David Kenyon

Hello My Name Is...

David Kenyon

Dayna and I in Zion

Dear parents and students,

Welcome to 6th grade! This welcome letter comes from the 6th grade team. In order to better prepare our students for middle school, we have implemented a schedule that mimics a middle school rotation. Students will begin and end each day in their homerooms. Throughout the day, they will rotate between Mrs. Wilson for ELA, Mrs. Giraldes for math, and Mr. Kenyon for science and social studies. We feel that this will make their transition to middle school easier, allow us to better meet students’ needs, teach the students responsibility, and help them adapt to different teaching styles and personalities. Since your child will be learning from our team, we would like for you to know a little more about each of us. 

Mrs. Wilson: This school year begins my 17th year of teaching. I began my teaching career in Mississippi where I taught English and Public Speaking in grades 9-12 for ten years then at the community college level for four years before finding my way to 6th grade at PCE. I received my B.A. and M.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. I also completed additional graduate work in English at William Carey University. My husband and I have been happily married for sixteen years and have two sons in 7th grade and 3rd grade. We have lived in Mississippi our entire lives until my husband’s job moved us to Colorado in August 2017.

Mrs. Giraldes: I’ve been teaching for 30 years in four different states and six different cities.  I have an empty nest now, since all three of my girls are now in their 20s. I was born in Denver, but grew up in Pueblo, CO. I moved to Haleiwa, Hawaii for a year after high school, back to Pueblo for a while to get my Elementary Education degree.  Then I moved to Las Vegas, NV, where I met my husband, George. After we had our three girls, we moved to Galt, California. Finally, Parker, Colorado became our new home thirteen years ago.

Mr. Kenyon: I am originally from Madison, a small town in eastern South Dakota. After high school, I moved out to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota for my college education at Black Hills State University. When I am not at school I enjoy participating in a variety of activities. One of my favorite things to do is to play Ultimate Frisbee. I meet with a group of other players on Saturday mornings to partake in some friendly competition. I also love to play video games and I always enjoy talking about my love of video games with my students. I take pride in waving my “nerd” flag. 

Since we are team teaching this year, we ask that you contact the subject area teacher regarding questions and concerns for that class since it may not be your child’s homeroom teacher. This way, your questions and concerns can be specifically addressed.

For ELA, contact Mrs. Wilson: kaci.wilson@dcsdk12.org

For math, contact Mrs. Giraldes: shanna.giraldes@dcsdk12.org

For science and social studies, contact Mr. Kenyon: david.kenyon@dcsdk12.org

One of the most anticipated activities of 6th grade is Outdoor Ed. This year we will be attending Stone Canyon Edventures in Larkspur from October 30 - November 1. For those of you who like to plan ahead, here is a link to the packing information. This is the link to the online forms for Outdoor Ed. (Scroll down until you see Prairie Crossing in the oval.) You will register for Outdoor Ed in 2 places, forms and payment.  The forms are on the Stone Canyon site, and the payment will be listed with your fees in MySchoolBucks. It will be approximately $260. You can complete the registration now, but you will not pay the field trip fees until the cost is finalized.

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