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.