Especially Me 2017

Especially Me 2017
19th Annual High School Conference

An Inspiring, Important and Fun Conference Stressing Issues of Dignity, Excellence, Respect and Self-Value

Focusing on African American High School Girls

Saturday - April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(sign in begins at 8:00 am)

Gateway High School
1300 South Sable Blvd Aurora, CO 80012

Registration deadline April 14, 2017
(No onsite registration)

High School Students $15
Adults $25

Visit for registration & award nomination

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Know Your Rights Training Tuesday 3/20

Do you know what to do if the police stop you and ask you for identification and you don’t have an ID or license?
Do you know what to do if ICE comes to your door?
Come to our "Know Your Rights" training to learn!
March 21, 2017
The Montbello Campus Auditorium
5000 Crown Blvd. Denver, CO 80239
Objectives of the Training:
• Give you basic knowledge about our rights
• Give you knowledge of how to practice our rights and defend our community
• Emergency preparedness
• Organize the community on how to resist and build power

Our Mission
The Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a multi-racial organization, directed by its dedicated members to promote and win the progressive social change at the local, state and national level. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all the residents of Colorado through leadership development, organizing and alliance-building.

¿Sabes qué hacer si te para la policía y te pide identificación y no tienes ID o Licencia?
¿Sabes qué hacer si aparece ICE en tu casa?
¡Ven a nuestra capacitación de “Conoce tus Derechos” para aprender!
El 21 de marzo, 2017
El Auditorio del Campus de Montbello
5000 Crown Blvd. Denver, CO 80239
Objetivos del Entrenamiento
• Dar conocimientos básicos sobre nuestros derechos
• Dar conocimiento de cómo practicar nuestros derechos y defender a nuestra comunidad
• Preparación en caso de emergencia
• Organizar la comunidad para resistir y construir poder

La Alianza del Pueblo de Colorado (COPA) es una organización multi-racial, dirigida por sus miembros dedicada a promover y ganar el cambio social progresista a nivel local, estatal y nacional. COPA construye poder para mejorar la vida de todos los residentes de Colorado a través del desarrollo de liderazgo, organizando y construcción de alianzas. | Read More...
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Parent Technology Survey

Dear DCISM Families,

Please click the link below to take the Parent Survey for the MyTech 1:1 Grant. The MyTech grant (if received) would allow DCISM to provide a laptop for every student at the school! The survey will only take a few minutes.

Estimadas Familias de DCISM,

Por favor, haga clic en el enlace de abajo para tomar la Encuesta de Padres para la beca MyTech 1:1. ¡La beca MyTech (si la recibimos) le permitiría a DCISM proveer una computadora portátil para cada estudiante en la escuela! La encuesta sólo tomará unos minutos.


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Inauguration Letter to Families

Dear DCISM Families,

Friday, January 20 is Inauguration Day. This is a regular school day and we will have our focus on
instruction as always. At our school, we have been completing activities throughout the week to
recognize the inauguration as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Tomorrow, students and
teachers will have the opportunity to write their state representative to discuss our goals in education
over the next four years.

We understand that some students may wish to participate in activities related to the Inauguration
Day outside of school. If you choose to support this, please make sure that your student is excused
from class. Any student who is absent without an excuse will be considered unexcused. We believe
the best place for our students is in school, where they can maintain their focus on academic


DCISM Administration
Dr. Julie Murgel
Dr. Angelina Walker
Mr. Jason Ortiz
Mrs. Neisa Lynch
Mrs. Natalie Fickes

Estimados Padres de Familia:

El viernes, el 20 de enero, es el Día de la Inauguración Presidencial. Este será un día normal de
clases y, como siempre, nos centraremos en la enseñanza. En nuestra escuela, hemos estado
participando en actividades durante la semana para reconocer la inauguración, como también
honrando al Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mañana, alumnos/as y maestros/as tendrán la oportunidad
para escribir a su representante estatal para hablar acerca de nuestras metas educativas sobre los
próximos 4 años.

Entendemos que ciertos estudiantes deseen participar en actividades relacionadas con el Día de la
Inauguración fuera de la escuela. Si usted desea apoyarlos, asegúrense de avisarnos para que la
falta sea excusada. Los estudiantes ausenten de clases sin que lo padres lo comuniquen a la
escuela tendrán una ausencia injustificada. Creemos que lo mejor para los estudiantes es
permanecer en la escuela, donde pueden mantenerse centrados en el progreso académico.


