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Our middle school students have worked very hard and have entered a really cool contest! From October 17th  through October 24th, we ALL HAVE TO VOTE AND HAVE OUR CLASSES GO ONLINE TO VOTE FOR MARIANA LEON’S AWCPA SUBMISSION!  Vote more than once! The winner (hopefully Mariana Leon) will have their artwork wrapped around a 40 ft. RTD bus and will be seen by thousands of people!
 
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The “I Heart My RTD” Student Art Contest is a pilot program, with RTD partnering with Denver metro school districts to promote the benefits of public transportation to our youth in a fun and creative way.
 
More than 2,400 middle school students from the Aurora and Cherry Creek school districts are competing for a chance to have their artwork displayed on the side of a 40-foot RTD bus. Each participating school will select two finalists. Then, RTD picks one entry from each school to be put up for voting.  Then, the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
 
Online voting begins Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 24. Cast your vote online at rtdartcontest.com and encourage your friends and family to vote! One grand prize winner from each district will be announced on Oct. 31. 
 
The winners will work directly with RTD's creative team to transform their art into a bus design. A celebratory event will be held with the schools where the wrapped bus will be unveiled. All entries will be featured inside RTD's buses, so keep an eye out for some great art on your favorite route.
 
PLEASE VOTE FOR MARIANA LEON’S SUBMISSION!!!!!!!!!
 

 

2014 – 2015 Registration and Orientation

July 21st =  10th ,11th , 12th grade Registration – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 22nd  = 8th grade Registration - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 23rd –9th grade Orientation & Registration – 1:00 pm  – 3:30 pm

July 24th - 9th grade Orientation (Group picture ,Class Motto) 1:00 pm - 3:00

July 24th = 7th grade Registration - 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July 23, July 24 & July 25th = 6th grade Orientation and Registration – 8:30 am – 11:30 am

 

2014–2015 Supply Lists

The supply lists for the 2014–2015  school year are in. Please make sure to choose the appropriate list for the student's grade. 

High School Supply List

6-8 Grade Supply List

Lifetouch Photo Registration

Aurora West Prep - Email Flyer - Y1

9th Grade Panoramic Picture

Panoramic Flyer - 9th Grade Only at Aurora West Prep

Ronald McDonald House

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On March 23rd, The SHARP Sistas went to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, and made breakfast for the families there.

 

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After Prom Info

Please remind your parents about the $20.00 that is due on April 2, 2014. This is to pay for After Prom.
 
Your Parents can bring the money and pay Ms. Kandi.
Ms. Kandi will give your parent  a receipt with your name on it as a record that you have paid for After Prom.
If we do not get the money we cannot have After Prom.
We need your parent support.
Thank you Class of 2014 and 2015
Mrs. Washington

Anthony Wilson on CHILL

 
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Anthony Wilson (6th grade) was one of the participants of the CHILL snowboarding program at AWCPA.  This year, the local CHILL Manager, Randy George, was able to take one of the Colorado youth to Vail before the US Open to snowboard, meet Jake Burton (the founder of Burton Boards), as well as several of the members of the professional Burton Snowboard Team, and speak about how CHILL impacted his life.
 
Randy said that Anthony did an amazing job.  While he was snowboarding, he was hitting jumps, hit the mini half-pipe, and hit two rails.  He was did an amazing job with his speech.  He got a standing ovation and cheers from some of the best snowboarders in the world, and got immediate high fives from Jake Burton, and professional snowboarders Kevin Pearce, and Tim Ossler.  He represented AWCPA well, and was definitely a SHARP Spartan.
 
Way to go Anthony!
 
Below is a copy of his statement:
 
 
 

CHILL Snowboarding

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CHILL started in Vermont through Burton Boards, and is in its 10th season in Denver. The Mission of The Chill Foundation is to provide opportunities to at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports.  This is a free learn to snowboard program for underserved youth ages 10-18.  Burton provides all of the gear for free, and Loveland Ski Resort provided instructors, and lessons for free for six weeks on Sundays.  The students rode to Loveland on a Coach bus with the other Colorado youth that participated in the program.  During the bus ride, the students were participated in weekly activities that focused on the weekly theme, which were patience, persistence, responsibility, respect, courage, and pride.  

 

 

Mon National Day

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On February 15th, several of our students participated in Mon National day, and some of our staff came to enjoy the festivities.

Today, Mon people around the world wholeheartedly celebrate the 67th Anniversary of Mon National
Day in honor of the founding day of Mon Kingdom, Hongsawatoi (Pegu). The kingdom was founded by the two Mon princes, Samala and Wimala on the 1sr Wane of Maik (11rh month of Mon Lunar calendar) in 1116 B.E (573A.D). On this historic day, we urge Mons around the world to be united and work together for the Mon national cause.

