apr 16, 2017, 10:22 AM ]


Weekly Update, April 9, 2017

posted Apr 9, 2017, 3:17 PM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 3:17 PM ]

We have begun our attendance incentive for the month of April.  If the entire student body reaches 95% attendance for the month of April, students will not be required to wear uniforms during May and June. During this past week, elementary students earned 93.1% attendance, while the middle school grades earned 89.96% attendance, for a cumulative average of 91.52% for the student body.  Fourth grade had an awesome 97.41% for last week.  We need your help to make sure our students get to school every day and on time.


Here are the events for the week:


Mon, Apr 10

*4:30  Boys and Girls Track Meet at Dutch Clark Stadium

 

Wed, Apr 12

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*Popcorn and pickles for sale after school

 

Thurs, Apr 13

*Peak Photography will be in the building for students who are new to Heroes and those who may have missed pictures on our Spring Picture Day.  Please call the office at 549-7595 for more information.

 

Fri, Apr 14

*7:45 Fellowship of Christian Heroes meeting in Room 115

*Popcorn, pickles and jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Pantry food pickup for all Heroes families

 

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 18th.  At 6:00 p.m. in our school auditorium, we will have our No Bully program trainer here to teach parents about the No Bully initiative that is taking place district wide and in our school.  We will also hold our School Accountability Meeting to inform our families about the current state of Heroes.  All families are encouraged to attend.

 

Have a great week, everyone!

Weekly Update, April 2, 2017

posted Apr 2, 2017, 2:18 PM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 2:19 PM ]

Parents, Guardians, and Community Members are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Superintendent’s proposed changes to Heroes Academy on Thursday, April 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING


Our Attendance Incentive is to earn 95% attendance this month.  We were at 86% for the month of March, so we have to come together to get this done!  If students earn 95% attendance for the month of April, they will be able to go uniform-free in May and June.  Let’s get to 95%!


Here are the events for the week:


Mon, Apr 3

*9:15-4:45  Parent-Teacher Conferences—No School

*4:30 Boys & Girls Track Meet at Pueblo County High School

 

Wed, Apr 5

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*1st Grade Field Trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

*Popcorn & Pickles for sale after school

*Domino’s Pizza Night

 

Thurs, Apr 6

*Symphonic Band at Large Group Festival at Pueblo West High School

*6:00 Important Parent and Community Meeting in Auditorium

 

Fri, Apr 7

*7:45 Fellowship of Christian Heroes Meeting in room 115

*Pickles, Popcorn & Jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Pantry Food Pick Up for all Heroes families

 

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Weekly Update, March 26, 2017

posted Mar 26, 2017, 6:36 AM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Mar 26, 2017, 6:36 AM ]

Please remind your children that we are beginning our attendance challenge in April.  If the whole school achieves 95% attendance for the month of April, students will not have to wear uniforms for the remainder of the school year.  We need everyone’s help to make this happen!

Here are the events for the week:


Mon, Mar 27

*3:30-4:30 Talent Show Tryouts in the Auditorium

 

Tues, Mar 28

*3:30-5:00 Talent Show Practice in the Auditorium

 

Wed, Mar 29

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*Popcorn and Pickles for sale after school

*3:30-5:00 Talent Show Practice in the Auditorium

 

Thurs, Mar 30

*5th Grade Beulah Mountain Park Field Trip.  Please wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

*3:40 Pantry Food Pick Up—all Heroes families are welcome!

*4:00-5:30 Talent Show

 

Fri, Mar 31

*No School for Students—Teacher Workday

 

This is just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, April 3rd from 9:15 to 4:45.  Elementary grades will meet by appointment; middle school grade conferences are drop-in only.  We look forward to seeing all parents and guardians on April 3rd!

