Monday, January 14, 2019

"Peak students removing harmful invasive plants" Daily Press Article

Check out the great Montrose Daily Press article about Doug Eccher's Peak students working on removing invasive plants and replacing with native species as part of the 3M Eco Grant's Weed Warrior Initiative. Peak is planning a community volunteer day in April to collaborate with the community on removing invasive plants along the Uncompahgre River. More details to come soon!

January Issue of Colorado STEM Magazine

Monday, December 17, 2018

Hour of Code at Johnson Elementary

All K-5 students at Johnson Elementary participated in Hour of Code last week. Check out the five-minute video highlighting some of the exciting Hour of Code activities students engaged in at Johnson Elementary, including 'unplugged' coding!


You can also check out the action from Johnson's Hour of Code on a recorded Facebook Live video here.

Each class received an official Certificate from Hour of Code and celebrated with Pac-Man cookies!



Congratulations to Johnson Elementary for their official participation in Hour of Code! Special thanks to Johnson Elementary STEM Facilitator Kim Martin for organizing the Hour of Code festivities!

December Issue of Colorado STEM Magazine

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Centennial Middle School Gifted & Talented Students "Save Montrose" in STEM Design Challenge

Students in the Centennial Middle School Gifted & Talented program participated in a unique STEM Design Challenge on October 17th, 2018. On their afternoon off from school, around 30 students in grades six through eight volunteered to spend their afternoon with GATE Facilitator Danielle Kistler to save the city of Montrose from "Toxic Popcorn", a design challenge from tryengineering.org.

Watch the MCSD STEM Productions video below to see these if these students were able to save Montrose from toxic popcorn...


Video Produced by John Steele
November 2018

Special Thanks to 
Danielle Kistler - Centennial Middle School GATE Facilitator
Centennial Middle School Gifted & Talented Students
Joe Simo - Centennial Middle School Principal