School News from West Grand School District Superintendent Liz Bauer

West Grand staff and students have been busy over the month of October, immersing themselves in learning inside and outside the classroom. Here are some of the highlights:

This month The profile of a learner characteristic is enabled

This month, our highlight of the Profile of a Learner feature is reinforced. A self-reliant Mustang can: adopt the growth mindset, pursue curiosities and passions, stand up for themselves, demonstrate ownership, and take responsibility for how their actions and behaviors affect themselves and others , as well as taking personal responsibility for their learning.

Practical and experiential learning

West Grand High School‘s outdoor education class was able to go on a fly-fishing excursion to practice their skills. Many thanks to Bear Mountain Outfitters and the Peak Ranch for supporting this opportunity for our students.

Bear Mountain Outfitters and the Peak Ranch helped provide West Grand High School‘s outdoor education class the opportunity to go on a fly-fishing excursion in October 2022. They are pictured here with Mr. Shraberg and Bear Mountain guide Brad Probst.
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The sixth grade class was also able to experience hands-on learning thanks to the support of our community partners. Kremmling City and Sanitation District gave our students a science lesson on how water is treated, cleaned and returned to their homes. Who knew there was so much to learn about poo!

A sixth-grade student looks through the microscope at bacteria used to break down feces during a trip to the Kremmling health district.
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Director of Public Works Willson explains the water treatment process during a trip to the Kremmling Health District.
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Sixth-graders visit retention ponds during a trip to the Kremmling health district.
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West Grand students and staff dressed up for Halloween

From kindergarten to grade eight at West Grand, staff dressed up as “busy buzzing bees.”
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One tradition that students and families look forward to is the K-8 costume parade held on Halloween. The students dress up and walk around the building on display for all to see. The staff even got into the spirit and dressed up as “busy buzzing bees”.

Closing of the fall sports season

The college’s first sports season is over. West Grand has seen over 50% of our K-8 students participate in at least one sports team in the fall. College basketball is in full swing.

The high school fall seasons are also coming to an end. West Grand High School’s cross country team had a great season, with highlights including a new school record by senior runner, Brayden James; the entire boys team qualifying and racing at the Colorado State Cross Country Meet; and our own coach Ryan Tripicchio was selected as the Western Region Inspirational Coach of the Year.

The high school volleyball team and football teams are both heading to regional and playoff games this weekend. Volleyball will travel to Sedgwick County for regionals and the football team will travel to Dove Creek for the first round of the playoffs. Go Mustangs!

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