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The Gift of Letters

The Gift of Letters

Few things are more enjoyable than receiving a hand-written letter from someone you care about. The 'school sibling' program at EMS is a time-honored tradition, and one of the features that gives the campus its warm, familial vibe. Usually, the program is perhaps most...

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Imagining a Bear, and Other Life Skills

Imagining a Bear, and Other Life Skills

Studies show that somewhere around 90% of a child’s brain develops before their sixth year, a period of time in which they experience amazing neural growth as they rapidly develop cognitive pathways. They effectively learn all the time, at least while they’re awake,...

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A Democracy of Readers

A Democracy of Readers

It seems to me, the best way to combat the growing cynicism and fracturing social structures within America these days is to invest in the critical and usefully innocent perspective of the country’s youth. I am fortunate to be able to work each week with a sample,...

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5-6 Scientists RBML in the Butte

5-6 Scientists RBML in the Butte

Last week, the entire 5-6 cohort ventured to Crested Butte from Monday through Thursday for science in the field, hosted by World Leadership School and supplemented by EMS faculty. Traveling by van, donning masks and accompanied by a few parents toting gear, the...

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Short Kids Develop Lofty Ideas

Short Kids Develop Lofty Ideas

Gaby, our newest addition to the faculty, has brought depth and scope to a revamped Science curriculum for the Primary School. For example, the 3-4 class is currently unfolding a comprehensive unit on watersheds as a critical means of understanding our local...

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Conociendo a los estudiantes de 5o y 6o grado

Conociendo a los estudiantes de 5o y 6o grado

To learn more about one another and to hone their conversational Spanish skills, Josh’s 5-6 class has lately been involved in an interview process. Working mostly in pairs and a couple groups of three, the students are producing presentations regarding their...

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Revamped Strings During COVID

Revamped Strings During COVID

Despite the limitations of the pandemic, Mary Anne continues to exhibit an impressive range of ability in bringing the tradition of EMS’s strings program to our students. Under normal circumstances, she juggles an array of levels and abilities, a feat that typically...

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Art as Remedy

Art as Remedy

Keri’s refined teaching methods this year are indicative of the faculty’s necessary reaction to the novel constrictions of the coronavirus. Her answer: be creative. Can’t use the wealth of various resources in her normal classroom setting? Make sure each student has...

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EMS Welcomes Nurse Patty Oakland to Staff

EMS Welcomes Nurse Patty Oakland to Staff

This fall, and especially in the midst of our current adjustments to the pandemic, EMS is pleased to welcome nurse Patty Oakland who joins us from Steamboat Mountain School. Patty has worked at SMS since 2015, and she’ll split time between the two campuses each week...

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Live concert at The Haven

Live concert at The Haven

Emerald Mountain School students and alumni played alongside current Steamboat Mountain School and Steamboat Springs High School students while treating residents at The Haven Assisted Living Facility to a private outdoor concert over the weekend. The scenic backdrop...

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8th Graders Kick Off Year in the Zirkels

8th Graders Kick Off Year in the Zirkels

Evading most of the smoke and all of the fires in surrounding sections of the west, the 8th graders ventured to the Zirkel Wilderness for a backpacking trip to mark their transition back to school. We met at the Slavonia trailhead on Thursday morning, and, while the...

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Steamboat Mountain School/Emerald Mountain School Merger

Steamboat Mountain School/Emerald Mountain School Merger

Over the past two years, the Steamboat Mountain School Board of Trustees and the Emerald Mountain School Board of Trustees have been looking for opportunities to strengthen the connection between our two schools in order to offer the best learning experiences for our...

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