Happenings at East Grand schools
East Grand is making progress with their Master Planning. Upcoming community meetings will be posted on the website by next week. For more information please refer to the website under the tab Master Planning.
We had great parent attendance on Wednesday night at the Vaping/Juuling presentation put on by Rocky Mountain Health. Thanks to those who came and if anyone wants more information please contact the high school.
The Fraser Valley Choir will be singing on Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. at Winter Park Resort! We will be singing a variety of Holiday and winter songs! Come out and join us!
Elementary counselor Jackie Schnellinger is teaching a class for teachers on Conscious Discipline at GES. It is a brain-based and relationship approach to working with students. There are 13 teachers from Fraser Valley and Granby taking the current course.
Being a member of the Entrepreneurship Club, students have the opportunity to visit local business start-ups and learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs in the field. Last month, the group visited Tens Products in Granby, and this past Friday, 5 students from the club visited Blue Arrow Co-Working Space in Winter Park. The brain child of Austin Gray and Jayson Harris, students sat down to discuss topics such as co-working, small business overhead, getting started with a new business, social responsibility in business, and identifying talent. The Entrepreneur Club will continue to visit and learn from local entrepreneurs every month next semester. The club is also venturing into their own entrepreneurship endeavor by operating a coffee shop at Middle Park High School before school and during lunch.
Thanks to Grand Beginnings and the Colorado Department of Education, district and community preschool teachers attended a Creative Curriculum training on Friday Dec. 7. We learned about the latest research in developmentally appropriate practice in teaching strategies for preschoolers. We are excited to begin the practice of engaging young children in “studies” in the early childhood classroom, an approach that is very much aligned with Project Based Learning.
Earlier this year fourth graders at GES wrote letters to Holly Norton, the Colorado State Archeologist, about their learning regarding Colorado Native American tribes. Some were selected to be sent to her. This week Ms. Norton responded to every letter she received and sent books back to our classrooms!
As part of Bear Club, Mr. D. has the students playing kindness Bingo. Each student has a Bingo board with kind activities they can do for someone else. The goal is to cross out as many squares as they can by next Thursday!
The Fraser Valley music room is full of new sounds this time of year! Third grade has just begun playing recorders! Fourth Grade has started learning piano, and Fifth Grade has started learning their musical for the year. The performance is based on Character! The fifth grade will have opportunities to write part of their musical as we have lots of different genres of music we are singing!
A reminder that East Grand schools will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 21 – Jan. 6. Our first day back to school will be Jan. 7. Happy Holidays.
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.
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