Jenkins MS Site Visit – January 26

“Culture Counts in the Middle Grades”

Join middle level educators from across the state to visit Jenkins Middle School, an exemplar middle school that has been designated a Colorado and National School to Watch in 2011, 2014, and 2017! Jenkins is located in beautiful Colorado Springs and is part of Colorado Springs School District 11.

Register! $60 per person or $50 per person in teams of 5 or more

Friday, January 26
9 AM – 2 PM

Participants will learn specific, replicable practices that can be implemented in other middle school settings. All site visits include a school tour, time to connect with teachers and students, and an onsite lunch.

Session Objectives

  • Become familiar with the National Forum’s “School to Watch” Critieria of Success
  • Identify the key attributes and cultural components of excellence at Jenkins Middle School
  • Gain insights from Jenkins’ implementation of “Capturing Kids’ Hearts” in action
  • Understand Jenkin’s philosophy of building meaningful relationships with students
  • Learn what it means to facilitate “Instruction with a Purpose”
  • Be able to describe the Jenkins Effective Data-Driven PLCs process

Register! $60 per person or $50 per person in teams of 5 or more

Hosted By:

Darren Joiner, Principal of Jenkins Middle School
Julie Shue, CAMLE Board Member and Principal of Heroes K-8 Academy


  • 9:00 AM Start
  • Welcome and Overview of the Day
  • Introduction to the “Schools to Watch” Critieria
  • Overview of Jenkins’ Success Critieria
  • Tour of School
  • Lunch
  • Debrief Tour with Student/Teacher Panel
  • 2:00 PM Closure

Register! $60 per person or $50 per person in teams of 5 or more

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