January Monthly Newsletter
Preparing Our Students for Their Future: Every Child Every Day
Fort Lupton High School Community,
This is my first year as the Principal of FLHS and I thought it would be fun to share with all of you in the FLHS community my reflections about our high school, our kids, our staff and our community as we work together to create a wonderful learning environment for our kids.
During my first several weeks of the fall semester it was clear that the community supporting FLHS is strong, dedicated, and tenaciously focused on doing anything and everything that can be done to make FLHS a great place for kids.
My first Booster club meeting that I attended was amazing as I met some of the most caring and dedicated parents and community members I have ever been around. The time and effort this committee puts into promoting, planning and executing activities and fundraisers to support ALL of the students is phenomenal! During the course of my career I have noticed several kinds of people that choose to get involved with a school and they generally fit into two categories; Those who are involved in the school and those who are committed to the school. Our Booster club is absolutely committed to the success of FLHS and we are all blessed to have them supporting our kids.
Our Mayor, Zo Stieber, has committed her time to support our school and is working to include our students in the city government. She has gone out of her way to be a part of our learning community and a positive force keeping the rich history of Fort Lupton in front of our students.
Our Board of Education and its subcommittees have actively supported Fort Lupton High School and the work we are doing to help students succeed. The work in the high school is in the hands of an amazing teaching faculty and staff who routinely go above and beyond to support each student every day. This can be seen in the interventions that the math department has employed for students who struggled to keep up first semester to the new Career Exploration program that supports students who need a non-traditional pathway to graduation. This work is supported by a committed secretarial staff who believe that everyone’s work is to support the success of our students. Our secretaries constantly go above and beyond for our staff, students and our community. An overlooked group in our school is our custodial team. Without the hard work of our custodians our building would not be the welcoming, clean, functional, and effective place that it is. Finally, our students are amazing! Our student culture and climate is very positive as students treat each other like family. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful place surrounded by wonderful students staff and community.
Key upcoming dates for sports are as follows:
1/16/19 - Battle of the Fort's Wrestling (Fort Lupton vs Fort Morgan) - Tailgate by Booster Club
1/17/19 - Girls Basketball @ Home - Alameda
1/18 & 1/19 - Top of the Rockies Wrestling Tournament @ Centaurus
1/22/19 - Boys Basketball @ Home - Riverdale Ridge
1/23/29 - Girls Wrestling @ Home - Denver East & Thomas Jefferson
1/19/19 - Girls Wrestling @ Far Northeast Warriors in Montbello
The Honor Roll Recognition will be taking place on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Snacks and beverages will be provided at 6:00 p.m. in the commons. Students with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher will be recognized.
Key upcoming dates from the counseling office:
1/22/19 - Counselors will be going into senior English classes to present spring scholarship information.
1/23/19 & 1/24/19 - Eighth grade students from Fort Lupton Middle School will visit the high school STEAM department.
1/28/19 through 2/1/19 Counselors will meet with students grades 8-11 for pre-registration talks. Students will receive registration sheets to take home for parent approval.
High School of Business
In Business Economics the students are learning about supply and demand and what an economic activity really is. They held a 5 minute flash sell in the school hallways on Friday January 11 to learn first-hand about supply and demand.
In Principles of Marketing the students are about to begin creating a Marketing Handbook/Presentation on the six most important marketing functions.
In Business Strategies, the capstone class of the High School of Business program, the students are in the final stages of writing a business plan in order to open their own non-profit business of selling custom made FLHS Hydro Bottles. They are creating a website, other marketing materials, hiring employees, creating the water bottle logos, and keep financial records for all transactions.
We are in high gear for DECA State. On January 11th we submitted 5 written events to the State for completion. We have a total of 20 of our members attending DECA State this year at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs February 23rd through February 26th. During this amazing conference and competition, our members will get to take part in many activities that include: A semi-formal celebration dinner at the Summit Restaurant, Open Session with a Keynote Speaker, Closing/Awards Sessions, Competitions that include role plays , am member running for a State Officer Position and written events, Workshops put on Marketing and other Business leaders, Team Bonding by playing WhirllyBall, State Wide Lunches, and lots of networking with like minded DECA Members from all around the State of Colorado. We also took part in the Fort Lupton Parade of Lights in December and had our annual Holiday Party before break.
We are in high gear for FBLA Districts. We have about 30 members taking part in Districts. Our members will be attending District Conference on February 6th in Greeley at UCC. We have members competing in areas of healthcare services, automatic services, banking and finance, hotel and tourism, and marketing are just a few areas. We are also in the works to host our Annual Gaven Hoff Memorial Blood Drive in March. We will have a date set soon.