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Locations

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801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

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17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - Specials 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.

Alysa Heilmann's Wish List

William Haneghan's Wish List

Katie Brady's Wish List

Office Hours and Numbers

Click below for ordering information

 

 

Mr. Nurnberger 720-551-9718       

Office Hours: 9:00 am. - 10:30 am. & 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

 

Ms. Sonkina 720-551-9620            

Office Hours: 10:30 am. - 12:00 pm. & 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

 

Ms. Heilmann 720-551-9339          

Office Hours: 10:30 am. - 12:00 pm. & 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

 

Mrs. Sebastiani 720-551-9585       

Office Hours: 9:00 am. -10:30 am. & 1:30 pm. - 3:00 pm.

 

Mr. Haneghan 720-551-9635       

Office Hours:  9:00 am. - 10:30 am. & 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

 

Click here to see Kindergarten through 8th Grade Teacher's Office Hours

Menus

It is highly recommended that students in Kindergarten through fourth grade attempt to complete 6 menu items a day.  Students should complete one menu item from each of the reading, writing, 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 6 menu items mark.  They are the Character Building and Health and Wellness Menus. 

 

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 jardín de infantes a cuarto grado intenten completar 6 elementos de menú al día. Los estudiantes deben completar un elemento del menú de cada uno de los menús de lectura, escritura 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 6 elementos del menú. Son los menús de creación de carácter y salud y bienestar.

 

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.

Suggested Schedules/ Reading Discussion Questions/ Online Resources

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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Art

Ms. Brady

Being passionate about art from a young age, I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a BA in Studio Art and my K-12 teaching license. In my first 4 years of teaching, I came to love the creativity and innovation of young minds. I was able to apply my creative flare to teaching classes in college and career awareness and keyboarding in addition to my art classes. I found that I love the creative process and that every student has a way to make something from nothing. Through the art classes here at Vanguard West, I hope to give students an appreciation for the visual arts and help them recognize their own ability to create beautiful and amazing things. I believe that if students will put forth their best effort and approach school (and life) with a growth mindset, they will be surprised by how much they can do!

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Music

Ms. Sonkina

My name is Zina Sonkina. I am from Belarus where I graduated from musical college and the pedagogical university. After graduating, I proceeded to work in a school for gifted and talented children. After immigrating to the USA, I worked for the Colorado Ballet Company as an accompanist. I also worked for Denver Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools a charter school as a music teacher. This year, I have begun working here at Vanguard Classical School as the music teacher and I am very grateful for everything that has happened that has ultimately led to me being here!

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Physical Education

Ms. Heilmann

Hello name is Alysa Heilmann and this is my 5th year teaching Physical Education at Vanguard Classical West! And 3rd year coaching the Rapids After School Program. I have a degree in Physical Education and Health Promotions from Coastal Carolina University and have my Professional License! When I first moved to CO, I did different AmeriCorps programs for 3 years; including working at the Boys and Girls Club, and two years being Reading Interventionist at Warder Elementary. I also Taught one year of SPED, before finally settling down to teach what I am truly passionate about, HEALTHY HABITS! I love working at Vanguard because of the diverse population of amazing students! And, being able to work with such a strong staff of caring individuals! My goal is to help students realize their potential, to have empathy towards others, and to never give up!

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Technology

Mrs. Sebastiani

Hello My name is Mrs. Sebastiani. I have taught technology for the past 20 years. I gained my AGS in 2010 at Community College of Denver. I then attended Colorado State University for my teaching licence. From there I went to San Diego State University for computer science engineering certification, and will be graduating in the fall from Colorado Christian University with my BS in computer information systems. In my spare time I went to Emily Griffith and got certified in cake decorating, which is coming in really handy now that my 26 year old daughters friends are starting to get married. I have been married to the love of my life for the past 30 years. Growing up, I always wanted to be a school teacher, teaching is my dream job!

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