TIS Staff Mtg.
   Feb 04 2015 at 03:30 PM
   TSD Board Work Session
   Feb 09 2015 at 03:15 PM
   TMHS Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Feb 10 2015 at 03:30 PM
   TSD Board Meeting
   Feb 10 2015 at 04:15 PM
   TMHS Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Feb 11 2015 at 03:30 PM
  January 2015  
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(Artwork by HaileyR©2015)

Parents are invited to participate in focus group meetings on February 5th and 6th to help the Telluride R-1 School District develop a leadership profile for a new superintendent of schools. A consultant from Colorado Association of School Boards, which has been retained to conduct the search process, will facilitate the focus groups.

Participants in the one-hour meetings will discuss the leadership qualities and skills necessary for the new superintendent to be successful.  Information gathered from the focus groups will be used to advertise the position and will be the basis of interview questions for candidates.

The meetings will be held on Thursday, February 5th at 5:30 PM, and again on Friday, February 6th at 8:30 AM, at the Telluride Community Room at 221 E. Pacific Avenue (adjacent to the Marshall’s office).  All are welcome to attend either session (both sessions will be the same so you only need to attend one).

 The board of education is expected to name a new superintendent in late April, 2015.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Board President, Paul Reich, at paulr@lizardhead.net, or by calling 970-708-1012.

MelodyLSuperintendent Schumacher stepping down,
Board working with CASB to begin search
(artwork by MelodyL©2015)

On December 19, Dr. Schumacher announced that he would  be resigning from his position as Superintendent of Telluride School District. At that time he said, "With the increased demands that my father’s ailing health is putting on my family, it was a difficult decision to even consider leaving Telluride and the Telluride School District. It is with bittersweet feelings that I submit my letter of resignation from Telluride R-1 School District effective June 30, 2015. I am filled with both exhilaration and melancholy as I anticipate the end of my four-year formal relationship with Telluride School District and embark upon a new journey in La Grange, IL."

On January 20, 2015, the board formally accepted his resignation.  The board will be working with CASB (Colorado Association of School Board) Assistant Director Mark DeVoti to run the search process.  "We want the search to be national in scope and encourage the community to forward names of people that they feel may be an excellent candidate for the Superintendent of Telluride School. We want to actively recruit the best.", Banks Brown, TSD board member stated.

Please stay tuned for more information on opportunities for the community to provide input into the characteristics the board will be looking for in the new superintendent.

artwork by EricaL©2014

Congratulations to Jennifer Taylor-TES First Grade Teacher
Newest National Board Certified Teacher in Telluride!
Telluride School District is pleased to congratulate Jennifer Taylor on receiving her Early Childhood Generalist Certification through the NBCT Certification Program.  This National Certification is earned after presenting a portfolio, self-evaluations, video examples, and passing a national assessment.  This certificate is recognized nationwide by most states as one of the highest recognitions of a master teacher.  Please help us congratulate Mrs. Taylor on her accomplishment.  For more information on the National Board for Certified Teachers, please click here.


Mikaela Balkind, a senior at the Telluride High School,  has been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All State Volleyball Games. This is a wonderful accomplishment and a true honor. The athletes were nominated by the coaches in their league, and the coaches representing all the leagues make the final decision on who will participate. There were approximately 160-170 girls in the 2A division, 62 on the All State ballot, and 18 who made the final cut. The ultimate determination is made based upon talent, dedication, team play and leadership. The All State Volleyball Games are designed to provide the girls with a venue to showcase their talents.
Mikaela has shown her dedication to the sport and her team mates at every practice and game. She was a wonderful team leader and team captain. She is also an academic with a high grade point average. She has earned her participation in the All State Games. Mikaela’s tenacity has been developed under the fine tutelage of her coaches Fawnda Rogers, and Rhea Depaghter.
The Games will take place on Sunday, November 16th at Arvada West High School, in Arvada Colorado. The games start at 9:00 and continue for most of the day.
When you see Mikaela, please give her warm congratulation

1st place at the Dolores Knowledge Bowl Meet. Jackie Allen, Wynton Brown, Jaden Evans, Will Jansen, Spencer Keating

KOTO Access
Hear episodes of KOTO Access with 
Dr. Schumacher and Board President Paul Reich and guests


November 3, 2014-KOTO Access-Hear Joanna MacDonald and Susana Garcia discuss the Pilot Dual Immersion Kindergarten Program at TES-Click here to listen to the November 3 broadcast

October 23, 2014 KOTO Access- Click here to listen to the October 23 broadcast

September 2014 Access- Click here to listen to the September Broadcast.

Fall Fun

Girl's 2nd place                     Jack Photo finish
Cross Country Team ROCKS it at State

•The girls team finished second in state – 1st time ever for the program!
Soleil finished 7th, Anna was 10th, Larkin was 12th, Esme was 29th, Natalia was 45th and Alyssa was 61st.
•The girls race was incredibly exciting.  Final scores were Lyons 20, Telluride 24, and Heritage Christian 24.  The tie for 2nd/3rd was broken by our 4th runners.  Esme beat the Heritage Christian 4th runner by 2 places to take the trophy.
•The boys team finished 5th place.  An awesome finish for this team!.
•Jack Plantz finished 3rd in a photo finish with the runner from Custer County.  Great run by him.

Way to Go X-Country Miners!
Thank you to our great coaches Keith, Alicia, and Tom!


Board Meeting Videos
Click here to see the latest TSD Board meeting videos.  Thank you to Telluride TV for filming our monthly board meetings.

MS Band Info-Concert

Mrs. Muckerman and students in the MS band performed a mini info-concert for parents in the band room. GREAT JOB, BAND!
MS band info concert


Congratulations to the Telluride School District Homecoming Court
and the 2014 Telluride High School King and Queen.

                                                   King Philip Hubenette and
Queen King and Queen
Hannah Greene

Tabor Notice for Bond Indebtedness for 2014 Election
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Drama Students Produce a Play in 48 Hours

Students perform play by local playwright Jeff Hansen!

THS Designated GOLD 2014 Best High Schools in the US


THS Selected for 4th Annual AP Honor Roll

The College Board is announcing the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll — a list of 477 districts across the U.S. and Canada being honored for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.

Read more about the AP Honor Roll by clicking the icon.

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