Happenings at East Grand schools
It was a difficult week for schools across Colorado. EGSD would like to thank all of our local law enforcement agencies and individuals for providing a safe place for our students. It was great to see the partnership between local police, the sheriff’s office and the highway patrol in making sure our schools are safe. Thank you!
Students in EGMS technology classes are excited to start a lesson using the new 3D printers we received from the Lowe’s grant a few months ago. 8th grade students are going to be building a 3D Cube Puzzle in groups. They will be learning the program TinkerCAD and building their piece of the puzzle. Once they have created their piece, the groups will create a YouTube video tutorial on how to solve their puzzle cube.
7th graders are starting a new unit on circuits using an Arduino Board. We will do several lessons on how to build a circuit and then learn how to program it to turn on and off! They will end the unit creating a working stop light on their Arduino Board and then exploring with some of the attachments available like buzzers, switches and LCD panels.
6th graders just finished up their Makey Makey Programming and Controller project. Groups designed and created their own games using the computational thinking patterns they learned during Frogger, learned about the Makey Makey circuits, and then created a controller to play their game instead of using the keyboard. They were all very creative in their designs!
The EGSD Art Show will open Monday, April 22nd from 4:30-6pm at the Granby Library. The show will include visual arts from Fraser Valley Elementary, Granby Elementary, East Grand Middle School, and Middle Park High School. Artwork will be on display at the library from April 22nd until May 22nd. Please come out and see the great artwork our students have produced this year.
Two MPHS students have been recognized for their hard work and contributions to our community by receiving the following awards, Golden Horseshoe Volunteer of the Year – Sierra Jamison. Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient – Kayla Davis, for donating an NSCD Moves Course to their Mountain programs
On Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm, MPHS is hosting District 8 Band Project Day. This is an annual event on a 4-year rotation. Please encourage all your students, families and friends to come out and show our fellow schools that East Grand supports our music programs. We would love to perform to a packed house! The show will start in the commons at 6:30 pm with combined Jazz band. Then we move into the MPHS auditorium for Concert band. Each participating school’s director will take turns conducting a piece of their choice. Eighty some kids have been rehearsing hard across our District to prepare for this. We will spend the whole day rehearsing as a group and present a polished show at 6:30.
The 2019 Granby Elementary Read-A-Thon Fundraiser is taking place from Thursday, April 18th to Thursday, April 25th. The goal is for the GES students to enjoy a reading challenge and raise funds for grants that will be made available to GES teachers. Grant money can be used to buy additional classroom supplies, purchase equipment to enhance curriculums, or to help provide creative learning projects for our students.
MPHS wrestling handed out some awards at our awards banquet recently: Fantastic Freshman: Henry Bergen, Underclassman of the Year: Tucker Minear, Assistant Coach’s Award: James Gallegos, Moment of the Year: Linke Pins Murano to Capture the Heavyweight CHSAA Region 3 Championship. Discipline Dedication Desire Award: Dylan Kloss, Most Valuable Wrestler: Tel Linke. The team finished with a 5th place at our home tourney, a 2nd place finish at Soroco, a third place finish at West Grand, a third place finish at Lyons, a fifth place finish at Alameda, a third place finish at Gilpin and 7th at regionals. We were also 6-0 in duals against Summit, Clear Creek, Gilpin County, North Park, West Grand, and Hannah-Elk Mountain out of Wyoming.
Congratulations to Jacob Trail! He broke the GES school record for the Pacer Run on Wednesday! Quite a tough feat but he’s been working hard towards this accomplishment since 3rd grade!
GES 2nd graders just finished up Junior Achievement. Caroline Sharp and Robert Cox volunteered their time to teach students about our community. Students learned how people in a community work together and rely on each other.
Students in 2nd grade at GES have taken it upon themselves to clean up our playground. During recess they have been collecting trash to help beautify our playground!
Twelve EGSD staff members play on the EGSD/Winter Park Dental D-League hockey team through the Fraser Valley Rec Department. They have made it to the finals for the third year in a row and played for the D-League Championship the evening of April 18th. The team includes Courtney Lincoln, John Clark, Ross Kalsow, Rachel Kindsvatter, Riley Flanagan, Zach Boor, Echo Zoyiopoulos, Dane Ruttenberg, Maggie Keller, John Cavanagh, Peter Butrymovich, Scott Sutcliffe and Mark Chua. It is great to see our staff being a part of the community.
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.
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