Trojan Families, we are having a Booster Club meeting today (4/8) at 5:30 pm in Mr. Lehman's room. We will discuss the budget and open booster club seats. If you have a student who participates in middle school and high school sports, we need you to help keep the Antonito Booster Club going. Open Booster Club seats include Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please attend today's meeting or May's meeting. We would like to have elections in May. You may also email abigail@southconejos.com for more information.
2 months ago, Abigail Rendon
Trojan Families with students in grades 8th through 12th - Juntos 4-H will be starting soon and we want you involved! There will be a meet & greet on Monday April 8th at 4:30 pm at the Community Garden Center behind Town Hall. Please bring your student and join! Juntos 4-H members participate in family engagement workshops, tutoring, community service, one-on-one success coaching, and summer 4-H programming.
2 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
Juntos 4-H Informational Flyer
Juntos 4-H Informational Flyer
April Newsletter is out! Come pick up your copy at the school today and give a big shoutout to our students of the month! Havyn Gomez is an Empathetic Collaborator. She watches out for all her crewmates and makes sure they are safe. Havyn is the first person to check on someone when they get hurt. She will even stay with her crewmate until they are feeling better. Nicholas Mondragon is a Motivated Visionary. Nick serves as the captain of the Destination Imagination team. His leadership skills have grown. He makes sure that everyone is getting along and that work is still getting done. His motivation is contagious within his team. Kevyn Aragon is a Confident Critical Thinker. She has completed her CNA coursework and plans to take her board exam to become fully certified. She has also completed her internship at Dr. Sowards’ office and excelled in her College English coursework. “Rylan Trant is off to a strong start this baseball season leading Colorado 1A baseball in batting average and is in the top 5 for slugging, triples, and on-base percentage. From the mound he is in the top 15 for strikeouts in the state. Not only has he stood out on the field, he is a great team leader and excels in the classroom,” Coach Teddy Klinger said. Rylan also played varsity basketball and football this year.
2 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
Trojan update SCSD Students of the month April 2nd: PK-5th Grade Fluoride Clinic      HS Baseball vs. Sargent  April 3rd: K-1st Children’s Museum in Santa Fe April 4th: MS Track @Ortega MS      MS Baseball vs. Centauri  April 5th: MS Track @Del Norte      HS Baseball @La Veta April 6th: State Destination Imagination     HS Track @Salida  April 8th: Booster Club Meeting April Events April 1 Havyn Gomez is an Empathetic Collaborator. She watches out for all her crewmates and makes sure they are safe. Havyn is the first person to check on someone when they get hurt. She will even stay with her crewmate until they are feeling better.   Nicholas  Mondragon is a Motivated Visionary. Nick  serves as the captain of the Destination Imagination team. His leadership skills have grown. He makes sure that everyone is getting along and that work is still getting done. His motivation is contagious within his team.  Kevyn  Aragon is a Confident Critical Thinker. She has completed her CNA coursework and plans to take her board exam to become fully certified. She has also completed her internship at Dr. Sowards’ office and excelled in her College English coursework. Athlete of the month “Rylan Trant is off to a strong start this baseball season leading Colorado 1A baseball in batting average and is in the top 5 for slugging, triples, and on-base percentage. From the mound he is in the top 15 for strikeouts in the state. Not only has he stood out on the field, he is a great team leader and excels in the classroom,” Coach Teddy Klinger said. Rylan also played varsity basketball and football this year. www.southconejos.com April 9th: Regular School Board Meeting    Tu Casa Presentation - Secondary     MS Baseball vs. Alamosa     HS Baseball vs. Centennial  April 11th: Fire Department Presentation - Elementary      MS Baseball @Sierra Grande April 12th: HS Baseball vs. Sanford  April 13th: HS Track @Del Norte April 16th: MS Baseball vs. Monte Vista     HS Baseball @Centennial   April 18th: 7th Grade Meow Wolf      MS Baseball @Del Norte   April 19th: HS Track @Rye April 20th: Prom     MS Track @Monte Vista April 23rd: 2-3rd Grade Pueblo History Museum April 24th: MS Baseball @Centauri  April 25th: 2nd Grade Alligator Farm     MS Baseball @Alamosa  April 26th: MS Track @Centauri      HS Baseball @Sierra Grande  April 27th: HS Track @Alamosa  April 30th: 4th & 5th Grade Denver Museum        MS Baseball vs. Sierra Grande
