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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/CoalCreek.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/CoalCreek.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}Coal Creek Elementary resides in the quaint town of Louisville, Colorado, which is just southeast of greater Boulder.  Named as the best Small Town to Live by Money Magazine in 2015, with our Colorado sunshine, 1,800 acres of open space, and both the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver just a short drive away, Louisville is hard to beat.<div><br></div><div>As part of the Boulder Valley School District, Coal Creek School has an impressive history of academic excellence in educating children and youth in our community for over three decades.  We have been recognized as a "John Irwin School of Excellence" numerous times, an achievement that is only awarded to the top schools in our state, most recently being honored in 2014.</div><div><br></div><div>Our faculty is dedicated to working with parents and school leadership to ensure the development of the whole child; academically, physically, and socially.  Our curriculum and instructional program is based on work of Dr. Arthur Costa's Habits of Mind framework, which helps students to grow in their problem solving skills and experience increased success in school and peer relationships.</div><div><br></div><div>We are excited that you are considering Coal Creek  for your child's public school education! ​</div><p><span><br></span></p><p><span>​Coal Creek Elementary maintains a proud tradition in Louisville as a “neighborhood school,” serving 450 students, K-5. Rated by the Colorado Department of Education as “exceeding” academic achievement expectations in all areas examined by the state, Coal Creek teachers teach the BVSD curriculum based on a child-centered, holistic approach to education. Students receive daily experiences in general and instrumental music, physical education, library/ technology and art. The school is dedicated to strengthening students’ problem-solving skills by integrating the “Habits of Mind” model, based on the work of Dr. Arthur Costa. Extracurricular activities include Destination Imagination, Spanish, scouting, chess club and more. After-school care is offered. Hallmarks of the school include a low mobility rate and high parental involvement.</span><br></p>Brian Munoz​Coal Creek Elementary School provides academic programs that support and enhance education for the variety of learners we serve. In addition to the balanced literacy program, a math block has been established at the upper grades for extension and acceleration through the curriculum.  Innovative programs in the arts and physical education are also offered at Coal Creek. <br><br>During the 2010-11 school year, our goals were created within the areas of math achievement, equity, and student climate. An additional listing of key instructional programs follows:<br><br><ul><li>During the upcoming school year, teachers will concentrate on helping students to develop effective attitudes and dispositions towards thinking and learning, or “Habits of Mind.”</li><li>A “hands-on” approach to teaching and learning is emphasized throughout the curriculum.</li><li>Our new, “Positive Behavior Support” (PBS) plan will be launched,”Coal Creek ROCKS!”  This stands for:  R(respect) O(owning it – responsibility) C(cooperation) K(kindess) S(safety).</li><li>“Reading Counts” is a computerized system that tracks elements of reading progress.</li><li>Students are encouraged to write across the curriculum; we utilize the Six Traits + 1 Writing program to help accomplish this goal.</li></ul>Special Programs and Opportunities<br><br>Coal Creek offers a variety of co-curricular programs for students. A partial list of these includes:<br><br><ul><li>Field Trips around greater Louisville, Boulder County, and Denver</li><li>Fall Jog-a-Thon and Spring Fun and Fitness Day in Physical Education</li><li>Leadership Opportunities: Student Council (grades 3-5).  School store.</li><li>Eco-Cycle Presentations</li><li>Junior Achievement</li><li>Annual Science Exhibition</li><li>Choir and Instrumental Music options and regular performances during the year</li><li>School-wide participation in the National Geographic “GEO” Bee</li><li>Participation in the BVSD Spelling Bee</li><li>Spring Talent Show, hosted by the Fifth Grade Class</li><li>Monthly “ROCKStar Assemblies” with the Principal</li><li>Morning Intramurals arranged through our PE Department</li><li>After school clubs and classes arranged by supportive parents (Chess Club, Running Club)</li><li>Destination Imagination and Scouting groups supported by parent groups</li><li>During our annual Evening of Sharing in December, parents and children learn about various non-profit organizations and ways to support various humanitarian efforts in our community.</li></ul><p>​</p><div><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl00_ctl03_label">In cooperation with the Boulder Valley School District, the Coal Creek faculty is proud of our tradition of excellence in educating children and youth in the community of Louisville for over three decades.<br><br>As we follow the BVSD curriculum, our teachers strive to create learning environments that are nurturing, developmentally appropriate, and based on solid instructional theory.  We are dedicated to helping girls and boys grow in the attitudes and dispositions of thought that will help them to engage in effective problem solving and critical thinking skills, which in turn leads to increased success in school and life.<br><br>Our motto is "Kai-Zen" - continuous improvement!  We invite you to join us in our journey as searcers, learners, and creators.  For additional information, please contact Dr. John Kiemele, Principal, at 720-561-4500 or <a href="mailto:john.kiemele@bvsd.org">john.kiemele@bvsd.org</a></div></div><table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" border="0" style="width:560px;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" border="0" height="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" colspan="3"></td></tr><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" colspan="3"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" height="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td width="40%" valign="top" height="100%"></td><td width="40%" valign="top" height="100%"></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" colspan="3">​</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>

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