February is Financial Aid Awareness Month! There are many ways to help you pay for college, but sometimes this process can feel confusing and overwhelming! The first step in applying for financial aid- at ANY institution- is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA). Have questions? Not sure where to begin? Click the link below to access tons of user-friendly info to help with the process! As always, Mrs. Christensen is available to help too! https://www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/february-is-financial-aid-awareness-month
21 days ago, School Counselor
High School students are gearing up for a virtual concert next month with music selections selected last semester and this semester!
21 days ago, Taylor Ouzts
Science classes are going full speed in the second semester. This week the applied science class is participating in a tower challenge to see who can build the tallest tower to hold a designated weight. They received a limited amount of materials to complete the task. They are also learning about business transactions, teamwork, strategy, and building plans. We are excited to see who will win the challenge!
21 days ago, Science teacher
In 7th grade art, the students spent the last few classes working on scratch art projects. The students focused on putting in the light values, which is the opposite of typical drawings where the dark values are put in.
25 days ago, Cotopaxi Art Department
7th Grade Scratch Art
Middle School Computer classes are working on Applied Digital Skills through Google. They will receive a certificate of completion for completing the work in Docs and Sheets. They have been doing a great job so far!
25 days ago, Mike Brown
Kindergarten experimented in science with Human Bumper Bowling. We read the story How to Win at Bumper Bowling and then did our own experiment in class. The students had to figure out how to work together to knock down the pins. We were all very excited when we reached our goal and all the pins went flying!!
28 days ago, Kindergarten Class
Kindergarten Human Bumper Bowling!
Cotopaxi Early Learning Center has been working on sounds we hear around “our community”. When they heard the sound of a vehicle outside, they made a prediction that it was a school bus. We tested their prediction and went outside and found out it was our local Lone Wolf Trash Disposal truck. Owner Dan Ogden was loading the cardboard into the hopper and said he would come over and show the kids his truck and how it works! Thank you Mr. Ogden! The kids were very excited! Hopefully we’ll see him again when we work on community workers -who are they and what do they do?
28 days ago, Cotopaxi Early Learning Center
Preschooler lined up and waiting to hear all about the trash/garbage truck.
Mr. Ogden from Lone Wolf Trash Disposal explaining how the trash disappears!
Preschoolers watching the compactor do it’s job!
Third graders were ready to get back into the grind of school after the holiday break. They started their geometry unit in math by identifying right angles in objects around the classroom, as well as the vertex, and sides of angles. The students have been having fun learning all about right, acute, and obtuse angles and how to use a protractor to measure them. 
28 days ago, Kristine Reed
Nurse Debbie is now a "traveling nurse" in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to reduce the flow of students in hallways and buildings she now goes to wherever she is needed instead of having the students come to her.
about 1 month ago, School Nurse
Nurse Debbie on her way to check out a student illness complaint in 3rd grade.
This week in science, first grade learned about the sun, shadows, and daily patterns. The students used flashlights to answer the question, does a statue's shadow move even if it does not? The students moved the flashlight to create different shadow patterns.
about 1 month ago, Stephanie Gasseling
First grade student creating shadows
First graders working together to figure out how to copy the shadow pattern with the flashlight.
In high school art classes students have begun experimenting with oil pastels as a medium. Students have been using the crayon like pastels to explore different blending and shading techniques.
about 1 month ago, Cotopaxi Art Department
Food Services Update **** *Wednesday Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy *Wednesday Lunch - Pizza *Thursday Breakfast - Egg Patty/Ham Slice *Thursday Lunch - Soup & Salad
about 1 month ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
Our Cotopaxi science classes finished up a productive 1st semester and we looking forward to the New Year. Eighth grade will start with genetics, seventh grade will start with cells, and 6th grade will start with atoms, matter, and the periodic table. Physical science will start a unit on physics, including motion, forces, and waves. Biology will begin with a unit on genetics and heredity.
about 1 month ago, Steve Fieth
Sports are back! We are excited to have basketball back on the schedule again. Please check the Athletics section for upcoming games!
about 1 month ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
Are your teens protected? Talk to your doctor about vaccines. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-11-12.html
about 2 months ago, Debbie Eggleston
Recommended immunizations for age 11-12 per CDC and Public Health.
Cotopaxi Early Learning Center wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We celebrated our first day back with “blowing in the New Year” and coloring pages!
about 2 months ago, Cotopaxi Early Learning Center
Learning how to blow in the new year!
I did it! I made it blow out!
Coloring pages and blowers-a happy place!
Welcome back! As we start a new year and a new semester, it is a great time to refocus, set goals, and embrace a new beginning! A great place to start when considering goals is with the acronym S.M.A.R.T. S- Is your goal Specific? (Who, what, when, where, why, how?) M- Is your goal Measurable? (How will you know when you are done?) A- Is your goal Attainable? (Is it realistic to accomplish?) R- Is your goal Relevant? (How does it fit into your life now?) T- Time-bound (When will you achieve your goal? What is your deadline?) Happy Goal Setting and best wishes in 2021!!
about 2 months ago, School Counselor
Back to business...This week students in English III learned about American Romanticism and Transcendentalism. We discussed the elements of each and will be reading passages from Emerson and Thoreau in the next couple of weeks.
about 2 months ago, Tiffany Coleman - CHS English
January 11 , 2021 - Regular School Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
about 2 months ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
Students in Mrs. Schoech's 6th grade Language Arts class participated in an Author's Chair this week to celebrate the culmination of their hard work and creativity during their narrative writing unit.
about 2 months ago, Mrs. Schoech/Reading & Language Arts
Allisyn Gasseling, Emma Winkler, Hayden Hansen, and Lawson Olivero listen to Josey Kaiser as she shared her story. Students were asked to share comments about the characteristics of narrative writing that stood out for them as they listened to each piece.