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EMS Welcomes New Science Faculty

EMS Welcomes New Science Faculty

While it’s never an easy task to replace a faculty member midway through the school year, EMS found a gem in Dr. Charley Abernathy. Following the completion of her doctorate in veterinary medicine at CSU in 2008, Charley has spent the past 12 years in education,...

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5-6 Visits Local Master Printer

5-6 Visits Local Master Printer

As supplement to their print-making undertakings in Keri’s class, last week the Grouse ventured across town to Oehme Graphics to see the artform from the eye level of a professional. Founder and master printer Susan Hover Oehme guided the 5th and 6th graders through a...

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All Aboard

All Aboard

If you see a train rolling through the halls of EMS during the next couple of weeks, know that it is magical. Inspired by The Polar Express, the kindergarten and 1-2 ELA classes have merged to form an Emerald Express, in which they’re traveling the world to learn the...

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Dr. Gueldner Presenting at EMS Dec 10 at 8:15 a.m.

Dr. Gueldner Presenting at EMS Dec 10 at 8:15 a.m.

This month’s All-School gathering features psychologist and author Dr. Barbara Gueldner, and it's open to the public. Dr. Gueldner's research and publications focus on understanding and innovating ways for optimizing children’s social and emotional development. She...

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EMS Alumni Spotlight

EMS Alumni Spotlight

What do you want to do when you grow up? Emerald Mountain School alumna Ciar Colgan, class of 2007, flies the F/A-18 Super Hornet, one of the most sophisticated fighter planes in the world. In addition to operating highly advanced computer and weapons systems, Ciar is...

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Local Adventurer Kim Hess Inspires EMS Students

Local Adventurer Kim Hess Inspires EMS Students

Last week, world-class climber and Steamboat resident Kim Hess spoke to grades 3-8 regarding her various adventures. Kim is one of the youngest people in the world to have completed the ‘Seven Summits’ – reaching the top of the highest peak on each continent – and she...

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We’re All Storytellers

We’re All Storytellers

Each Friday, the kindergarteners in Josh’s class enjoy the delightful company of a guest reader, typically a grandparent or other family member, and all to further the timeless and communal benefits of sharing a story. The Hummingbirds practice their listening, hone...

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Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

In STEAM class, Merrick’s 3-4 students are blending practical decision-making with entrepreneurship. Working in small teams, they’ve been challenged to build cubbies for the kindergarteners, a prospect that will unfold in its entirety by (probably) winter break....

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Parenting Safe Children Event

Parenting Safe Children Event

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Steamboat Christian Center 821 Dougherty Road Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 COST & REGISTRATION: $43.19/pp (Materials & refreshments included) Seating limited *Must pay in advance to reserve your space....

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Knot Your Average Art Class

Knot Your Average Art Class

In Keri’s art class, 7-8 students are currently immersed in a macramé and design project inspired by the Quipu system, an Incan method of knot-tying and threadworks that functions as a form of language and storage of ideas. The Incas did not produce a written...

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The Moxie Strings Visit EMS to Work With Students

The Moxie Strings Visit EMS to Work With Students

The Moxie Strings, an eclectic performance duo, visited EMS last week as part of their national tour to schools and concert venues. The pair, Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, were both classically trained from a young age and each hold Bachelor of Music degrees. In adding...

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