Happenings at East Grand schools
Come support your MPHS volleyball team as they host and play this Saturday at 11 and 2:30 to possibly gain entry into another state playoff tournament. We will be playing 26 ranked Prospect Ridge Academy (11 a.m.) and 14 ranked Englewood High School (2:30 p.m.). This will be the last time seven out of the twelve varsity players play here at MPHS. We are ranked 11th going into regionals, and will be playing a much larger Englewood High School (over 600 students) – we need your support. Come watch these great athletes perform outside the classroom.
Kelley Devore’s kindergarten class is participating in an “alphabet exchange” with 25 other kindergarten classes around the country. We receive mail each week from various places in the US with a new letter to add to our tactile alphabet. Our class made the letter “C” in the shape of a caterpillar, and we mailed it out to all of the other schools participating. So far, we have received 16 letters from 14 different states!
The GES 4th graders participated in a fall celebration by completing pumpkin math. Students estimated the weight and circumference of their group pumpkin. Then the students had to take out the insides of the pumpkin and measure the circumference to compare with their estimates.
Spanish students at East Grand Middle School are learning about the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. Students have had the opportunity to contribute to a classroom altar, make colorful calaveras (skulls), bring in foods from Spanish speaking countries to share with classmates, and make sugar skulls. “Muchas gracias” to the students and parents who have contributed to our class altar and helped provide our classes with delicious food!
First graders at GES had the choice of learning about three different holidays. Students are working on their presentations to share with their classmates. Their presentations will include speaking as well as a visual.
The GES Original Works art fundraiser was another great success! Students create their own original artwork and families then purchase items with the student’s artwork on them. It is always great to see our young artist excitement when they see their artwork printed on a variety of items that they ordered. Students will have their orders in by late November.
GES Kindergarteners learned about fire safety this week by going on a field trip to the Granby Fire Station. Students enjoyed checking out all of the fire station vehicles, meeting fire fighters, learning about how their safety gear works, and participating in a Stop, Drop, and Roll dance party. Thank you to the Granby Fire Station for a great field trip!
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.
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