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Happening at East Grand schools

Frank Reeves
East Grand School District Superintendent

Frank Reeves

• Kindergarten, first and second grade students participated in "Career on Wheels" on March 13 to reinforce our career unit. Different community workers are came with a vehicle to talk and share their occupation. Careers represented were a fireman, EMT, road grader operator, electrical lineman, policeman, and a trash technician.

• GES held their 5th annual Bingo for Books night, hosted by the Title 1 team, on Thursday, March 8. It was a fun night with students and their families playing bingo and winning a ton of books. The evening ended with the drawing of two Kindle Fires. The winners were first grader, Eleseya M. and third grader, Ronan H. Students can now enjoy reading new books!

• The high school counseling office is accepting clothing donations for students in need. Some of our students are not members of any teams or clubs and they don't have spirit wear. If you have any MPHS gear that you don't wear, bring it down to the counseling office. It's a win win – you can clean out a closet and there will be more students sporting school pride!

• A reminder to all AP students. The final day to register for AP exams is March 26. This year MPHS is offering 12 AP classes and exams. Please contact Mr. Polonowski if you have questions.

• Forty-eight French students in the classes of Mme Christine Dubois-Miller at Middle Park High School and Mme Lydia Castiello at East Grand Middle School attended the national 5th annual Festinema Junior French film festival in Denver March 8. This complementary event offered an opportunity to inspire learning and understanding of international cultures through cinema. The event was sponsored by the Alliance Française of Denver and included free educational portfolios for classroom learning.

• On Feb. 22, the entire kindergarten class at Fraser Valley Elementary went on an exciting sleigh ride at Devil's Thumb Ranch. During the sleigh ride, the students learned about ranch life, fed the horses, and viewed the beautiful scenery. A special thanks to Garth and Jill Eichler for making this trip possible for our kindergarten students.

• FVE fifth graders are preparing for Student-Led Conferences this week. Students will share work and activities with their parents and discuss what they are looking forward to in Middle School.

• On March 15, Fraser Valley Elementary 3rd Grade Students presented their annual Wax Museum. The students had read biographies, written reports and prepared speeches to become their biography character.

• The GES Second grade took a virtual field trip with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park last week to launch our literacy unit of reading the chapter book titled "Stone Fox" and "Balto, the Bravest Dog Ever." For our virtual field trip we use Google Hangouts and we talk to Jeff Martin via computer and the smartboard. Students learn from the owner of Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park about dog sledding and training sled dogs.

• Fifth graders at F.V.E. are preparing to interview with community members for their jobs at AmeriTowne. They'll be taking a skills assessment to determine which jobs are just right for them, filling out an online application, and practicing their answers before they sit down for their interviews on March 22. Thank you to the numerous community members who are volunteering their time to give our kids a wonderful real life experience!

• Possible Bueno, the MPHS Jazz Band, got an Excellent Rating at the recent Mile High Jazz Festival at CU Boulder. They performed at the historic Macky Hall on the CU campus.

• Mrs. Schnellinger is starting a girls group for fifth-grade girls today at FVE. It is called G.I.R.L.S. and stand for: Girls in Real Life Situations. The group will explore what it means to be a "Strong and Daring Young Woman" and will focus on relationships, communication skills and self-esteem. The group will run through May during lunch.

• The high school counselors recently took 47 students to CMC-Steamboat for an admissions presentation, campus tour, and delicious lunch in the cafeteria.

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