Granby Elementary Kindergarten Teachers participated in the ABC Bootcamp with different days focusing on different letters. For G-day, Adeline brought her goats to school.
Courtesy of EGSD
Great events this week at the East Grand Schools.
• MPHS teacher Mark Birdseye was featured in an article by the Team USA Olympic team. Read the article on Mark at http://www.teamusa.org/USParaNordicSkiing. Congratulations, Mark, and thank you for representing our district so well.
• Fraser Valley Elementary has received a High Five for Health Award. We have been recognized by United Business Bank for helping the community thrive and be healthy this year. We know that health is more than just healthcare and that we are healthier together. This High Five award recognizes Fraser Valley Elementary for making difference in the community, especially during the pandemic and its related economic and mental health crisis. United Business Bank believes you have made a difference in our community. Here's what they had to say: You deserve a high five because "your job developing a virtual school program for the kids and creating a safe space for the new school year was amazing!"
• This is from one of our East Grand Middle School parents, Julie Paulson: “Hello, Sam is exceptionally well !! I am really impressed with her and her ability to initiate and create helpful tools for some of her colleagues that need further explanation. I caught her writing math flashcards for one of her friends and I thought I'd share it with you. "
• Granby Elementary Kindergarten Teachers participated in the ABC Bootcamp. Every day they learn a new letter of the alphabet and how to write it. Students can bring something from home that also begins with the letter. They love to share what they bring. Adeline brought her goats to Ms Ewert's class for G-day!
• Congratulations to MPHS students Connor Murdoch and Abilene Yurich from Ms. Mathis's CTE Graphic Design Course, who were selected as winners for Ms. McFarlin's CTE Catering Class logo. Your logos are combined and combined and used in class all year round. Your logo will be placed on aprons and used as a stamp on future MPHS catering orders for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Students can take graphic design and catering as a career and technical education course in high school. The prize for this competition is a dozen cookies from FCCLA students.
• MPHS CTE graphic design students Alyssa Barker, Dominic Jimenez and Cambree Burke were selected by Ms. Mears for their great work on her "Tragic Hero" poster. Students had to choose three heroes and design a poster that reflected the definition with examples. Ms. Mears will display her posters in her classroom.
• James Briggs was the sole winner of the MPHS Homegrown Talent Initiative's (HTI) Graduate Profile poster competition. James is a CTE graphic design student and has worked on six flyers to show our community how HTI enhances the positive qualities of MPHS students. His draft is printed and exhibited in the school. The prize for this competition was a $ 25 gift card.
• EGMS students are working on their “Yearbook Cover Challenge” project. The eighth graders voted on this year's topic "Remember That One Time". Each student submits a design and we select the best two to three designs from each class. Of these top 30-35 designs, EGMS staff and eighth graders vote on their top 5 picks, and the designs with the most votes move up to the top five. From this point on, the eighth graders will vote on the yearbook cover they want for the 2020-2021 yearbook. The design that receives the most votes will be entered in the yearbook and the student will receive a free yearbook.
• Middle School FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics teams started meeting this month! We are happy to announce that we have 11 girls and 14 boys this season. This means that this year we will have our first ALL girls teams together with two other teams for a total of three teams. Team members for the Metal Minds (Team # 13879) are Egan Osborne, Ryan Faulkner, Grahm Kauffman, Joshua Menke, Colvin Villup, Derek Prather, Van Mont and Lucas Reade. Team members for the Gadgetrons (Team No. 15289) are Logan Walker, Bridget Aither, Hayden Helms, Connor Clemens, Yoshua Giron Mendoza, Jade Falzitto, Tony Crane and Jacob Zeleznikar. The team members of the new all-girls-team Birds of Prey (Team # TBD) are Kaylee Hoover, Elaine Oliveira, Karli Ormiston, Calleigh Bobo, Vallie Mace, Alyvia Rolando, Georgia Martin, Margo Redding and Jaidda Evenson. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported our teams over the past few years. Your support has helped us develop the program into a very successful option for EGSD students.
• A big thank you to the Blue Valley Ranch Youth Fund, a fund of the Grand Foundation, for supporting our FIRST Tech Robotics teams with a scholarship! Your support will provide the teams with the competition scheduled for this year's challenge, giving them access to the entire competition field to test and refine their robots and programs, three new expansion hubs that form the brains of each robot, new phones and gamepads to control the robot robot (our current ones have connection problems) and a padcaster starter kit for the iPads, with which the students record their season with pictures and videos Supporting local grant opportunities continues to empower our program and provide STEM opportunities for Grand County's youth.