Happenings in East Grand School District
East Grand School District Superintendent
• EGMS 7th grader Aida Hester is a finalist for the Rocky Mountain PBS StoryMakers finalists:
• On behalf of Rocky Mountain PBS and Douglas County Public Libraries and over 60 volunteer judges, we are pleased to inform you that you are a finalist in the Rocky Mountain PBS StoryMakers contest. We were honored to receive your story. This year we received over 560 entries from schools throughout Colorado and only eight stories from each grade have been selected for this honor. Below is the list of finalists.
• The water bottle filler at GES has saved over 20,000 water bottles in the couple of years we have had it. Saving our environment one water bottle at a time.
• Last weeks, Band concert was very well attended. Mr. Pregant has doen an excellent job building this program. We look forward to splitting these concerts into a Middle School and separate High School Concert. The Jazz Band “Possible Bueno” is sounding great.
• Mrs. Kopp’s Freshman Seminar students had a silent auction going for Holiday Gift Baskets. Proceeds go to Shining Stars. Baskets were bid for in the MPHS Office. Nice effort from our Freshman.
• MPHS had a Christmas Tree Class Competition occurring in the Commons Area. The class trees are themed such names as: “Geome -Tree, Chemis-Tree”. The competition was furious.
• Granby Preschool held a Holiday event on Thursday evening in the Granby Elementary gymnasium. We had holiday crafts and decorated cookies. Families had a great time interacting and socializing with one another. There were activities and a “snowball” fight that students and parents had a great time playing. There was a surprise visit from Santa that each child had the opportunity to talk with him and get their photo with him. Thanks parents of Granby Preschool for sharing an evening of fun with us.
• GES First grade students toured the Christmas Train display. Fabulous field trip. The students enjoyed the scavenger hunt provided with the display.
• GES hosted our annual holiday concerts on the 18th and 19th. Our 1st-5th grade students did a wonderful job performing the hits of the season, and we had great support from parents and loved ones.
• GES Kindergarten students made gingerbread houses on Tuesday morning. Volunteers, teachers, and students enjoyed creating structures of sweet treats.
• GES Craft and Caroling day was a great success. Students visited mainstreet businesses to spread holiday cheer through caroling, and created gifts for loved ones. Thanks to the PTA, volunteers, and community members for supporting our Granby Elementary students.
• Recently the staff at Middle Park High School gathered for a delicious lunch that was donated by Casa Mexico Restaurant (Winterpark). The food at Casa Mexico is authentic and Homemade and a Must Try. The Catering students observed set up and the ordering process of this event and all proceeds raised by our staff went into the Catering budget so the students can practice cooking. The best part about the dinner was all of the staff coming together and enjoying food that was made with love. Catering 1 & 2 would like to Thank The Rocha Family who owns Casa Mexico, who provided the food for this wonderful event. We would also like to thank the staff for their generosity in supporting this great event.
• We hosted a fun chili cook off. Here are the results:
• Thank you for everyone who contributed to, enjoyed, and voted in the 1st Annual EGMS Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off. In the Salad Division: 1st Place- Jenny Rothboeck, In the Cornbread Division: 1st Place- Courtney Lincoln with Blue Cheese Cornbread Toppers, 2nd Place- Andy Paugh with Sweet Cornbread
• 3rd Place- John Clark with Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread. In the Chili Division:
• 1st Place- Becky Johnson with Grinch Green Chili, 2nd Place- Megan Henderson with Red Turkey Chili, 3rd Place- Steve Penrose (the Buckskinner) with The After Burner
• The 5th grader scholars from F.V.E. participated in the 4th Annual Poetry Slam at Rocky Mountain Roastery. They’ll present their original poems and read class poems as well.
• The first 5th grade student newspaper has been published and distributed to the F.V.E. community. We’re proud of our student staffers for their hard work and creativity.
• EGMS A and B team boys basketball teams both placed 1st at the district tournament, C team placed 2nd.
• Middle Park welding is burning through the last steel donations. Any donations are appreciated.
• Last Thursday, the students of Fraser Valley Elementary performed their Sit and Sing holiday program to a standing-room only crowd of family, friends and staff members. With the parents seated (and standing) around the perimeter of the
• Multi Purpose Room, wrapping the children with their love and attention, each grade level stood to sing their specially selected song. Audience members also became performers themselves as they joined their voices during the singing of several Christmas favorites. This performance was our Second Annual, a tradition that continues to grow and is eagerly awaited by the whole FVE community. Thanks go out to the staff of Fraser Valley for their tremendous support and leadership.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
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