March recap 8th Graders and their families visited Fort Lewis College as part of the counselors’ college tour series Mr. Mondragon works with his 1st graders using the Expeditionary Learning Modules during Skills Block. Elementary Destination Imagination team shows off their costumes at the Pueblo DI Regional Competition. 8th Grade students visted the Monte Vista Fish Hatchery as part of their career exploration. Other career exploration activities for elementary and middle school have included the Fort Garland Museum, ASU Geology Tour, and Creede Mining Museum. Our 2024 Middle School State Wrestling Champions include:  Alyssa Abeyta, 4th Place Eliana Garcia, 5th Place  Eliza Garcia, 6th Place
April Updates Principal’s Update: As we approach the season of state assessments, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of celebrating the growth and efforts of our students during this crucial period. State assessments are a significant milestone in your child's academic journey. They provide us with valuable insights into their progress and proficiency in various subjects. However, it's important to remember that these assessments are just one measure of your child's abilities and achievements. At South Conejos, we believe in fostering a holistic approach to education, which includes recognizing and celebrating growth, resilience, and effort alongside academic performance.      Every student progresses at their own pace, and each achievement, no matter how big or small, deserves recognition and celebration. Whether your child shows improvement in a particular subject, demonstrates problem-solving skills, or exhibits perseverance and determination during test preparation, these accomplishments are worthy of praise and encouragement.      As parents and guardians, your support plays a crucial role in nurturing your child's confidence and motivation. Here are some ways you can support your student during this time: Encourage a Positive Mindset: Remind your child that their worth is not determined solely by their test scores. Emphasize the importance of effort, growth, and learning from mistakes. Create a Supportive Environment: Provide a quiet and comfortable space for studying at home. Offer assistance with homework and assignments, and encourage regular breaks to avoid burnout. Celebrate Achievements: Acknowledge and celebrate your child's progress and accomplishments, both inside and outside the classroom. Whether it's a small improvement in a subject or a personal milestone, praise their efforts and hard work. Promote Healthy Habits: Encourage balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep to support your child's overall well-being and cognitive function.      Together, let's celebrate the journey of growth and learning that our students embark on every day.  -Maddie Mansheim, Principal at South Conejos School District
Field Experiences CNA Clinicals 3 high school students, Kevyn Aragon, Nakyla Navares, and Luz Elena Parra Ramirez  students eagerly completed their clinical rotations, marking a significant milestone in their healthcare education journey. With determination and dedication, they navigated through various healthcare settings, applying their theoretical knowledge to real-life situations under the supervision of Stephanie Kreps. Throughout their clinical experience, they demonstrated compassion, professionalism, and a commitment to providing quality patient care. Destination Imagination Champions Under coach Abby Rendon's guidance, The Amigos team placed 3rd in Destination Imagination regionals, securing their spot in the state finals. Their project, a pirate-themed trebuchet, impressed judges and competitors alike. With creativity and teamwork, they're now set to tackle the state competition with renewed determination. The winning team members included Jose Taylor, Mateo Pacheco, Nicholas Mondragon, Ernesto Quintana-Acosta, and Hagen Bradley.   Las Chicas (Coach: Abby Rendon, Team Members: Jaylah Ruybal, Juliana Rendon, and Sophia Rendon)  placed fourth and won the Spirit of DI award for their performance during the Instant Challenge.   The Wonder Toads (Coach: Angie Mestas, Team Members: Rayden Casillas, CJ Pacheco, Kaitlynn Hudson, Addie Herrera, and Adele Rendon) also placed 4th place. Weight Training PE teacher and coach, Joe Guenther, led his weight lifting students from the classroom to the real-world setting of SLV Sports and Wellness. With a passion for fitness and education, Guenther empowered his students to apply their knowledge practically by crafting personalized workout routines for real-world clients. This immersive learning experience not only enriched the students' understanding of fitness training but also inspired them to pursue careers in the dynamic field of personal training and coaching.
