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VEX IQ Starts at Columbine

This year, Columbine has started a VEX IQ Robotics Team! 24 students meet weekly to design, build, and utilize their coorperation and problem solving skills to construct a robot. After completing their robots, we will participate in several events this season.

  • November 14th @ Timberline PK-8
  • December 12th @ The Longmont Museum
  • January 30th @ Fall River Elementary

Celebrating STEM on October Count Day

Columbine students and teachers celebrated STEM during a whole school event on October Count Day. Students had the chance to explore the importance of inquiry, technology, engineering, science, mathematics, and FUN! Students from all grade levels rotated through three interactive stations.

To explore robotics, students worked with Cubelets and Spheros. They manipulated various elements and pieces to control the robots and learned about cause and effect.

STEM Leadership: Improving Recess

Last year, STEM Leadership members were concerned about the amount of arguing on the recess field. They observed that there was lots of conflict between students trying to play multiple sports in the same area. They decided to design a way to reduce the conflict on the field by designating areas for each sport. Their solution included different areas on the field where soccer, football, and other activities could be played. They submitted their idea to the principal in a formal letter.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Registrations Still Being Accepted!

We are accepting registrations at all grade levels! Please contact the Main Office at 303-776-2840 if you are interested in registering your child at Columbine.

Columbine Carnival Night

TRMS STEM Summer Academy

5th grade students attending Trail Ridge Middle School can find information about their Summer STEM Academy here! Registration opens March 23rd!

Ms. Giles is a Jeopardy! Champion!

Ms. Giles, 3rd Grade teacher at Columbine, is the 2015 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament Champion!  

To learn more about her fantastic win, check out this article by FOX 31 Denver.

 

Shredder Ski & Snowboard

Do you know how to ski or snowboard? Kindergarten, first, and second graders at Columbine now know how! Students recently participated in the Shredder Ski & Snowboard Mountain Experience that taught them the basics of the equipment, the correct form, and gave them the opportunity to practice the athletic skills they need for each sport. Students rotated through stations to try out the artificial ski and snowboard slopes, as well as practicing their balancing and gross motor skills with dry land skiing and snowboard activities.

A Busy & Successful Summer at Columbine!

Here at Columbine we had more than 110 students participate in our summer STEM program! Students entering first through fifth grades focused their summer on exploring the features of underground habitats, the movement and interactions of light, as well as the components and structure of our solar system. In addition to an amazing summer of learning, students at Columbine were also winners of the Shake, Rattle and Read 2014 Summer Challenge. Students read more books on MyON than any other Title I school in the district and won $1,500 to strengthen our reading programming! 

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