Our fifth-grade students are finishing up the adapted version of the Spanish epic novel, the "Adventures of Don Quixote." We have enjoyed learning about Don Quixote's and Sancho Panza's travels and interesting encounters as they took on the roles of knight and squire long after the time of the Middle Ages. We have also been working on writing our very first persuasive essay on whether Don Quixote's good intentions justified his actions. We are excited to take on this challenge of formal writing and cannot wait to showcase our final product.
This morning the school conducted a lock down DRILL. All staff and students did a great job following protocols and were given the opportunity to debrief. Feedback will be used to continue to improve our plans. If you get the chance, please talk to your student(s) about the drill today. If you have any questions please call the school.
Enjoy the Winter Spirit Days this upcoming week! Happy Holidays~ Monday: Christmas Morning Pajama Day Tuesday: Whoville Day (dress like the Grinch or Whoville resident) Wednesday: Winter Hat Day (Santa or Xmas stocking hat) Thursday: Red & Green Day
First-graders have started a unit on forms of communication. We are learning about verbal, visual, and written communication, for example, talking with others, body language, emails, and letters. We will practice our skills by writing a letter to Santa to see how he is doing in preparation for the upcoming Holiday.
Astronomy students present their scale solar system models to the 4th and 5th graders. Even using the football field we were only able to show the inner planets, Mercury through Mars. With the Sun about 3 feet in size, the planets were small beads. The high school kids fielded many questions from the 4th and 5th graders.
Good Evening Cotopaxi, Due to a shortage of drivers, the #3 (Copper Gulch) and #4 (The Y and 1A) routes will be combined for the morning and afternoon for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13th.The #4 Route will pick up as usual. The #3 Route will have two stops, the Y, which will pick up at approximately 7:00 AM, and L Path, which will pick up at approximately 7:15 AM. The bus will not pick up at any stops along CR 1A. The afternoon route will follow the combined route drop-off stops and times. If at all possible parents of students on these routes are requested to drop off and pick up their children to and from the school. Routes will resume normal stops and times starting the morning of Wednesday, December 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you and have a good evening.
Battle of the books is back and in full force. Five seventh-graders have qualified to compete against other seventh-graders in Colorado. Each student will read nine preselected books from the district hosting us. They will then partake in a competition that challenges their comprehension skills.
Seventh grade social studies students presented their Greek Mythology projects in class recently. Students researched and wrote an autobiography from the perspective of their god or goddess in Greek mythology and also designed a poster.
The 4th graders at Cotopaxi School have been learning all about how the human eye works. They even learned a magic vision trick and how to fool the nerves! If you see a 4th grader, ask them to show you their magic!
Cotopaxi elementary, middle, and high school music students are gearing up for their concert next week on Thursday, December 15th at 6:pm! All music students must be in the MPR by 5:30pm to help set up!
Good Morning Cotopaxi, , Due to a shortage of drivers, this morning the #3 and #4 Routes will be combined. The #4 Route will pick up as usual. The #3 Route will have two stops, the Y, which will pick up at approximately 7:00 AM, and L Path, which will pick up at approximately 7:15 AM. Times are subject to change. If at all possible parents of students on these routes are requested to drop off their child at school this morning. Afternoon routes will be combined as they were last week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, and have a good day.
Our Christmas Angel tree is up! If you or someone you know would like to make the season bright for one of our district students, please come by during one of our Home Games to pick an Angel off the Tree! Can't make it? Call the office and we can pick one for you! Presents are due to the office by December 20th.
This is a reminder that all students PK-12 will resume classes tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7th. We will continue to monitor the condition of students and staff. As always, we encourage students who show any signs of illness to remain at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
Due to increased prevalence of illness, classes for all grades, PK-12 are canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th - no in-person, remote learning, or athletic practices. At this time, students will return to classes on Wednesday, December 7th. If there are any changes an update will be provided tomorrow evening by 6 PM. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
Please note, due to high winds today the #3 bus will drive an alternate route this afternoon. As in the past, drop-off times will be altered. Please listen carefully to the following drop-off times: 4:09 PM - CR 1A 4:13 PM - Flying Eagle Trail 4:20 PM - HWY 69/1A 4:35 PM - The Y 4:37 PM - Shannon Road 4:44 PM - CR 27A 4:49 PM - L Path 4:54 PM - Elkhorn Rd 4:59 PM - 17th Trail 5:02 PM - 12th Trail 5:02 PM - Palmer Rd (The Palmer Rd stop will drop off at 12th Trail)
The Salida Elks Hoop Shoot will be held December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 AM. Youth ages 8-13(as of April 01, 2023) are eligible to participate.
CSU Pueblo spent Thursday before break answering students' questions with a table presentation at lunch!
The week before break Senior Ty Coleman received the Marine Corp Student of the Month award! Congratulations for this honor!
Here are a couple of pictures of our finished trading cards from the American Revolution time period. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of work students turned in!
The high school English classes are working on writing "This I Believe" personal narratives. For this assignment, students will be focusing on a belief or value that is important to them, and then they will be writing a narrative about what event in their life brought them to that belief or value. Based on Edward R. Murrow's original intent of the "This I Believe" news broadcasts started in the 1950s, these stories are meant to be positive and inspirational.