Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 09/26/2019
Principal's Message

Standley Lake High School

9300 W 104th Ave

Phone: (303) 982-3311                                                                  

October 2019

Dear Standley Lake High School Students and Families,


Parent/Teacher Conferences October 2nd 2:00 pm -- 7:00 pm

PSAT Practice Date – Wednesday, October 2nd  (during school hours)

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be taking a practice version of the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and SAT, respectively.  Families will receive the data from these assessments. We will work with students and families on data analysis and how to use the data to prepare for taking the SAT test their junior year.  The official SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 9 will be in April 2020. 

Seniors should take advantage of this day for career planning and college visits. Counselors can help guide your student in this endeavor. Students will receive their test results on October 29th and can attend the College Drive information session from 5:30-7:00 to help interpret their results.

Homecoming Week 10/7-10/12

Oct. 7- Regular Schedule- America themed- Soccer and Volleyball Games

Oct. 8- 8am-12- per. 1-8- 25 min classes.- Jersey Day- Taste of Homecoming/ Powderpuff Game- Softball Game

Oct. 9- Wed Block Schedule- Surfer Day- Movie Night “Aladdin” - Softball fields @ 6:30 pm. $3 per person and concessions available for purchase. 

Oct. 10- Thurs Block Schedule- PJ Day-Gymnastics Invitational.

Oct. 11- Homecoming assembly- 37 minute classes- Class colors- Frosh-White, Soph-Green, Juniors-blue; Seniors- toga..  Football game @ 7:30 @ NAAC.

Oct. 12- Homecoming Dance- 7-11 pm in the SLHS gym. Tickets available for purchase online (9/30-10/10)- Jeffco connect- $20--Must meet the 95% attendance policy to attend the dance/ less than 16 unexcused absences.  No other theme days have been approved by administration and Student Council. Please show your pride by participating in these themed days.

Bell Schedule: SLHS Daily Bell Schedule 

IB-MYP @ SLHS-Standley Lake High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering both the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program.  While our diploma program serves a cohort of 11th and 12 graders, the Middle Years Program serves all of our students, inclusive of all interests and academic abilities. 

This class incorporates the MYP framework to help our students become active, compassionate learners.  By making practical connections between what they learn in this course and the real world, we can help them become responsible participants in local, national, and global communities.  

For more information on the MYP program and its framework, please consult the IB page on our website.

Visiting SLHS and School SafetyVisitors during school hours should check in and out at the Security desk or main office.  We will be meeting with all students and staff the first two weeks of school to go over our safety and security protocols.  Please talk with your student about the security measures in our school. Although we have safety plans in place, we cannot rely on these measures alone.  The best way to keep our school safe is to communicate concerns to school administrators and security staff. If you “See Something, Say Something,” cannot be stressed enough.  Thank you for your help in following our school safety guidelines.

Safe to Tell

SLHS and Jeffco encourage students and families to utilize Colorado Safe2Tell to report safety concerns.  The following is from Colorado Safe2Tell: Safe2Tell Colorado wants every student to know - telling isn't "snitching.” Telling is when you need to keep yourself or someone you know safe from threats, harmful behaviors or dangerous situations. All student IDs have the Safe2Tell contact information on the back of the ID.  We also encourage students to reach out to a trusted adult in the school when needed.  Thank you for your cooperation and support!

We look forward to the planning process for our bond improvements in September of 2020. Construction projects will extend into 2023.  

Students Succeed When Parent/Guardians are Involved

  • SLHS recommends parent/guardians volunteer in our school community an average of 1 hour per month.
  • We have numerous opportunities for families to engage in our school community
  • A few examples include: participation in a booster(Athletics/Activities, FOSLIB, Music) organization; tutoring; library help; chaperoning dances and events; attending concerts, athletic events; volunteering on our After Prom Team; attending GET Accountability.
  • Look for monthly opportunities in our newsletter sent via email to families and thanks for getting involved!

Standley Lake Accountability Team (GET) next meeting Monday October 21st.

The GET team meets monthly on a Monday from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. in the Library  This team of parents, staff, students, and community members are charged with serving as the school accountability committee in compliance with Colorado Senate Bill 13-193.  This is a great group of folks and all are encouraged to attend and participate!


The SLHS PTSA meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  See SLHS PTSA 

I would like to invite and encourage you to get involved and become an active member of the Gator Community!

We have so many wonderful opportunities for our students and Standley Lake HIgh School stands united GATOR STRONG.   Thank you for your support as we undertake the important mission of educating your student in a safe, positive, and academically challenging environment.  


Todd A. Rago


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