EGSD Superintendent: Homecoming means a busy week at MPHS; Spanish class had a great trip to Costa Rica |

EGSD Superintendent: Homecoming means a busy week at MPHS; Spanish class had a great trip to Costa Rica

The Middle Park High School Spanish class had a great trip to Costa Rica last June. There were 26 juniors who participated and four staff members.
Courtesy of EGSD

Great Happenings in East Grand Schools the week of Sept. 13.

• Homecoming is next week with a super busy schedule at the high school:

Saturday — Cross country will host its meet at Snow Mountain Ranch with the soccer team at home.

Monday — Dress up day will be Skype Interview Day so look sharp on top and comfy on the bottom; Back to School Night 5:30-8:30 p.m., Powder Puff Football 7:30 p.m. and bonfire 8:30-9 p.m.

Tuesday — Dress up day will be Tie-Dye; volleyball at home 4 p.m.

Wednesday — Dress up day will be Under the Sea; soccer at home 4 p.m., Iron Man Volleyball 7 p.m.

Thursday — Dress up day will be Purple Pride Day

Friday — Soccer 3 p.m. and football 7 p.m.

Saturday — Dance at River Run 8-11 p.m.

Sunday — Mountain Bike Team Race at Granby Ranch

• Fraser Valley PAC sponsored a dining night out 4-8 p.m. Sept 12. at Charlie’s Sweet shop. *Dining outs were PAC’s most lucrative fundraisers last year.

• In eighth-grade social studies, students do an in-depth, month-long study of the U.S. constitution. Each student has their own copy, and we learn about all the articles and amendments, highlighting and notating as we go. This becomes their primary source reference tool for the remainder of the year. We also took a pretest, with questions from the U.S. immigration test. This will be their social studies final at the end of the year.

• MPHS student Maddi Ruttenberg was honored with the Volunteer of the Year award at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake at Volunteer Appreciation Night on Sept. 4. Maddi has worked virtually every night at the theatre since 2017 as an usher and as assistant house manager. We’re so proud of her dedication and her commitment to the Rep and to the theatre program at MPHS.

• Food service is celebrating Colorado Proud Day on Sept. 18. This is a day to celebrate Colorado agriculture and educate school children about healthy eating. If you would like to join your child for lunch contact the front office to RSVP.

• The eighth-grade football team had a great game Tuesday night against West Grand. It was a nail-bitter down to the last seconds. With a long completion down the field and with no timeouts left, they ran up spiked the ball to stop the clock with 11 seconds. On the next play, Ethan D. made another completion for the touchdown to tie the game and another successful completion for the two-point conversion to win 30-28. The seventh grade also had a great game, winning 8-0.

• GES would like to thank the Grand Lake Fire Department for their support of our Reset Room. They generously donated $300, which will allow GES to purchase sensory materials to help students regulate while in the room.

• Three AP Spanish students from MPHS volunteered at FVE open house event as interpreters for our Spanish speaking families. It is awesome to see our high school work with elementary students and families. Great role models.

• MPHS Spanish class had a great trip to Costa Rica last June. There were 26 juniors who participated and four MPHS staff members. We spent 10 days in Costa Rica, spending time with families in a small farming community, volunteering at a rural school, hiking in the national forest, learning about the flora and fauna, taking bachata and salsa dance classes, kayaking, ziplining, surfing, snorkeling and speaking Spanish throughout our journey.

• In our “What makes living and teaching in Grand County so great” section, Hali Weimermerskirch, a new kindergarten teacher and high school cheer coach, was buying supplies for her classroom when a lady behind her found out Hali was a teacher and she bought all of Hali’s supplies. What a wonderful place we have the privilege to live and work in. Thanks to all of Grand County for your support of our schools, kids and staff.

Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.

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