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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
Fifteen fourth and fifth grade girls are participating in the new Girls in STEM club at Indian Peaks Elementary. The club will introduce students to many fun activities and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Girls will also gain insight about STEM through outreach collaboration, exposure to current research, career exploration, and strategies for equitable experiences.
On Feb. 5th's first meeting, the girls participated in an ice breaker, established norms and expectations around who they wanted to be in the group, got inspiration through "Technolochicas" videos, and began a design challenge. The design challenge, where girls design a way to carry materials to school, will continue through subsequent meetings. Girls will also engage in Genius Hour projects where they research and present on topics of their choice.
The club also wishes to partner with local role models in the community. If you are a female who is involved in a STEM career, we'd love to hear your perspective and advice! Please contact Sarah Bloms, STEM Coordinator, for arrangements (email@example.com).