Author: Alison Beach

The Wellness Club has been busy learning about compost and planting our indoor garden! So far, our radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, and basil are sprouting with plenty of varieties on the way. We focused on the Red Wiggler Worm and learning their role in our food system which included feeding our worm farm with food scraps after snack. This week, we […]
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On November 4th we launched our new After-School Wellness Club. It is an exciting start to health and wellness at our school! This program is supported by two grants, one from Americorps Colorado and another from the Colorado Health Foundation. Lexi is our Americorps Member, helping to serve this club. Alexis (Lexi) Bernstein graduated with a B.A. from College of […]
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On Wednesday, October 23rd, 13 6th graders from Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS), set out on a 1-mile uphill climb through early winter snow along the Continental Divide Trail with their teacher, Kelsey Wright, and Rockies’ Community Naturalist, Keith Bruno, to initiate a long-term monitoring plot for the American Pika (Ochotona princeps). A little-known creature of the Rocky Mountain high […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School is proud to announce that our very own Amelie Heinicke’s play “The Adventure of Samantha” has been selected for the 2019 Youth Playwrights Festival! Amelie is a 2nd Grade student of Ms. Robyn’s 2nd/3rd grade class at PPOS, and her play will be workshopped by a professional team at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is pleased to announce that the school has been awarded a 2 year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation in the amount of $59,000. The funds from this grant will be used towards the purchase of the proven SPARK PE curriculum specifically designed for children ages 5-14, SPARK PE training for staff, as well as […]
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On October 4th at 10am, Pagosa Peak Open School’s students will compete in our 2nd annual Ninja Warrior Challenge. This year’s challenge is sponsored by Pagosa Brewing Co. and will feature a Ninja Warrior obstacle course designed by our 6th grade class. We invite families to come show our students support as they engage in a fun and healthy field […]
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Perry Davis Harper: From ‘Les Mis’ star to head of a Thingamajig acting family dynasty © Carole Howard in The Pagosa Springs SUN When Perry Davis Harper first performed at Thingamajig Theatre in 2014 in the starring role of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” audiences at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts were mesmerized by his stage presence and […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School is hosting a fun end-of-the-school-year BBQ! Current and prospective families are encouraged to attend, mingle and celebrate as we end the school year. Come join us for fun, food and community as we celebrate PPOS! July 30, 2019 5-6:30pm 7 Parelli Way PPOS is a Tuition-Free Public Charter School.
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Pagosa Peak Open School is now under the new leadership of school director Angela Reali-Crossland and we are excited to share our vision for the school with the Pagosa Springs Community. Please join us on Thursday June 13th or Tuesday July 9th for “Donuts with the Director” at Pagosa Peak Open School located at 7 Parelli Way. Come enjoy breakfast […]
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On May 9th, after weeks of hard work managing money collected from their class store, Ms. Robyn’s 2nd and 3rd grade class took their earnings to the cats and dogs. During the school’s Spring Student Showcase in April, this class managed a store in the lobby, selling bracelets, clay figurines, pillows, paper ornaments, and toys to raise funds to “Save […]
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In the fall of 2018 the Foundation for Archuleta County Education helped to supply Ms. Kelle’s 1st and 2nd grade class with Singapore math manipulatives. Singapore math refers to the teaching method and curriculum used in the small island country of Singapore for K-6th grade. This particular math system supports a real-world application of math through concrete, pictorial and abstract […]
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In downtown Pagosa Springs, situated near the San Juan River and world-famous hot springs, three impressive and large dome structures sit next to the quaint river walk. One dome in particular supports education. Inside of this dome, a wide array of plants grow year-round, thanks to the care of the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP). The appropriately named “Education Dome” is […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is happy to announce that the school has received a generous and unrestricted donation from the Simmons Family Charitable Foundation. The funds from this grant will be used towards the principal of the school’s capital campaign to purchase the building at 7 Parelli Way. The Simmons Family Charitable Foundation was created in 1985 and was led for […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is pleased to announce that the school has received $500 from the Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) Russ Hill Bazaar Grant. The funds from this grant will be used to purchase much needed art, math and science supplies for our 2nd and 3rd grade class. The classroom supplies purchased using the Russ Hill Bazaar Grant […]
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