Sand Creek High School
Ronald Hamilton, Principal
7005 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 719-495-1160 (phone) 719-494-1196 (fax) EXCELLENCE... the Scorpion way!
We are extremely excited about the coming year and the opportunity to invite your student to be a part of the Sand Creek High School pre-engineering program! We have a long tradition of success and we would be proud to have your student as part of our SC Engineering family! Our goal is to help them learn to innovate and create in ways that will make them a world-changer. Our program has been around for 15 years and is part of the largest and best STEM education program around, Project Lead the Way (www.pltw.org). Sand Creek HS is considered to have one of the best programs in the nation, focusing on INNOVATION and INVENTION.
We have won some extremely prestigious awards to prove it!
Four years ago, two of our students won the PLTW Innova Award. The award was only given to two other high school students across the whole nation, and included a $10,000 scholarship to their college of choice. It was awarded for an innovation created in our senior capstone course, the Backpack Chair. (http://gazette.com/article/107213)
This past year, we received a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-
MIT InvenTeam program. 22 of our junior and senior engineering
students received a grant to pursue the creation of a new water
purification technology. Our team has created partnerships with several international development organizations and is planning to introduce our technology to La Gonave, Haiti during the spring of 2015. (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074794)
Our teachers are highly-qualified and want to prepare your students for a bright career, no matter what they choose to pursue. Todd Matia is a private business owner, a large-scale technical sales rep for a national company, and has also been a PLTW Master Teacher for 12 years teaching at Duke University, Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and several others. He has helped to develop the curriculum being used on a national scale for PLTW. Andy Smith has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, and a fun fact is that you can see him in a few movies! If you look hard you should be able to find him in Forrest Gump!
If your student has already completed their schedule, just make a request to change it! As a first year student, you will want to take Intro to Engineering Design. We hope to see you in the fall! Please email me with any questions.
SCHS Engineering Dept. firstname.lastname@example.org
TCAP TESTING… It’s almost that time of year!
It’s almost that time of year for TCAP testing! All three grades will be tested in Math, Reading, and Writing. We will also be adding an online element this year after we return from Spring Break. In the online assessment, 8th graders will be tested in Science and 7th graders will be tested in Humanities. HMS will continue to approach the testing by creating a school-wide theme with activities and incentives for attendance and for students who give their best effort during testing times. Watch for more details on these exciting events and activities in the upcoming weeks.
March 4th (Tues)
March 5th (Wed)
March 6th (Thurs)
Reading / Writing 1
Reading / Writing 2
Reading / Writing 3
Reading / Writing 4
Reading / Writing 5
March 11th (Tues)
March 12th (Wed)
March 13th (Thurs)
Preparing Your Child for TCAP
• When your child has homework, make sure that it gets done.
• Plan a time and a space for your child to study.
• Have your child sit at a table or desk with good light when he/she studies, not in front of the television.
• If your child never or rarely brings work home, find out why. Arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss the homework policy.
• Help your child understand that spacing studying over days or weeks is better preparation than trying to “cram” the night before.
• Make sure that your child gets a good rest the nights before the test. Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of the test.
• Feed your child a nourishing breakfast on the mornings of the test. Hunger can detract from good test performance.
• Plan ahead to ensure that your child is present and on time for the test. Do not plan any medical or dental appointments on testing days.
Ask Your Child To:
• Read the directions carefully when the teacher gives out the test.
• Read the questions carefully and all of the answer choices.
Remind Your Child:
• If you don’t know an answer to a question, skip it and go on to the next question.
• If there is time at the end of the test, return to the unanswered question.
• It is helpful to eliminate some of the answer choices that you think are wrong.
• It is better to tackle each question one-at-a-time, rather than thinking about the whole test at once.
• If you finish early, check your answers.
February 6, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM
Sand Creek High school is proud to host its annual 8th Grade Orientation Night. This evening is for parents and students and will focus on the transition from middle school to high school. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to become
acquainted with Sand Creek High School and experience a glimpse of what we have to
There will be a formal presentation in the auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The presentation will provide you with details concerning such topics as the registration process, course selection, the International Baccalaureate MYP and DP programs and graduation requirements. In addition to providing you with essential information, we welcome your questions and will reserve time, at the end of the presentation, to address them. Immediately following the presentation, until 8:30 p.m., you may spend time speaking with teachers and representatives from various athletics/activities. You may also take a tour of the school.
Students! You will receive your registration materials this night. This is the critical information necessary to allow you to make requests for your high school courses.
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2018! We hope this night highlights the exciting and challenging classes and activities present at our school. If you have any questions regarding 8th Grade Orientation, you may contact the Sand Creek High School counseling office at 495-1161. Click here for further information
Below is a link to the 2013-14 Code of Conduct book. The Spanish version will be posted shortly. This is the parent/student responsiblity to be familiar with the conduct book.
They are beginning this week, and will be held every Monday and Thursday from
Call Jaclyn McKinney or Rachel Connell for more information. 719.495.1149 ext. 4136 or 4146
"Empezamos con las clases de inglés de segundo idioma para adultos!
Cada Lunes y jueves 5:00--6:30 de la tarde
La primera clase es lunes el 4 de noviembre"
LLame a la Srta. McKinney o Rachel Connell para mas información. 719.495.1149 ext.4136, 4146
The Why Try Program helps students learn how to deal with life’s daily pressures and challenges by giving them tools to help them in their decision making process. Click here for more information!
1 - Come into the building, with your student and complete the back to school paperwork. Monday (29th), Tuesday (30th), and Wednesday (31st) from 8:30-2:30.
2 - Print out the following forms below and fill them out, your student can bring them to school during the above times to obtain a schedule
Click here for RTI Parent Permission Form
Click here for Student Dress Code
Click here for Student Communication
Click here for Locker Agreement
Click here for Academic Honesty Policy
Si ud necesita la información de inscriptciõn en español, venga a la oficina a buscarla
Many of you have started to receive email notification of announcements, messages, news and other events from Horizon Middle School. Many of these emails require you to login to read the messages that have been sent to you. Here are instructions for how to log in:
Email/Username: your student's Student ID Number
Password: your student's birthdate
A student born on March 2, 1999 would have the password, 3/2/1999
A student born on January 11, 1998 would have the password, 1/11/1998
A student born on October 1, 2000 would have the password, 10/1/2000
A student born on November 16, 1999 would have the password, 11/16/1999
If you have difficulties logging on, please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Dalzell-Wagers email@example.com
Note: This login information is ONLY for accessing our website through SchoolFusion, and does not apply to accessing the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.