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Contact Us

West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129

Locations

West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - 7th & 8th Grade Team

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

From VCS Volunteers:

For Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week the families of VCS would like to say "Thank You!"

We asked our teachers and staff to create a "Wish List" of some of their favorite things so that we can say "Thank You" for supporting our kids and being awesome. 

Click on the links below to view their Wish List.

Angie Bishop's Wish List 

Katie Curran's Wish List

Tanya Novak's Wish List

Important Announcements

Spirit Week!
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Dear VCS Families,

On Friday, May 15th, we will implement a curbside process for families to pick-up items left at school and drop-off items that must be returned as outlined below. Students and parents/guardians will not be permitted inside the VCS buildings during this time. 

Families will remain in their vehicles, and will be directed to go to the designated area for the youngest or only VCS student in your family. (For example, if you have a 1st grader, a 4th grader, and an 8th grader, you'll pick up items for all of your children in the 1st grade area using the K-2 carline.)

Times are as follows:

K-8 (youngest and only): Friday, May 15, 2020 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Distribution Plan:

HAVE PATIENCE.

Pick up ALL of your children’s materials at the designated spot for YOUR YOUNGEST/ONLY CHILD. We will use the regular carline lanes for pick up.

Post a visible sign with LARGE letters/numbers in the front window of your vehicle. Include the following information:

Last Name, First Name of your YOUNGEST/ONLY child

Grade, Teacher Name of your YOUNGEST/ONLY child

Upon arrival:

Follow the regular carline route. 

We will not accommodate walk ups

Check-in staff will read the sign in your vehicle’s front window when you are first in line

Staff will direct you to the stopping point.

REMAIN in your vehicle at ALL times.

Unlock/open the trunk/hatch (DO NOT get out of your vehicle)

Have items you’re returning labeled and in your trunk.

Staff will pick up returned items and place student materials in your trunk.

Wave at your loving VCS staff, move through the exit, turn right (NOT LEFT onto Yosemite), and have a safe day.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

WEAR MASKS

NO SOCIALIZING

REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES

Thank you for working with us to keep staff, students, and families safe. We appreciate your support in this process. While we know it's difficult to say goodbye and end the year with social distancing, we want to keep our community healthy. 

If you are unable to participate in our school’s distribution, please email kmccafferty@vanguardclassical.org or call 303-691-2384 so we can make alternate arrangements.

Thank you, 

VCS Leadership Team

Core Virtue of the Month

Compassion

Compassion is feeling the pain of others, and acting to end their distress.

7th and 8th Grade Remote Learning

It is recommended that students in fifth through eighth grade attempt to complete 7 menu items a day.  Students should complete one menu item from each of the English Language Arts, History, Science and Math menus.  Then they should complete an item from the ELD or Title I menu if they are in those programs.  If they are not in those programs they should choose at least one maybe two specials menus to complete an item from.  Finally, there are two more menus to choose from to get to the 7 menu items mark.  They are the Character Building and Health and Wellness Menus. 

 

Se recomienda que los estudiantes de quinto al octavo grado intenten completar 7 elementos de menú al día. Los estudiantes deben completar un elemento del menú de cada uno de los menús de Artes del idioma inglés, Historia, Ciencia y Matemáticas. Luego, deben completar un elemento del menú ELD o Título I si están en esos programas. Si no están en esos programas, deben elegir al menos uno o quizás dos menús especiales para completar un elemento. Finalmente, hay dos menús más para elegir para llegar a la marca de 7 elementos de menú. Son los menús de creación de carácter y salud y bienestar.

ELD Menu

Title I 3rd-5th Grade Menu

Specials Menu

Character Building

Health and Wellness Menus

Remote Learning Additional Resources

Math Homework

Some additional resources:

Khan Academy is a great resource to practice specific math skills or develop new ones.

Playing games like Zilch and Yahtzee are great ways to practice scorekeeping and probability.

Magic the Gathering: Arena and Hearthstone are two free, downloadable games that help with critical thinking skills.

Science Homework

History Homework

Language Arts Remote Resources

You will find free online resources and writing prompts here:

Contact Information and Office Hours

Katie Curran (720) 551-9655

Angie Bishop (720) 551-9457

Trevor Crampton (720) 551-9426

Mark Wagner (720) 551-9628

Tanya Novak (720) 551-9593

Class Pages

Kindergarten

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1st Grade

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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th/6th Grade

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7th/8th Grade

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Latin/Reader's Theater

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Technology

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Music

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Health/PE

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Special Education

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7th/8th Language Arts

Mr. Wagner

Mr. Wagner comes to us from an eclectic background of military service, private security, and government employment. He chose to go to college later in life in order to give back to the community through teaching. He graduated from Metro State University (Go Roadrunners!) and teaches English, Yearbook, Writing, and Band. When he's not teaching, you can find him reading, writing, hiking, playing music, skateboarding, and cooking (generally not at the same time).

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7th/8th Math

Mr. Crampton

I am the Upper School math teacher, Trevor Crampton, with a degree in High School Education, focusing on Mathematics and Spanish Language Acquisition. I have been a teacher at Vanguard Classical School for nearly 2 years and love getting to see students grow both emotionally and mentally as they strive to do better in classes. The staff around me has truly helped me to become a better teacher as they have guided me through the many trials of Middle School teaching. In my first year here, I assisted with coaching flag football and took on the role of a soccer coach in the spring. I plan to continue with soccer as that was a passion of mine as a young student as well. My other passion which I have brought to this school is my Dungeons and Dragons Club to help students build reasoning and communication skills.

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7th/8th Science

Ms. Curran

I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, specifically Crystal Lake, IL. I moved out to Colorado to attend Colorado State University and graduated with my Bachelor's in Science as a Biology major. This is my fifth year teaching at Vanguard West as the 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, and my third year as Upper School Department Chair. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with family and friends. I also spend a lot of time supporting various animal rescue efforts.

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7th/8th History

Ms. Bishop

Mrs. Bishop is the History teacher for 7th and 8th grade at Vanguard West. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Science at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, where she is from. This is Mrs. Bishop's third year of teaching, and all three years have been at charter schools. She taught for one year in Tampa, and then started at Vanguard East when she moved to Denver with her husband. She chose to teach because she loves working with kids and young adults, and wants to make history fun and exciting to learn about!

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