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Happenings at East Grand School District

Frank Reeves

• The Fraser Valley 5th grade classes took a field trip to the Arvada Center this week to attend a performance of “Seussical”. Our students wore their own Seussical shirts from their performance of the same show back in March. The cast and staff in Arvada not only took notice of our kids and their shirts, but claimed to be intimidated to perform for us because we knew the show so well! Many thanks to our FVE parent group, PAC, for funding our awesome shirts that made their day down in Arvada.

• Music directors Brad Pregeant and Lynnea Godfriaux are excited to present East Grand Middle School and Middle Park High School Spring Music Concerts. EGMS &MPHS choirs performed on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm in the MPHS auditorium. EGMS & MPHS Bands perform on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 pm in the MPHS auditorium.

• 5th Graders at Fraser Valley Elementary have created their final edition of the Eagles News. We’re looking forward to sharing some exciting student-written articles with our F.V.E. community.

• 8th graders have been working hard on many long-term projects in fourth quarter. Their service-learning project this year will culminate with the Color Run fundraiser event for NSCD on Saturday, May 26th. All students are required to contribute. Also, they recently traveled to Washington D.C. from May 17th – May 20th. Finally, all students will present their end of year R.O.P.E. projects on Wednesday, June 6th. It is a reflection of their learning, and a chance to look ahead at their future goals. We are very proud of the effort and creativity these students have been showing over the past two months.

• F.V.E.’s annual 5th grade science fair was on the 22nd. Our scholars have been working on using the scientific process, creating a presentation, and a science fair board that shares numerous elements of their experiment such as their hypothesis, data, materials, and their results.

• First graders have investigated quilts and have even created a community quilt about the Fraser Valley. Fourth grade students have made story quilts individually as well as currently working on painting a quilt block that will be mounted on FVE to be included in the Quilt Trail of Grand County. As part of this project based learning project; Fourth and first grade students will be visiting with Sandra Dallas this Thursday at Fraser Valley Elementary. Sandra Dallas is a Denver author that wrote “The Quilt Walk”. Thanks to PAC, fourth graders received their novels and have been reading as a class in collaboration with the PBL project. The Quilt Walk is a historical fiction novel that tells about a family’s journey, through a 10 year old girl’s point of view from Illinois to Colorado on a wagon-train in 1864. We are looking forward to her visit!

• The MPHS Band and Choir recently combined with bands and choirs from South Routt High School, West Grand High School and Hayden High School to present a huge concert last April 26th and received rave reviews.

• 3rd graders at Granby Elementary had a great Ukulele concert last week. There is nothing quite like the sound of Ukulele’s in the mountains.

• Fraser Valley Elementary had 10 amazing students join the Reading Counts 500 Club. This is for students that have earned 500 or more Reading Counts points in a school year. This year we even had one student earn over 1,000 Reading Counts Points this year! The students were treated to lunch at Creekside Eatery as a reward for all of their hard work. Congratulations to this year’s FVE 500 Club members. Second Grade: Kendall Glancey, Logan Glancey, Madison Kussow, and Cody Vilt. Third Grade: Jessica Heid. Fourth Grade: Grahm Kauffman, Macy Smith, Sydney Solomon, Denny Turk. Fifth Grade: Samuel Zieschang

• In celebration of exceptional testing scores, MPHS English language students participated in a day of post-secondary readiness and team building at the YMCA with a professor from CSU as the guest speaker.

• First graders at Granby Elementary School are learning how to use a nonfiction book for research. Students are learning to use text features such as the table of contents, the index, headings, and picture captions to learn more about a particular animal. After taking notes, the first graders will write their report and share it with their classmates.

• AP students have finished up their exams. This year 77 students took 140 exams over 12 different subjects. Way to go!

• EGMS 7th and 8th Grade Band performed at Elitch Gardens May 13 and got an “excellent” rating.

• EGMS Band students Rosie Trotter, Ruby Yoder and Chance Hein auditioned for and were selected to perform with the District 8 middle school Honor Band. They presented a concert at Frisco Middle School May 4.

• The 7th Annual Model United Nations Forum is in the books. This quote is from a member of our BOCES: “I am always so inspired to see the students discussing these real world problems with their well-researched lens. To speak in front of a large group of their peers takes so much confidence. For our rural Colorado students especially, I think the exposure to the larger world issues with this kind of authentic engagement is so powerful. “ Great job EGMS UN teams.

• Connor Life and John Reynolds were recognized as MPHS’s Outstanding Student and Outstanding Educator by CU at an awards recently. One student and one teacher from each school that conducts AP courses are recognized. Congratulations to Connor and Mr. Reynolds.

• Granby 4th grade students had a great day last Wednesday on a field trip to the Colorado History Museum and the Denver Art Museum. The students were able to see the Degas art exhibit at the art museum, which is the only U.S. stop the exhibit, is making.

• There are numerous activities happening in the schools over the next two weeks, please go to school websites for information and attend some of these events. The students have worked hard all year and now is a great time to recognize their excellence.

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