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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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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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