First-grade students enjoyed a day full of fun during field day. They ran an obstacle course, sack races, played volleyball, and a fun game of tug of war. They enjoyed being out of the classroom and using their brainpower to work their muscles. They cannot wait until next year. Of course, we were so busy having fun we have no pictures to share.
5 months ago, First Grade
Our Cotopaxi 8th graders have been working diligently on their Civil War website. The photo is a sneak peek at the work students have been doing!
5 months ago, Ryan Christensen
The Civil War
A local Pirate supporter showed his support for the class of 2021 by posting a sign for them to see on their last few days of school!
5 months ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
Senior Sign with words of encouragment.
The end of the year is fast approaching! Please note the following dates and locations for student Chromebook and charger turn ins for each grade: SENIORS - May 18 & 19 - Mrs. Coleman's class JUNIORS - May 24 - Mrs. Coleman's class SOPHMORES - May 25 - Mrs. Coleman's class FRESHMAN - May 24 - Mrs. Coleman's class 6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADE - May 25 - MS PE class
5 months ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
7th grade has come back swinging on Monday to get ready for their portion of the virtual concert next week! Very proud of these students and their resilience!
5 months ago, Taylor Ouzts
Reading and/or looking at books is a part of the preschool’s daily routine. After breakfast, we Drop Everything And Read. The kids sit down with books from the classroom library and will tell us their version of the story by looking at the pictures.
5 months ago, Cotopaxi Early Learning Center
Drew and Laine show each other what book they are looking at.
Odin was looking at “Jungle Safari” , a book about the different animals that live in the jungle when he  found  this  at the end of the book! He makes a great Safari Hunter!
The preschoolers are showing us the correct way to hold their books in their laps!
Informational parent meetings and class selection for the 2021-22 school year is right around the corner! Parents AND students need to attend one of the following meetings: Seniors (Class of 2022)- Wednesday- May 19 at 6 p.m. Juniors (Class of 2023)- Thursday- May 20 at 6 p.m. Sophomores (Class of 2024)- Monday- May 24 at 6 p.m. Freshmen (Class of 2025)- Monday- May 25 at 7 p.m. All meetings will take place in the MPR. If you have questions or are unable to attend, please contact Mary Christensen at
5 months ago, School Counselor
class registration
Today is School Nurse Day! School nurses serve as a critical health hub for students, ensuring that students are ready for learning by managing complex chronic conditions; identifying and addressing mental health issues; leveling the field on health disparities and promoting healthy behaviors; enrolling children in health insurance and connecting families to healthcare providers; handling medical emergencies…and now, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic by testing, tracking and vaccinating students and school personnel. It has been my pleasure to serve as your school nurse this year. Stay well and have a great summer! Debbie Eggleston - Cotopaxi School Nurse
5 months ago, School Nurse
National School Nurse Day
Our schools are safe. As a precautionary measure we moved our secondary students to remote learning through Wednesday, May 12th, with a return to in-person on Thursday, May 13th. We did experience an increase in our student COVID-19 positive cases, and per current guidelines the appropriate persons were isolated and direct contacts were quarantined. With these precautions in place our goal is to enable our students to finish out the end of the school year in person and participate in end of year and graduation celebrations. Thank you to our students, staff and community for your continued patience as we navigate the remainder of this unprecedented school year together.
5 months ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
CAPTAIN ZIP LINE is looking for responsible summer employees! Must be at least 16 years old to apply. Please call Jess at 1-877-ZIP-LINE for more information!
6 months ago, School Counselor
More Summer Job Opportunities!!! Arkansas River Tours (A.R.T.) has full and part-time positions available: Front Desk/Reservation Agent; Kitchen Staff/Coordinator. If interested, please contact Tex at 719-942-4362 or email
6 months ago, School Counselor
Looking for a SUMMER JOB???? The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is having a job fair on May 7th from 12-4 p.m. !! To apply online or for more information, please visit Must be at least 16 years old to apply.
6 months ago, School Counselor
While they are hungry for a home grown salad, 5th Grade is about 2-3 weeks away from our first harvest.
6 months ago, 5th Grade
hungry kiddos
This is a reminder that COVID-19 testing is available today at Cotopaxi School from 10 am -4pm. It is a drive through event, free of charge and open to the entire community. Both Fremont Public Health and Nurse Debbie strongly recommend that all secondary (6th-12th) students be tested because of the number of positive cases among the student body. Again this testing is open to anyone in the community free of charge and you do NOT have to be ill to be tested.
6 months ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
First-grade students have been learning about life cycles. They have had the opportunity to grow pea plants, watch ladybugs and butterflies grow through their life stages, and they are patiently waiting for their praying mantis egg case to hatch. As the weather warms in the next few weeks, they will let their bugs go out into the new world.
6 months ago, Stephanie Gasseling
Students making their daily butterfly observations.
Our first butterfly has emerged.
Students observing the first butterflies to hatch.
Wow!! Kindergarten was really excited to get to go on a field trip to the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience! We all had a lot of fun and also saw a LOT of dinosaurs. The students worked hard on the small ropes course and digging for fossils they got to keep.
6 months ago, Kindergarten Class
Listening to our guide.
Dinosaur bones.
Ropes Course.
Digging for fossils.
1st grade and kindergarten learned some Spanish this week in order to sing some Spanish folk songs!
6 months ago, Taylor Ouzts
After 2 1/2 weeks, we have a great crop of lettuce and nasturtium in our fifth grade aeroponics garden. The kiddos have also done an amazing job representing local ecosystems in terrariums.
6 months ago, 5th Grade
down by the river
forest floor
fresh greens
On Friday, April 30, Colorado will participate in Decision Day, which honors all the pathways that graduating high school students can take. That can include going to university, community college, occupational school or participating in an apprenticeship or serving in the military. Over the course of this year, high school seniors have been researching their various options, applying to programs, and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). Decision Day celebrates their hard work and recognizes their achievements and future goals. Since Decision Day is on Friday and we won't be at school, Cotopaxi is encouraging students, staff, and community members to wear gear that represents their favorite schools, alma maters, etc on THURSDAY- April 29!! So.... on Thursday, perhaps wear some college 'garb' along with your PJs! For more information on Decision Day, visit:
6 months ago, School Counselor
Our goal is finish this school year strong against COVID-19! Here at the Cotopaxi school we will continue to practice our layers of protection – daily health screenings, proper hand hygiene, socially distancing and wearing face coverings. We are so proud of our students, teachers, staff and community for their part in keeping everyone safe during this pandemic. Finish strong Pirate Family – we can do it!!
6 months ago, School Nurse
Always Pirate strong!