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Common Knowledge, Common Virtues, Common Sense
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Liberty Common High School
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Board of Directors
Next Board of Directors Meeting:  May 12th, 6:00PM at Liberty Common School. 

You may contact all members of our Board of Directors at
[email protected] 

Paulette Hansen 282-8455
Patrick Albright 232-8257
Joel Goeltl:  593-8556  
Jeff Webb: 545-9636 
Denise Benz: 420-4184
John Rohrbaugh:  225-2259
Aislinn Kottwitz: 217-5925
Mark Your Calendar
 Final Dates 
School Calendar 
2016-2017

Aug. 29th- Classes Begin
Sep 24-Oct 8-  Student Count 
Sep 5th- Labor Day, No School
Oct. 28- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 23-25- Thanksgiving
Dec. 26-Jan 6Winter Break
Jan 16-  Martin Luther King Day, No School
Feb. 17- Professional Development Day
Feb. 20- President's Day
Mar 13-17- Spring Break
April 14- Good Friday
May 26- Last Day of Classes 1/2 day 
MAY 
19 - Awards Ceremony
20 - Eagle Games 
12 - BOD Meeting, LCS
24 - Senior Scholarship Breakfast, 6:45AM
24-26 - Finals Schedule
23-27 -  Medication pick-up reminder 
27 - Last Day of School-- 1/2 Day, 11:00 Release
27 - Graduation, 6:00PM, Timberline Church  
CLICK HERE for the 2015-16 school calendar
Classical Manners for the Modern Youth
From the 1934 high-school textbook Good Manners used in "Household Science" class of that day:

"Rule No. 186.  Cleanliness.  School lavatories and toilets must be kept clean.  Never be careless with waste materials, or do anything to clog the plumbing.  Newspapers, fruit peeling, boxes, and other waste must be thrown into the waste-baskets.  No boy or girl would do otherwise in his own home.  To mark, or carve, or write on the walls is not only a thoughtless act, but a serious offense.  Do not leave personal property in the school dressing-room.
 
"Remember the old saying, 'Fools' names, like their faces, often appear in public places.'
 
"Rule No. 187.  Respect for Rights of Others.  Keep your wraps in your locker.  Do not leave money or valuables where they may tempt someone.  Take your rubbers, umbrella, books; and be sure you do not have those that belong to someone else.
 
"All food and gum should be left in your locker.  You are apt to get into trouble if it is brought into the classroom."

Academic Resources
LCHS Summer Opportunities
With so much time over the summer, be sure to consider adding one of our outstanding summer classes to your bucket list.

Participating in a LCHS summer program is a great choice to enrich your knowledge in a multitude of content areas.  We offer English, math, and foreign language supplemental courses for students currently enrolled in grades 7 thru 12, as well as credit earning Personal Finance and Health courses for students currently enrolled in grades 9 thru 12.  All grade levels indicated are for the forthcoming school year.

Summer courses are operated and organized by the individual faculty members indicated throughout this guide. All questions and concerns regarding attendance, course content, or further information about the course should be sent to the faculty member directly.

CLICK HERE for the LCHS Summer Opportunities guide.

Registration and payment for summer academic programs must be made through the school's online payment system.  CLICK HERE to register.
 

  Volume 19, Issue 35/ May 16, 2016 

   Newsworthy Notices

 
 
One Eagle.  Many Games. The day is now upon us. The event has finally arrived.  The competitions are shaping up to be fierce.  Valuable House and Order points are at stake in the competition for the 16-17 Neenan Cup (high school) and Soaring Eagle (next year's 8th-grade Orders).  This is one event you will not want to miss.  A great way to take it all in will be to volunteer to help us run the event. The event is this Friday, May 20th, and is shaping up to be an incredible day of fun for students with a wide variety of competitions planned.  We are in need of several parent volunteers to help make the day run smoothly.  If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Domus Temperantiae House Captain James Conrady or sign up on the websites below: 

Click below to be a volunteer worker during the day:
Click below to donate needed supplies/items/food for the event:
 
Live Long And Prosper.   Heading into "finals week," and with Eagle Games coming up on Friday, it's a palpable reality that the school year is winding down - just nine school days left.  Twelve of our ninety eighth graders will be moving on to attend other high schools and will not be returning as LCHS freshmen in August.  We are sure going to miss them all.  Nonetheless, we're excited about their journeys, we know they are all very well prepared for high-school success at their various chosen destinations, and we heartily wish them well.  The Liberty family will always be proud of these fantastic students.  Their imminent "former-Liberty-student" status means they'll always be loved, cheered, and admired by their erstwhile Liberty peers, instructors, and administrators.  In the meantime, the next nine days will be cherished, savored and filled with great education, great friends, great fun, and great memories.  
 
