Granby Trailblazer

January 2018


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. Out of this came the documentary Screenagers. Visit the website for more information, including a trailer.

The EGMS PAC, EGSD Health Committee and Northwest Colorado CASA are cosponsoring a FREE showing of Screenagers the evening of January 18th at Middle Park High School and will also include a FREE dinner prior to the movie. Dinner will be at 6:00 and the movie will start promptly at 7:00. The movie is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Free child care will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday January 16th by following this link: This will help ensure that we have adequate food and child care.

Thank You for Supporting Craft and Caroling Day!

Middle of the Year Benchmark Assessments

On January 17th and 18th your child/children will be taking their middle of the year benchmark assessments. Students will be completing a 8 minute reading assessment called DIBELs, a 45 minute reading assessment called iReady, a 45 minute math assessment called iReady, and a sight word check. Results of the tests will be used to help teachers and students check progress, set goals, and modify groups. Results will be sent home with report cards, and discussed at parent teacher conferences.

Grand County Concert Series

Friday, Jan. 12th, 7pm

515 County Road

Tabernash, CO

The first Grand County Concert Series concert for the 2018 season. It will be Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Eternal Hills. Performing will be the Poulenc Trio. They performed for the schools a couple of years ago so some of the kids may remember them.

Grand County students attend for free and parents pay only $10!

Thank you for supporting the GCCS and we look forward to seeing you there!

Lori Oury

GCCS Board Member

2018 GES Spelling Bee Participants

Mrs. Stine

Maggie Bellatty

Trevor Weese

Aylin Rios

Mrs. Barnes

Madeline Sharpe

Jacob Trail

Keyla Luna

Mrs. Dafoe

Jaden Bonnett

Ethan Barr

Davonte Smith

Mrs. Illyes

Carter Chamberlin

Bree Hanson

Kaylee Hoover

Mr. Young

Jackson Salyards

Jaiden McCauley

Haize Garcia

Mrs. Pankow

Frida Rosas

Riley Bender

Melody Eyres