Category Archives: News and Announcements

CMAS Pep Rally

Our students kicked off CMAS with a pep rally on Monday. We had special guest cheerleaders from West High School and the drum line from North High School. We also witnessed teachers performing in an intense Simon says game, a kangaroo hop race and a video of encouragement from staff and students!


Yoga and Tutoring Canceled March 13th 2019

All DPS athletics and afterschool activities will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, due to the predicted weather.


Strike is Over- ECE still Canceled 2.14.19

Happy Valentine’s Day! We are so happy to share the news that the teacher strike has concluded and a tentative agreement reached. All DPS schools are open on Thursday. Preschool (ECE) classes are still canceled, due to the late hour that the agreement was reached. ECE classes will resume on Friday.


Attendance Competition Heating Up!

We may have had some cold mornings but our attendance competition is heating up! You may have seen your child receiving a marble as they enter the classroom and putting it into the class jar. Once the jar has met the line classes exchange their marbles for ping pong balls. Check out our display beside […]


2.8.19 Teacher Strike Update

Dear Columbian Families, In the event of a teacher strike our school will be open and operating normally for all students Kindergarten through 5th grade.   ECE classes will not take place due to the district’s decision regarding adequate coverage.  Learn more about how our school will operate during the DPS teacher strike.  District Family Resource […]


Update on the Potential Strike

Dear Columbian Families, We wanted to provide a quick note about the potential DPS teacher strike. As you may have heard the teacher union DCTA and DPS failed to reach an agreement on teacher compensation.  This is a changing and evolving situation with many updates happening even daily.  What we want to reiterate is that […]


School Choice is Open!

School Choice for the 2019-2020 school year is open! Please remember if you are a current ECE or Kindergarten student you must re-apply to remain a Columbian Cougar.  If you are currently in 1st through 4th grade you only need to complete your annual family update which will emailed to you over the summer.  If […]


Ervin Johnson visits Columbian

On January 16th,  Ervin Johnson visited Columbian Elementary and worked with some of our fourth and fifth grade students.  Mr. Johnson has visited Columbian many times over the years and we appreciate his commitment to our school through his work as a Community Ambassador for the Denver Nuggets.


Columbian Teacher Recognized

You may have noticed that Mrs. Dominguez has not been in our halls this year.  Mrs. D decided to take a year of leave in order to help address the problem of affordable housing in Denver.  As a result of all of her hard work this year she has been recognized as a “Who’s Next” […]


Columbian Choir

The Columbian Choir run by the Denver Children’s Choir performed today for all staff and students.  These students in 2nd through 5th grade have been practicing weekly and are gearing up to join other school choirs on Friday evening at 5:30pm at Park Hill United Methodist Church. The Denver Children’s Choir offers beginning choral programs during the […]