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Quarterly HOPE Community eNewsletter
October 2015
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Back to School Field Day Fun

Lots of smiles, cheering and memories were made at the 4th annual HOPE Field Day on Friday, Sept. 18th, at CU Denver Field on Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver. This was HOPE's largest Field Day, with nearly 800 HOPE students in K-8th grade taking part in the event from 11 Learning Centers throughout the Denver area. Read more about the event.

Field Day is just one example of the success of HOPE's Activities and Athletics program. In fact, HOPE's Activities and Athletics program is very unique and not currently offered at this scale in other school environments like HOPE. This program is important to HOPE students and Learning Center partners and contributes to the academic progress of our students. 

This fall, HOPE has a record number of sports teams, with 26 between soccer and volleyball. Our elementary soccer league, which is in its first year, is extremely popular! It has 11 teams from seven Learning Centers participating and draws dozens of spectators each Tuesday night, many of them parents and family members of the student players. Learn more about HOPE's growing Activities and Athletics program.

Don't miss out on the action! Join us for an upcoming HOPE sporting event or activity, or stay up-to-date on the latest HOPE Activities and Athletics news by following HOPE on social media.
HOPE increases its community presence
Three new Learning Centers, World Impact Academy in Commerce City, Power Learning Academy in Aurora and Rocky Mountain Integrative Academy in Westminster, joined HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op for the 2015/2016 school year. These three new centers are off to a great school year and have made an impact in the communities in which they serve. Read more here.
Alumnae give HOPE
The success of a program may be measured by the dedication of their alumni. This holds true for HOPE at Brighton Leadership Academy. Two alumnae of Brighton Leadership Academy are serving as paraprofessionals at the Learning Center this year. Read more here
HOPE Happenings
HOPE Connections

Being involved and active in the community is an important part of the HOPE learning model. Over the summer, HOPE was involved in several local events, such as the Black Arts Festival in Denver, as well as organized meet-and-greets for HOPE families and students before the start of the school year. We plan to continue these efforts in the coming year. Stay tuned for details. If you have suggestion of an event HOPE should be a part of, please reach out to us at info@hopeonline.org.  
Comic Books for Students

HOPE is proud to be the recipient of 1,000+ comic books donated by the Colorado Comic Book Enthusiasts. Once sorted, these will be used in HOPE Learning Centers to help our students with literacy and behavior management. This group plans to make future contributions to HOPE. Read more on HOPE's Facebook page
Summer Learning
Boot Camp

Learning didn't end for some HOPE students in May. This summer dozens of students completed a several week skill building course. We hope this will help the students in their academic growth this fall. View more photos here
Wrestling Star

One of our Universal students, Jerzie, earned BIG honors over the summer as a competitive wrestler. Learn more
Clothing Bank Open House

Nearly 150 visited HOPE's Back-to-School Clothing Bank Open House on Aug. 28th-29th in Aurora. This is an effort that HOPE has put together for several years now as we feel it is important to ensure that our students have the tools they need to succeed. Community donations, as well as unclaimed lost and found items from Douglas County Schools, HOPE's charter authorizer, provide HOPE with the clothing items to fulfill families' needs. Learn more about this effort on HOPE's Facebook page. For more information on the clothing bank and how you can help, contact Melanie Stone at 720-402-3016.  
Arts Across Cultures

HOPE puts a strong emphasis on arts education through our Arts Across Cultures program. Our program focuses on community partnerships and is expanding this year thanks to a partnership with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. In August before the start of school, students at our I AM Academy painted a mural at their Learning Center side-by-side with world-renowned artists in town from Japan. Learn more about this project.  
Congratulations Graduates!


 
Upcoming Events
Watch for updates at HOPEco-op.org
HOPE Calendar 
(includes Fall Sports Schedule)



Oct. 8th: Art Show

Oct. 15th: College Fair

Jan. 14th: Senior Day

Jan. 28th: Talent Show


Help shape our future! We are looking for parents and community members who are interested in planning and evaluating HOPE's instructional program to join our Accountability Committee. Learn more on our website.
Questions about Voices of HOPE:
Amanda Kalina, Communications Manager, amanda.kalina@hopeonline.org, 720-402-3035 

HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op
373 Inverness Parkway, Suite 205
Englewood, CO 80112
720-402-3000

At HOPE, our pillars – Attend, Achieve, Affiliate, Aspire – influence our learning culture. The motivation for all our decisions and everything we do on behalf of our students is represented by these four principles.
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