High school: a time to learn, explore and grow

As I reflect on another year’s homecoming festivities with the parade, football game and dance, I can’t help but think about the important role that high school plays in our students’ lives. The...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Let’s work together to find money for education

I again want to thank the community committee, Colorado Education Association, and the many teachers, staff, and community members who supported the mill-levy override. As the superintendent and a...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Our local school district is definitely on the move

Our district is improving every year and we are excited to offer new opportunities for our student to learn, grow and explore their future careers. We only grow better with participation, ideas,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: Schools, students planning to have a great year

The beginning of the school year is always the most exciting time for me as an educator. Students are the heartbeat of our district, and it makes me so happy to visit our students and see them...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Haukeness: We must work together to educate our students

How can local schools and communities work together for student success? That is one of the questions Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 is asking community members this summer. The district has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Education update: As teacher supply shrinks, Re-1 must compete

Nationwide, education programs are not graduating enough new teachers to fill the vacancies created by teachers who are retiring or leaving the profession for other reasons. That imbalance has...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Congratulations graduates, may you soar and succeed!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 133 graduates from Montezuma Cortez High School and Southwest Open School. I am incredibly proud of all of the hard work that our students...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

In school, effective teachers matter most

In the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1, our talented and dedicated teachers educate 2,900 students every day. They open new worlds for students, from helping the youngest ones learn to read...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Partnering with the community to support education

As the Montezuma-Cortez School District begins the work of crafting a strategic plan to guide it through the next three years, district leaders are seeking more participation from the public. To...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

Our district’s commitment to success for all students

On March 9, our district board of education, district leadership team, and partners from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Education Department met with Colorado State Board of Education to present the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

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