Free-Dress Day. In honor of the LCHS women's soccer team winning its playoff game over the weekend, and in anticipation of another victory in its upcoming quarter-final contest, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17th is hereby declared a Free-Dress Day for all LCHS students in grades 7 - 12. 
 Colorado State Senator Owen Hill, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, spoke Thursday to students in the Principles of Liberty class.
Senator On Deck.  Colorado State Senator Owen Hill, Chairman of the State Senate Education Committee, visited LCHS last Thursday.  He toured the school and spoke to students in the Principles of Liberty class.  
 
Awards Celebrations.  Beginning this year, the end-of-year awards will be celebrated at two separate events.  The Academic Awards Night will be held on Thursday May 19th beginning at 6:30pm in the Liberty Common Elementary School gymnasium. This evening celebration will include all junior-high and high-school academic awards such as honor roll, departmental awards, and senior awards (Man of Liberty, Woman of Liberty, Founders Award, etc.). Parents of students receiving recognition at the Academic Awards Night will be notified. However, all students are encouraged to attend.  The Leadership and Extracurricular Celebration will be held at the end-of-the-year Lyceum on Thursday, May 26th from 1:05-3:15pm in the LCHS Great Hall. This celebration will include House and Order leadership awards, recognition of clubs and competitive teams (Ocean Bowl, Robotics, Ambassadors, Key Club, etc.), and school-wide athletic awards.  Parents are welcome. Seating will be limited. 
 
U.S. Senate Candidate Lily Tang Williams last Monday addressed students in Principles of Liberty class.
 
  
U.S. Senate Candidate On Deck.  Students in the Principles of Liberty class last Monday heard from U.S. Senate Candidate Ms. Lily Tang Williams.  Williams described her childhood growing up in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution and how that experience relates to her campaign.  Liberty's open invitation for state and national political candidates to visit the school stands. 
 
 
    
 Everyone loves LCHS's Norwegian exchange students Catherine Holtmoen and Andreas Noodt.
 Tomorrow is Norway's Constitution Day. 
 
Norway Constitution Day.  Students in Norway get a day off tomorrow, Tuesday, (Syttende Mai) May 17th for the country's Constitution Day - Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) - which commemorates the signing of Norway's constitution in 1814.  In honor of LCHS's two Norwegian exchange students Catherine Holtmoen and Andreas Noodt, the Norwegian Flag will fly over the school all day tomorrow, we'll hold a lunchtime Folkeltog (traditional people's parade) around the Great Hall, and anyone who has a bunad (Norwegian national costume) may wear theirs to school.  Sorry, we can't give students the day off, but "Skål!" nonetheless.  Liberty will miss you both when you return to Norway in just two short weeks.  Adjø, God tur!
 
Scarlett To Korea.  This summer, LCHS English instructor Mrs. Natalie Scarlett will be teaching a conversational English class at our sister school, Gyeseong Girls' School in Seoul, Korea. She will live with a host family, travel a bit, and teach 10th- and 11th-grade students.  She is so excited to learn from our Korean partners, too.  Upon return, she will share her experiences with the Liberty community through a special lecture presentation.  To help defray her travel expenses, Mrs. Scarlett has set up a "Go Fund Me" account - CLICK HERE.   Mrs. Scarlett writes, "Your contribution means so much to me since I truly believe that travel and adventure is one of the best ways to learn about one's self and the world. This experience will certainly challenge and stretch me to become a better teacher and person." 

