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Kathryn Senor Elementary

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At  Kathryn Senor Elementary School, we are a dynamic learning community that sets the bar high for our students. With a focus on personalized instruction and innovative teaching methods, we are committed to providing our students with an exceptional education that prepares them for success in today's fast-paced world.
 

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Our focus on digital literacy, utilizing cutting-edge technology and innovative teaching methods,  prepares our students for success in a digital age. At KSE, students have the opportunity to explore digital resources, engage with our Innovation Station featuring various technologies including a 3-D printer, and participate in coding activities. Additionally, our annual Invention Convention allows students to unleash their creativity and inventiveness, honing the skills necessary for our evolving digital world.

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At Kathryn Senor Elementary School, we prioritize Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Our character education program, RULER, provides dedicated resources for developing emotional intelligence and empathy. Through this program, our students learn invaluable skills such as navigating relationships, managing emotions, and building strong, healthy connections with others.

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We also place a strong emphasis on Outdoor Education, organizing regular field trips and outdoor learning experiences to foster a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Our ACES program, which is part of our specials class rotation, offers additional opportunities for students to engage in outdoor education, sustainability initiatives, and scientific exploration. 

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One of our key features is the utilization of Riverside Middle School’s Gifted and Talented mentors, who work closely with students at KSE. This mentorship allows students to delve into topics of interest and receive enrichment, catering to the needs of our high-achieving students.
 

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Our experienced and dedicated staff bring decades of expertise to the classroom, ensuring that each student receives the highest quality education possible. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and student-centered learning, Kathryn Senor Elementary School is the perfect place for children to thrive and grow.

News & Events

Check out some of the great things happening at Kathryn Senor Elementary.

Garfield Re-2 school calendar

The Garfield Re-2 Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2024-25 school year during its March 13, 2024 meeting. The two-year adoption is similar to the current calendar.

School will begin for students in Garfield Re-2 schools—serving Rifle, Silt, and New Castle—on August 12. All staff will return on August 5, and new staff will report on July 29. Winter break will begin on December 23 and last until January 6, 2025. 

Read More about Garfield Re-2 school board adopts calendars
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In the face of adversity, the human spirit has an uncanny ability to shine its brightest. Kathryn Senor Elementary student Asher Bourquin is a remarkable young man who, at just one-year-old, embarked on a journey that would test his resilience. Six years later, he finds himself in the position to give back, with a little help from his Garfield Re-2 family.

The Bourquin family's world was turned upside down a week after Asher's first birthday when he was diagnosed with an exceptionally rare and cancerous brain tumor known as Atypical Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT). The road ahead was filled with medical procedures. In that challenging year, Asher underwent three brain surgeries and faced the relentless battle of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, each step requiring courage from this young warrior. His journey was not one traveled alone; it was a collective effort by his family, friends, and an entire medical team. 

Read More about Young Jedi Asher Bourquin pays it forward with some help from his friends
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Garfield Re-2 School District student enrollment continues to increase, despite the State seeing the lowest overall PK-12 enrollment levels since 2013.

The District added 124 students or 2.66% over last year, continuing a steady increase in students following the 2020-21 low of 4,526 as the nation emerged from COVID restrictions and online learning. According to the Colorado Department of Education, Garfield Re-2 is one of 65 Districts reporting flat or increased student enrollment.

Read More about Garfield Re-2 bucks state trends: Student enrollment up nearly 3%
Re-2 students raise almost $10,000  for Make-A-Wish Colorado

Students around the Garfield Re-2 School District participated in a student-led Wish

Week to fundraise for Make-A-Wish Colorado, featuring Asher, a 7- year-old wish kid

from New Castle who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Asher is in second grade at

Kathryn Senor Elementary School, a feeder school for Coal Ridge High School. Asher’s

wish to go to Walt Disney World Resorts was granted in 2022. Asher, his family, and his

entire second-grade class participated in an all-school assembly Coal Ridge High

School on Thursday.

Read More about Re-2 students raise almost $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Colorado

Words of Kindness

See what our families are saying about Kathryn Senor Elementary!

The teachers are so caring and do a great job!

My son has learned so much from them...content and wellbeing!

My child loves going to school everyday...

I know her teacher and other support staff care deeply about her as a student and a child. KSE is welcoming and we love being a part of the KSE community!

They have great communication...

They really work hard at accommodating the needs of my kids.

Love KSE!

They have the best teachers, counselors, principal, and support staff!! Cafeteria food is good. Kids get plenty of time outside. Music and so many areas are encouraged by support staff. Could not be happier with KSE!!