The South Conejos School Board of Education will conduct a Special Board Meeting on the 2nd day of April 2024, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Secondary Flex area.
3 months ago, Victoria Lopez
South Conejos School District RE-10 Board of Education Special Meeting April 2, 2024 6:30 p.m. South Conejos School District Flex Area   Mission Statement: South Conejos School District will provide students with a strong educational foundation to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Students and staff will feel welcomed, safe, and supported.  A.	Call to Order/Roll Call/Quorum/Read Mission Statement B.	Pledge of Allegiance C.	Citizen’s Comments – Limit 3 minutes  D.	Approval of Agenda E.	Approval of Consent Agenda 1.	Approval of Minutes – None 2.	Reports – None  F.	Reports    No Reports  G.	Discussion and Action Items 1.	Staffing 2.	Purchase Orders  H.	Executive Session No Executive Session  November 14, 2023 @ 6 pm I.	Adjournment
The South Conejos School Board of Education will conduct a work session on the 2nd day of April 2024, at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Secondary Flex area.
3 months ago, Victoria Lopez
South Conejos School District RE-10 Board of Education Public Notice Work Session April 2, 2024, @ 5:30 p.m.  South Conejos School District    Mission Statement: South Conejos School District will provide students with a strong educational foundation to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Students and staff will feel welcomed, safe, and supported.  A.	Board Retreat Planning B.	April Agenda Review C.	Policy Review D.	Sign Diplomas
Big shout out to our Trojan 2024 Middle School State Wrestling Placers! Alyssa Abeyta - 4th Place, Eliana Garcia - 5th Place, Eliza Garcia - 6th Place. Congratulations girls! You have made the Trojan Crew so proud!
3 months ago, Victoria Lopez
Trojan 2024 Middle School State Wrestling Placer Alyssa Abeyta, 4th place
Trojan 2024 Middle School State Placer Eliana Garcia, 5th Place
Trojan 2024 Middle School State Wrestling Placer Eliza Garcia, 6th Place
Good Morning Trojan Families, Due to road conditions, we will have a 2 hour delay. Drop-off to the school will be from 9:30 to 10:00 am. Bus routes will also begin 2 hours after their normal route time. Breakfast will not be served and lunch will begin at its normal time at 11:00 am. Travel safely!
3 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
The HS baseball game scheduled for today (3/20) has been rescheduled for Saturday (3/23) in Questa at 12:00.
3 months ago, Blane Trant
The HS baseball game vs Questa scheduled for today (3/18) has been rescheduled for Wednesday (3/20) at 3:00 in Antonito.
3 months ago, Blane Trant
Let's show some love for our senior basketball players: Luz Elena Parra Ramirez, Kevyn Aragon, Zanita Garcia, Karizma Gallegos, Annika Sisneros, and Jasiah Jiron! Trojan Nation was well represented tonight at the Arby's SLV All-Star Game! 💙💛
3 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
High school Trojan basketball girls post together.
Senior Jasiah Jiron goes up for a dunk.
Let's give a big congratulations to our winners of the PTO Reading Competition! In the K-2 Division, Xavier Armenta, 1st Place, and Gabriel Ruybal, 2nd Place. In the 3-5 Division Kristopher Mascarenez, 1st Place, and Teagan Wright, 2nd Place.
3 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
Students pose with their reading certificates with members of PTO.
Students pose with their reading certificates with members of PTO.
Students pose with their reading certificates with members of PTO.
Congratulations to Coach Jackson, the Southern Peaks League cross country coach of the year!
3 months ago, Blane Trant
Coach of the year
Trojan community we need fabric! Our 8th grade students are taking sewing this semester and are seeking any fabric donations that you may be able to provide (scraps included)! Please bring fabric donations to the front office so that our students can make some amazing creations!
