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Education

  • Lessons in change

    Fourth- and fifth-graders at Marshdale Elementary School learned an important lesson Friday: They can make a difference at their school.
    The children went through a half-day workshop with representatives from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in which they identified problems at the school and created a list of solutions.

  • Sole of fun: Marshdale students shed their shoes, don party hats

    The fun on Friday lasted the entire school day at Marshdale Elementary School as students celebrated the holiday season with high-energy fun, holiday treats, gift wishes and a special-delivery message for the kindergartners.
    The school held its Winter Carnival in lieu of individual class parties, and Kirsten Hollander, PTA president, said the day was all about controlled chaos.

  • Wilmot kids spice up caper

    The holidays are a time to celebrate many traditions, and at Wilmot Elementary School, the second-graders’ tradition of performing “The Gingerbread Kid Caper” continued its 11-year legacy last week.
    The 18 children in Susan Jeffres’ class wore aprons and homemade chef’s hats, and stood behind tables with paper scenery that looked like a kitchen. Strewn on the tables were cookie cutters and rolling pins.

  • Lesson Plans: Painter teaches Wilmot kids all the right moves

    Painting is like a game of chess, because there are a lot of steps before you get to the end, the Wilmot Elementary School artist-in-residence told fourth-graders recently.
    Some steps are simple, but some are complex, and if you pay attention, the painting will tell you what it needs, painter Virginia Unseld told them.
    “Listen to your painting. It will give you information,” she said, as she demonstrated how to paint yellow-leaved aspens with a backdrop of blue Colorado sky and winter brown grass.

  • Parmalee students see history in their backyard

    Third-graders at Parmalee Elementary School traversed Indian Hills on a guided bus tour on Friday, ending their morning excursion with a stop at a school neighbor’s property that had been an early-1900s popular tourist attraction.
    The trip is an annual event for the third-graders as part of the Foothills to Freeways social studies unit, teacher Kelley Lehman said. The students begin by learning about their school community, branch out to Indian Hills and eventually will spend a day in Denver.

  • Education Notes

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    Wilmot hosts Bandana Day

  • Lesson Plans: Grade-school kids have the write stuff

    More than 300 young people received the moniker of published author at the Evergreen Young Writers Conference recently.

    The conference, held at Evergreen Country Day School, gave Evergreen-area children in kindergarten through sixth grade the opportunity to read books they had written to their peers for encouragement and critique.

    The students and their parents listened to Windsor, Colo., author Mark Ludy talk about the craft of writing. He has written children’s favorites such as “The Farmer,” “The Grump” and “The Flower Man.”

  • Key back-to-school dates

    • Evergreen High School

    Aug. 17: Fall sports begin

    Aug. 20, 7:48 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Freshmen orientation

    Aug. 23: Freshmen orientation continues and first day of school for upperclassmen

    Aug. 25, 8 to 9 a.m.: Club/activity fair

    Aug. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-School Night

    • Evergreen Middle School

    Aug. 13, 8 to 11 a.m.: Registration for students who moved to Evergreen over the summer and any students who did not register in the spring

  • Lesson plans: National honor society now at King-Murphy

    Recognizing student achievement at the elementary school level usually takes the form of certificates or an awards ceremony.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, rewarding student achievement has a new form: membership in the National Elementary Honor Society at the school.

    Forty-three fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders were inducted April 8 into King-Murphy’s School in the Sky chapter. The chapter received its charter from the national organization on Oct. 15, 2009.

  • RMAE eighth-graders saying goodbye to home away from home

    The 39 eighth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen will have their continuation ceremony on Thursday to mark their departure from the school and entrance into high school.

    That is not unusual for any eighth-grade class.

    What is unusual is that 12 of the 39 students began at Rocky Mountain Academy as kindergartners, and this is the first group of students to attend the school for nine years.

    Those 12 in particular are saying goodbye to their home away from home and their classmates, who are more like siblings.