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Happenings at East Grand schools

Frank Reeves / East Grand superintendent
Frank Reeves

Sophomores are embarking on their next project in English. Each team has identified a problem in the world that they think needs to be solved. Over the next few weeks, they will research the root causes of the problem and compile their findings in a formal research paper. Then, they will use the Design Thinking process to develop an innovative idea to solve their chosen problem. Solutions will be presented in a variety of symposiums. These presentations will be open to the public. Check back in April for dates, times and topics!

MPHS Freshmen have been seen around school filming for a project they are working on in Freshmen English.

EGMS teachers participated in a pre-spring break “book exchange” yesterday. The goal was to trade books and enjoy some spring break reading time.

Students at Fraser Valley had a giant purple dinosaur visit during lunch yesterday. With the theme of “take me out to the ballgame” on opening day, Rockies mascot DINGER paid a visit and celebrated with the students. Thanks to the Colorado Rockies and good luck this season.

A big thanks to our MPHS Entrepreneurship club who worked really hard last Friday changing light bulbs in our high school hallways. Not only will this save energy, it also brightens our halls up.

Grand Lake Lawyer and Constitutional scholar Brian Blumenfeld visited seniors who are taking Government on Wednesday. The students have been studying the U.S. Constitution and are writing an essay on the democratic and undemocratic nature of different structures in the government. As a speaker at Constitution Week, Blumenfeld has given speeches on the role that the Athenian Democracy played in influencing the founders of the Constitution. During class, students engaged with Blumenfeld on discussion concerning the electoral college, judicial review, executive orders, and the process of how a bill becomes a law. The students will then use this information to write an essay discussing these intricacies in U.S. government.

Mr. Hick 6th grade classes are presenting on their Aztec, Inca and Maya invention projects. The inventions are designed to help solve social problems from Aztec, Inca and Maya civilizations. Students have worked hard most of this quarter on the unit and are doing great with their presentations. We have had many parents in to watch them test out their prototypes. Fun stuff!

On Thursday, April 25, MPHS will host Band Project Day! High School Band students from East Grand, West Grand, South Routt and Hayden will present a concert of traditional Band music and jazz. There is no admission fee, and the concert will be at 5 p.m.

Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.

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