SPE Puts a Focus on Happy Kids
Staff members and students are using the book, 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey to promote happiness throughout the school. Students will learn about and practice using the habits to be their best selves.
Another Great Accomplishment for SPE
The Colorado Department of Education has awarded Strawberry Park Elementary with two awards for 2017 including the John Irwin Award and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. We have now received the John Irwin Award for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. These awards are a huge honor. Great work staff and students!
Positive Action Family Classes
(October 4, 2017) – Strawberry Park Elementary School was celebrated as a finalist for The Succeeds Prize for Transformational Impact in an Elementary School for Excellence in STEM Education at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. The Succeeds Prize, the state’s most prestigious awards and recognition event, honors the transformational impact of Colorado’s public schools and educators. Strawberry Park was awarded a $5,000 cash prize for being a finalist and teacher, Katie Weeks, received $1,000 for Educational Leadership.
“As a finalist for this award, Strawberry Park was recognized for the high-quality learning experiences it offers,” said Brad Meeks, Superintendent of Steamboat Springs School District. “As a school district, we strive to set the standard for education regionally, nationally, and globally. This prestigious recognition of Strawberry Parks’ approach to STEM education is helping us do just that.”
The Succeeds Prize is a collaborative effort between 9NEWS and Colorado Succeeds, a non-partisan business coalition focused on education issues. The Succeeds Prize finalists were selected by a prestigious group of education, government, and business leaders.
“As a finalist for The Succeeds Prize, we became part of a community made up of the best STEM programs in the state,” said Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal, Tracy Stoddard. “We will continue growing and advancing our great STEM program by tapping into the wonderful expertise of our fellow Succeeds Prize finalists.”
As part of The Succeeds Prize, Strawberry Park’s successful STEM practices and techniques will be shared with educators statewide to positively impact Colorado’s nearly 900,000 public school students.