Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1

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Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez’s participation in April student testing expected to rise

State assessment testing begins next month for Cortez schools, and administrators are anticipating improved student participation on the tests. “Our projection for PARCC testing is very high,”...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER — A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support from the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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M-CHS presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ musical in Cortez

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department’s spring musical is a classic show with a contemporary twist, director Nicholaus Sandner said. “Once Upon A Mattress” debuts March 10 at 7 p.m. at...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Meet the new crop of School to Farm workers

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in the winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” (Rumi) We don’t necessarily associate fall with planting unless we’re talking about...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Heavy snow blankets Southwest Colorado; power lines down

Winter weather returned to Southwest Colorado on Tuesday morning, bringing about 5 inches of heavy, wet snow to the Cortez area. Montezuma-Cortez, Dolores and Mancos schools canceled classes on...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez student chefs prepare cuisine in M-CHS catering classes

Now in its second year, the Montezuma-Cortez High School catering program’s schedule is filling up quickly, instructor Kanto McPherson said Thursday. Students in the program provide catering...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Re-1 selects contractors for M-CHS demolition

The Montezuma-Cortez school board on Tuesday selected two firms for the demolition of the retired high school, but there’s one more hurdle to jump before the walls come down. Montezuma-Cortez Re-1...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Battle Rock school looks ahead after 100 years

As schools face academic and financial pressure in a fast-changing education world, the tiny, 102-year-old Battle Rock Charter School preserves its legacy with hands-on, nature-focused education....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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State gives teachers high marks in Montezuma County

An overwhelming majority of teachers and principals in Montezuma County school districts were given Colorado Department of Education’s top two evaluation ratings for the 2014-2015 school year,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado academic standards will be updated in 2018

A year before a revision process for the state’s academic standards, the Colorado Department of Education released a survey this month that revealed about half of respondents had a positive view of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Unusually heavy snowfall scrambles local, state crews

Cortez is digging out after storms dumped more than a foot of snow on the area earlier this week. About 25.5 inches of snow has fallen so far this month, and the normal for January is 9 inches,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news