School Showcase

The Application of Imagination: A Virtual Art Auction and Concert to Benefit Pagosa Peak Open School This Friday, May 22nd, you can “silently bid” on original artwork by local Pagosa Springs artists. We will post each piece individually on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pagosacharterschool/) and bids will be placed under each piece in the comments section during the Facebook Live Concert […]
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A Virtual Art Auction and Concert to Benefit Pagosa Peak Open School This Friday, May 22nd we hosting “The Application of Imagination” on Facebook Live on our public Facebook Page page. Tune in to check out an awesome concert and bid on one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork: On May 22, 2020 at 6pm, Pagosa Peak Open School will host “The Application […]
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Yesterday Ms. Kelsey, our 6th grade advisor, took a little field trip. She made quarantine survival kits and delivered them individually to each of her students. Ms. Kelsey relished the joy of seeing their smiles as they accepted their gifts. Each kit contained a squishy or sticky lizard for the moments when they are stressed or frustrated and they need […]
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Planting at Home! At PPOS, we believe there is no better way to learn about healthy food choices than by growing our own food! While embracing distance learning, we have tried to incorporate as much experiential learning into the new structure as possible by sending home a planter kit. Included inside the kit was everything necessary to start seeds in recycled […]
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Virtual Nature Walk Week! April 20th – April 24th We live in a beautiful place, so let’s get outside! Earth Day is next week and to celebrate, we would like our students (and families) to enjoy nature while practicing safe social distancing. Monday: Find a Unique Rock (big, small, speckled, shiny) Tuesday: Most Colorful Leaf Wednesday: Find an Animal (bird, […]
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Project Based Learning took flight last Wednesday evening at Pagosa Peak Open School. Kelle Bruno’s 1st and 2nd grade class has been studying different parts of bird bodies and their functions to answer the question, “What makes a bird a bird?” Students began their inquiry in December and wrapped up their study with a celebration of learning that took place […]
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On Saturday, January 25th the Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) Food Security Task Force (FSTF) left Archuleta county to explore how people in SW Colorado are tackling the huge problem of food security. The task force is comprised of nine 4th-6th graders who are trying to create change in Archuleta County starting within PPOS. The first stop on the trip […]
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Open Enrollment for the 2020-20201 School Year Open Enrollment runs from February 1st – 29th, 2020 for the 2020-2021 School Year. We have Open Houses and Shadow Days this month for prospective students and families. 2020-2021 Open Enrollment-Lottery PPOS: Please click here to use this form during our open enrollment period in February to show your interest in enrolling your students for […]
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February 6th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm We will be hosting our third “Coffeehouse Night” at the school on February 6th starting at 6pm. The event will include music and poetry by a collection of performers, including Shane Lane, Debbee Tucker, June Marquez, Laurie Brinkmann, Keith Bruno & Chris Couch, Ursala Hudson and Leah Ballard. The performance will take place in the school […]
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January 9th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm We will be hosting our second “Coffeehouse Night” at the school this coming Thursday, January 9 starting at 6pm. The event will include music and poetry by a collection of performers, including Native American flute player Charles Martinez and singer-songwriters Alison Beach, Chris Haas, and Laurie Brinkmann. Also appearing will be Dave Pettus, Rain March, Jen […]
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I’ve performed for a lot of different audiences over the years, but this crowd had me nervous. From Carnegie Hall to stand-up poetry slams, I thought I could handle any group of onlookers, but I had a feeling this audience would give me some real, raw feedback, for better or worse. On November 12, 2019, I went before 26 students […]
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This week, the Wellness club watched our indoor garden grow and learned what helps and hurts a plant. We were excited to thin our radish plants out, especially because we got to eat the extra peppery sprouts. We also focused on food groups and what makes a good lunch. Students had a chance to create a healthier Lunchable which included […]
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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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