Garfield Re-2 says thanks |

Garfield Re-2 says thanks

Theresa Hamilton
Director of Districtwide Services
Theresa Hamilton
Staff Photo |

The Garfield Re-2 School District honored outgoing school board members Chris Pearson, Scott Doherty and Patrick Burwell at the Oct. 13 school board meeting. The three combined have served a total of 20 years on the board and they will be greatly missed.

Also at this school board meeting, Garfield Re-2 and Wamsley Elementary principal Kathi Senor honored Columbine Ford as Business of the Month, Aaron Hermiller as Teacher of the Month, Brenna Wright as Volunteer of the Month and Jennifer Vogt as Staff member of the month. Thank you for your service and dedication to the students of Garfield Re-2 School District.

October is National Principal Month

Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication and determination that provide the mobilizing force behind any school reform effort. October is National Principals Month and the Garfield Re-2 School District would like to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education.

Todd Ellis (Rifle High School), Rick Elertson (Coal Ridge High School), Kevin Marlatt (Rifle Middle School), Jeena Williams (Riverside Middle School), Kathi Senor (Wamsley Elementary), Heather Matthews (Graham Mesa Elementary), Rich Hills (Highland Elementary), Kelly Detlefsen (Cactus Valley Elementary), Lisa Pierce (Elk Creek Elementary), and Jana Price (Kathryn Senor Elementary) all love what they do and enjoy the many opportunities to share in the learning journeys of the children in their schools.

“Principals are not only the educational leaders in their buildings, they are the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning, and they personally matter to every student that walks through the schoolhouse door,” said Garfield Re-2 Superintendent Dave Lindenberg. “National Principals Month gives us the opportunity to stop and reflect on the incredible impact principals have on the children of our nation.”

Thank you principals of Garfield Re-2 School District, across the valley, the state and the nation for your hard work and dedication to our students.

Oct. 12 to 16 was National School Lunch week.

Over the last several years, Garfield Re-2 School District Nutritional Services Department has become a leader in Colorado because of their foresight in improving the nutritional content of school lunches. In Garfield Re-2 almost all food is made from scratch. Processed foods have been nearly eliminated, all breads are whole grain, and chocolate milk is no longer served.

Nationally, nutrition services departments serve more than 31 million children every school day, through the federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP), providing nutritionally balanced, healthy meals. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet the USDA’s nutrition standards by: ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week; substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods; offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties; limiting calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and increasing the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.

Thank you Garfield Re-2 Nutritional Services staff for providing our students healthy school lunches every day.

Theresa Hamilton is the director of districtwide services for the Garfield School District Re-2, serving Rifle, Silt and New Castle. Contact her at 665-7621.

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