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Happenings at East Grand schools

Frank Reeves

Tune in to your local cable Channel 17 to see professional commercials created by Middle Park High School Students! Our sophomores have recently completed a unit on persuasion in their English classes. As part of the unit, students chose to promote a local person, product, business, or idea. A select group of students created persuasive commercials for their clients that will run for the next three months on our local Channel 17. A huge thank-you to Jody Mintken, owner of Channel 17, for this generous opportunity for our students to see their school work come to life in the real world.

Good Luck to the MPHS Lady Panthers who play Skyview Academy on Friday Night in Delta. If they win on Friday, they will play Delta in a regional final on Saturday.

Spring sports of baseball and track have started. Students are practicing indoors until the weather gets better and the snow gets cleared off the fields.

Some staff members attended the second of four professional development opportunities supporting Project Based Learning on Thursday. These after school trainings are held at Snow Mountain Ranch and provide teachers with hands on activities for use in the classroom.

EGSD fifth graders will attend a “conference” at the Headwaters Center on Tuesday morning in preparation for AmeriTowne on Thursday. Students will participate in mixer activities to get to know their future classmates from Fraser or Granby. They will then hold Staff Meetings for their businesses at AmeriTowne. Students are excited to meet each other and work together.

The MPHS Entrepreneurship club has acquired a grant from Middle Park Electric to install LED lights in the high school hallways. This project will be completed on March 22. Great work from our young leaders.

Our chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 10 new members last Wednesday. The ceremony was held in the library and was attended by parents, siblings and friends. Congratulations to all of these NHS inductees: Jayden Bergen, Dylan Cormican, Kayla Davis, Gabe Loberg, Lela Myers, Chris Orear, Jack Orear, Leland Yoder, Riley Sedlar, Jackson Wolle

On Feb. 25 the district submitted a BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant to the Colorado Department of Education. This grant, if awarded, will be for upgrading security features in our schools as well as remodeling the office areas of Fraser Valley and East Grand Middle School.

Our Master Planning is on going. We are pursuing costs for different options to handle our continued growth. The steering committee made up of parents and staff from each school will meet on March 13. After that date we will be setting up community meetings to discuss our best option to pursue.

Six under 14 Alpine Racers from East Grand Middle School qualified for the Rocky Central Division U14 Championships last weekend: Henry B, Garrett G, Alex J, Noah K, Olivia N, and Sebastian W. The championships will be in Steamboat March 13-17. Wish them luck!

Congrats to EGMS student Andy Troccoli for winning the district spelling bee. Andy will compete in the state spelling bee at the University of Denver later this year.

In the art room third through fifth grade students at FVE were able to help their community by making art! Every year the CASA Program of Grand County asks our students to decorate a Mardi Gras mask for the CASA event-taking place this Friday evening. The students love decorating the mask, so much so, they want to keep the masks. It is a great lesson of how we can create and share to help our community!

The GES fifth grade PE classes had an incredible opportunity to learn archery from Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers Jeremy Huntington and Jeff Behncke along with their PE teacher, Maggie Keller. The top three scoring shooters were recognize with a certificate of accomplishment on Wednesday. The third highest shooters, scoring 28 out of 30, were Edgar Renteria Rios and Allie Smith. The second highest shooters, scoring 29 out of 30, were Peyton Fosha and Hunter Horn. The highest scoring shooter was Sofia Loucks with a 30 out of 30! In addition to learning archery shooting techniques students also investigated topics such as the importance of discipline for improvement and how the Five Components of Health-related Fitness contribute to archery shooting success.

This week the GES fourth grade and first grade students got together to read in honor of Dr. Seuss.

Second graders at Granby Elementary read Bartholomew and the Oobleck for Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and then made their own Oobleck in science class.

Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.

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