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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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How Does She Get Those Kids to Enjoy Being So Quiet? 

How Does She Get Those Kids to Enjoy Being So Quiet? 

The merits of mindfulness begin at a young age, as evident in Jen's 1-2 class. As critical to their cognitive development and long-term strategies in the classroom, Jen's students learn to thoughtfully appreciate their thinking, itself, a process rooted in the...

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Fun with Scientific Measurements

Fun with Scientific Measurements

 As critical to their work in the STEAM lab (and functioning in international circles) for years to come, last week Beth took on the important task of introducing the 3-4 class to the metric system. As Americans, the Magpies, of course, are all-too-familiar with the...

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8th Grade Fall Trip: Field Notes

8th Grade Fall Trip: Field Notes

Monday: Plans have changed, last-minute, and the original concept for full packs in the Zirkel Circle needs adjustment. Weather forecasts indicate that Wednesday will include snow above 8500 ft, 40 mph winds, and a high of 41. Hence, we've decided to forego the...

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