Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy has been designated a 2013-2015 Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network, Read More
IMAGINE AND ACHIEVE!
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy is a K-10 public magnet school serving students in southwest Denver (K-12 coming in 2014). As one of the few public arts schools serving students in grades K-12 we are highly innovative in our daily educational approaches. Our classroom environments are based on research that includes active learning, experiential investigation and integrated arts. These practices are vital for the development of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement inherent in lifelong learning.Inspired to achieve through imaginative explorations, students at KCAA can expect the following unique opportunities:
- A focus on knowing each child and supporting unique learning styles and needs
- An environment rich with arts materials, technology and abundant possibilities
- An array of daily arts classes with teaching artists, in addition to the arts infused into all standards-based core curriculum; career arts strands of choice for upper level students
- An environment that values questions and questing for answers, creativity and imagination in all products, individuality above uniformity and excellence above standardized performance
- Opportunities for mentor ships and internships in artistic career areas
- A culture of respect, encouragement and collaboration for each child, parent and teacher
5/6/13 – Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy has been designated a 2013-2015 Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network, Read More
5/9/13 and 5/10/13 – Spring Musical Into the Woods
5/4/13 – Chess Challenge
5/2/13 – Latin Dance Festival YouTube Video
5/2/13 – Latin Dance Festival
5/2/13 – Latin Dance Festival
4/30/13-5/2/13 – 8th Grade Trip to Estes Park
4/29/13 – Elementary End of year test window opens.
4/26/13 Skakespeare Festival
4/26/13 High School Dance
4/24/13 – 7th Grade Field Trip to Coors Field
4/22/13-4/26/13 KCAA Spirit Week and Volunteer Appreciation Week
4/19/13 – Colorado Creative Careers Festival
4/19/13 – Skate City
4/16/13 – Work on the Mural
4/9/2013 – Snow Day
4/5/13 – April First Friday Upcycle competition
3/16/13 – High School DC fundraiser Garage Sale
3/14/13 – Just one Parent night – KCAA to College
3/13/13 – TCAP Testing Grades 3-10
3/12/13 - TCAP Testing Grades 3-10
3/11/13 - TCAP Testing Grades 3-10
3/7/13 – Report cards / progress reports come home.
3/7/13 – Thrift Store Fashion Show – Black Box
3/1/13 March First Friday “What is Art”
2/28/14 Parent Meeting TCAP preparation
2/28/13 Intent to Return Forms are due
2/27/13 – TCAP testing, 3rd Grade
2/26/13 – TCAP Testing, 3rd Grade
2/22/13 Box Tops Collection
2/21/13 Aack Improv High School Fundraiser – Sold out show!
2/18/13 No School Presidents Day
2/19/13 No School Teacher Planning day
2/14/13 Happy Valentines Day!
As a reminder there will be no flowers, balloons, bouquets etc. These can not be stored in the office, brought to the classrooms or the cafeteria. Thank you for your support on this.
2/11/13 Parent Teacher Conferences
Kindergarten – 5th grade
Notes went home last week in Thursday folders and appointments were scheduled as needed. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your teacher directly.
6th Grade – invites went home and students should have returned them to Mr. Jessen. Conferences will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Parents contact Mr. Jessen with any further questions.
7th grade has called parents who they would like to see at conferences. They will have a sign in the nights of (Monday and Tuesday) 4-8 and they sent home a letter in the newsletter. If you will need more than 10 minutes the 7th grade team is available Tuesday morning by appointment.
8th grade is hosting the conferences in the upper hallway outside the doors of each room and is first come first serve basis, each will be held to about 15 minutes. If we feel we need a longer period of time with a family we will schedule a longer appointment at that time. They will be held on Monday and Tuesday 4-8 both nights
High school a robo call went home regarding conferences. They are drop-in and parents do not need to schedule an appointment. Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-8.
