Welcome to Sunrise!
Sunrise is a
K-5 Elementary school which follows the traditional calendar for Cherry Creek
Schools. We offer Integrated Arts as part of our curriculum which include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology.
Art is taught by Joanna Gates. Music is taught by Kathy Wagner. Physical Education is taught by Andy Folkestad. Technology
is taught by Susan Isaac.
Enrichment / Gifted and
The focus of
our program is to provide opportunities for students to pursue and develop
their potential within an enthusiastic approach towards learning that
challenges inquiry, draws out individual talent, and leads to personal
fulfillment and optimal academic/intellectual growth.
Student Council Students are elected to serve on the Student Council by their
peers. Our student council participates in many projects designed to serve our
neighborhood community and our Sunrise community. These projects have included
Pennies for Patients, food drives, and the movie nights, to name a few.
English Language Support (ELS)
Our ELS program
provides specialized instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
for English Language Learners. Students spend the majority of their time in the
regular classroom with a portion of their day in the ELS classroom. The
essential component of the ELS program is the development of academic language
along with conversational language. The goal is to develop the student's
language skills to the point he/she can work successfully in the classroom.
Sunrise Kid's Club
Before and After School Program
a before and after school program which provides opportunities for
reinforcement of basic skills, and enrichment activities. The program is fee
Health Club with Coach Folkestad
teacher offers various health club acivities after school including running
club, jump rope club, lacrosse club, basketball club, and cup stacking. Students
sign up with Coach Folkestad.
Follow the below links for Cup Stack Videos
4th & 5th Grade Choir
Fourth and fifth grade students have the
opportunity to participate in after school choir. The group explores numerous
types of music from around the world, in addition to movie soundtracks, today’s
hits, and much more! Choir members rehearse twice per week in order to prepare
for multiple performances throughout the school year.
Sunrise has a
student broadcasting system where our fifth grade students report live on
activities, news, and special events that occur throughout the school. These
daily broadcasts provide an excellent source of communication within the school
consists of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who are interested in technology
and assist teachers with technology equipment. Tech-sperts learn how to
setup and troubleshoot digital cameras, projectors, document cameras,
and the sound system equipment as well as printers. They also learn
how to troubleshoot simple tasks on the computers and smartboards.
recommend tech-sperts based on their interest in technology, academic success,
willingness to miss their recess once a week, and follow the 3B's (Be Safe,
Be Responsible, Be Respectful). Mrs. Liggins will dismiss the tech-sperts
for lunch after the meeting.
Twice a year Sunrise offers a Robotics Club. Fourth and fifth grade students are eligible to apply using an essay application process.
Library & Technology
Educational Technology and Information Literacy standards are emphasized in the
Library & Technology specials rotation. Students go to the school library
for twice a semester where they learn valuable library and research skills.
They use technology daily to organize their research. Students also go to the
computer lab for twice a semester where they utilize the latest technology to
create multimedia presentations, reports, or other projects that emphasis
higher level thinking & technology.
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fourth, and fifth graders at Sunrise Elementary are voracious readers
with high standards. They read the best new releases and evaluate them
using the same criteria as the John Newbery Award Committee. Sunrise
Newbery Club members become ambassadors for great literature among their
peers, and are often looked to for book reccommendations!