3 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
Colorful variety of fabric scraps.
Check out the March Newsletter from our School Resource Officer, Rodney Noga!
3 months ago, Victoria Lopez
The Rabbit The School Resource Officer Newsletter North Conejos, Sanford, and South Conejos Schools Sgt. R.L. Noga, SRO Message Corner Once again, I hope this month’s newsletter finds you all well. March arrived in a hurry and so did the wind! It “blows” me away how fast this school year has gone by so far. The past couple weeks were filled with regional and district basketball tournaments in hopes of making it to the state tournament. At times there were well over a thousand people in the gym at Centauri. During these types of games, the competition is fierce, and emotions can run high. This is true for not only the players but also the fans. I am all about competition and leaving it all on the field, court, or course. But one important thing is sportsmanship. It is defined as fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports contest. One fan I spoke to said, “Let the players play, referees ref, and coaches coach. And we just come to cheer on our boys.” That is so true. Respect each other at the end regardless of the outcome. My father always told me on the golf course that you always take off your hat and shake your opponent’s hand at the end of the match, win or lose. Shout Outs and Great Things Kids Are Doing • SCSD Students of the month: Nathaniel Ortiz (respectful listener); Loretta Shaffer-George (motivated visionary); Antonio Velasquez (confident critical thinker); and Luz Elena Para Ramirez (epitomizes excellence). GREAT KIDS DOING GOOD THINGS! KEEP IT UP!!! • Beautiful handmade pottery being made at Centauri High School • Sanford’s positive anti-drug messages Congratulations!!!!! Brexton Crowther and Kaulen Miller were drawn this month for telling me the two Disney characters I had in my newsletter last month: Mickey Mouse and Snow White. They both got a $10 gift card to Subway from me. Thanks for reading my newsletter kids!! Look at the quote corner for the next contest and tell me the answer to get your name in the drawing.
Dangerous trend I want to share some information about something that is being sold across the country and has had dangerous consequences. New things always pop up in gas stations and head shops that are legal to sell but dangerous to use. K2 Spice and bath salts are two examples of those; both have become illegal in recent years. There is another substance I want to shed light on. It is referred to as “gas station heroin” and being sold as a dietary supplement for pain relief, depression, or anxiety. In this product, there is an antidepressant called Tianeptine. This drug is not approved for use in the United States but is used in some European, Asian, and Latin American countries to treat major depression and irritable bowel syndrome. Nine states in the U.S. have already banned the substance. In New Jersey, out of the 17 adults who had severe reactions, 13 were put into ICU. According to a CDC report, it is linked to seizures, brain swelling and hallucinations. This substance is highly addictive and can cause coma, extremely high blood pressure, agitation, confusion, and respiratory depression. Product samples were tested; scientists found they also contained synthetic cannabinoids. It is sold and referred to as Neptune’s Fix, Neptune’s Elixir, Pegasus, Red Dawn, ZaZa Red, and Tianaa. My Final Thoughts As I sit here and wonder what I am going to say as my final thoughts, I looked up at the Colorado Avalanche game that is on and am, as always, amazed at the intensity of the players. I see that in our student athletes as they compete when playing and now at the state basketball tournament. Sanford just beat Merino to advance to the finals to play Limon. Even though both Centauri teams fell to Yuma in the first round, they played with heart and pride of being a Centauri Falcon. Something that they should be proud of. Getting to that level of competition is an achievement that many high school student athletes will never experience. Relish in the success of making it there, and never let anyone take that away. As I read the Trojan Update Newsletter from South Conejos Schools for March, Josh Lopez wrote something in his superintendent’s update that is so true. One morning when he was tired, had a lot of homework, and did not want to go to the gym, his boss shared a quote with him from Woody Allen who said, “Ninety percent of success in life is just showing up.” He also went on to tell him that “[e]ven if you aren’t motivated to show up, that’s okay; the motivation will come later.” Success will come even from defeat. Continue to show up, even if you don’t feel like it. Some days you may be more motivated than others. That’s okay. The motivation may be hidden in those days that you do not feel like going, but showing up may be all the motivation you need to do what you need to do to succeed. Quote Corner “In your own life, it’s important to know how spectacular you are.” ~ Steve Marabol Thanks for taking the time to read my newsletter. If you see me, tell me the answer: What word did I define in this month’s newsletter? Everyone can play!!
