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Happenings at East Grand schools

Frank Reeves

The greatest event of the year in East Grand is happening at 10:00 am on Saturday June 1st. We will have 78 tremendous young men and women graduate. Please come celebrate this special day.

At MPHS awards night on Wednesday, the support of our communities was on display. Over $156,000.00 in local scholarships was awarded this year. That is $58,000.00 more than last year. Without this support many of our students would not be able to pursue their post high school dreams. Thank you for all of your support of our students. Congrats to all of the students who received recognition and scholarships.

When organizing an event like awards night, inevitably some students who should have been recognized were not called to the stage. The following student council members are recognized for their efforts in leading and organizing events as well as representing the students of MPHS: Seniors Jordan Emery (Co-President), Paige Romero (Co-President), Emily Hoffmeister,Riley Sedlar, Rachel Trotter; Juniors – Annaliese Jensen, Henry Kacik, Hope Newcomer-Neeson, Shug Reynolds; Sophomores: Lane Bjerken, Dany Rios Castillos, Mason Chamberlain, Krista Conrad, Peyton McGuan; Freshman: Trustan Appelhans, Cameron Dellamano, Madison Moyer, Madelyn Oxley

The MPHS Band marched and played in the Memorial Day Parade in Grand Lake. They were a massive hit! The Mayor and the Veterans thanked them for participating.

6th grade teacher and author Scotty Hicks went to Jane Hill’s and Martha Acker’s 3rd grade classes and did an author talk on my book “Mountain Bike Capital USA: The Development of a Mountain Bike Town.” It was great to get to talk about writing process to them for almost an hour. They had great questions and were an awesome audience.

Granby Elementary kindergarten pre-registration is still going on. Pre-registration helps the school know how many students to expect for the 19-20 school year.

Parents of students that will be attending Kindergarten next fall please contact Granby Elementary School at 970-887-3312 for more information or stop by GES and pick up a pre-registration packet.

Many teachers and staff members in the district can offer tutoring over the summer. If you are interested in hiring a tutor please contact your child’s school.

GES Third grade did their annual tie-dyeing shirts this week and they will wear them next week for field day!

The annual Granby bike rodeo for first grade and third grade took place this week after being rescheduled. The 4th and 5th grade rodeo is next week.

The fourth graders at Fraser Valley Elementary heard a presentation from Mr. Owen Briggs, who recently published a book called, “Doc Susie, My Neighbor.” As a young man Briggs lived next door to Doctor Susan Anderson, one of Fraser’s most famous and respected residents. His aunt was the executor of Doc Susie’s will, so Mr. Briggs has many of her personal papers and photographs. Fourth graders have been studying Colorado history this year, including local history. Mr. Briggs will answer their questions and share his first-hand knowledge about Doc Susie and her life.

FVE just held their 5th Grade Science Fair Tues, 5/21. Mountain Parks Electric helps sponsor it and provides trophies for the top 2 winners in the categories of Best Energy Related project and Best of Show. This year’s winners were Honorable Mention: Sydney Solomon and Maggie Bellatty; 2nd place went to Georgia Harvey; best energy related project: Margo Redding, and Best of Show went to Dylan Martinski.

First Graders at Granby Elementary had a SWEET afternoon on 5/23 celebrating their AMAZING iReady test score growth with ice cream sundaes!

4th graders at GES had a busy week last week! On Tuesday, students headed to the YMCA for a 1/2-day of team building. On Wednesday, the 4th graders traveled to Cutthroat Bay campground for archery, orienteering, learning about scat, fishing, songs, smores, and much more! After spending the night, students were able to see the release of thousands of fry and head to the AA Barn for more team building and learning. Thanks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the staff at Rocky Mountain National Park and numerous other volunteers that make this trip possible!

On Wednesday evening, East Grand Middle School had a student showcase of the projects students have been completing over the past few weeks. Guests enjoyed

3-D maps, escape rooms, song writing, podcasts, art, maker-space possibilities, tiny house models, mural and sign making, cooking, etc.… It was a great way for our students to display how they are attempting to solve real World problems.

8th grade promotion and awards will take place at EGMS next Thursday morning. This is another chance to see the incredible accomplishments of our students.

One more week of school. Then hopefully….summer!

Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.

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