Sixty35: 5 Questions: Dr. Wendy Birhanzel
Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, Superintendent of Harrison School District 2, has been named 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives.
Gazette: Harrison District 2 leader recognized as Colorado Superintendent of the Year: 'It's all about the kids'
Wendy Birhanzel received the 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year award before hundreds of supportive students, principals, staff and community members at Sierra High School.
Choice Enrollment Now Open
If you would like to request that your student attend a school other than the attendance area of your address, now is the time to fill out the Choice form.
Dr. Wendy Birhanzel named 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year!
Dr. Birhanzel shared that this award is an honor for the whole district. “This is the best news! Our staff and students have worked for this day for so long, and they are why I stand here today. We are honored to be recognized, and I will advocate for our school districts all over our state as Colorado’s Superintendent of the Year.”
CS Indy: Meet the Pikes Peak region’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advocacy winners for 2022
Read about our Superintendent Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, one of this year’s Transformational Leaders award winners!
D2 has a new look!
While our students and staff enjoyed their well-deserved summer break, the District worked behind the scenes to revamp the district’s brand that has been around for decades.
KKTV: Free before- and after-school child care for Harrison School District 2 families already has over 1,000 students enrolled
D-2 kindergarten to fifth graders can show up to 14 locations in the district five days a week. The program began in August and already has about 1,012 students enrolled.
Register Now for Adult Education Classes
Beginning in August 2021, D2 will offer FREE Adult Education and English Classes. Continue reading for details and registration sign-up.
Video: HSD2 Addressing Equity in Education
From daily dose 719: COVID has created challenges for schools and families across the US but in many ways it brought us together. HSD2 has been working to address inequities long before COVID, which put them ahead of the game for providing resources for families in the district.
No-Cost College for HSD2 Graduates
The Dakota Promise provides free college tuition and academic support to every qualifying high school graduate in the school district.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Lockout/Lockdown Parent Handout
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) has changed terminology this year. View the English and Spanish flyer.
Enroll in Free Tuition Preschool at CPCD/Head Start
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June 16, 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
We want to share this flyer from NAMI with some of the services NAMI is providing for our community. If you are interested in these and other programs, please visit www.namicoloradosprings.org
Giberson Elementary is a beautiful and expansive residential school situated next to the picturesque Giberson Park. At Giberson, we cherish our students and families by growing not only the academic growth and achievement of our students but their social and emotional well-being as well. To ensure the best for our students, we focus on nine-character traits that are foundational to building strong character and habits through a program called Capturing Kids' Hearts. Those traits are Empathy, Self-Direct, Teamwork, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Courage, Perseverance, and Integrity. Using Capturing Kids' Hearts, all students are greeted at the front door and in their classroom by nurturing and caring adults. Students learn through daily character lessons, and we use Dojo points, and the ROAR store to reinforce positive behavior.
More Reasons for Choosing Giberson
• 3 Specials - Physical Education, Music, and Art
• An engaged Student Council
• Highly qualified and dedicated Staff
• Community Events, Literacy Nights, and more
Plus Multiple Extended Learning Opportunities
• Girls on the Run
• Mindfulness Club
• Honor Choir
• Chess Club
• Minecraft Club
• Craft Club
• First LEGO League
• Hoopsters League
• Dragons & Dinos
• YES Club
• Chillin' with Board Games
• Fuel UP to Play 60
• After-school Tutoring
We welcome our families, support our community, and appreciate the opportunity to serve the needs of our students, come check us out!