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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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EMS Family  Fun Sunday, September 22 from 3-5pm

EMS Family Fun Sunday, September 22 from 3-5pm

EMS families, Please join us to soak up the sun and have some family fun at Land Up at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort on Sunday, September 22 from 3-5pm. Bring some chairs, blankets, coolers and your whole family to enjoy a beautiful fall day. The Land Up activities...

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Beinvenido Josh Walters

Beinvenido Josh Walters

Emerald's new Spanish teacher, Josh Walters, offered an engaging introduction to his particular methods during the opening week of classes. He strives to present high-level thinking within personalized, informal, and real-world applications. His students are made to...

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