Immunization Laws for filing a NONMEDICAL EXEMPTION are changing for the 2021-2022 school year. There will be two ways to file a nonmedical exemption. 1. File the certificate of nonmedical exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR 2. File the certificate or nonmedical exemption received upon the completion of the online education module that can be found at the link listed below. Parents of students in grades K-12 claiming a nonmedical exemption must file one annually. Please see the link for further information and downloadable forms. https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions
about 3 years ago, Debbie Eggleston
For the past few weeks, the sophomore and freshmen English classes have been combing through history in order to dive into their new novel studies. The sophomores have researched information about the Russian Revolution to prepare for their novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Furthermore, the freshmen have rigorously explored the background of World War II and the Holocaust so they are ready to read Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. Both classes will be reading and discussing various topics and themes tied to these novels for the remainder of the month. The best part of teaching these novels is seeing the students' critical thinking processes. They make connections and find relevance in reading these two pieces.
about 3 years ago, Tiffany Coleman - CHS English
In Kindergarten today, we pulled out the playdough! We used the playdough in Math to shape our numbers. This is a fun and creative way we can reinforce the students learning!
about 3 years ago, Kindergarten Class
Playdough math!
February is the month of love and kindness! Whether it be Valentine's Day or National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17), we are reminded to show some love, to care for others, and to spread some joy! Check out these links for some fun and easy things to do to help bring happiness to others! https://www.mykidstime.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Random-Acts-of-Kindness-for-Families-Checklist-Mykidstime.pdf https://www.mykidstime.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/encouraging-messages-list.png
about 3 years ago, School Counselor
Be Kind
Composition students have started analyzing famous Blues and Pop songs, and will soon start analyzing Jazz and Classical compositions!
about 3 years ago, Taylor Ouzts
music theory
Mrs. Gasseling's first-grade class has been working on learning easy math facts and double math facts. Such as 1+3, 3+7, 2+2, and 5+5. They have been playing a game rolling the dice to learn how to add quickly.
about 3 years ago, Stephanie Gasseling
Our World History class has been researching Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire. The group of students shown here has been given a research task on Genghis Khan.
about 3 years ago, Ryan Christensen
World History
For Valentine's Day, third graders wrote a letter to a loved one or a friend telling them how much they mean to them. When they were done writing and editing their piece, they cut out hearts and wrote their final copies on the heart. We then laminated them so that their loved ones can keep them for a long time. 
about 3 years ago, Middle School Language Arts
Valentine's Day hearts
Mrs. Schoech's Language Arts classes have been working on mastering the Parts of Speech. Last week, during the adverbs unit, they played a game called "Adverb Antics." Pairs of students randomly picked an action and an adverb. They were then challenged to act them out while the rest of the class tried to guess what they were doing. The kinesthetic movement, coupled with their understanding verbs and adverbs, helped to solidify their understanding of the concept.
about 3 years ago, Mrs. Schoech/Reading & Language Arts
Justice Guthrie and Dylan Bond are acting out their verb and adverb while Kelsey Teter and Erica Loyo work to guess  that they are "weirdly changing a light bulb."
Our 8th grade algebra 1 math class is finishing up Topic 2 this week on Linear Equations with a Topic 2 test. Great job with this Topic!!! Good luck on the test!!!
about 3 years ago, Thomas Lang
The middle school basketball games scheduled for February 11, 2021 @ La Veta are CANCELLED.
about 3 years ago, Cotopaxi Athletics
Health screenings are an important part to help assure student success. State law mandates that during each school year specific screenings are done for particular age groups and in specific cases. Screenings are completed and parents are notified of any concerns regarding their child's results.
about 3 years ago, Debbie Eggleston
Eye chart used for vision screening.
Audiometer used for hearing screening.
Height and weight assessment on 5th grade student.
4th graders are working together to learn about adverbs and adjectives. They are practicing using and identifying these words to describe verbs and nouns. They are improving both their understanding of sentence construction and their writing skills.
about 3 years ago, Maryellen Munday
Working on adverbs and adjectives together
Working together on Language Arts
Our 6th grade math class is finishing up Topic 2 this week with an end of Topic test on Integers and Rational numbers. Good luck to them all on our test this week!!!
about 3 years ago, Thomas Lang
It is winter sports time in PE! Check out 4th grade playing some floor hockey. If we can't skate on ice, we might as well pull out the scooters.
about 3 years ago, Lou Collins
Hockey Time
Second grade is really rocking their math! We have been having fun learning new ways to do subtraction with regrouping, along with poems to help us remember the steps.
about 3 years ago, 2nd Grade
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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
about 3 years ago, School Counselor
High School students are gearing up for a virtual concert next month with music selections selected last semester and this semester!
about 3 years 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!
about 3 years 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.
about 3 years ago, Cotopaxi Art Department
7th Grade Scratch Art