Happenings at East Grand schools
Welcome back to all new and returning students, staff and families. We are looking forward to our best school year ever.
Over the next couple of weeks when you come to visit school you will notice new safety features. The interior doors of each entryway will also be locked and visitors will have to be buzzed in through those doors as well. Please be patient as we work to make our schools safer.
As of Aug. 30, we have a total of 80 new students in our schools. Let’s all work to welcome and make our new families welcome in Grand County.
There is already many great things happening in our schools, here are a few notes:
Math homework club will again commence this year at Granby Elementary free to the students and will start Sept. 10. Times run from 4:10 to 5 p.m. (right after school Monday to Wednesday). This year it will be offered to all grade levels not just our third through fifth grade.
East Grand County School District was granted funding by the Colorado School Health Provider Grant, or SHPG, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. This three-year grant provides funding to enhance school mental health supports East Grand through the 2019-20 school year. The funding from this grant provides support to our existing school counselors, adding an extra layer of mental health professionals for classroom guidance; counseling; and mental health education and services. Riley Flanagan joins East Grand Schools this year. She is a Licensed Social Worker and will be splitting her time between East Grand Middle School and Middle Park High School. She will be providing individual and group mental health services for secondary students. Jackie Schnellinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor. She has been providing mental health services for students in Fraser Valley Elementary School and Granby Elementary School since the 2017-18 school year. Riley and Jackie are excited about the opportunity to serve East Grand School District staff, students, and parents in these next two years of the grant.
This year, MPHS Counseling Dept. is partnering with Sycamore Learning to offer PSAT/SAT and ACT workshops. The first workshop will cover PSAT and SAT and will be held at MPHS on Friday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ACT workshop will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration must be completed in advance online at http://www.prepforthefuture.com No walk-ins will be accepted. Register today!
College Fair is coming to MPHS! Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., MPHS Counseling Dept. will be hosting the Colorado Council College Fair. Many Colleges from Colorado and throughout the United States will be presenting information about their programs. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about post-secondary options including, trade schools, military, and traditional two and four year colleges.
Seven French 3 students from Middle Park High School traveled to France this summer. They spent four days in Paris experiencing the art, history and culture of the City of Lights. They also spent six days in a home stay really becoming immersed in the culture. Their trip ended with a tour of the south including Avignon, Nimes, Monaco and Nice. It was as amazing adventure. Students improved their language skills, knowledge of the culture and gained a very unique experience.
The 45th year of Adventure Ed is starting with the annual Sophomore River Trip on Friday, Sept. 28. Adventure Ed will meet with all Sophomore students during study hall next Wednesday to talk about trip details and hand out permission slips. We will partner with the BLM to learn about our local stretch of river, perform some community service, and practice leave-no-trace.
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