GVA Douglas County
In December, many families at GVA DC participated in Colorado Gives Day, a state wide giving campaign. Many families chose to donate to GVA DC on this day. The school also formed their very first basketball team and celebrated Holidays Around the World with their Annual Bake Sale.
January was exciting for the school's basketball team (and coach!) as they had the opportunity to meet Von Miller, from the Denver Broncos! The students went to practice at a local gym and Miller and others from the Denver Broncos were playing ball on their reserved court. Later on, the Dragons got a surprise visit from Mr. Miller as he came back to their court to acknowledge the hard work of our athletes. With all smiles and envy, he gave a high five to each and every player on the team. He even took a team picture with our Dragons!
In January, Principal Bush was nominated in the 2019 Hall of Fame as School Leader of the Year by Colorado League of Charter Schools.
The middle school students raised an impressive $750 with their Valentine Candy-Gram fundraiser in February. The proceeds will be used towards their class trip. The school launched Sources of Strength this month. It is a best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse.