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AVE Winter Celebration

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AVE staff wearing flannel 

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Green Team Spring 2019

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5th Grade Student Congress
Animas Valley in the Fall.
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Principal's Message

Mrs. Brammer's News- 2nd Quarter

As February of 2020 comes to a close AVE staff are focusing on teaching and modeling perseverance. Research has shown that students with a growth mind-set believe that if a task or skill is difficult they can achieve mastery through perseverance. Click to read more from Mrs. Brammer!
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Q2 School Family News from Mrs. Layman

ZONES of Regulation- We use the ZONES of Regulation school wide to support students in identifying their emotional state. This image is posted within all classroom regulation stations/safe places as well as in our Husky Regulation Station. It is a great visual for children as it associates a color, visual, and vocabulary to describe emotions. Click to find out more!
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News & Announcements

Understanding the Truth About School Lunch Regulations

Over the past few weeks, misinformation has been circulated regarding our school lunch policy and our community deserves the facts. Firstly, no student has received a partial lunch during the 2019-20 school year. No member of the 9-R team has employed shaming tactics toward students. And, the District maintains compliance with National School Lunch and National School Breakfast program federal guidelines. In 2015, the district faced a critical issue as it ended the school year with over $18,000 in meal charge debt. Because school district Food & Nutrition Services departments are an independent enterprise, they are intended to be self-supporting. When a deficit occurs, the District needs to use general funds to offset losses, funds that should be designated for classrooms. It has been 9-R’s focus to minimize impacts on educational funding to maximize programs and educational resources for our students.
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Our vision is to guide learners as we develop  the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves. Learners will demonstrate confidence, compassion and value diversity. Everyone will leave our school with the ability to apply, transfer and reflect on concepts because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

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