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Pagosa Peak Open School is now accepting applications for the following job positions...
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  Thirty pounds of carrots and forty pounds of potatoes sat in our fridge. Baskets of onions lined the shelves. These were the rewards of hard planting and harvesting work. And now what? Discussions about our intentions began. This is a school that shares nutritious food with students and the food bank. It is also a school that sells produce […]
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They were excited to be chosen to participate in a new Project, despite not knowing what their role would be, or what the project entailed. This was not how the process typically began. We prefer a more organic and emergent way of starting Projects and involving students. It was our standard of practice to follow the interests of students and […]
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Music producers Blue Haas and DC Duncan, in cooperation with Pagosa Peak Open School, rolled out a fabulous community event last weekend...
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While many adults were building a framework for their experience, children moved through their day without being asked about their visions for their school...
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DC Duncan has put together the best musicians around for this genre. We have a full production...
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  Pagosa Peak Open School has a new focus this year. Along with their place-based, project-based model, they have taken on food security as a priority. This lens has given staff a chance to look at our programs at school, our resources in the county, and the needs of our students. This shift has offered us opportunities to narrow our […]
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Pagosa Peak Open School has initiated a capital campaign to purchase the building we have been leasing since the spring of 2017...
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He leaned his face down toward a corn plant standing before him, gently holding the leaves with both hands. “You are so beautiful, you know that?” he said. “You keep growing and growing, you beautiful thing.” Other children gathered around him, some of them singing quiet songs to the plants while others gently brushed the corn silk hanging before them. […]
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The school year has ended on an upswing at Pagosa Peak Open School, with drama camp, song writing, hikes, cooking, gardening and water play. The fourth- and fifth-graders worked together during the three weeks of the June session to write their own songs, which they composed and sang with Cora Rose, a professional musician and James Lewicki’s daughter. After hearing […]
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Gardens, spiralizers, hikes, bugs, games, art and music filled our summer afternoons this June. Our typically mixed-age groups became even more mixed-age as children abandoned their homerooms and sorted themselves into four groups: Columbine, Pagosa Skyrocket, Larkspur and Indian Paintbrush. Each of these groups had students from each homeroom; allowing siblings to work together, kindergartners to mingle with second-graders, and […]
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During the past two weeks, students have worked with Mrs. Bruno on building garden boxes, shoveling dirt and planting...
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After noticing the disappearance of the kindergarten Roxaboxen area, Ms. Polly made a plan. “How do you feel about my group working to fix this space up?” she suggested. She had a group of first and second-graders looking for a project. The kindergarten space had been dismantled, and disappointed 5- and 6-year-olds were wistfully reminiscent about their outdoor town. When […]
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Vacation Camp at Pagosa Peak Open School is on! May 29 – June 8, 2018 Single-day sign-ups available. The will be NO Vacation Camp on Memorial Day, May 28th. PPOS Vacation Camp camp runs 7:45am-5:15pm. $28 per day per child, $225 for all nine days. Students must bring a LUNCH, SNACK, water bottle, sun hat, and extra change of clothes […]
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