Category Archives: Recent News

Spaghetti Challenge – Fun for All!

We are pleased to announce that the BFA STEM Committee’s first-ever Family Fun Night – Spaghetti Challenge was a huge success, with almost 100 participants attending the event on Thursday, March 9. Students from nearly every grade attended with their families to learn about engineering principles and compete to see who could build the tallest tower and […]

DI Team Brings Home a WINNER!!

Ben Franklin Academy’s Destination Imagination (DI) team consisting of current seventh grade students Grayson Wilt, Keian Martinez, Luke E. Smith, and Ryan Fillmore took first place at last Saturday’s South Metro Destination Imagination Regional Tournament held at Heritage High School!  The team did a great job with their core Improv competition. The Improv had to incorporate an expert, a competition, and […]

Congratulations to BFA’s TSA Team!

CONGRATULATIONS to BFA’s inaugural Technology Student Association (TSA) team!   Jennifer Kranz and Hailey Burt earned a second place finish at the Colorado TSA Conference on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Forensics Crime Scene Analysis competition. With a focus on fingerprint analysis, their second-place finish also qualifies them for the national TSA event. Their dedication, hard work, and a quick […]

Parent Satisfaction Survey

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) would like to invite you to complete the revised Parent Satisfaction Survey by end-of-day on Friday, Feb. 17. Your feedback is important to us, so please express your thoughts and opinions regarding the current BFA academic year. Please complete one survey per parent. In anticipation of your participation, we will […]

Call for Nominations for the BFA Board of Directors

The Succession Committee of the BFA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the BFA Board of Directors (“Board”) is open and will remain so until 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 17, 2023. The BFA Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and the policies that govern […]

Morning with Moms

The CEC is excited to host students and their moms (or other special adult) for a fun Morning with Moms from 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. The morning will begin in the Lightning (small) gym with light refreshments. Festivities will continue in the Thunder (big) gym with games and photo opportunities. We ask that […]

CDPHE Vaccine Requirements, Resources & the Exemption Process

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) would like us to remind parents that getting vaccinated is an important part of school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases. The letter linked here outlines vaccine requirements, important resources, as well as the exemption process. If you read through to the end of the […]

Sign Up for the JRMF Math Festival!

DCSD is hosting a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) for students in grades K-6 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Castle Rock Elementary. A math festival is a one-time event where children gather and explore math through puzzles. It’s the biggest math party around! Play-based math allows students to tackle activities with their creativity and […]

BFA Awarded Gifted and Talented Grant

The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented has selected Angela Bond as the recipient of their Classroom Mini Grant! Mrs. Bond applied for this grant to purchase strategy games for her classroom to address gifted learners’ unique affective and cognitive needs. These games will specifically address the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Gifted Programming Standards and Evidence Based Practices […]

Gifted Program Universal Screening

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DCSD and BFA are committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we’ve implemented Universal Screening for students in second grade (February).  Second Grade Universal Screening As part of this process, ALL students in second grade not identified for gifted programming will take […]