Principal's Message

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On behalf of the teachers and staff at our school​, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website.​


 {a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<div>​It is my sincere privilege to be an instructional leader at a school with a learning tradition that is about providing a strong educational, social and emotional foundation for students.   As a school and community, we believe that each child matters and can find success at Nederland Elementary.  It takes all of us to make that success happen -- highly trained professional staff, dedicated and involved parents, and the wonderful children with whom we work.  </div><div>​<br> Nederland Elementary is a rural school that serves students along the Peak-to-Peak Highway.  Even though our boundaries span 30 miles along that corridor, we have a long and proud reputation for being a personalized school with a neighborhood school feel.  Our standardized test results support that our children are prepared academically with about 80 percent of our students consistently performing in the proficient or advanced categories on the reading and math components of the TCAP.  We also are district leaders in TCAP science scores among schools with similar demographics.  In the 2013-14 school year, our students grew at an aggregate rate that was greater than the state average in reading, writing, and mathematics.   We attribute our results to using standards-aligned instructional materials, planning integrated lessons, using technology as tool for student inquiry, utilizing research-based practices, and valuing our students as learners and individuals. <br> <br> Academics and community involvement are only a few measures of a successful school. The Nederland community values social and emotional growth in addition to strong academic skills. Students are engaged in meaningful opportunities to learn and develop as they become responsible, respectful and contributing members of the community. Nederland uses the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBS) model of teaching students how to interact in positive ways, productively resolving conflict as they learn. We use <a href="" target="_blank">Steps to Respect</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Second Steps​</a> as a means to teach students pro-social behaviors during our weekly caring community lessons.  <br><br>Nederland Elementary also likes to have fun!  We are building some great after school activities for kids.  Spanish Language, STEM problem solving workshops, staff-sponsored after school sports, Peak-to-Peak soccer and SMBA mountain biking are activities that are offered at NES.   Parents can go to to view a calendar and read more information about these opportunities.  All students get an opportunity to ski, skate, and snowshoe during our annual Winter Adventure Days in January.  Moreov​er, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 get an opportunity for an overnight field trip related to their science curriculum.<br><br>Please feel to stop in to visit our school or give us a call a 720-561-4800 for more information about us. </div><div> <br> Jeff Miller<br> Principal​​</div><div><br></div><div>Please view <a href="" target="_blank">Principal Miller's Blog​</a> for up-to-date information on what's happening at our school.</div>