 

Also, 1st grade parents, please mark your calendars for the 1st grade field trip on April 5th to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 

Weekly Update, March 19, 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:55 PM by Joseph Sanches

This week is Spring Break, a time for you to enjoy this warm weather with your families. We will resume school on March 27th

Just a reminder that the quarter ends on March 31st. We will have a Teacher Workday on that day, with Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 3rd

State testing begins April 4th for 3rd through 8th grade students. We have a new incentive for all students. If they earn 95% daily attendance collectively for the month of April, we will have no uniforms for the remainder of the school year. We need everyone to help us out, including parents and guardians, to make this happen. Right now, we are running at 88% daily attendance so let's encourage our students to get to school everyday and on time!

Boys and girls track begins on March 27th. Please make sure all physicals and other paperwork are updated with Ms. Nava. 

Have a great week off, everyone. We will see you next week!

Weekly Update, March 12, 2017

posted Mar 12, 2017, 6:18 AM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

Clearing for Boys and Girls Track runs through March 17th. Any boy or girl interested in track must come to the office and pick up a clearing packet. Clearing paper work can also be found on our school website under athletics. Students need to have an update to date physical and have all the parent paperwork complete in order to be cleared to participate. The cost is $45 per student. Scholarships are available. The official season starts Monday, March 27th. All paperwork must be turned in prior to this date. Please see or call Ms. Nava if you have questions.

Please keep trying to sell our fundraiser items. All money and orders must be turned into the office onMarch 15th. All proceeds will help fund student activities. Also, the Junior Achievement Coin Drive runs through the month of March. Please send us your loose change to help continue the J.A. programs at Heroes Academy.

MS Parents and Guardians: MS Progress Reports were sent home with students on Friday. Please ask your students for theirs.

I am so proud to announce that our school was 1st place in the ReNew Our Schools Energy Saving Competition sponsored by Black Hills Energy and the Center for ReSource Conservation. Through our families’ support by returning home energy pledges, the students and staff conserving energy at school, our janitors doing some of their work in the dark, and all of the other energy actions completed by our students, including an energy audit, school video, and poster contest, we earned our school $18,000 for energy saving projects. We will be working with the Center for ReSource Conservation to identify the energy saving measures that will take place at Heroes. We would like to thank the leadership of our 8th grade science teacher, Ms. Sandoval, and our J-ROTC program cadets for serving as our Electric Energy Team!

Here are the events for the week:

Mon, Mar 13

*Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso will be visiting Heroes Academy.

Tues, Mar 14

*Class Pictures K-5, Individual Pictures for New Students or others who desire new pictures will take place. Order forms have been sent home with students.

*6:00 p.m. 1st Grade Music Concert—students should arrive by 5:30. Parents, please come through the east doors near the auditorium.

Wed, Mar 15

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*MYLIFE students will be going to the Air Force Academy. Students should arrive at the North-side K-Mart between 7:30AM-7:50AM. Students will need to be picked up from the North-side K-Mart between 2:15PM-2:30PM. Students need to wear their MYLIFE t-shirts for a group photo taken at this session.
​ ​Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by Pueblo City Schools. If students wish to bring their own food, they are more than welcome to do so.

*4th Grade Field Trip to the Pueblo Zoo. Teachers have sent home information.

*United Way Mentors and CSU-P Football Players will be at Heroes to have lunch with student mentees.

*Pickles & Popcorn for sale after school

Thurs, Mar 16

*Heroes Academy was awarded a Women’s History Month presentation by the Pueblo City-County Library District for 7th and 8th graders. The presentation will begin at 1:10 in the auditorium if parents would like to attend. The presentation, presented by Eileen Tannich Gose and Kathy Wiederstein DeHerrera, co-authors of Reflecting Freedom: How Fashion Mirrored the Struggle for Women’s Rights, is titled, “Pants = Power,” which traces women’s efforts to “steal” both the wearing of pants, and the power they represent, from men. Beginning with the origin of trousers, learn about selected periods in American history and how women challenged the system to expand their independence in life and in clothing.