The Hunger Games

All of the 7th grade is reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. They are learning about culture in the novel and connecting it to themselves as we all read it. We are also using the identity of the characters to help students write about their own identities in narratives. “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

El Sistema Orchestra

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Five AWCPA students, attended the APS El Sistema Orchestra program held at Hinkley High School this summer.

These students attended four hour rehearsals every day beginning June 10th and ended the camp by performing a concert on Friday, June 21.  The orchestra was conducted by Dr. Arturo Gonzalez.  Members of the Aurora Symphony volunteered their time each day to coach the students. The Orchestra performed the Overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson and Selections from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Rock Climbing Trip

The 18th of May was a pleasant spring day in Aurora, Colorado. The morning was cool and the air crisp. Deans of Students, Ms. Addison and Mr. Simpson awoke early, and rendezvoused with their respective groups, the SHARP Sistas’ and Brothas’, in the A’ West parking lot. Students stepped into the school van, and the drive to Golden, Colorado, home of the Colorado School of Mines, as well as gateway to some of the bigger canyons and rock crags in the Front Range commenced.

Meanwhile, Ms. Jodi Doyle, Truancy Advocate, Mr. Kardaleff, eighth grade social studies teacher, and Mr. Lipson, school counselor were already at North Table Mountain setting up top-rope rocks climbs for the sistas’ and brothas’.

At 8:00, Mr. Lipson met the crew of students and Deans in the lower North Table Mountain parking area. Students tightened their shoelaces, and back pack straps, and drank from their water bottles before hiking to the base of the cliff; a twenty minute uphill work out.

Students helped one another out on the approach hike. Those who felt strong carried others’ items. People stayed together, and looked out for one another’s safety and well-being.

At the base of the cliff, students took turns climbing various routes on the volcanic rock walls. Climbs were of various degrees of difficulty. The SHARP Sistas’ took the lead, and demonstrated how to get things done - climbing, resting when needed, and then pushing on towards the top.

For some participants, success was measured having hiked from parking lot to cliff base. For others, the experience was not complete until all available climbs had been attempted. Back in the parking lot, students and staff created metaphors inspired by the day’s climbs. Word and phrases like perseverance, compassion, healthy fun, good company, and finishing what one starts were discussed. It appears that lessons from rock climbing can be used in everyday life; including success in school.

Perhaps when AWCPA takes another climbing trip, you will want to join us?

 
   
   
   
 

Band Camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Rivera and Lisa Bingham were nominated and selected to attend the Colorado Masonic Band Camp.

The five-day Band Camp will be conducted by the University of Northern Colorado and their band staff.  Students are sponsored by Masonic Lodges and affiliated bodies throughout Colorado.  The band will play a concert on the UNC Campus July 3rd and march in the Greeley Rocky Mountain Stampede Parade, in Greeley Colorado on Thursday, July 4th.

 

Congratulations Amber and Lisa!

Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy sixth-grade student Aleksa Thomas is poised to become a great leader, and she recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to sharpen her skills.

Teachers and other mentors throughout the community selected Thomas to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual event offers mature, high-achieving middle school students the opportunity to learn about leadership by studying the leaders of the past and by focusing on social advocacy to make a positive impact in their homes and communities.

Conference sessions are designed to educate, inspire and motivate students by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them through high school and beyond. Students receive personal guidance and direction from dedicated and experienced faculty advisors and are also provided with materials designed to foster self-directed experiential learning.

No Place For Hate

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy is officially designated a No Place for Hate campus for 2012-2013 by the ADL - Anti-Defamation League (Mountain States).

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Madeline Cahill Essay

Maleah Bennett Essay

 

Honor Roll


Congratulations to our honor roll students! We are all very proud of them and the hard work they put in every day.

2013 3A Confluence League Player of the Year

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy junior Amber Corbett is proving that she's not your average basketball player. The Lady Spartans' captain was recently named the 2013 3A Confluence League Player of the Year. 

"It's a great honor and shows that all of the hard work that I put in is paying off," Corbett said.

Corbett racked up some impressive stats in the 3A classification this season, including a number one ranking in scoring and three-point percentage. She also ranked in the top 25 in assists, blocks and free throws.

Aside from her talents on the basketball court, Corbett is making the grade in the classroom as well. Currently, she takes college classes at CCA. In fact, one of Corbett's most memorable moments during the season was a particular game where she only played three quarters. She had to leave for a scholarship interview and was pleased to find out that the Lady Spartans won the game.

"Having the team come in and tell me that we won ... it was definitely the highlight," Corbett said.

Corbett's success this season should come as no surprise, as she used the offseason to play for the Colorado Rush basketball team and attend the University of Colorado Basketball camp. She has also played for the Boys and Girls Club and helped run the open gym for the Lady Spartans at Aurora West.

Hats off to you, Amber! 

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AWCPA

10100 E. 13th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303-366-2671
FAX: 303-326-1260
Principal: Brian Duwe
School Hours: 7:45-3:15

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