Vaughn Girls on the Run Interviewed by 9 News!

 Girls on the Run

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KUSA - Girls on the Run is a program that works to improve the way young girls see themselves by using running to build confidence.

A recent study by the British Medical Journal found the regular to vigorous exercise improves teens' academic performance and seems to help girls do better in science.

Young girls are more likely to have lower self-esteem and body image that boys of the same age. The study found that confidence, self-esteem, emotional well-being, stress, body image and eating disorders can improve as a result of physical activity.

Results of this study and a recent emphasis on STEM education has brought companies together to support Girls on the Run.

The program is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls' social, psychological and physical competencies to gain positive life experiences.

Participants in Girls on the Run will train for a 5K and use curriculum targeted to building competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution.

There are 130 schools working with Girls on the Run across the Front Range.

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Office Hours/Horarios de la Oficina  
7:45a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Student Hours/Horarios de Alumnos
(first bell) 8:25 a.m.    (start time)  8:30 a.m.  (end time) 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast in the Classroom is served at Vaughn/Desayuno en el Salon se sirve en los salones


Report Absences by calling 303-326-1642
Infórmenos sobre la ausencia de su hijo/a marcando el número de arriba

Leave your child's name, class or teacher's name and reason for absence.
Si su hijo/a va faltar a la escuela hable y deje el nombre del alumno/a, nombre del maestro/a y la razón  

Important Dates to Remember

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR


May 4th     4th Grade Field Trip to Colorado History Museum 9:30-1:30

May 7th     Kindergarten-2nd Grade FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

May 8th     Vaughn Talent Show 

May 9th     Girls on the Run 5K  at Denver City Park, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

May 11th    South Middle School Orientation for 5th graders, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

                 Terrific Readers and Writers 4th Qtr. 2:00-2:30 p.m., Cafeteria

May 12th    1st Grade Field Trip to Butterfly Pavilion 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

                 Vaughn Awards  Pre-K, K, 1st - 5:00-5:50 p.m.  ;  2nd, 3rd, 4th - 6:00-6:50

May 13th    Optimists Awards 4th Quarter Celebration, 2:00-2:30, Cafeteria

                 COMPASS Family Night Celebration - 4:00-6:00 p.m.

May 14th    Field Day  -  K- 2nd grade 9:00-10:30 a.m.     3rd-5th Grade 1:30-3:00 p.m.


May 18th    NO SCHOOL - In-Service Day

May 19th    5th Grade Continuation - 6:00-7:00 p.m., Gym


May 23rd    COMIC CON Convention for some 5th Graders, Denver 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. 

May 26th    COMPASS Summer Pirate Camp Week - 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

                 5th Block Begins   -  A.M. from 8:00 -11:30 a.m.     P.M. 11:30-3:00 p.m.  

                 Coach McDermott Rising Eagle Fitness Camp - 8:00-12:00 p.m.

   Community Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. for everyone!

Free lunch served as well for the community!




“Every day, Team Vaughn will unleash the potential of all learners by teaching the knowledge, skills, and values needed to become leaders and life-long learners who flourish in a diverse and dynamic world.”

"Todos los días, el Equipo de Vaughn va a desatar el potencial de todos los estudiantes mediante la enseñanza de los conocimientos, habilidades y valores necesarios para convertirse en líderes y aprendices de por vida que prosperan en un mundo diverso y dinámico.

 (Established 2013)

Climate and Culture at Vaughn

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APD VisitTake Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is a long-lived American tradition that allows children to experience what their parents do at work each day. But, some APS schools have turned the tables for parents to see what a day at school is like for their children.

Vaughn Elementary School hosted its fourth annual Bring Your Parents to School Day. Parents enjoyed meeting school staff, observing their children’s classrooms during instructional time and getting to know one another. They learned more about the district, the school and how to successfully plan for their students’ academic futures.

“Vaughn started this tradition to give parents a glimpse into all that is asked of their children during the school day,” said Vaughn Family Liaison, Minnie Pescador. “We are fostering relationships with parents and assisting them in helping their children reach academic excellence.”

Although the event was centered on parent involvement, Vaughn also extended the invitation to community members as they are key components in student success. A few Aurora Police Department officers and members of the Optimist Club of Aurora visited the school to spend time with students.

APS applauds the transparency of Vaughn and other APS schools that have opened their doors to parents and the community in such a way. This level of engagement cultivates a deeper sense of trust and teamwork between students, parents, staff and the community.

Contact Us
Vaughn Elementary School
1155 Vaughn St.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]
Sangita Patel
Asst. Principal:
Angela Lore
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Gifted & Talented
Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.

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