What’s happening at East Grand School District
November 1, 2016
Week of Oct. 31:
• Sixth-grade students in Mr. Loberg's class met with a number of guest speakers to learn about water allocation. The Water Warriors program is new to Grand County this year. Katlin Miller, a 2004 MPHS graduate and executive director of the Middle Park Conservation District, organized the program for students. Students rotated through four stations to learn about water allocation: Doug Bellatty, with the Town of Granby, shared with students municipality water use, Justin Fosha, board member for the Middle Park Conservation District, shared with students agricultural water use, Tim Holinka, with Denver Water, shared with students how industry and business utilize water, Ryan Lokteff, with the Grand County Water Information Network, shared with students environmental and recreational uses for water. The next day, students were asked to imagine that it was the year 2060, and they were king or queen of Colorado. As the ruler of the state, it was their job to decide how to allocate water to the various users they learned about yesterday. Working in groups, students started creating posters explaining how they would allocate the water and why.
• EGSD is partnering with the Grand County Collaborative Management Program and Invest in Kids CO to provide free parenting classes with free childcare and dinner at both GES and FVE. Additionally, this interagency collaboration also supports the Kindergarten and first grade Dinosaur School lessons.
• The National ACT will be offered on December 10, at the high school, 8 a.m.-noon. Students/parents must register and pay on the ACT site: https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp
Deadline is November 4, Cost is: ACT Plus Writing: $58, ACT No Writing: $42. See the high school counseling website calendar.
• The Winter Park Competition Center Academy is beginning the 2016/17 season this week. Twenty four students at MPHS are participating in the program this year, a record turnout. Students are training in Alpine, Snowboarding, Free skiing, Big Mountain, and Nordic. Students attend MPHS all day on Mondays, and have a modified schedule for the remainder of the week.
• MPHS Parent/Teacher Conferences were very well attended. The Lions Club Scholarship Fair brought in many interested parents and students. Parents of MPHS Seniors, make sure to ask your child about scholarship applications. If you've missed the Scholarship Fair, applications are available at the MPHS Guidance Office and on MPHS.org at the Counseling website. You can't win a scholarship if you don't apply.
• MPHS received an $1,150 grant from the East Grand Education Foundation to purchase an innovative reading curriculum for students with disabilities.
• GES PE Class has bingo cards for students. There are separate cards for grades 3-5 and for grades K-2. All students who bring the card back partially finished on Wednesday, November 16 will earn a charm. Students who bring the card fully completed (blacked out) will earn a charm AND their name will be put in for a drawing for a whole turkey!
• FVE Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners: Grades K-2 – Cutest: Dana Castaneda, Funniest: Virgil Villup, Original/Favorite: Hayden Kielley, Most Like Book Character: Nora Biondo. Grades 3-5: Cutest: Alyssa Scott, Funniest: Aaron Ontiveros, Original/Favorite: Asa Kee, Most Like Book Character: Keely Monkouski.
• GES Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners: Grades K-1 – Maddox Carter, Westen Hidell, Annabelle Scott, Laura Bell, Grades 2-3 – Mariela Sandoval, Jael Montandon, Elijah Gioia. Grades 4-5 – Dana Bell, Kylee Boomer, Aubree Hanson. Staff – Ms. Petty, Ms. Cautrell, Office Staff.
• Next Thursday is the last day of first quarter for EGMS. Report cards will go home on November 10.