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F: 303.226.5529

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P: 303.338.4110
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West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

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17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - 1st Grade Team



Mrs. Bateman's Class Word List: ball, balls, law, laws, way, wait, just, gust, home, homes, beach, beaches

Ms. Sobol's Word List: sea, see, soft, stand, yard, bring, tell, five, ask


Mrs. Bateman and Ms. Sobol Worksheet Page: No HW


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Core Virtue of the Month


is doing what is right in the face of fear

Important Announcements

ACCESS testing- January 13-31st

Award Assembly- January 17th @ 8:15am

ELD Field Trip- January 17th 

No School MLK Day- January 20th

Cici's Pizza Night- January 23rd 

Winter Festival- January 31st

1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Sobol

Ms. Sobol is a first grade teacher at Vanguard Classical School. She is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. In 2006, Ms. Sobol moved here to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she graduated with a degree in psychology. For over a decade, Ms. Sobol worked with students in elementary and early childhood education. Recently, she earned her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Sobol loves seeing the smile on her student's faces and is extremely excited to be a part of the first grade team!


Ms. Prado

Ms. Prado was born in Los Angeles, California and was brought to Colorado at the young age of 6. She is a mother of 2 girls one of which is a 3rd grader at Vanguard. She has been working at Vanguard for the past 5 years first as a paraprofessional, now as a 1st educational assistant. Ms. Prado enjoys traveling to California not only to visit her 2 sisters, but often finds herself at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland.

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Bateman

Mrs. Bateman is a first grade teacher who has been with VCS-West for 3 years. She graduated from Louisiana Statue University but keeps up with her Colorado professional license. As a bright eyed kindergarten, Mrs. Bateman knew she wanted to be a teacher. In college she began working at a preschool. After graduation she worked two years at an international school before finding her way to us here at VCS-West in Colorado! On the weekends she enjoys knitting, sewing, and gardening.


Mr. Garsez

Alex Garsez is a first grade Educational Assistant. He has a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from MSU Denver. He has been an Educational Assistant for second grade as well, and helped substitute teach for many of the classes throughout the school. He also coaches the Youth Rapids Soccer Club, and enjoys all the Colorado outdoorsy activities!