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EMS Student Spotlight: Tristan Thrasher

EMS Student Spotlight: Tristan Thrasher

Apart from school, EMS 6th grader Tristan Thrasher leads a remarkably active life, and he’s quickly establishing himself as a highly accomplished athlete. Tristan competes in U12 Nordic and U15 Biathlon, demanding physical endurance races that, in addition to...

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Humanities in Action

Humanities in Action

MS English classes have gone deep in their thinking over the past several weeks. The 7-8 section recently completed a series of discussions on Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan, for which they explored the novel’s dark, comic satire regarding human behavior,...

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March 4th: The Moxie Strings

March 4th: The Moxie Strings

Michigan ensemble the Moxie Strings has been working closely with the Steamboat Springs Middle School bands and Emerald Mountain School orchestra this year. Over seven workshops and multiple videos during the 2019-2020 school year, the students have practiced working...

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Yampatika Introduces 3-4 Students to Winter Skills

Yampatika Introduces 3-4 Students to Winter Skills

While the Middle School spent three days in the backcountry last week, the 3-4 visited Yampatika and embarked on the modes of environmental science they’ll need to know when they head into the woods as 5th graders. Stationed at the historic Legacy Ranch, the schedule...

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The Fourteen Little Schȫlæres and the Magical Teacher

The Fourteen Little Schȫlæres and the Magical Teacher

The 1-2 class has lately been immersed in the timeless art of fairy tales, a biannual feature of Jen’s ELA class. Recently installed castle gates subdivide the classroom, which the students have adorned with individual coats of arms signifying their respective...

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MS Takes Learning Outside the Classroom

MS Takes Learning Outside the Classroom

The Middle School ventured off campus last Tuesday to prepare for their longer Winter Skills trip in February. Accompanied by faculty and guest instructor Johnny Spillane (as always, it’s a good idea to receive instruction from an Olympic medalist, if given the...

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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 and...

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Young Minds at Work: Why the Future Looks Bright for Adults

Young Minds at Work: Why the Future Looks Bright for Adults

Last semester, Middle School students were given the challenge of renaming the new and experimental ‘Expedition’ course. While several names were suggested, it turned out that the original stuck, and, certainly, it remains fitting. The course is a long journey, an...

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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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