Weld RE5J School District

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Weld County Re-5J School District web site and the 2016-17 school year. We hope you will find this site helpful and user friendly. Like most school districts, we are constantly upgrading our web site in order to provide an even better way to inform you of the many great things that are happening in our school district.

 

Our school district is located in both Weld and Larimer Counties and includes the towns of Johnstown and Milliken. There are also small portions of the town of Berthoud and the city of Greeley within the boundaries of the school district. Over the past few years we have been one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Colorado having more than doubled in size to over 3,400 students.

 

The District provides many outstanding educational opportunities for students from preschool through the twelfth grade. All district schools meet Colorado State Accreditation standards.

 

Preschool education is provided for qualified three and four-year olds through the Colorado Preschool Program and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act. Preschool programs are housed in the Early Childhood Center at Milliken Elementary School in Milliken and at Letford Elementary School in Johnstown.

 

The District has three elementary schools which follow a K-5 format. Letford Elementary, Milliken Elementary and Pioneer Ridge Elementary each utilize self-contained classrooms offering a well-balanced academic curriculum along with music, art, band, and physical education.

 

Milliken Middle School houses grades six through eight offering a well-balanced academic curriculum and exploratory classes to assist students in selecting future courses of study. Milliken Middle School also offers choir, band, and interscholastic competition in football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track.

 

Knowledge Quest Academy charter school offers students in kindergarten through the eighth grade a well-balanced academic curriculum along with music, art, and physical education.

Roosevelt High School offers a comprehensive secondary course of study that includes vocational programs and college preparatory studies. High school students may also enroll concurrently at Aims Community College for high school and college credit. Alternative educational opportunities for secondary students in the District are available through the “Roosevelt Online” four year online program. Roosevelt High School also offers choir, band, and theater, and interscholastic competition in softball, football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball and track.

Technology plays an integral role in the educational program for all school levels. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology labs at Roosevelt High School and Milliken Middle School. All students in grades four through twelve are issued an iPad to use at school and at home during the school year. Students in Kindergarten through grades three will also have access to iPads at each grade level for classroom use to enrich their instruction.

Individual student needs are met in all schools through classroom adaptation and in special programs for limited English proficiency (ELL) students and students with a handicapping condition through Special Education.

The District’s patrons are fortunate to have a dedicated and caring staff that provides aggressive instructional programs, cares for the facilities, prepares breakfasts and lunches, transports students to school and events, and administers the affairs of the schools. The Board of Education, Teachers, Administration and Staff are all extremely thankful for the hundreds of friends of the Re-5J School District for their continued support in making the Weld Re-5J School District as successful as possible.

Sincerely,
 
Dr. Martin L. Foster
Superintendent of Schools