2/9/13 Mayor Hancock At KCAA 9-11 Video
2/11/13 -2/15/13 KCAA Book Fair – Upper Library
2/6/13 – 2/26/13 Online Shopping for KCAA Book Fair
1/25/13 Parent tour of College Campus
1/18/13 Modified lock Down DRILL, this was just a Drill
1/16/13 Future of KCAA Parent Meeting
1/8/13 School Store is now Open
1/8/13 Welcome to 2013 – school year is half way over!!
12/20/12 Progress Reports going home, Middle and High are mailed.
12/14/12 Thoughts and Prayers are with Connecticut
12/21/12 – 1/7/13 – Winter Break, there will be no School.
12/14/12 Sold Out Bacon
12/12/12 – Winter has arrived, dress warmly!!
12/7/12 – First Friday – “Blue Carpet”
December 1st Friday Press Release December 1st Friday is Friday, December 7th, 2012! Come Dressed to the 9′s (Dressed to impress!)
12/7/12 – Enrollment has begun for 5th and 8th grade students
12/7/12 – Afterschool Class registration begins
12/3/12 – Power is out
11/30/12 SKATE CITY!!
11/21/12 – 11/23/12 No school in observation of Thanksgiving
11/12/2012 – No School in observation of Veteran’s Day
11/8/12 – Parent Meeting
11/7/12 – Spirit Day, wear KCAA gear / colors
11/2/2012 – First Friday!
10/31/2012 – Happy Dragonween
In the spirit of Halloween, KCAA will be hosting dragon costume contest. Dragon consumes only please.
10/26/2012 – Message from the Principal
10/25 & 26/2012 – Enjoy Fall Break
No school for students
10/8-12/2012 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Please contact your child’s teacher for information and available time slots for parent teacher conferences.
10/4 & 5/2012 – Save the Date for the Staff Musical
The all staff musical Romeo and Harriet will be showing Oct. 4 & 5. Please come and see your teachers brave the stage in this hilarious comedy.
9/29/12 – 10/19/12 – KCAA BOOK FAIR
The book fair will be available during the week of parent teacher conferences (Oct 8-12), but why wait? You can begin shopping on line now.
9/28/2012 – KCAA Sports Update
7th Grader Blayze Jessen took 1st Place at the Lincoln Invitational with a time of 9 minutes, 27 seconds!
9/27/2012 – ACT PLAN & EXPLORE
8th, 9th, and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT PLAN and EXPLORE tests on the morning of September 27th. Please make sure that your student has a good breakfast and arrives to school prepared.
9/21/2012 – Assessment Day
KCAA WILL NOT have school for ALL students (K-10) on September 21st so that teachers can score the beginning of year writing assessments.
9/18 & 19/2012 – Beginning of Year Assessments
All grades will be in testing environments on September 18th and 19th in order to complete the Beginning of Year Writing Assessments.
9/12/12 – Denver Post and Arts in DPS Schools
Check out the positive support the Denver Post gave to KCAA.
ALL MS SPORTS ARE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
9/10/12 – Assessment Day
We will have school on Friday September 14. Any students missing school on September 14th need to be excused by contacting the front office at 720-424-0207. KCAA will recognize September 21 as the assessment day for ALL students. For questions about the school year, please reference the school calendar or your student’s handbook.
8/30/12 - 2012-13 CSC Nominations
The Collaborative School Committee is seeking nominations for the new school year. Please use the forms provided here in English and Spanish to submit your nominations.
Welcome to the 2012/13 school year here at KCAA!
We have had an amazing first week! This is the weekly e-newsletter that will come every Friday during the school year.
There will be pictures and updates of the amazing activities going on here for our students, staff and community.
- KCAA will be closed Monday September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the weekend with your family!
- Girls softball and co-ed cross-country is starting up. There have been signs around the building asking students to sign up. If your stunted is int rested pleas have them check in the main office for more information.
