Principal's Blue &  Gold Letter
School Events
Monday, February 8 -
Friday, February 12
ITBS Testing

Tuesday, February 9
Gift Gathering Party 

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Ash Wednesday
School Mass

Thursday, Feb. 11 

Future of Catholic Schools Conference Call - 7PM
Text OCS to 828282 to sign up

Friday, Feb. 12 

Stations of the Cross

Quarters for Kids 
Donate $1 to wear jeans and polo shirts

Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 14

Middle School
Mountain Madness

Monday, Feb. 15
President's Day
No School

Tuesday, Feb. 16 
All School Rosary

Friday, Feb. 19  

Stations of the Cross

Quarters for Kids Donate $1 for Free Dress

Thursday, Feb. 25  

La Sandia Spirit Day
11AM - 9PM

Friday, Feb. 26
Staff Development 
No School

Saturday, Feb. 27 
Advanced Spelling Bee
Dear Parents,

A great deal has been written on effective school leadership.  Researches such as Robert Marzano, Michael Fullen, Stephen Covey, Richard Elmore, James Collins, Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, and James Spillane have spent their careers researching and working in environments that have proven theories that influence leadership in K-12 education.  I spent a great deal of my doctoral course work studying these individuals; they are theorist in the leadership classes I teach at Regis University, they are individuals that influence the studies I've reviewed for the Social Development Journal (yes, I review research for publication), and they are the theorists used by most school districts across the country when crafting leadership training.

Therefore, the underpinning of quality leadership, student achievement, and teacher support stems from paying attention to what research suggest for effective implementation.  It boils down to effective leadership and collaboration that is based on non-negotiable factors that govern all schools.  The non-negotiables will vary from school system to school system, but the underpinnings remain the same.

What does this mean at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School?


In order to be effective and compete in the 21st century education environment, decisions that are made for our school are required to align with:

  • Archdiocese of Denver policy
  • Cannon Law
  • Mandates from the Office of Catholic Schools
  • The BSCS Vision Statement
  • A school program that is based on education research.
All initiatives and curricular consideration must align with these.  These factors DO NOT mean that collaboration and input from all stakeholders is not part of the culture.  On the contrary, the format that is in place allows for a rich dialogue between administration, staff, and parents.  We currently have several formal advisory groups that assist me and Fr. Chris on school initiatives and issues.  Standing groups are Finance Council, Elementary School Advisory Committee, Middle School Advisory Committee, PTSA, and the Big Event Committee.  We often call additional ad hoc groups to meet to discuss specific items and their outcomes.  We are currently working with a group for just this purpose.  In addition, we meet regularly with parents who have ideas, issues, concerns, etc.  All in all, I welcome ideas, suggestions, concerns, etc. from all stakeholders.  An example - last week a parent emailed me asking about high school math requirements.  I was happy to find the answer to each question, and emailed the parent back with a comparison on math programs at East, Regis Jesuit, and Machebeuf High Schools.  Another parent and I discussed the effectiveness of DIBELS compared to DRE.  I indicated that I was open to exploring DRE to see if it meets our needs more effectively.
It is very important for us to understand that ALL ideas are welcome, and yet, not all will be implemented as they may not meet the requirements outlined above.  It is certainly not my intent that folks think that we are inflexible, or overtly willing to implement an idea.  On the contrary!  We cannot possibly make BSCS a rich environment without all participating in and supporting the program at the highest level!
Thank you for your support and willingness to partner with us as we provide our children with the best education possible!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of your faithful,
grant that by that same Holy Spirit,
we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in your consolation, Through Christ our Lord.
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Parish Events
Mass Times: 
Weekdays: 8:00AM  
Anticipatory Mass:  
8:00 & 10:00AM

Children's Liturgy
of the Word
During 10AM Mass on Sundays 
8:00AM - 4:00PM 
8:00AM until finished
and again from
3:00 - 4:00PM 
Sundays during Lent 9:15 - 9:45AM 

Tuesday, Feb. 9
40 Days for Life Kick-off Mass & Rally

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Ash Wednesday
6:30AM, 8AM, 6:30PM
Ashes distributed at all

Tuesday, February 16
Young Catholic Professionals

Sunday, February 21
Donut Sunday

Monday, March 7
Praise & Mercy Night
7 - 8:30PM

Middle School  
Youth Group
5:30 - 7:00PM 

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