What’s going on at East Grand School District
Superintendant, East Grand School District
It is Home Coming Week!! Welcome back to all alumni. We have many events happening this week so please come out and show your Panther Pride.
• MPHS has 214 students taking 12 Advanced Placement courses offered. This could equate to well over 600 college credits achieved by our high school students.
• “Spanish for Teachers” is happening at the district level. A six-week class is designed to encourage connection between educators and second language students and families. So far, nearly 20 teachers from all EGSD schools have attended- including our Superintendent! Thank you Kathy Naples for taking this on and teaching us Español!
• EGSD has seven National Board Certified teachers – Darcee Kissler, Maggie Keller, Corey Saines, Lynn Burrows, Cyn Eberhard, Christine Dubois-Miller and Angela Sandstrom. National Board Certification requires tremendous commitment, training, experience and continuing credit. Congrats to all of these great teachers.
• The GES PTA is sponsoring the annual Walk-a-Thon on October 5-6 at the MPHS track. All K-5 students will walk for healthy habits and to raise funds for playground improvements. The goal this year is $40,000.
• The third-grade at GES took a field trip last Thursday for their annual “Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park” event. They learned about rock and mountain formation and enjoyed a beautiful fall day in the Park.
• GES PTA parents hosted close to 60 people for “Pastries with Parents” on Thursday, September 22. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Oct. 27, with their students at GES from 7:30AM-8:00AM.
• Sara Rector, GES Science Teacher, has earned her Colorado Department of Education endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education. Congratulations to Sara.
• Mr. Wheatley (MPHS) has two hard working classes of welding students who could use some/lots of steel to practice on. Looking for; I-beams, sheet steel, angle iron or flat stock. Rusty and old is okay because it’s more of a real world welding experience. Contact MPHS if you would like to donate.
• On Sept. 19, Lt. Col Richard Cimino, U.S. Air Force Retired (husband of fifth-grade teacher Nicole Cimino) spoke to FVES fifth-graders about the importance of the American flag. He showed them how to fold, raise and lower the flag. Fifth-graders are responsible for the flags as a daily job.
• MPHS is offering a six-week ACT Prep class open to all students. Instructors are Jane Tollett, Retired Engineer; and Jim Bernard, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University. Classes begin at 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Friday October 14 and every Friday through November 18. Cost is $50 including materials. MPHS will provide funding for those in need. Please contact Jackie Schnellinger at the MPHS Counseling Office to register and for more information. 970-887-2104 x208.
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