Naming the New High School
NOTE: The printed April paper said SUN will do a survey. That information has changed. Instead, high school principal Avi Tropper is doing a survey on name ideas plus many other aspects of the new school. Future high school parents and students are requested to take the following surveys.
More than 100 letters/suggestions for 46 different names were received by Denver Public Schools (DPS). On March 17, the naming committee, through a narrowing process of voting on preferences, recommended five names, but now a new naming process is being implemented by the principal.
Block Party Day Saturday, June 28
Block parties are a way to get to know your neighbors. SUN, Denver police and the City of Denver encourage neighbors to get to know each other because of the synergistic effect of transforming a neighborhood into a community. Denver’s Block Party Toolkit states, “As neighbors get to know each other, they have more fun socializing, meeting people, creating business opportunities, and celebrating personal and community events together. Safety is increased when neighbors are familiar with each other, and can better identify people/actions that are out of the ordinary on their block. Getting mobilized is easier when neighbors are connected. Conflicts are avoided or disputes are resolved more easily when neighbors are bonded.”
Each block party is organized at the block-level in Stapleton. If your block is new, talk with your block captain about how your block will celebrate. If you are not sure who your block captain is, email SUNoutreach@gmail.com.
For Block Party Day, the MCA will waive fees associated with using pocket parks in Stapleton. The City of Denver will waive the insurance requirement for street closures.
Attend the April block captain/SUN Outreach committee meeting (4/15, 6:30-7:30pm in the Central Park Recreation Center Multipurpose Rm.) to learn how other blocks have celebrated.
Annual Community Forum May 19
Mark your calendars for the the Stapleton United Neighbors annual community forum on Monday, May 19 at 6:30pm in the Central Park Recreation Center.
Amanda Allshouse is a member of the Stapleton United Neighbors Board of Directors, and a 7-year Stapleton resident.