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Enrichments

enrichment opportunitiesEnrichments are designed to build critical thinking skills while igniting interest and curiosity in one’s options beyond middle school.In collaboration with community partners, parents, teachers and students, Beacon Schools offer a diversified programmatic spectrum of opportunities, allowing students to explore interests and professions that they may otherwise not experience.

These opportunities contribute to our mission of developing students wholistically, academically, personally and professionally, while preparing all learners for college and career.

Enrichment time creates personalized learning environments for individual students, as reflected in their daily schedules, fostering a unique program that empowers our students intellectually in an expansive manner. Beacon Network Schools offer a wide array of enrichment activities to all students including: advanced, intermediate and interventions in language arts and math, and classes in STEM, Leadership, Arts and Culture, Athletics, and Humanities.

    Classes are taught by BNS teachers or community providers and change every quarter. Enrichments provide students with incredible opportunities that are outside of the realm of the traditional school day, and may include field trips off campus (e.g., symphonies, plays, museums, etc.). Teachers create innovative classes to teach and share their interests and talents with students. Community-based organizations and experts in a variety of fields provide students with enrichment opportunities in school. Students have the opportunity to sign up for enrichments from a catalog of many different class offerings each quarter. BNS Middle School Sports are integrated into enrichments. Students practice daily during enrichment and play games both at BNS and at other Denver Public Schools. Every student has the opportunity to try out for any team. In addition, enrichments provide non-traditional athletic programming such as martial arts, tennis, rugby, etc. All enrichment providers are required to go through a contracting process which includes background checks. 

    The Beacon Zone provides services to Beacon Schools aligned to the BNS vision of enrichments. Services include: identification of teachers and providers to offer enrichment classes, scheduling of classes, organizing stipends, contracting with providers, fundraising and grant writing, and evaluating student interests and needs and the quality of enrichment classes and provider services

    ATHLETICS AND SPORTS

    At KBMS, we love to practice hard, play hard and win! However, winning and playing hard come second and third to being a good sport and showing good sportsmanship. Positive attitudes are required. Negative talk and play are not tolerated at practice or at games by players, coaches or parents. We cannot control the other team but we can control how we represent our school. GO Dolphins!

    Early Fall:

    • Cross country
    • Softball
    • Boys Soccer

    Late Fall:

    • Flag Football
    • Volleyball

    Winter:

    • Girls Basketball
    • Boys Basketball

    Early Spring:

    • Floor Hockey

    Late Spring:

    • Girls Soccer
    • Baseball

     

    For each sport there are multiple requirements.

    • $25 fee per sport
    • Current physical (school must have copy before tryouts, practice or play)
    • Parent permission/emergency contact form (school must have copy before tryouts, practice or play)
    • Must maintain academic and behavior eligibility. 2.6 or higher

    Students are not guaranteed a spot on any team. All students must try out for each sport they want to play. 

    Student athletes must have a ride home or be able to walk home after games. No exceptions. 

    Transportation to and from all away games will be provided to student athletes by DPS.

    There is no guaranteed time that games will finish or busses will be back, so flexibility by the student athletes’ family is a must.

    It is recommended that you provide your student athletes with water and snacks. This is not required but recommended. Having water & something to eat before and after practice/games can really help your athletes’ performance. 

     

    Athletics during COVID-19

    Currently Boys Soccer and cross country have been cancelled for early fall and will hopefully be moved to the spring. Denver Public Schools has decided to move ahead with softball. GBMS and KBMS have decided that it is in our best interest to keep our students, families and coaches safe and will not participate during this Remote Learning season. 20 of the 32 middle schools offering athletics in DPS have made the same decision to decline to participate in Softball. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We look forward to offering school based athletics in the near future and value the importance of athletics in the development of our students. If you plan on playing Middle School Sports at GBMS or KBMS make sure you get an up to date physical, physicals are good for one year. Thank you for your understanding.

    https://dpsfoundation.org/middle-school-sports/

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