Happenings at East Grand schools
Connor Life, Dawson Grabner and Kyle Brumley to the YMCA this morning to perform for the Vets.
Crew is at the YMCA serving breakfast and had the pleasure of watching the election students perform for the audience.
Freshmen cultural projects
Sammi Phillips will play in the 2018 Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Volleyball Game on Sunday, November 18th. A number of players were recognized by the Frontier League for All Conference Honors. Katie Trail and Erica Weimer were honorable mention, Jordan Emery was 2nd team, and Morgan Shaw along with Sammi Philips were named to the First team. Congrats to all the girls.
The Grand Crew volunteered for Changes Thrift Store for an afternoon to learn about the organization’s mission and community outreach. They helped organize, clean, and paint. We would like to thank Changes for then awarding each student $50 in store credit so they could purchase winter clothing for our upcoming projects!
Students also spent several days restoring a Glen L 14’ sailboat which was donated to our program and will be used to teach students to sail. Thanks to the Rocky Mountain Wooden Boat School for securing the donated sail boat and working with our students to develop the necessary restoration skills.
In the classroom, we were excited to complete our first Project-Based Learning Experience in Biology. Students remodeled the classroom to represent a eukaryotic cell. Fellow students toured the “cell” and got to experience the journey that a protein might undergo within a cell.
Students also volunteered at the YMCA’s breakfast reception for Veterans Day. While our tasks of refilling drinks and clearing tables was simple, it was an honor to be able to show a small token of appreciation to the veterans and the service they gave for our freedom.
At the breakfast, Duane Dailey spoke about his ambition to lay wreaths on each of the 200+ burial sites of Grand County veterans in the spirit of the Wreaths Across America Program. Crew students will be collecting donations at each of the schools in the district so that students can contribute to this initiative.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and veteran appreciation, we are baking holiday desserts to share with the American Legion Post 88 at their monthly meeting. This is part of a larger culinary section during which students will learn about careers in the F&B industry as well as how to cook as independent adults. Stay tuned to learn more about our partners and learning throughout this project!
The following message was sent to the district from the State Department of Education: Susan Miller of the CDE School Transportation Unit recently performed a review of East Grand’s transportation department including the driver training program, driver qualification files, and other operational requirements. We did not find any findings in transportation operations or management. Congratulations to your team for their exceptional work!
We applaud you and your staff for your diligent work to provide safe school transportation for your students. Congratulations!
While GES second graders were studying the Pop Artist Andy Warhol Mr. Woods reviewed a fun fact about the artist and his famous quote that “everybody will be famous for 15 minutes”. He asked the class to think about when their 15 minutes of fame will be. With out any hesitation one second grader responded “ I’ve already had my 15 minutes of fame!” . When asked when that was he responded “when I was a baby!”
The Lions Club has invited 5th graders at FVE to join an International Peace Poster Contest. Students have created posters inspired by peace and this years theme “Kindness Matters”. The Lions Club will judge all posters and choose a few of their favorites to send to advance in the contest. All Peace Posters are on display at the Fraser Public Library in the community room. Go check them out!
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.
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