• Teacher Spotlight: Genius Hour

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 3/15/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Bryan Thomas

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 2/28/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Global Day of Play

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 2/15/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Bob Regan

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 2/1/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Intercultural Summit

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 1/24/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Anne Leija & Anne Dewey

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 1/7/2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Marcie Kiser

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 12/7/2018

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Libby Brubaker

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 11/16/2018

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: 2018 Greco-Roman Olympics

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 11/9/2018

    The spotlight shines this week on a team of teachers who collaborated together to provide a creative and memorable experience for students that they will have for a lifetime.

    The freshman team worked feverishly to put together an opportunity for students to demonstrate the Global Outcomes of communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving.

    On Friday, November 2nd, freshman students participated in the Greco-Roman Olympic Games. These students had been preparing for this competition since October 4, under the advisement of their teachers. The students studied the mythology, literature, history, and math and science developments of the times throughout their classes.

    As an extension they came together in Bobcat Advisory to create banners, speeches, anthems, costumes, theater performances, and physical obstacle challenges.

    The teachers have integrated skills and knowledge from across the curriculum. In addition, the freshman team has provided grading standards for the Global Outcomes and students received grades for communication and collaboration for their work together within their houses.

    Students were passionate, excited and engaged in the competition, and we just want to give a huge congratulations to House Apollo for their victory! The teachers who have created this incredible Global Outcome Opportunity include Bryan Thomas, Susan Ryder, Dawnmarie Schneider, Joe Gallagher, Sarah Schmidt, Cynda Basch, Claudia Rivas, and Allison Grimes.  Great job to all!

    Greco Roman Olympics

    Comments (-1)
  • Teacher Spotlight: Pam Frey

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 10/24/2018
    We are turning the spotlight on Pam Frey this week because her students are demonstrating Global Outcome skills frequently.  Students in her classes are analyzing, creating, and solving complex problems within our community.  Through all the different partnerships happening in these classes students are developing strong global awareness and applying many of the science concepts they are learning to their lives.  Mrs. Frey has created opportunities for her students to partner with a variety of different business and organizations to provide these unique experiences for students.  When I think about our vision of providing Excellent Educational Experiences for our students, Experiences are exactly what is happening in this classroom. 
    The different entities that students have partnered with for various projects include the Town of Estes Park Power and Water Departments, Colorado State University, The EP Environmental Center, the EP Medical Center, RMNP, and there are more!

    Students in her STEAM class used the design thinking process to create a video, website, and system for recycling in their school to improve the recycling at the school to help reduce the amount of waste in the recycling bins.  These students have designed this project to enter an Eco Challenge that would receive a grant if they are selected. 
    In another class students are partnering with community members Scott Esser, Taylor Bobowski and Deb Callahan to research and measure nitrates in Fish Creek.  They collaborated together to brainstorm ideas for the project.
    By providing these opportunities and planning high-level questions that lead to critical thinking, she lets students explore and express themselves and their ideas.  Mrs. Frey is like a gardener.  She plants all the seeds with her probing questions, and then stands by and watches the kids create and grow. 
    Thank you for providing all these amazing opportunities for students Mrs. Frey!
    Classroom Visit from Light and Power
    Comments (-1)