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Fort Lupton Bluedevil News
December 2021
 

FORT LUPTON HIGH SCHOOL

530 REYNOLDS STREET

FORT LUPTON, CO  80621

(303)857-7100

 

 

FORT LUPTON HIGH SCHOOL

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to welcome all of our students back from the holiday break. The first semester was challenging for students as they moved from eighteen months of largely remote learning or limited in-person learning back to the full in-person learning experience. Supporting them through this transition was and continues to be our focus. Our students stepped up and reset the school culture with multiple events and celebrations throughout the first semester the brought kids back together as a student family. This has always been a hallmark of FLHS and makes attending our school so special. 

Our teachers have worked to make the learning experience fun and engaging by focusing on student engagement in the classroom. Supporting students' ability to collaborate with one another and have a voice in the learning process is a critical step forward for our students. 

Although we made great strides during the first semester we still have some challenges to overcome during the spring semester. Toward the end of the first semester, students were still struggling with being tardy or absent from their classes. We have put new procedures in place to help address this problem and support the students to re-build good habits around attendance. 

 

Our Gear-Up program continues to create opportunities for our students. 

In November/December, GEAR UP focused on:

  • 9th Workshop | STEM 
  • 10th Workshop | Financial Literacy Financial Decision Making & Budgeting
  • 11th Workshop | Debunking Financial Aid Myths
  • 12th Workshop | FAFSA, CASFA & CSS Profile, College Applications and Scholarships
  • All Grades | One-on-one Mentoring & Academic Advising
  • All Grades | GEAR UP Tutoring 
  • Concurrent Enrollment support (select students)
  • Parent Outreach

 

Seniors Outcomes

  • FAFSA:  77% of GEAR UP seniors completed the FAFSA or CASFA!
  • College Applications: So far 200 college applications have been submitted!
  • Scholarships: Seniors are continuing to work on scholarships.

 

Meet our new teachers!

 

Lourdes Ramirez was born and raised in Greeley, CO. She graduated this December of 2021 with a bachelor's in Spanish with a K-12 teaching emphasis and a CLD endorsement. She is excited to be working in this amazing school as the new Spanish teacher.

 

Tara Gray

Tara was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She received her Undergraduate Degree from the University of New Mexico and her Masters degree from Grand Canyon University. This is Tara’s 4th year teaching special education and previously worked in the Denver Public School system.

 

Lorna Heath

Lorna was born in Atlanta, GA but was raised in Broomfield, CO. She received her Undergraduate Degree from Western State College and her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. This is Lorna’s 31st year of teaching and she came to us from the Aurora Public School system.


News from the Athletic Department  

 

2022 is here and we are cruising through our winter sports!  Come out and support the Bluedevils and Lady Bluedevils!  We have many home games coming up for Boys and Girls Basketball, as well as, Boys and Girls Wrestling.  You can always check the website for information about all events.  Please keep in mind that schedules are subject to change.

 

With winter sports cruising along, this means that Spring Sports are nearly upon us!  Fort Lupton offers Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer, Boys Volleyball, Baseball and Track & Field.  Don’t end your athletic experiences with the winter season, come on out and join one of these amazing teams and continue to be a bigger part of the Bluedevil experience.  Watch for February’s newsletter for announcements about our Spring Parent’s meeting and more!

 

Come on out and meet the new Bluedevil Baseball Coach!  

 

After months of searching we were fortunate to hire Coach Ted Bergquist.  Coach Bergquist has lived his life in baseball and gained many outstanding experiences in his career.  He is excited and eager to take our Bluedevil Baseball program to the next level!

 

Here is a little bit about Coach Bergquist.  He was a baseball player with Rocky Mountain HS in Fort Collins, CO, Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely CO, and Mesa University in Grand Junction CO.  His main position was at pitcher.

 

After concluding his playing career Coach Bergquist began his coaching journey.  He coached at Colorado Northwestern as both a Baseball (Grad Assistant) (#1 assistant) and Basketball Assistant coach.  He was also the Recruiting Coordinator for both baseball and basketball during this time.  Coach B then proceeded to coach the Fort Collins GOJO's Legion baseball as the Head coach during summers, taking them to several state berth appearances. He also has coaching experiences with Women's Basketball at Mesa University.

 

During Coach B’s time as a coach he discovered umpiring.  He found that he had a serious passion and this led to a 23 year career as an umpire with MLB.  He then concluded his time in the AAA Pacific Coast League, as well as NCAA Baseball in the RMAC and the Mountain West Conferences.  Coach B still trains Umpires for NCSO and ASO, who provide Umpires for CHSAA today.  His biggest highlight to end his Professional Umpire Career was when he worked the All-American Game and Home Run Derby as Part of the All Star Weekend in 2021 at Coors Field in Denver.

 

Eventually coaching called Coach Bergquist back and he was asked to coach with the Power Alley Baseball Program in Loveland, CO to help build their program.  Coach B also has a baseball playing son that is a Junior at Rocky Mountain HS.  

 

Come on out and meet Coach Bergquist!  He is very excited to be part of this outstanding community and school district.  He is looking forward to working with great young men, sharing knowledge and teaching character through the game of Baseball.

 

Meet and Greet:

Thursday January 13, 2022

6:00 p.m.

FLHS Commons

 

A couple of reminders:

  • All athletes must be up-do-date with their physicals.  Pay close attention to those expiration dates.
  • Any athlete that has been injured should check in with our trainer Sam to ensure transparency about the injury.  If your athlete has been to a physician, a note must be provided specifying the injury restrictions (if any), a release for return to compete (when available), physical therapy that can be done (when applicable), and/or any other injury specific information pertinent to safely sending athletes back to competition.
  • With the end of the semester comes a fresh start with eligibility.  Eligibility checks will begin again on January 21st.  If a student had 2 or more Fs at the end of First Semester, they are not permitted to compete until the regain date of March 6th.  They can not have 2 Fs at this regain date or they will remain ineligible for the remainder of the school year.

 

Thank you for being a part of events here at Fort Lupton High School.  We’ll see you out there!