Fri, Mar 17

*All week Middle School will bring a focus to students to earn 80% on all assignments and tests. In honor of this push, we invite the entire school to celebrate the 80’s by participating in Big Hair and Michael Jackson Day. Students are encouraged to wear big hair and dress like Michael Jackson on this day.

*Pickles, Popcorn and Jerky will be for sale after school

*2:40--Pantry food pick up for all Heroes families

Looking forward:

March 20-24 is Spring Break.

March 31st is a Teacher Workday

April 3rd is Parent Teacher Conferences from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Weekly Update, March 5, 2017

posted Mar 4, 2017, 5:58 AM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 12:48 PM ]

We would like to thank all the families who came to our Title I Arts Night.  We got to experience a great music concert and art show, which featured student art work and social studies and science projects, and an AVID showcase.  We had a great turnout!


We continue our catalog fundraiser through March 15th.  The candles are only $16 and the snack items are $10.  Please support our students by participating.  All orders and money are due to the office on March 15th.


We also continue our coin drive for Junior Achievement.  Please donate your loose coins for Junior Achievement activities at the school.


Here are the events for the week:

 

Mon, Mar 6

*TAPHA meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center to discuss the upcoming school carnival.  All parents and staff members are invited to attend.

 

Wed, Mar 8

*8:15 Prayer at the Pole

*Pickles and Popcorn for sale after school

 

Fri, Mar 10

*7:45 Fellowship of Christian Heroes Meeting Room 115

*Middle School Progress Reports will be sent home with MS students

*Pickles, Popcorn and Jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Pantry Food Pick Up—all Heroes families are welcome

 

Please note the following dates on your calendars.  Spring Break is March 20th-24th.  We will have a teacher workday on March 31st, then Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 3rd

 

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!

Weekly Update, February 26, 2017

posted Feb 27, 2017, 7:27 PM by HeroesK8 Academy   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 7:28 PM ]

We have heard lots of rumors that, because of our accountability status with the state, Heroes will be closing next year.  Please know that this is far from the truth, families.  We have many great things going on at Heroes, and one of them is improved academics.  We are currently working to reform our school’s culture and academic progress, and we will be sharing our plan with the State Board of Education in late April.    Heroes Academy will NOT be closing, so please do not worry.

 

Here are the events for the week:

 

Mon, Feb 27

*Girls basketball playoff game at Heroes VS Liberty Point International Middle School-- JV plays at 4:30and Varsity plays at 5:30Students need to be picked up at 6:15.

 

For basketball games, students who would like to watch must go home after school and may return at4:30. Students must have rides here to pick them up promptly at 6:15. Students can get into the game for $1 with a Heroes shirt. All other students can get in for $2, adults are $4.

 

Tues, Feb 28

*MYLIFE students field trip to UCCS.  Students must be at the northside K-Mart at 7:45AM and picked up at the northside K-Mart at 2:30 p.m.  Students will need to wear their MYLIFE t-shirts and should dress accordingly (pants, tennis shoes and jackets).  A group picture will be taken on campus so students should wear their MYLIFE t-shirts!  A small breakfast will be provided on the bus ride up and lunch will be provided at UCCS.

 

Wed, Mar 1

*8:15  Prayer at the Pole

*Pickles and Popcorn for sale after school

*Domino’s Pizza Night—each pizza sold brings money back to the school for student activities.

*6:00 Title I Arts and AVID Night with a 5th grade music concert, elementary and middle art show, and AVID showcase.  Refreshments will be served.  Please join us for a fun-filled night.

*Spring Catalog Fundraiser begins and runs through March 15.  Lots of great gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day will be available. 

*Junior Achievement Coin Drive will run through the month of March.  Send your loose change our way to support the many programs that Junior Achievement brings to Heroes’ students.

 

Fri, Mar 3

*7:45 Fellowship of Christian Heroes Meeting Room 115

*8th Grade students will visit Centennial High School for registration and tours.

*Pickles, popcorn and jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Pantry Food Pick Up.  All Heroes Families are welcome.