Families of athletes in grades 6th through 12th are invited to today's Booster Club meeting in Mr. Lehman's room at 5:30 p.m. We will discuss fundraising and sending student-athletes to camp. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this meeting will not be offered virtually.
3 months ago, Abigail Rendon
Congratulations to our Trojan boys basketball all-conference selections!
3 months ago, Blane Trant
Boys basketball all conference
Congratulations to our Lady Trojan all-conference basketball selections!
3 months ago, Blane Trant
Girls All Conference Selections
The South Conejos School Board of Education will conduct a Regular Board Meeting on the 12th day of March 2024, at 6 PM. The meeting will be held in the Secondary Flex area.
3 months ago, Victoria Lopez
South Conejos School District RE-10 Board of Education Regular Meeting March 12, 2024 South Conejos School Secondary Flex Area 6:00 PM    Mission Statement: South Conejos School District will provide students with a strong educational foundation to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Students and staff will feel welcomed, safe, and supported.  A.	Call to Order/Roll Call/Quorum/Read Mission Statement B.	Pledge of Allegiance C.	Citizen’s Comments – Limit 3 Minutes Per Person D.	Approval of Agenda E.	Approval of Consent Agenda 1.	Approval of Minutes – February 20, 2024  2.	Reports  a.	Financial Report – Jamie Sandoval b.	Cafeteria Report – Alysha Trujillo c.	Technology Report – Weldon Colbert d.	Maintenance Report – Nichole Archuleta e.	Transportation Report – Eric O’Brien f.	AD Report – Blane Trant  F.	Reports 1.	Building Update – Guillermo DeHererra 2.	NY Trip Debrief – HS Redesign Team 3.	Principal Report – Mrs. Maddie Mansheim 4.	Superintendent Report – Mr. Joshua G. Lopez  G.	Discussion and Action Items 1. Transportation a.	Mini Bus  2. Staffing a.	Renewals b.	New Hires c.	Resignations
3. Policies  a.	BEDA – Notification of School Board Meetings – 2nd Reading  b.	BEDD – Rules of Order – 2nd Reading  c.	BEDH – Public Participation At School Board Meetings – 2nd Reading   d.	BG – School Board Policy Process – 2nd Reading  e.	BG-R – Policy Adoption Regulations – 2nd Reading   f.	BGA – Policy Implementation – 2nd Reading  g.	JLCD – Administering Medication to Students – 1st Reading  h.	CBI – Evaluation of Superintendent – 1st Reading  i.	CBI-R – Evaluation of Superintendent Regulations – 1st Reading  j.	CCA - Organization Chart – 1st Reading  k.	GCE/GCF – Professional Staff Recruiting/Hiring – Introduction  l.	GCE/GCF-R – Professional Staff Recruiting/Hiring Regs. – Introduction  m.	GBA – Open Hiring/Equal Employment Opportunity – Introduction  n.	JLDAC – Screening/Testing of Students – Introduction  o.	JLDAC-E – Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment - Introduction  4. Purchase Orders  5. Budget a.	Bonus b.	24/25 Salary Schedules  6. Work Sessions  7. Board Member Resignation a.	Resolultion  8. Vice President Nominations
9. Board Retreat  H.	Executive Session No Executive Session   I.	Next Board Meeting April 16, 2024 Discussion Items: Classified Staff  J.	Adjournment
The baseball game today (3/8/24) vs Sargent has been cancelled due to weather.
3 months ago, Blane Trant
Happy 101st Day of School!
3 months ago, Maddie Mansheim
The kindergarten class pose as Dalmatians for 101 days of school!