In schools: promotion of 2021 graduates on Saturday
Big events this week in the East Grand Schools.
• Congratulations to the Class of 2021. There has never been a class that has been forced to be resilient and flexible like this group.
This group of seniors has shown great leadership, community service, academic performance and pride throughout their school career, but this past year has proven that we have a group of wonderful young adults graduating from Middle Park High School on Saturday.
• At Granby Elementary School, Ms. Bankert’s fifth grade class undertook a project to reconstruct part of the playground. After months of work, they completed securing the bridge and successfully completed the project they started. Good job students!
• Our winners of the Granby Elementary School Science Fair have been selected. Special thanks to Mountain Parks Electric, Colorado Headwaters Landtrust and Grand County Extension for sponsoring prizes for the Granby Elementary Science Fair.
• Success of the Homegrown Talent Initiative for this school year:
– 62 students participated in the internship program, and 50 of these students were students of Middle Park High School.
– 59 companies welcomed interns this year, including 39 new partnerships.
– HTI, with the partnership of GCHE and East + West Grand School Districts, hosted a week-long virtual job fair.
– Five students were matched with companies outside our county in a virtual shadow of work.
– Build a sustainable framework, resources and manual for the internship program.
• The dance and fitness class from Middle Park High School went to teach dance at Granby Elementary School this week.
• GES fifth graders are doing a great job in their last artist study. They learn about contemporary Hawaiian surf artist Heather Brown. Fourth-graders end the year by creating glass-melting magnets while third-graders work on landscape paintings that focus on creating a foreground, a middle, and a background.
The sophomores had a blast throwing paint when they discovered Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. The first year works on abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. Finally, Kindergarten artists had a great year working on all kinds of different art skills. They are finishing a desert landscape painting.
• Third year at GES completed its long tradition of tie-dying shirts to be ready for Field Day on June 1st. Hopefully we will have pictures for next week.
• Students at East Grand Middle School learned to play golf then in grade seven and some eighth students got to play Grand Elk. Thanks to everyone at Grand Elk for helping to set everything up.
• Eighth grade students at East Grand Middle School spent the day YMCA roller skating, swimming, rock climbing, miniature golf and tubing. Thanks to everyone at the YMCA! It was a great day for everyone !!
• Students from Granby Elementary School participated in their annual bike rodeo. Students learned and practiced riding safely in an urban environment, how to improve their riding skills and basic first aid and safety. All positions were taught by Granby police, firefighters, EMS, animal care and control, the MPHS team and Granby elementary school staff. A special thank you to the Granby Police Department for donating a brand new bike that we gave in the draw to a lucky student. We are grateful for the supportive community in which we live. We have to stun, round them up and Yee haw !!!!