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Effective June 1, 2021

A new leader has been named for Widefield School District 3 beginning June 1, 2021. 

The Widefield Board of Education approved the appointment of Mr. Kevin Duren as superintendent at a board meeting on November 19, 2020. 

Mr. Duren will replace Scott Campbell who is retiring at the end of the school year. Mr. Duren has been in the district for almost all of his life. He attended King Elementary, Janitell Junior High, and graduated from Widefield High School.  After graduation in 1987, he joined the Air Force Reserves and served six years at Peterson Air Force Base. During that time, Mr. Duren attended Colorado State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in math and a minor in computer science. 

Mr. Duren returned to Widefield to teach math and computer programming. He taught at Janitell Junior High and Widefield High School (WHS). After seven years of teaching, Mr. Duren was hired as the assistant principal at Mesa Ridge High School for three years. He was then appointed to the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at WHS for two years before being appointed principal. Mr. Duren served as principal for seven years. In 2014, Mr. Duren moved to central administration as the Executive Director of Secondary Student Learning and Math Achievement. 

“I look forward to working with our great Widefield educators. These unprecedented times have only built our capacity to do extraordinary things in the future," said Mr. Duren. "There is no better time to be an educator. We are confident, determined and committed to inspire, encourage, motivate, and energize our students to achieve more than ever thought possible. Widefield School District 3 is poised with potential to expand our reach and impact. I am excited for the opportunity to bring our students, teachers and community to the next level of success.”

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Boundary waivers due by February 26, 2021

Widefield School District 3 has many schools that offer a variety of unique programs and educational opportunities for students. If you would like your child to attend one of our schools that is not your neighborhood school, you may submit a Boundary Waiver to the school of your choice. 

The open enrollment period ends on February 26, 2021. Boundary waiver forms are available at each school building, central registration, and online. Please turn in your boundary waiver to the front office of the school you wish to attend by Feb. 26, 2021.

If you are currently on a boundary waiver for the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to submit a new boundary waiver for 2021-2022 school year. 

Widefield of Dreams students Kaydn and Connor standing in the hallway at Watson Junior High
  • Widefield of Dreams

Meet Kaydn and Connor Doche 

Two brothers are setting the example of what it means to be a Watson Wolverine. Kaydn, 8th grade, and Connor, 6th grade, are both very active in school, church, and their community. Both boys give back by assisting others with home and property repairs, yard sales, and volunteering. They even help in their neighborhood with mowing lawns, walking or taking care of animals. Kadyn is involved in robotics, Skills and Leadership, Tech TV, and sports. His favorite subject is science and he enjoys learning about space. Connor is involved in robotics, AVID, and sports. His favorite subject is math. Both boys also take pre-advanced placement classes. Kaydn's dream is to go to Stanford University to study computer science and eventually work for NASA. Connor's dream is to attend Idaho State University to study fire science and become a firefighter.

Aaron Hoffman D3 Grown

Human Resources and Communication have come together to start the D3 Grown Campaign! The campaign is inspire our students to teach or be part of the community after graduation. Every Monday, we promote staff members that attended WSD3 from junior high and have come back to be part of the D3 community. This week's #D3Grown is Aaron Hoffman and he attended Watson Junior High School where he now works at Widefield High School as the principal! Aaron Hoffman states, "I love the community feeling." 

To view more updates on the #D3Grown campaign, follow us on the WSD3 Instagram