Improving Health For the Mind and Body
Core Virtue: COURAGE! Take a chance and try your best even if you don't think you can do well.
August Unit: EXPECTATIONS and Fitness Testing (3rd-8th)
September Unit: 3rd-8th: TEAMWORK K-2: Spacial Awarness (Directions and speeds)
October Unit: 4th-8th: Football K-3: Throwing and Catching
November Unit: 2nd Quarter Fitness Testing (3rd-8th) The Healthy Hawk will be awarded to the boy and the girl who have the highest improvement from their first quarter score. and Balance and Flexibility K-8!
December: Gymnastics/ Dance and Rhythm Unit K-2: Learn a simple dance to a simple tempo. 3-6: Create a gymnastics/dance routine with a large group and smooth transitions. 7-8: Create a Step Dance Routine.
January: K-1: Jumping and Landing 2nd-4th: Jump Rope 5th-8th: Basketball
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!Email
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!Email
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!Email
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!Email