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IN THIS ISSUE

Message from the Principal
Graduation Rates for 2015
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
Class of 2016 by the Numbers
AP Physics & Statistics Class Updates
Spirit Week
High School Art
Seniors: Cap & Gown Orders
Assistance with Energy Bills
Travel Club Updates
8th Grade Attendance Field Trip
Academic Olympics with City Year
Pet Supplies Drive for Student Council
Student Spotlight
Athletics Update
Upcoming Events & Dates

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

2015 Five Year Graduation Rate is at 99%!

Hello,

Great news to share! Our four-year graduation rate for the class of 2015 was 79%. However, Bruce Randolph sent a significant amount of students to the College First Program. These students had met all high school requirements, but did not receive their diploma in 2015, thus these students do not factor into our four-year graduation rate. These students get a fifth year and attend CCD where they take a year of college classes for free. When you factor these would-be graduates, our graduation rate soars to 99%. Few district-run schools in the NATION can make this claim...well, the Grizzlies can!

Cesar Cedillo, Principal

BRUCE HAPPENINGS

AP Physics & Statistics Classes Travel to Learn About Sound and Light

The physics class has had an exciting start to second semester! We've built and started to learn how to play ukuleles in order to study the behavior of sound waves. The class will visit a local entrepreneur in the neighborhood who builds and restores guitars for a living. The AP Statistics class recently visited NIST in Boulder to see the atomic clock and other standards of measurement. We were able to learn about measuring time over the years and interact with liquid nitrogen. It was a very successful adventure.

 

At the end of February, we are traveling to Chicago to study more light and sound properties including seeing a Blue Man Group show, visiting the Museum of Science and Industry, and a stop at the Bean in Millennium Park to talk optics. Students will be putting on their own light and sound production at the beginning of March at Bruce.

 

Finally, through donor's choose, we were able to receive 3 Little Bits kits to explore the properties of circuits for our electricity unit coming up in March. Students will have a chance to build different circuits controlling sound and light, or even build mini-robots.

Students Compete in Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

On February 3, the MI center program went to East High School to compete in the Metro Denver Special Olympics Basketball tournament. Students in grades 6-8 competed on two teams with different skill levels and were judged on individual skills. The MI center program will also be competing in soccer and track competitions this spring.
Eighth graders who were not tardy to more than one class in December got to attend a field trip to Jump Street. The eighth grade team will be looking to offer this kind of reward at the end of second semester.

Academic Olympics with City Year

Every Monday through Thursday, City Year hosts an after-school program in the Bruce Randolph cafetorium for 6th and 7th graders.  Most days, City Year volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups with students to finish their homework. However, on the days before tests in language arts, math, and social studies, City Year hosts “Academic Olympics” to help students prepare for tests.

 

These events are all about getting students to study in a fun environment where students have to answer academic questions correctly in order to move on to athletic events.  Students compete on teams to win points for correct answers and for winning athletic competitions.  Winning teams receive prizes at the end of the day, and all students earn freshly grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and other snacks.

 

Parents, check the school calendar to see when we’re hosting Academic Olympics next, and make sure to send your students to this fantastic opportunity to prepare for their next test!

High School Art Students Participate in Local Art Project

One of Mr. Nobles' high school art classes participated in EPIC ARTS, a collaborative art project with the local gallery RedLine, where students’ artwork is inspired by social issues. The show was on view at the gallery from Dec 12-Jan 3.

Seniors: Cap & Gown Orders are Due!

The 2016 graduation is rapidly approaching. If you have not yet placed your order for a cap, gown, and tassel, graduation announcements, or senior class ring you still have time to do so. Please go to www.rmbalfour.com to place your order today. If you have questions you can contact Mrs. Downing at 720-424-1141.

Travel Club Updates

The travel club is gearing up for its trip to Germany and Czech Republic this summer. Keep an eye out for fundraisers this spring to support the group.

Student Council is Collecting Donations for Animal Shelters in Denver

Student council is collecting donations for the Dumb Friends League now through March 18. We will be gathering supplies that are necessary for the shelter to continue to provide needed services to animals in the metro area. There are donation boxes in seven classrooms (one per grade level). The class that gathers the most donations will receive a lunch time treat of ice cream. Student council is accepting the following items for donations:
  • canned dog and cat food
  • dog toys
  • paper towels
  • large trash bags
  • dish soap
  • blankets
  • tooth brushes 
  • batteries

Do you or someone you know need assistance paying an energy bill?

