‘School News’ Archives
Dennis Rastatter, Thompson School District director of Student Support Services, has been selected to become the new director of Special Education for the District. He will replace Karen Pielin, who is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Rastatter has served as the director of Student Support Services for the district since 2005 and was the assistant director of Special Education from 2003 to 2005. He began his career as a special education teacher in Pennsylvania and ... Full Story
Now that the Berthoud Bash is over, here are the next steps as described by Scott Cavey "After we get all the bills paid we will determine the net amount of money available to purchase technology items with. In the meantime we asked the principals last fall to tell us their key needs in the education arena for their school. The feedback we received was heavy on technology items therefore the push for this year’s BASH was to earn more money to purchase more technology for the schools. The ... Full Story
That was the theme for the Ivy Stockwell First Grade Showcase on Thursday night. For the parents the program started of with the musical performance of numbers like Shakey Shakey Egg, Puddle Hoppin’ and Worms. Music and Movement Director Mark Johnson had the kids hopping and jumping with these songs and it looked like they loved it. The 42 voices of the first grade harmonized well and the parents and grandparents were delighted with the performance. Following the musical numbers the ... Full Story
Special to the Recorder Online It was a good day for the Division III Odyssey of the Mind teams as the weekend Long’s Peak Tournament. Competing on the home court at Berthoud High School, both teams took first place in their combined long term and spontaneous problem and earned a berth at the state level competition. Discovered Treasure The team coached by Scott and Jennifer Stewart took the Discovered Treasure problem as their performance. The team included three Turner Middle ... Full Story
Both elementary schools in Berthoud had teams performing in the Division I category in the Odyssey of the Mind Long’s Peak Tournament this weekend. Berthoud Elementary School The team from Berthoud Elementary, chose the Nature Trail’R, a NASA sponsored problem. The “Trail”R” refers to a trail and a trailer that are included in the problem. The team had to design, build and drive a human-powered vehicle and camper that would go on a camping trip. When the vehicle arrived at the ... Full Story
Berthoud Elementary School fielded two teams in Saturdays Odyssey of the Mind Long’s Peak Tournament at Berthoud High School. Odyssey is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. The kindergarten through second grade students participates in the non-competitive Primary category. All primary teams use the same problem to create their skits and all students receive a ... Full Story
A photo review of the fun and games at Ivy Stockwell Elementary School this Staturday. There was plenty of food, games galore and it looked as though everyone was having a good time.
The Ivy Stockwell Second Grade Showcase performance on Thursday night was Something’s Musical, with singers, dancers and instruments directed by Mr. Bill Hordinski. While these showcases are a delight to the parents and grandparents, the main idea is to teach the students something valuable. The Music standards include learning to read and notate music, create music and explore culture through music and history. An important part of the showcase is the art the children created to go ... Full Story
The Public is invited to attend the meeting of the Thompson School District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Administration Building (Classroom 128), 800 South Taft Avenue, Loveland. The DAAC monitors school effectiveness plans and the district's accountability process.