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Education

  • 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.

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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.

  • Lesson Plans: EMS students set to launch musical

    More than 50 Evergreen Middle School students have been practicing nightly in anticipation of their performance of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”

    The show, which is the full-length version of the musical, will run more than two hours, according to Missy Calkin, instrumental music teacher and one of the show’s directors. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the school’s cafetorium. Tickets are $5.

  • Lesson Plans: Wilmot first-graders sending school supplies to Haiti

    Never underestimate the compassion first-graders have for other children.

    After hearing about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the first-graders in Sue Queen's class at Wilmot Elementary School decided to send their extra school supplies to help first-graders in Haiti.

    Queen explains that the students have been learning about weather, so recently they've seen a lot of pictures about floods, tornadoes and other weather-related events. Last week, they saw pictures of the results of the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Marshdale’s morning meetings an important part of school day

    The first 20 minutes of the day at Marshdale Elementary School are sacred.

    No announcements, no pulling students out of classrooms, no disturbances whatsoever.

    That’s because students are involved in their classes’ morning meetings.

    The meetings are a chance for students to greet each other and make some connections to the learning of the day, said principal Christie Frost.