LCHS freshman Caitlin Billica, on Saturday, attended a "Teens Write!" Christian writers conference in 
Estes Park.
LCHS Teen Writes.  LCHS freshman Caitlin Billica participated last weekend in the "Teens Write!" Colorado Christian Writers Conference in Estes Park.  The conference, included lectures and workshops with nationally known published authors, editors, and speakers covering topics such as storybuilding, tools of description, showing your story, and building characters from the inside out.  The conference was packed with motivated teens sharpening their writing and storytelling skills.  For more information about Teens Write! and future conferences, CLICK HERE
 
On junior-high "Twins Day" last week, everyone's favorite math instructors delivered a geometry lesson.  Mr. Currey (left) demonstrated a reflection transformation of his Dutch colleague Dr. Lock.    
 
 
Job well done to all the musicians for a great performance last week at the Spring Awards concert. 
 
 
Waterbotics Summer Robotic Camp.  Students who will be entering Grades 3-10 in the fall can come experience and apply the principles of engineering design, computer science, and physical science by building and designing robots to glide along the surface of the water as well as dive down into the depths below.  A weeklong camp's robotics missions are designed to reinforce many physical-science principles emphasized in the Core Knowledge science curriculum, from simple machines in Grade 2 to buoyancy and Archimedes' principle in Grade 8.  This camp is being co-hosted by the FRC Robotics Team 4499, the Highlanders, and the LCHS FTC Robotics Team 5899, 6 Bits and a Byte.   It will be offered at Liberty Common High School on July 18-22 from 1 PM to 4:30 PM.  The cost of the camp is $125.  Registration is available now and there are limited spaces, so don't miss this opportunity. To sign up, CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Class Of 2016 Graduation.  Friday, May 27th, 6:00PM,  Timberline Community Church, Main Auditorium.

All LCHS Students 8th - 12th Are Expected To Attend Graduation.  Current 8th-11th grade students will participate in the House processional.  Students should arrive at Timberline Church no later than 5:30 p.m., to form up in their Houses.  Seventh graders are encouraged to attend, too.
   
 
Summer Reminder. As the weather gets warmer, and students are outside in the sun, on fieldtrips and at Eagle Games, please be advised that staff cannot distribute or provide sunscreen to students, nor are students supposed to share sunscreen with one another due to risk of reactions to ingredients, etc.  However, any student is allowed to bring in his own sunscreen for use without any form needed. 
 
 
Lost And Found. Please take a few minutes to visit our Lost And Found. As you can see, from this photo, it is bursting at the seams with items. Items not claimed by next Wednesday May 25th are being donated to charity.  
 
Up coming Prospect Road Closure. Please be advised of the up coming road construction on Prospect Road starting June 1st continuing through August 31, 2106. CLICK HERE to view a map of the closures. 
News from Bob Schaffer, LCHS Princpal

Hiring The Best Instructors
By:  Bob Schaffer, LCHS principal
 
Liberty's team of classroom instructors is widely regarded as being among the nation's best.  Our school's rigorous screening and hiring processes contribute to the school's history of consistently attracting and retaining high-quality instructors in classrooms spanning kindergarten through twelfth grade. 
Mr. Torgun Lovely, Assistant Principal, Liberty Common High School. 
 
On a near weekly basis, school leaders from throughout the state and country (and on a few occasions, from other nations) visit Liberty to observe our instructors in action.  The first questions these visitors pose are almost always the same:  How do you find these outstanding teachers and how do you persuade them to work here?
 
Liberty Common School hires only the best professionals in their field and scope of practice.  All applicants are thoroughly and rigorously screened before even being considered for employment. 
 
An applicant's philosophical alignment with the school is crucial. The sixth of seven principles upon which Liberty Common School's Mission Statement is derived asserts:
 
Teachers are professionals.  This implies considerable autonomy, mastery, and independence.  Having accepted the academic and philosophic mission of a school, the teacher needs to be free to exercise informed judgment in order to fulfill his or her primary role as an educator.
 
As a charter school, Liberty employs all instructors, administrators and support staff on an "at will" basis.  All employment contracts are individually negotiated with each instructor. 
Dr. Polhemus teaching Physics class. 
 
This means Liberty instructors are hired on a truly professional basis (not on a union-wage scale) earning compensation commensurate with their contribution to the organization and professional growth as determined by thorough and routine professional evaluations.  Annual pay raises are a direct function of demonstrated classroom performance and institutional leadership.
 
