Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Centennial Middle School's Engineering Showcase Spring 2018

Check out Centennial Middle School's Engineering Showcase video below:


Special thanks to Meghan Waschbusch and Chris Thompson
Video produced by John Steele
May 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

MCSD PBL Institute August 2018



MCSD will host a PBL Institute for Johnson, Cottonwood, Pomona and Oak Grove Elementary Schools August 21st - August 23rd

Northside and Olathe Elementary Schools will participate in PBL Institute 2.0

The PBL Institute will be held at the Montrose County Event Center

mindSpark Learning will partner with MCSD and will deliver a Keynote address on the August 21st to kick off the institute.

On Day 1, participants will learn about the Problem-based Learning and Design Thinking processes; in the afternoon, participants will rotate through three breakout sessions on Panel Presentations, Technology, and Identifying Problems and Linking to Standards.

On Day 2, participants will experience the PBL Process by working on an authentic, real-world local problem and presenting solutions to a panel.

On Day 3, participants will pitch their own PBL ideas and receive feedback before planning their PBL Lesson Plan for the 18-19 academic year.

Questions may be emailed to either john.steele@mcsd.org or jamie.simo@mcsd.org

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Northside Elementary STEM Night 2018

On May 1st, 2018, Northside Elementary hosted its second annual STEM Night to showcase student learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and celebrate with family fun. Check out the video below for some of the highlights. Thanks to Northside STEM Coach Whitney Murphy, who organized this event!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Peak Academy Enters ArcGIS Online Mapping Contest

Click the link below for Peak Academy's submission to Esri’s ArcGIS Online Mapping Contest for Colorado Middle and High School Students.



"In 2017 the Montrose County School District was awarded a 3M EcoGrant targeting the management of invasive plant species in our community. This grant was distributed among three schools; Columbine and Centennial Middle Schools as well as Peak Academy. The grant was then used to create STEM/Problem Based Learning (PBL) initiatives managing invasive plants. Peak Academy students have created a riparian restoration management plan for a fifteen-hectare site near the Uncompahgre River within the city limits of Montrose, CO. We are currently embarking on year one of a five-year plan. The following story map details the progress made this past school year."


MCSD Students Receive Certificate of Completion in CMU CTE Nurse Aide Program

Students from Montrose and Olathe High Schools received Certificates of Completion in the CMU Nurse Aide Program during a ceremony with students, parents and administrators from clinical sites. Altogether, twenty-one students completed the two-semester program, in which students earned concurrent enrollment college credit while completing the program. 


The Nurse Aide program is one of several concurrent enrollment Career and Technical Education opportunities available to MCSD students at the CMU-Montrose campus. 

Congratulations Nurse Aide grads!