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Review Report Card Information (K-8)

Click here to see report card folders/grade level expectations in order to understand expectations for student(s) this school year.  

District Assessment Calendar
You can access the district's comprehensive assessment calendar by accessing the following website and then clicking on the link under the section titled, "Assessments Administered."

Wow!  The month of October is flying by!

The students seem to be settling into a nice routine at school at all grade levels.  The sixth grade students have successfully figured out how to open their lockers, the kindergarten students are mastering the skill of opening their milk cartons at lunch, and the eighth grade students are gearing up to attend a career fair in November as they start to think about potential careers to consider.

The teachers are settling into routines as well.  They are getting to know their new group of students as they work on creating positive learning environments in each classroom.  The Hulstrom teachers are learning right along-side our students.  Our professional development sessions on early release/in-service days have been filled with great learning about effective writing instruction, sharing student work and identifying next teaching steps, and analyzing student achievement K-8 in Reading and Math.  

The analysis of student achievement data will help us identify gaps in student achievement that we need to address as well as identify possible enrichment opportunities for students.

The month of October has already been a busy one, yet there is more to come! Parent/teacher conferences were a big success and it was great seeing so many students sharing their achievements with their parents. The first middle school dance will take place on the same night as the family movie night, October 23.  This will be a great family event since all age levels have something to attend. The following week, the PTA is sponsoring its annual Trunk or Treat. For more information, please view the PTA link found at

I’d like to congratulate Mr. Henry Hedberg, 6th grade teacher, for receiving a prestigious award from RAFT Colorado. Mr. Hedberg was selected for the Mary Simon Excellence in Teaching Award. Here is a brief excerpt from his nomination letter: “Henry Hedberg is an extraordinarily innovative science teacher at the Hulstrom K-8 School in Adams 12. He has a remarkable passion for experiential and "hands-on" learning, and is a "frequent flyer" at  RAFT. When you observe one of his RAFT expeditions, it's a marvel to behold how keenly he can see the potential in a bucket of rivets or a case of old lenses or a box of cassette tapes.”

As mentioned at both PTA meetings thus far this school year and in last month’s newsletter, this year we are going to gather information about Hulstrom K-8, including things such as: what’s going well and what should we continue doing?  What are some things that we need to consider modifying or eliminating at Hulstrom?  If we could create our “dream” Hulstrom, what would that look like?  Those three questions are not all that we’ll be examining, but just a sample of what lies ahead.  Please plan on attending our first parent forum on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  This meeting will be held in conjunction with the PTA meeting.  Please mark your calendars for this event and plan on attending so your ideas and voice are heard. More information will be sent out about this event.

We’re off to a great start!  I look forward to the exciting events still to come. Thank you for your support.

Ms. Judi Madsen

School and Play - Everyday!
Hulstrom K-8 has partnered with Playworks, a national non-profit, to ensure that we are doing our best to incorporate healthy, inclusive play into our school day - every day, for every student.  Read more details here.


State Statue 18-9-109 requires all VISITORS and VOLUNTEERS to check in at the main office. Please address all concerns at the office window. You will receive a “VISITOR” OR “VOLUNTEER” sticker badge to wear while you are in the school.

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO CLASSROOMS WITHOUT CHECKING IN AT THE FRONT WINDOW. If you wish to visit the classroom or speak with the teacher, please call to make an appointment. This includes before and after school. Teachers have a very limited time to plan and prepare for instruction and dropping in can be disruptive.

Students other than currently enrolled at Hulstrom K-8 are not allowed to visit classrooms. THIS IS FOR THE SECURITY OF ALL CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOL.

Classroom parent volunteers (who volunteer on a weekly basis) will be asked to attend a one-time volunteer orientation provided through PTA.



Inclement Weather: On bad weather days students will enter the front of the building.

Students will congregate at the foyer (Elementary at the south entrance, Middle School at the north) and at 7:40 AM, we will allow students to enter until the bell rings at 7:45. We have designated areas inside the building where kids are to be until their classroom teacher picks them up or brings them to the classroom. At the end of school, we will dismiss the same way so parents know where to meet students. Please look for our Hulstrom banners on inclement weather days.
These banners will help you know if students will enter through the classroom doors or the front doors.

Remember, inclement weather is defined as colder than 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and or raining and snowing.

If you have any questions, please call 720-972-5400.

Awards and Recognition

Recently, Colorado Superintendents received notification if a school, or schools, in their respected school district earned either the John Irwin Award, or the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award.  

 We are proud to announce that Hulstrom Options K-8 is one of only 57 schools in the state to receive both the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. 

  The John Irwin awards are awarded to schools that “exceed” expectations on the 3-year school performance framework’s indicator related to academic achievement and that “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.  These schools demonstrate the highest levels of achievement not just for some students but also adequate performance across all student groups. 

 The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards are awarded to schools that “exceed” expectations on the 3-year school performance framework’s indicator related to academic growth and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.  These schools demonstrate the highest levels of growth for not just some students but all student groups. 

 Both of these awards are due to the hard work of your children, the staff, and you... the parents. 

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with and teach your children.


Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards
Commisioner of Education Richard Hammond has announced that Hulstrom Options K8 School has been recognized for the the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. Each year beginning in 2000, this award recognizes the top 8 percent of schools in the state, based on longitudinal student growth on statewide assessments across 3 years.  WAY TO GO HULSTROM STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!

5280 Magazine Names
Hulstrom Options K-8
A Top Denver School 
Hulstrom's Elementary is ranked 6th in the state of Colorado!
Hulstrom's middle School is ranked 14th in the state of Colorado!

Monday, November 30
NJHS Blanket Drive
Computer Explorers
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 35 A
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Astronomy Club
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Middle School Math Tutoring
3:05 PM
Room 106 (Lepie)
Yoga for Youth w/Mile High Fitness
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM
Room 43B
Colorado Storm North Soccer/Meilin Wright
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 1
NJHS Blanket Drive
MS Intramural Volleyball
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
7/8 Grade Honor Choir Rehearsal
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

8th Grade Career Expo Rescheduled
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

JumpBunch Sports and Fitness for Kids
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 4
Keyboarding without Tears -Progressive Education
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Room 10
Middle School Math Counts
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Rooms 106 & 109
Wednesday, December 2
NJHS Blanket Drive
Young Rembrandts
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 14 (Spence)
Mad Science
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Room 8 (Carillo)
Sticky Fingers Cooking
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Room 101
Girl Scout 53787
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 17 (Kover)
Staff Zumba
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 103 (Tagestad)
2016-2017 Parent Information Night
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2015 Lions Club Relays