Both VCS West and East will host Kindergarten/HS Round Up events next Saturday, 2/27. We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - 2nd Grade Team

Remote Learning continuing for Quarter 3!

Our school day starts promptly at 7:50 AM so please make sure your child is logged in and ready to learn at this time. 

There are three ways to submit assignments remotely:

-Class Dojo

-Email to your teacher

-Show your teacher on the screen in class

Please make sure your child has all materials on the School Supplies List and has their Quarter 3 Materials Bag! Even though we are not back in-person, it is important for your child to be prepared for school with all the listed materials. The School Supplies List can be downloaded through the drop-down menu below titled, "Remote Learning Resources". If you haven't picked up your child's materials, please come by the school Monday-Friday between 8AM-3:45PM. Please also return the following items labeled with your child's name and grade: recorders (Hunt only), magnets, and Skills 1 Reader (The Cat Bandit). 


Daily Schedule

7:50 - 8:20 Morning meeting and Second Step / Reunion matutina y Segundo Paso

8:20 - 9:00 Riggs

9:00 - 9:50 Saxon Math / Matemáticas de Saxon

9:50 - 10:40 Literature and Writing / Literatura y Escritura 

10:40 - 11:45 Lunch and Recess #1 / Almuerzo y recreo

11:45 - 12:40 Science (Sandstedt) / Ciencias (Sandstedt)

                      History (Hunt)/ Historia (Hunt)

12:43 - 1:25 ELD and Enrichment / ELD y Enriquecimineto 

1:25 - 2:00 History (Sandstedt) / Historia Sandstedt

                  Science (Hunt) / Ciencias (Hunt)

2:05 - 2:20 Recess #2 / Recreo

2:23 - 3:15 Specials/Especiales

Core Virtue, Announcements, Save the Date

February Core Virtue: 

Love of Country

Love of Country: being devoted to our nation, loving its ideals, honoring its heros, respecting its past, and working hard for a just and noble future. 



Lunch is FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS! You can pick up lunch at Vanguard from 10:45-11:30 everyday! Fridays are BIG BAG DAY where you will recieve FREE meals for the entire weekend! Come and get it! 

Missing Assignments: Please check Google Classroom and your email for notifications about missing assignments.

Simple Machine Projects: Here are some fun pictures from the amazing projects our students built this year!


Save the Date: 

Feb 5th: 2:25 Quarter 2 Awards Assembly

Feb 15: No School - Presidents Day

Feb 16th: No School - Professional Development

Feb. 17 - 19: Kindness Week

Feb 19th: 100th day of kindergarten Congrats!

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Latin/Reader's Theater

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Special Education

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2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Sandstedt

I am entering my 14th year of teaching and have taught kindergarten, first grade, special education 4th and 5th grade, and am now in second grade. I received my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in elementary education in 2007 from the University of Northern Colorado. I then went on to receive my masters degree in special education generalist from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012. I am licensed to teach elementary education K-6 as well as special education.
I enjoy working at Vanguard because of the diverse population. I like learning about all of the different backgrounds my students come from and finding ways to incorporate that into my classroom. I have learned so much in the four years I have been here and cannot wait to see what I will learn this year. I have always had a passion for working with kids and have known from a young age that I would like to devote my life to it. I enjoy helping my students succeed and helping them reach even higher goals. Once a student has been in my class, they remain one of my students in my heart forever.

2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Hunt

Hello! My name is Courtney Hunt and I am a second grade teacher at Vanguard Classical School's West Campus. I have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College & State University, and seven years of teaching experience--four of which have been at VCS! I love teaching second grade because the students are beginning to look outside of themselves, are full of curiosity, and eager to learn about the world around them. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Denver four years ago from Southeast, Alaska where I lived and worked for three and half years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy outdoor activities, singing, dancing, cooking, and live music! Teaching is my greatest passion and I always look forward to what the next school year will bring.


Ms. Pieper

Hi, my name is Clarissa Pieper and I am new to VCS this year. I grew up moving around a lot! I have lived in Virginia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Utah and Illinois. I moved to Denver from Chicago in 2019 and I am loving it! My BA is in Russian and I am currently working on an M.Ed through Regis University. I love to travel, bake, read, and spend time outdoors with my husband and two dogs. I have experience working one-on-one with students and enjoy keeping everyone engaged and excited about learning! I love learning about art, history, and language, and hope to one day teach internationally.


Ms. Hawkins

Hello my name is Alexis Hawkins. This is my second year at Vanguard but, first year as an EA. I am very excited to be with such an amazing team!