Holding a state teacher license is not required for employment at our school.  We agree with 2012 findings of Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond and State Director of Professional Licensing Dr. Jamie Goetz that a state-issued teacher license is not an indication of one's ability to teach and is unreliable in affirming one's instructional competence.  
 
When Liberty posts job openings, we stress first and foremost the importance of content expertise.  We prefer teachers whose fields of study align with what they will teach to our students.  We recruit in atypical ways. 
 
For example, when we need an economics instructor, we contact business schools at multiple universities and spread the word directly to economics majors and graduates.  We contact academic institutions, policy organizations and think tanks, even specific prominent college professors we think might best help us alert top candidates to our job posting.

2nd Grade Teacher Assistant, Beth Huelle and 2nd Grade Teacher, Jenna Allen, participate in Greek Mall Day, a yearly celebration held in all three 2nd grade classes at Liberty Common School
To get an interview, an applicant must demonstrate strong background knowledge and an appreciation of classical methods of education and curriculum.  We require a letter of application, a current resume, college transcripts, professional references, and a statement of educational philosophy.  As a result, we typically receive applications from throughout the country for job openings at our school.
 
Our interview panels are comprised of key administrators, Members of the school's Board of Directors, school founders, grandparents, and parents with professional expertise relevant to the discipline for which we are hiring. 
 
The first portion of our interviews covers education philosophy and pedagogy.  Then we quickly dive deeply - very deeply - into the most important part of the conversation - content expertise. 
 
Our interview documents guide us through fundamental and expert-level academic questions.  Interviewees must demonstrate legitimate mastery of their subject matter, and they must be articulate in their explanations. 
 
Our inquiries plumb the depths of an applicant's academic preparation and training.  We simultaneously assess how clearly they explain things.  Do they communicate like an adept teacher?
Blake Morgan, Chemistry teacher at Liberty Common High School.   
 
We also mind what a potential employee believes about the principles of education.  Is it more important that students commit key information to memory, or be able to find it when needed?  What is the proper role of parents in a school?  Do you embrace the school's foundation-stone and capstone virtues?  If so, how should these virtues be reinforced through curriculum, in the classroom, and throughout the school?
 
Our interviews can last a couple hours; often more.  CLICK HERE to see a video of Liberty instructors recalling their job interviews. 
 
Those who rise to the top of our interview process are often asked to return to the school and teach a demonstration lesson to our students.  Adult observers typically line the back row taking notes and critiquing the performance.  Participating students fill out a survey after the lesson indicating which aspects of the mock lecture, in their opinion, had the greatest impact.  The lesson is videotaped.
Mrs. Kim Clouser, Latin Teacher,  LCS and LCHS. 

Once we are confident we have divined our top teacher candidate, an invitation is extended to join our organization, and a compensation offer is tendered.   

Upon acceptance of agreeable terms, we announce to the school community the addition of yet another outstanding member of the Liberty Common School faculty.  
News from the Board of Directors
What a great year it has been!  We are so thankful for the wonderful Liberty Common School community. 

At our May 12 Board meeting, we heard from our music department.  They are very proud of our students, as they should be.  The music department provides an outlet for our children to sing, play instruments, and express themselves onstage as they bring musical theater to life.  One new opportunity was the chance 4th graders had to try out all of the instruments before they committed to selecting one to play in band.  We are very grateful for all of the long hours it takes to help our students make such beautiful music. 

One of our Board committees has been working to create a collection of articles to be distributed to all families this August.  The collection titled, What Every Liberty Parent Should Know, will include articles written by experts such as E.D. Hirsh Jr. as well as Liberty administrators, teachers, and parents.  This assembly of articles explains the foundation of many of our philosophies.  It will give you a solid background of how the school functions and why.  Look for it this fall.  

News from the Assistant-Principal, Mr. Lovely
House Captain Elections Final.  Last week House Captain elections were held, and the results have been finalized. Congratulations to the following students who will serve as House Captains for the 2016-2017 SY:
   Domus Fortitudinis: Johnny Berg and Halley Miklos
   Domus Gratitudinis: Emma Daharsh and Perry Nielsen 
   Domus Justitiae: Jonas Cox and Brendan Koson
   Domus Prudentiae: Aiden Allen and Allison Salehi
   Domus Temperantiae: Rachel Garland and Vivian Stein

Mrs. Deitrick dressed up as a "good puppy" for jr.-high spirit week. 
Tyler Torrejon dressed up for fashion- disaster day last week.




