 

Please make note of upcoming events on the school calendar.  Spring Break is March 20-24.  Classes will resume on March 27th.  Then, there is a slight change on the calendar:  There will be a Teacher Workday (no students) on Friday, March 31st, and Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place onApril 3rd from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

 

Parents, we need your help with attendance.  Our goal is 93% daily attendance for the year, but we are averaging only 88% daily attendance right now.  Students are missing too many days of school, which hurts their educational progress. As soon as students meet 95% attendance, hopefully by April, we will no longer wear uniforms for the remainder of the school year.  We need your help, parents, to make this happen.  Please ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.

 

 Clearing for Boys and Girls Track will begin March 6th and run through March 17th. Any boy or girl interested in track must come to the office and pick up a clearing packet. Clearing paper work can also be found on our school website under athletics.  Students need to have an up-to-date physical and have all the parent paperwork complete in order to be cleared to participate. The cost is $45 per student, but scholarships are available. The official season starts Monday, March 27th. Please see or call Ms. Nava if you have questions. 

 

Just a reminder that school rules and consequences apply to school athletic events at all District 60 and 70 locations. If students have disciplinary action taken against them during an athletic event, they will be banned from attending and participating in all athletic events for the remainder of the school year.

Weekly Update, February 19, 2017

posted Feb 19, 2017, 11:07 AM by Joseph Sanches   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 7:43 PM by HeroesK8 Academy ]

Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart is wrapping up.  It’s not too late to contribute to our school’s efforts to fight the No. 1 killer of Americans:  heart disease.  Visit heart.org/jump (or heart.org/hoops) to join our school team.  We are so proud of our students for taking the challenge and helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association.  Thank you for your support!


We also continue our energy competition for $18,000 for our school and need our families’ support. Please turn in your energy pledge forms as soon as possible.  This is the last week to turn them in to the office.


Here are the events for the week:

Mon, Feb 20

No School in honor of Presidents’ Day

 

Wed, Feb 22

*8:15  Prayer at the Pole

*Pickles and popcorn for sale after school

*Girls basketball game at Pueblo Academy of Arts.  JV plays at 4:30, Varsity plays at 5:30.

 

Thurs, Feb 23

*5th grade field trip to Beulah.  Students should dress appropriately for the weather and bring 

 sunscreen.

*City County Championships for Wrestling will be held at Central High School beginning at 3:00 

 p.m.

*Girls basketball game at home against Liberty Point International Middle School JV plays 

 at 4:30 and Varsity plays at 5:30Students need to be picked up at 6:15.

 

Fri, Feb 24

*7:45 Fellowship of Christian Heroes meeting in room 115

*College t-shirt day.  Students may wear a college t-shirt of their choice for $1.00.  Teachers will 

 have wristbands in their classrooms.

*Pickles, popcorn and jerky for sale after school

*2:40 Food pantry pick up.  All Heroes families are invited to participate.

 

For basketball games, students who would like to watch must go home after school and may return at 4:30. Students must have rides here to pick them up promptly at 6:15 for both events. Students can get into the game for $1 with a Heroes shirt. All other students can get in for $2, adults are $4.

 

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

 

Wed, Mar 1st  6:00-7:30  Title I Arts Night.  We will have an elementary and middle school art show, the 5th grade music concert, a booth honoring our AVID program and for sharing information with any interested students and parents, and refreshments.  Please plan to join us for this fun night!

 

Clearing for Boys and Girls Track will begin March 6th and run through March 17th. Any boy or girl interested in track must come to the office and pick up a clearing packet. Clearing paper work can also be found on our school website under athletics.  Students need to have an update to date physical and have all the parent paperwork completed in order to be cleared to participate. The official season starts Monday, March 27th. Please see or call Ms. Nava if you have questions. 

 

This is a reminder that school rules and consequences apply to school athletic events at all District 60 and 70 locations. If students have disciplinary action taken against them during an athletic event, they will be banned from attending and participating in all athletic events for the remainder of the school year.

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