What’s going on at East Grand School District
September 20, 2016
September 22-24: MPHS Adventure Ed fall trip, “Introduction to Backpacking” and service project trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. Three staff members, Zach Boor, Rebecca Boehner, and Maggie Keller, along with RMNP Ranger, Ray Miller, will be leading students on a backpacking learning experience over National Public Lands Day weekend. Students will be learning about the technical aspects of backpacking, “Leave No Trace” ethics, and conservation. They will also complete a service project in the backcountry of RMNP.
The Town of Winter Park continues to provide the Activity Bus (for free!) for students at EGMS and MPHS from the east end of the valley that are participating in after school activities. Many students, who otherwise would be unable to engage in sports, drama, etc., are able to take advantage of after school activities because of the Town’s generosity.
Crooked Creek Ranch (Young Life) has donated two games to our EGMS playground. Both games – 9 square and Octaball- are very popular with our students! PE teachers used class time to teach the rules and strategies.
Sophomore River Trip is running the weekend of (Sept. 23-24) down the upper Colorado River.
MPHS Science teacher Zach Boor will have the annual “Bug Week” Field Trip with his sophomore biology class, teaming up with GCWIN (Grand County Water Information Network), local biologist and volunteers to test our local waters. Students will be conducting scientific tests on water quality and evaluating its affect on the local macro invertebrates (bugs) and fish.
East Grand Middle School science students will be visiting the Granby Sanitation Plant to discover the process of water filtration, do some chemical testing of our local streams, and perform population counts of aquatic organisms within local rivers (don waders and nets to go fishing!!).
America Achieves selected FVES’s Cindy Rimmer, a fourth-grade teacher, for a Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship. “The Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship equips top teachers and principals to tap their classroom and school expertise to have an effective seat at the table and be co-architects of state and local education policy that raises standards for teaching and learning, makes public education more equitable, and elevates the teaching profession.”
On September 22, the fifth-graders at Fraser Valley Elementary are leading our first school-wide assembly of the year. The focus is on our SOARing behavior expectations. The fifth-graders will lead a SOAR chant and sing a song that shows the different aspects of safety, ownership, attitude, and respect. A small group of students will perform a skit that shows examples and non-examples of SOAR behavior on the bus, in the lunchroom, and showing grit and perseverance in the classroom.