FCA Celebration Night.  FCA at LCHS is having its final event of the year.  Come help it celebrate what a great year it has been on Monday, May 16th from 7-9PM in the Great Hall.  There will be music, games, and food.  All high-school students are welcome, including all incoming 9th graders.  Don't miss this chance to send off the seniors with one last fun night.  Free Dress Day Dress Code applies.  See Rob Knab (LCHS Class of 2016) with questions.

Upcoming Events (can also be found on the LCHS Website):
  - FCA Celebration Night | Mon 16 May | 7-9PM | LCHS Great Hall
  - Academic Awards Night | Thu 19 May | 6:30PM | LCS Gym
  - Eagle Games | Fri 20 May | 7:45AM-3:15PM | LCHS Campus
  - Final Exams | Tue 24 May - Thu 26 May | CLICK HERE for schedule
  - Extracurricular Awards Ceremony | Thu 26 May | 1:05-3:15PM | Great Hall
News from the Academic Dean, Sandy Stoltzfus
  
LCHS Summer Academic Opportunities. Don't forget that LCHS has many academic opportunities being offered this summer. CLICK HERE to review all of the LCHS summer academic opportunities.  CLICK HERE to register online.

Summer Enrichment. Are you still thinking about what to do with your summer?  CLICK HERE to review a list of summer programs and opportunities that LCHS has compiled for junior high and high school students.
  
 
College Planning.
Upcoming College Tour: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford

Exploring College Options is a program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.  At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

CLICK HERE for registration information.

Sunday, May 22, Boulder, CO
7:00 PM
Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Monday, May 23, Denver, CO
7:00 PM
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237



Scholars of the Class of 2016 are heading to the following
colleges and universities.
 


News from the Athletic Director, Dan Knab
If you know of a Liberty student making athletic news and would like them showcased for the Liberty Common community, let Mr. Knab know.

GO EAGLES - CLICK HERE to access our webpage.
 
To get up-to-date results, see photo highlights, and stay abreast of all things athletic at LCHS, visit and 'LIKE' the Liberty Common Schools Athletic Booster Club Facebook PageOur goal is 1000 'likes.' 
Next Week: Look here for summer camp information for all sports!

 

 

This Week In Junior-High Sports:
 
Jr.-High Sports
Congratulations to the Liberty Common girl's soccer team. Lauren Gamlin scored the only goal its Liberty would need to knock-off Resurrection Christian to secure its back-to-back championship victory.  The game was played in Estes Park on Friday night and the atmosphere was electric.  This is the second year that this team has not been beat.  The high school is looking forward to inheriting strong talent next year.  Great season, ladies!
  
This Week In High-School Sports:
 
High School Sports
Thursday, 5/19, 5pm, @ Jefferson Academy (State Quarter Finals)
Saturday, 5/21, TBD, @ All City Stadium (If victorious Thursday)
  
Baseball
The baseball team finished its successful season, under a new coach, with a birth into the playoffs. It traveled to La Junta this weekend and lost in a closely contested game, 4 to 7.  The team is very excited about the future of the program and will not waste time as it heads into summer league play.
  
Women's Soccer 
The women's soccer team seems to be peaking at the right time of year, dispatching St. Mary's on Saturday, 4-1.  This victory advances the women's team to the Elite Eight in the state.  Quarterfinals are on Thursday at 5pm at Jefferson Academy.  If it wins it plays in the semi-finals on Saturday.  The finals are played next Tuesday at Dick's Sporting Goods Field in Commerce City. 

  
Liberty Swimmer
Christian Conrady has been swimming with the Fossil Ridge High School Boys Swim Team this spring.  It had its conference meet this weekend and Christian qualified for the CHSSA 5A state championship meet for FRHS in the 100 Breaststroke. The meet is this coming Friday and Saturday at the Air Force Academy.
  

Liberty Tennis Success
Congratulations to foreign-exchange student Alessia Fabiano.  She played in the state championship match against Cherry Creek this weekend.  Fabiano lost the match but played extremely well all season.  See the Coloradoan's coverage HERE.
  
