Dear TSD Parents:
the holidays one of our students, Miriam (9th grade) was diagnosed with
Leukemia and flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver to start
chemotherapy. Her mother, Marta is with her and her two brothers, Luis
THS graduate, and Daniel THS sophomore are currently in Telluride
working to make money to cover medial and basic living expenses. The
sole financial responsibility is falling on Luis. We have assisted the
family in setting up a fundraising campaign to not only cover the high
medical costs but every day living expenses (rent, food, utilities,
Many people have asked how can the help this long time local Telluride family. There are a couple options:
-Donate here to help cover expenses: https://www.youcaring.com/tabaresfamily-726879
-Donate a Walmart or Clarks gift card, you can drop off at the school.
Ursula Cristol, TSD cultural liaison, will help the family set a budget and ensure that they money and gift cards are used appropriately.
Thank you so much for your assistance, if you have any questions feel
free to contact Ursula Cristol, TSD cultural liason (email@example.com)
or Sara Kimble.
Sara Kimble/TMHS Principal
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TMHS is excited to be introducing the AVID program.
For more information contact Sara Kimble firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about AVID go to www.avid.org
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Demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility, theTelluride School District (TSD) is harnessing the power of the sun with locallymade renewable energy. The TSD Board of Education approved the purchase of asubstantial capacity of solar energy in the SanMiguel Community Solar Array, a community-shared solar facility locatedabout 50 miles west in sunny Naturita, Colorado. According to Board President Paul Reich, “
The District is excited that 100% of the electrical demands of the newaddition, and a substantial portion of the demands in our existing facilities,will be met through renewable energy. This is a real step forward torealizing our desire, as a District, to be forward thinking, and a responsiblesteward of the environment.”
An on-sitesystem was deemed impractical given the district’s limited roof space and therestricted sun exposure of Telluride’s mountainous terrain. The community solarpurchase, however, circumvented these barriers and met TSD’s strict budgetaryrequirements. According to Board Member Melissa Plantz, “The District’s use ofsolar power provides teachers at each school with a unique opportunity to teachconcepts in science and technology and pique student interest in theseimportant subjects."
“All of ourefforts, including this one, are focused on helping safeguard a clean,prosperous future for Telluride families,” said Cheryl Miller, Vice Presidentof the Telluride School District. “By using locally-made clean energy, theDistrict can serve as a model of good stewardship to our students and perhapsother districts.” The district has beenworking with SMPA and the Clean Energy Collective to make this project areality for the Telluride School District.
How can I learn if school is closed or about other regional emergencies when I can't check the internet?
It is a rare event when Telluride School District closes down for snow or any emergency. While we do everything possible to immediately update the website, and we send out emails and post to Telluride Sweet Deals, there are people who may not have email or cell phone access to check the internet during power outages, etc. We encourage our parents and students to sign up for San Miguel County Notification System-Code Red. This system can send text alerts, emails, and voice call any numbers or emails you put in the system. Not only will it alert you to school closings, but also road closures, weather related events, etc. We STRONGLY encourage everyone to sign up for this notification system at http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/. Click on the link marked Code Red and follow the instructions. It is fast, easy and will keep you informed with multiple communication methods in a variety of circumstances. Sign up and stay informed.
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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.
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