Phone: 720.554.3800
Fax: 720.554.3888
Attendance: 720.554.3895

8195 E. Costilla Blvd
Centennial, Colorado, CO 80112
Principal's Message

August 2016

Welcome to Walnut Hills Community Elementary School, a focus school committed to academic excellence through arts integration! We are so happy you visited our website!

The mission of Walnut Hills is to provide its students with the optimum-learning environment wherein all children can feel confident as learners and contributors. A school where all children regardless of race, culture, background, and/or circumstance are welcomed, loved, and served. Walnut Hills is committed to educating the head, heart, and hand of each child. Our goal is to prepare our students for middle school, high school, college and beyond. We believe in making all decisions based on what is BEST for kids!

Educating the head: we expect academic excellence for ALL children. We achieve this by teaching a rigorous core curriculum. Each grade level has clearly defined expectations for students that meet or exceed the state academic standards. Teachers acknowledge that students learn in a variety of ways. We are committed to teaching our Colorado Academic Standards by integrating the eight multiple intelligences into our instruction.

Educating the heart: our intention is to create a safe respectful and inclusive environment where teachers can teach and children can learn. We expect all children to be a part of the caring community so that they may feel more comfortable taking risks in social and academic settings. We work on social problem solving skills, bully proofing, asset development, and practice the six pillars of character education (being respectful, being responsible, being trustworthy, being caring, being fair and being a good citizen).  Our one school rule based on the PBiS (Preventative Behavioral Interventions & Supports), is R.I.S.E: Respect, Integrity, Safety, Excellence. This guides all our children to remember to do what is right each day so they can learn!

Educating the hand: the third piece of our mission involves educating the hand of each child. This piece speaks about tapping into and helping students identify their talents. We do this in art, music, theater, media, PE, and technology classes, in the classroom and through Plus Time.

Thank you for being a part of our incredible school community. Come by and visit anytime…our doors are always open!  



Teolyn Bourbonnie


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