Elementary schools

Cortez Kiwanis Club hosts polar plunge fundraiser on Saturday

As part of a push to increase its donations to local elementary schools, the Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde is hosting a polar bear plunge fundraiser this Saturday. In the past, the club has donated...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos schools get high marks

The Mancos School District received the second-highest accreditation rating possible from the Colorado Department of Education for its 2012-2013 school year. "Because we are small, we can keep...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Fifth grades lag in science

Across Montezuma County, only about 1 in 5 students in the Class of 2022 are on track to be college- or career-ready in science. In comparison, about 1 in 3 fifth-graders across the state are on...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 schools unveil improvement plans

The classroom teacher is the single most significant contributor to student achievement. Teachers have a greater impact than parents, peers, schools, and even poverty. That’s the mindset of Eric...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori charter opens doors

Safe, respectful and responsible, as we use our head, heart and hands, and have fun integrating the joy and rigor in our academic pursuit of excellence. That’s the motto of the new Children’s Kiva...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Leaving U.S. to understand Russians

Manaugh elementary students gathered around a laptop Thursday anxious to ask a folklore expert in Russia a question. The expert answered questions via a real-time video connection ranging from how...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez 3rd-graders reading below Colorado average

One in 10 Colorado third-graders performed unsatisfactory on state reading exams this year. The rate was nearly double for third-graders in the Montezuma-Cortez School District. According to...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Charter school OK’d, with conditions

A reluctant Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a local charter school application, pending four provisions. One by one, the seven school board members at...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elementary school headed to pop tab title

Dolores Elementary School is on track to be the largest pop tab donor to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado this year. "The kids just really went with it," said Michelle Chaffee a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Art show features Dolores students

Students from Dolores Schools are showing off their artwork at the Dolores Public Library until the end of November. The creative expressions range from the abstract watercolor ponderings of...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary surges forward in fall

Dolores Elementary School is off to a great start this year. Our students continue to grow academically and socially. The fall NWEA testing cycle is complete, and our results exceeded those from...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists