What’s going on at East Grand School District
October 11, 2016
• EGMS Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 20 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 21. Conferences are scheduled in 15-minute slots, meeting with the entire core team of teachers. If you have a specific elective or special education teacher that you'd like present at your conference, please let us know when you schedule the conference. To schedule, please either call Brandie at 970-887-3382 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The book fair at EGMS the week of Oct. 17, help is needed before and after school, and during lunch. Please call EGMS if you can help.
• The MPHS Cross Country coaching staff nominated 2 runners for "League Runner of the Year." First, Brevik Petersen, he has been very dedicated to the sport all summer and into the fall. His dedication has shown in his much improved performance. Next, Alyssa Petersen, who is the definition and epitome of team Captain. Alyssa was voted the Frontier League Runner of the Year. Congrats to Alyssa.
• Scottie Hicks was named Frontier League Cross Country "Coach of the Year".
• Our Cross Country teams swept Frontier League titles in every division. Both boys and girls teams from EGMS and MPHS won. This is the first time in recent memory or maybe ever that this has happened.
• A big thank you to the Granby Fire Department for allowing us to have a great bonfire during homecoming week.
• The Freshman and Junior Girls beat the Sophomore and Senior girls in Powder Puff football during homecoming.
• The MPHS JV Volleyball team got 2nd out of 9 teams at the Battle Mountain Tournament on Oct. 1.
• On Oct. 3 our high school Transition program partnered with NSCD, for a cookout at the Jim Creek Campground. Students learned how to build a safe campfire, cook hotdogs and s'mores, and put the fire out safely. The concept of "leave no trace" was emphasized. This is the second year of doing this, the students love it so much, we plan on doing it again!
• Fifth-graders held debates in their classrooms last week based on the Word Generation program they are using. They debated which elementary school is better: a technology, test -driven school or an artistic school where students choose their own curriculum. Some of the points during the debate were focused on the benefits of physical activity, the impact of testing, how our food choices affect us, and the relevance of using technology. One fifth-grader commented that the debate "was like a boxing match. We gave a punch and then the other side punched back with their words!"
• GES PTA led a "Walk-a-Thon" last week. Total Laps for GES = 4,644 Laps which equals 1,161 miles ran/walked. A huge "Thank You" to Laura Veraldo, the PTA, and all the parent volunteers. This day wouldn't have been so special without all your hard work and enthusiasm.
• On Thursday, October 13, Superintendent Frank Reeves will receive the Zack Neumeyer Leading From Within Award from the Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) at their Upcycle Event Celebrating Resourceful Teaching. This award is presented to an administrator who works collaboratively with teachers and community leaders to implement an innovative educational vision designed to increase student engagement and performance. RAFT is a non-profit organization working to provide teachers and schools low cost, upcycled materials and maker space lessons.