Track  
The track team is experiencing success of its own.  Below is a
list of Liberty Common track athletes who are participating at the state track meet and when it will be competing.
Thursday, May 19th
1:30 pm 3A - B Pole Vault
Corbin Mayes
2:30 pm 3A - B 100M Dash Prelim
Ben Kuppinger
3:15 pm 3A - B 4 x 200 Relay Prelim
1. Evan King
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Kyle Gee
4. Ben Kuppinger
1A. Josiah Schwindt
2A. Corbin Mayes
4:30 pm 3A - B 4 x 800 Relay Final
1. Stuart Hoskins
2. David Rohrbaugh
3. Jacob Doman
4. Joshua Rohrbaugh
1A. Christopher Martinez
2A. Nathan Dowdy
6:30 pm 3A - B 3200M Run Final
Nathan Dowdy
Christopher Martinez
Friday, May 20th
9:23 am 3A - B 4 x 100 Relay Prelim
1. Evan King
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Corbin Mayes
4. Ben Kuppinger
1A. Josiah Schwindt
12:40 pm 3A - B 800M Run Finals
Kyle Gee
1:50 pm 3A - B 4 x 200 Relay Finals
1. Evan King
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Kyle Gee
4. Ben Kuppinger
1A. Josiah Schwindt
2A. Corbin Mayes
3:53 pm 3A - B 4 x 400 Relay Prelims
1. Ben Kuppinger
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Evan King
4. Kyle Gee
1A. Josiah Schwindt
2A. David Rohrbaugh
Saturday, May 21st
10:40 am 3A - B 100M Dash Finals
Ben Kuppinger
1:00 pm 3A - B 1600M Run Finals
Kyle Gee
3:20 pm 3A - B 4 x 100 Relay Finals
1. Evan King
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Corbin Mayes
4. Ben Kuppinger
1A. Josiah Schwindt
4:48 pm 3A - B 4 x 400 Relay Finals
1. Ben Kuppinger
2. Nathan Caraway
3. Evan King
4. Kyle Gee
1A. Josiah Schwindt
2A. David Rohrbaugh

  
Information updates can be found on the Booster Club Facebook Page.  ('Like' us now!)

Stay tuned to the Liberty Common Athletic Booster Page for rescheduled dates.
  

    CLICK HERE if interested. 
Alumni Update  


 
Unfortunately, we are out of Alumni Updates.  If you know of any alumni you might prompt to drop us a paragraph or two, please let them know how appreciated their remarks are to the entire Liberty community.  Alumni should SEND UPDATES HERE.


   News Worth Repeating

Medication Reminder. Please remember to pick up any medications or supplies your student may have in the health office by 10AM on Friday, May 27th (the last day of school), or the medications will be disposed of.  You are always welcome to pick them up anytime beforehand if your child will not be needing them at school.

Update Form. By now you should have received a 2016-17 Family Information Update Form in the mail.  The form is a light purple document.  By completing this form, you are helping us enter your family's information in our database over the summer and be ready to go on August 29th.  Please contact the Front Office if you didn't receive the form, or if you have any questions.

Host A Foreign-Exchange Student.  One of Liberty's foreign-exchange coordinators are looking for host families for the fall of 2016 for wonderful students that would love to attend LCHS for the next school year.  These students arriving through exchange programs cover all personal expenses, are fully insured and speak excellent English.  Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed to sleep in. There are tax deductions for hosting exchange students.  To learn more, please contact program coordinator Melissa Gardner by email, (EF) or by phone at 303-847-8165  as soon as possible. Or contact Coordinator Laura Guice by email or call her at 970-988-6142.   
 
Upcoming Trips
Costa Rica 2017.  Mrs. Deitrick will be leading a trip to Costa Rica Spring Break 2017. Email Mrs. Deitrick for more information.    

Dominican Republic 2017. Mrs. Deitrick will be leading a trip to Dominican Republic next summer (2017.) 
Italy, Greece Trip, June 2017. See all the best sites in Italy and Greece and learn directly on ancient lands with Mr. Kem. The tour ends with a multi-day cruise of the Greek islands. Enrollment has started. Enroll here. View or download the itinerary here. E-mail Mr. Kem if interested.