Charles Hay is Superintendent of Englewood Schools 1914-1918
Charles H. Hay is the first Superintendent of Englewood Schools. He is recognized for increasing enrollment to 200 students and getting the high school accredited.
Charles Hay Elementary Opens
Charles Hay Elementary School opens for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students. It is named after the first superintendent of Englewood, in recognition of his contribution to education in the community.
Dr. Pauline Staats is the first principal of Charles Hay, and begins the tradition of community nights at the building.
Foreign Educators Visit Charles Hay
Educators from around the world visit Charles Hay Elementary to observe the modern educational facilities.
Swedish Hospital Expands
In the 1960s, Swedish Hospital expands, buying out Charles Hay homeowners in the neighborhood. Families are displaced from the area.
2nd Principal Paul Lyndsay
3rd Principal Lee Martin
4th Principal Gene Snyder
5th Principal Helen Achatz
Kimberly Woods Apartments are Built
Kimberly Woods Apartment buildings are built in the Charles Hay neighborhood, and continue to grow. The socio-economic status of the Charles Hay student population begins to shift.
6th Graders Move to Junior High School
6th grade students are moved from the elementary schools to Flood Junior High School.
6th Principal Charles Grimes
Swedish Hospital Expands
Swedish Hospital continues to expand in the 1980s, displacing more neighborhood families.
The Marks Apartment Complex Built
The Marks Apartments are built in the Charles Hay neighborhood.
Swedish Hospital Continues to Expand
Swedish Hospital continues to add more units and plazas in the 1990s, buying up more property from the Charles Hay neighborhood.
7th Principal Dale Lumpa
Additional Wing of Classrooms Added to Charles Hay
Charles Hay Partners with PEBC
Charles Hay teachers partner with PEBC (Public Education and Business Coalition) in order to learn about and implement the literacy workshop model.
8th Principal Chris Laney-Barnes
Dr. Dale Lumpa stays at Charles Hay, but moves back to his position as PE teacher.
Annual Soup Fiesta Event begins
From 2005-2012: The tradition of the annual Soup Fiesta is celebrated, combining student art sales with parent and teacher-made soups. Proceeds are donated to our "sister" school in Mexico.
Charles Hay Begins IB Journey
Principal Chris Laney-Barnes and the district Curriculum Director support the adoption of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, as it fit with the values of the teachers.
Spanish Instruction Begins
Spanish is chosen as the additional language taught (IB requirement). "Muzzy" DVDs are used in every classroom to teach Spanish.
"Missy" School Dog is Adopted
Students persuade principal Chris Laney-Barnes to adopt a school dog. A black lab mix, "Missy," is adopted from the Denver Dumb Friends League
Certified Spanish Teacher Hired
Charles Hay teachers end the use of the "Muzzy" Spanish DVDs and hire a certified Spanish teacher. This teacher had her own classroom and was part of the specials rotation.
Charles Hay Revises Mission Statement
The teachers of Charles Hay revise the mission statement to reflect the ideas of inquiry and internationalism
5th Graders Receive Netbooks
A large grant enables Englewood to purchase netbooks for each 5th grade student
International Baccalaureate Authorization
Charles Hay Elementary becomes Charles Hay World School, as it received its official authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Parents Organize School/Community Garden
A group of Charles Hay parents begin to plan a school/community garden, which will replace the old tennis courts on the Hay property.
9th Principal Craig Ferguson
Principal Craig Ferguson is hired, a former International Baccalaureate Coordinator. His mother formerly taught at Charles Hay. His grandfather was an Englewood District administrator.
New School Dog: Jake
With Missy retiring with the former principal, Jake comes on board as our new school dog. Jake is black pug, owned by the School Psychologist, Peggy Alway.
Garden Committee Created
The Charles Hay Garden Committee is created, comprised of parents, teachers and staff. Partnerships with Denver Urban Gardens and Slow Foods Denver are created.
6th Graders Return to Elementary Schools
6th grade students return to Englewood elementary schools, as the new 7th-12th TEC campus is built.
Full-time IB Coordinator Position
The IB Coordinator position changes from a .4 position to a full-time position
New Tradition: Harvest Festival
The new annual tradition of the Harvest Festival begins, replacing the Soup Fiesta. Each classroom helps harvest produce from the garden and prepares a dish to contribute. Families are encouraged to contribute homemade garden-to-table dishes. Music and pumpkin decorating are later added to the event.
New Tradition: 6th graders attend Keystone Science School
6th graders begin to attend Keystone Science School for three days each spring, participating in an outdoor education camp connected to their science standards.
Mission Statement Revised
Teachers work to again revise the mission statement, ensuring that it reflects the values and goals of the current faculty.
New Annual Tradition: Wellness Night
The Health and Wellness Committee, comprised of Administration, teachers, and parents, plans an annual Wellness celebration, inviting community organizations to participate as well.
Voters Pass Bond and Mill Levy for New Schools
In the November 2016 elections, the Englewood community voted to support issues 3D and 3E, approving a $97.5 million bond and a $1.5 million mill levy override to fund the rebuilding and long-term maintenance of all Englewood elementary schools and preschool.
New Annual Tradition: Art Show
Art teacher Kate Dulaney, with the support of volunteers and parents, organize a large art event in the spring, celebrating and selling student art pieces.
STEAM Labs and Teachers Added to Elementary Schools
All Englewood elementary schools get a dedicated STEAM lab and instructor/coach. Students at Charles Hay have STEAM once a week for 50 minutes. STEAM teacher works with teachers to support STEAM initiatives in classrooms, as well.
10th Principal Ryan Cowell
Principal Ryan Cowell is brought on, along with an Assistant Principal, Matthew Palermo
Englewood Schools Partners with UVA
All Englewood Schools partner with University of Virginia's Partnership for Leaders in Education, as part of a turnaround initiative.
New Charles Hay Building Opens
Charles Hay World School's state-of-the-art new building opens to students