Principal's Message

  • It is my FAVORITE time of year. I absolutely love the fall colors, and it serves as another reminder of how wonderful our four seasons are in Colorado.

    With that, I cannot believe how much learning has occurred at Prairie Winds, and we are about to complete our first trimester. I continue to see strong growth for all of our students, and I am proud of the education that we offer our community. Prairie Winds is a wonderful place to learn, and I am so glad that you are part of it.

    Now that we are well into the school year, I know many of you are looking forward to receiving your child’s first-trimester report card. Your child’s report card will be accessible through Infinite Campus on November 14. Please review the report card carefully with your son/daughter. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. Students are always more successful with a strong partnership between home and school. Connecting home and school makes us a great community of learners.

    Many people have asked me how the transition has been going for me, so I thought that I’d give you an update. There are many things that I love about serving the staff, students, and the community at Prairie Winds. I value our open communication which allows us to positively impact the learning of our students. I value being part of a community that never gives up on a child, we expect the most of ourselves as educators impacting your children. We regularly talk about our students’ social/emotional needs as we believe in educating the whole child. We work hard to have an environment in which all kids are successful. We pride ourselves each day in knowing what our students need and then delivering the instruction that best fits those needs.

    At Prairie Winds, we will continue to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to reach their potential. We believe in your children and cannot wait to see them develop into positive citizens within our community. I am humbled and honored to serve alongside such dedicated professionals. Coming to a new place I had hopes- but they have been exceeded.

    Let’s continue on this great path of excellence together.

    ~ Principal Alicia Welch