Energy Outreach Colorado and Denver Public Schools Family and Community Engagement may be able to help. Qualified participants could receive up to $1,000 in payment services. To qualify: 1.) You must have a student or close relative attending Denver Public Schools 2.) You must bring an energy bill showing that your account is past due 3.) Your utility bill cannot be over $1,250. To schedule an appointment please call Hallie at 720-424-1094.

AnchorSPIRIT WEEK (WHOLE SCHOOL)        

Monday, March 21

PJ Day

Tuesday, March 22

Jersey Day

Wednesday, March 23

Cowboy Day

Thursday, March 24   

School Color Day

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

BRUCE Student Spotlight - Mayerli Lopez

Mayerli Lopez has been selected for the 8th grade student spotlight by her 8th grade teachers for exemplifying all B.R.U.C.E. values. Mayerli demonstrates her brilliance by valuing her education and fully participating and engaging in every class, every day. She shows respect for her peers, her teachers, her family and herself by holding herself and those around her to very high standards. Mayerli shows unity by helping others when her assistance is appropriate, and by letting others have their own academic space and learning too. Mayerli makes choices that are good for herself and her community, even when no one is looking. Her integrity is unwavering, as is her effort. Although her grades are excellent, Mayerli never gives less than 100%; she never accepts "good enough." She takes risks both in and out of the classroom and her bubbly personality is contagious to all who is around her. Mayerli Lopez is BRUCE!"

ATHLETICS

The last month has been busy across the state of Colorado for high school athletics, but more importantly here at Bruce Randolph. Both basketball teams have been working extremely hard to try and make waves in the Frontier League, arguably the toughest 3A conference in the state. The league tournament will take place the last two weeks of February.

















 


Both the boys and girls basketball programs have had history-setting seasons as both teams had the opportunity to participate in Prep Pro Series Play at Pepsi Center. The girls team lost a close game to the Alameda Pirates, 25-24, while the boys team pulled away a league victory over the Jefferson Saints. Senior Dontre Williams was named MVP of the game and was honored during halftime of the Denver Nuggets game that night. This season, Dontre has smashed the record for most points scored in a game when he scored 43 points in the game against Middle Park.

 

Overall both programs have played good basketball the past two months, and many coaches throughout the league are taking notice. Good luck Grizzlies as they finish out their seasons!

 

Coming up in March, the girls’ soccer and boys’ baseball teams will be starting their seasons as both teams return many players from last year’s group. Coach Short and Coach Hull have high expectations for the teams and feel both teams should qualify for the state tournament. One interesting fact is that after four years of work, the soccer ladies will get to show off the new $1.6 million turf soccer field that is currently being built. Good luck to all the Grizzly teams as they work to make a mark in the state of Colorado.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 1-March 18           

Pet Supplies Drive (Student Council)

March 11

Doughnut Day (Student Council

March 16

Dress Like a Book Character Day

March 17

St. Patrick's Day Raffle (Student Council)

March 21-24        

Spirit Week

March 25-April 1               

Spring Break - No School

April 4

Students Return to School

April 13

Estes Park College Planning Retreat (11th grade)

April 19

ACT Test (11th grade)

TESTING DATES - APRIL

Dear Parents:  On these dates it is VERY important that your student arrives to school ON TIME and is ready to test. Please see below for testing dates, subjects and grade-levels.

 

Date

Grade

Subject

Wednesday, April 6      

8th and 9th

Language Arts

Thursday, April 7             

8th and 9th

Language Arts

Monday, April 11

8th and 9th

Math

Tuesday, April 12

8th and 9th

Math

Wednesday, April 13

6th and 7th

Math

Thursday, April 14

6th and 7th

Math

Friday, April 15

8th

Science

Monday, April 18

10th and 11th

Math/Language Arts

Tuesday, April 19

6th and 7th

Language Arts

Wednesday, April 20

6th and 7th

Language Arts

Thursday, April 21

6th and 7th

Language Arts

Friday, April 22

7th

Social Studies

Tuesday, April 26

11th

Science

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