La Administración de DCISM
Dr. Julie Murgel
Dr. Angelina Walker
Mr. Jason Ortiz
Mrs. Neisa Lynch
Mrs. Natalie Fickes
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DCISM Expectations and Refocus


DCISM staff believe that all students can maintain 5 basic EXPECTATIONS:
· Be in uniform
· Be on time to school and class
· Be in class learning; appropriate use of hall pass
· Be respectful
· Use appropriate language

Students who fail to meet these 5 basic EXPECTATIONS are assigned REFOCUS.

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Letter to DCISM Families

Dear DCISM Families:

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Elysia Belser, one of our 12th grade students who was our student-body president and soon-to-be 2017 valedictorian. Elysia lost her valiant fight early Saturday morning from a medical condition. Elysia was extraordinarily brilliant and compassionate, and one of the most determined students. Her amazing heart and courage touched many of our students and staff throughout the six years she has been at DCISM.

We have met with our faculty and staff and students who were closest to Elysia and her family. We will have school supports for those who need it. Continued support will be available for students and staff.

Your student may have questions or be upset, and you may wish to discuss further with your son or daughter about death and grief. The following signs may indicate that your son or daughter is having difficulty, but with time they should decrease. Signs of stress:

Most importantly, marked changes in usual ways of behaving, including decline in school productivity or mood changes
Changes in sleeping or eating problems
Withdrawing behaviors
Easily distracted
Physical symptoms
Acting out behavior, including aggression
Passivity or listlessness

Our assistant principals, school social workers, school counselors, school psychologist, school deans, nurse and myself are all available for support and may be contacted at 720-423-5900. Please do not hesitate to contact us if needed.

Out of privacy and respect for the family, we will not be giving out personal information. For those community members who know the family, we suggest you watch for funeral arrangements and announcements in the newspaper.

Our thoughts are with the family at this time.


Dr. Julie Murgel
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Welcome Back from Winter Break!

Welcome back from Winter Break! Classes will resume Monday, January 9th at 7:45 AM - please be on-time and in full DCISM Uniform.

If you would like further information about the 2016-2017 School Year check out the Parent Page.

Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook (DCIS at Montbello) and Follow us on Twitter @DCIS_M for current events and information throughout the year.
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DCISM Finals Schedule

Please click here to download the DCISM High School Finals Schedule for the Fall Semester 2016. | Read More...

Celebration of Learning Fall 2016

The Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello Invites you to: Our Fall Celebration of Learning Thursday, November 17th 5:30-7:30 P.M. at DCISM 5000 Crown Blvd., Denver, CO 80239 (enter through the DCISM main entrance) Join us as our students share their service learning projects. We will have appetizers from different countries and live music.

El Centro de Denver para los Estudios Internacionales en Montbello Los invita a: Nuestra Celebración de Aprendizaje del Otoño El jueves, el 17 de noviembre 5:30 -7:30 P.M. En DCISM 5000 Crown Blvd., Denver, CO 80239 (entren por la entrada principal de DCISM) Únanse con nuestros alumnos para que compartan sus proyectos de aprendizaje de servicio. Tendremos aperitivos de diferentes países y música en vivo. | Read More...
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Discover a World of Opportunity at the DPS Great Schools Expo!

Bring the entire family to visit with principals, teachers and students as well as learn more about programs and resources available to DPS families including the DPS SchoolChoice process, transportation and more. Families are also invited to go into the stadium to look out onto the football field!

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Enter at Gate 2 on the west side of the stadium.

To learn more, visit or call 720-423-3414.

Acompáñenos el miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2016, en la Exposición de Escuelas Excelentes de DPS, donde las familias pueden conocer a los representantes de las escuelas primarias, secundarias y preparatorias de DPS, incluyendo las escuelas tradicionales, chárter, de enfoque especial (Magnet) y de caminos intensivos.

Acuda con toda la familia y hable con los directores, maestros y estudiantes para obtener más información sobre los programas y recursos disponibles para las familias de DPS, incluyendo el proceso EscojoMiEscuela, el transporte y mucho más. Se invita también a las familias para que entren al estadio y vean la cancha de fútbol americano.

Miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2016
de 6:00 a 8:00 p. m.
Estadio Sports Authority Field en Mile High
Entre por el portón n.o 2 en el lado oeste del estadio.

Para obtener más información, visite o llame al 720-423-3414. | Read More...
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