- Back to school night is coming soon! On Thursday September 13th we will hold our School-wide Back to school night! From 6-8pm. Please check with your student’s teacher for more information. Updates and schedule will follow next week.
- After school classes will start up on Monday September 10th. Class lists and locations will be posted in the main office on Wednesday September 5th. Please contact Margaret Mills at 720-341-7281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kunsmiller’s Collaborative School Committee (CSC) has open positions for parents volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the CSC, please complete one of the nomination forms (English or Spanish) and return it to the school office before or on September 7, 2012. Forms will also be available electronically on our website.
Thank you for an amazing first week. The weather looks like it will be getting cooler soon!
2012-13 CSC Nominations
First Day of School
Registration will be held August 16 (11:00 – 7:00) and August 17 (7:00 – 3:00) at KCAA. ALL STUDENTS need to come to registration. In an effort to expedite the registration process your registration packets have been sent home to review and complete prior to coming to the building. Please bring all forms back to KCAA to complete your student’s registration process.
May 21, 2012 – Weekly Update
CSC Needs Your Help – please take their survey as soon as possible.
May 7, 2012 – Weekly Update
Finals May 16, 17, 18 – see attached finals schedule.
Boys Baseball Wins – Play off game scheduled for May 10th at KCAA.
Boys baseball beat Henry yesterday 6-0 to win the Southwest Division!
No School for all students May4th – Teacher Assessment Day
April 27, 2012 – Weekly Update
Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th All in the Timing
April 13, 2012 – Weekly Update
Weekly Updates are now sent straight to your home computer via email – to sign up for the Mail Chimp service please visit the main office.
February 27, 2012 – Weekly Update
February 17,2012 – Weekly Update
Want help paying for college? Free Workshops in DPS
MS Girls Basketball has made it to the FINALS - their first playoff game with be held at East High School tomorrow, 2/15 at 3:45pm. Let’s Go Dragons!
February 10, 2012 – Weekly Update
February 2, 2012 – Weekly Update
January 27, 2012 – Weekly Update
January 20, 2012 – Weekly Update
DON’T BE LEFT OUT – Mandatory parent meeting January 12, 2012 at 4:45.
Parent Teacher Conferences are COMING! February 13-16… more information will be coming.
THERE’S STILL TIME – room is still available in the afterschool PTO enrichment classes. See flyer.
December 9, 2011 – Weekly Update
December 8, 2011 – FINALS NEXT WEEK! – students will not be able to make up finals after winter break
December 2, 2011 – Weekly Update
November 22, 2011 – December First Friday: a Season of Flair
November 18, 2011 – Weekly Update
November 10,2011 – Weekly Update
November 4, 2011 – Weekly Update
October 27, 2011 – Weekly Update
October 27, 2011 – Zumba Fitness for adults is coming to KCAA
REPOST – October 14, 2011 – KCAA welcomes Lifebound Parent Classes beginning November 2nd (spanish)
October 27, 2011 – 6th grade field trip to dinosaur ridge canceled due to snow
October 26, 2011 – WE WILL BE HOSTING ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITES TODAY
October 26, 2011 – Winter Weather – How to find information about school closures
October 24, 2011 – Press Release
October 21, 2011 – Weekly Update
October 20, 2011 – Fall Festivities are right around the corner, come join us after school Thursday 10/27
October 17, 2011 – Bookmark Contest to be judged at November 1st Friday (11/2) (spanish)
October 14, 2011 – Weekly Update
October 14, 2011 – KCAA welcomes Lifebound Parent Classes beginning November 2nd (spanish)
October 7, 2011 – Weekly Update
October 12th-13th, 2011- Book Fair 8am-7pm or online
October 6, 2011 – Parent Conferences Coming
September 30, 2011 – AIGA Press Release
September 30, 2011 – Weekly Update
September 23, 2011 – Weekly Update
September 22, 2011 – First Friday’s return to KCAA beginning in October. See Mr. Castillo’s press release here.
Check out the Shakespeare Festival