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McGraw Receives John Irwin Schools of Excellence and Governor's Distinguised Improvement Awards

Twelve PSD schools were selected for the Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement award, which recognize the top 8 percent of public schools that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growthas measured by the Colorado Growth Model.

Twelve PSD schools also received the John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards which recognizes the top 8 percent of public schools that demonstrate the highest achievement on statewide
assessments. McGraw is one of seven PSD schools to win both awards!

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Masonic Lodge 5th Grade Student of the Year Chosen

Each year the Masonic Lodge honors students in 5th grade for their traits of citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and general positive character that distinguish them as outstanding.

Congratulations to Eric O’Keefe, who was chosen from McGraw! He will be recognized with other students from around the district on May 1st. Way to go Eric!!

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McGraw OM Teams Shine at Regional Tournament

Congratulations to the McGraw Odyssey of the Mind Teams! Odyssey of the Mind is an international program that
encourages creative problem-solving, teamwork and presentation skills. Three primary teams and two competitive
teams represented McGraw at the regional OM Tournament Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Fossil Ridge High School.The Ooh-Motional Team won third place overall and an Omer award and now advances to the state tournament!
Congratulations to all the teams for their creativity, dedication, and team work!

 

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McGraw Art in Focus - January 2012

Please visit the Art page (under Who We Are - Classrooms - Specials) on the McGraw website: http://mcg.psdschools.org/who-we-are/classrooms/specials/art to learn how students at McGraw are learning about and through art. On this page you can also find out about current projects and upcoming events where students will enhance and share their artistic skills and creations.

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McGraw Receives John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award

McGraw was recently awarded with the prestigious John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The John Irwin Awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. Based on the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on
the academic achievement indicator and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth
gaps.

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Thoughts from the Gym - November 2011

Please see this month's "From the Gym" PE update on the PE page (under Who We Are - Classrooms - Specials) of the McGraw website to learn about the importance of exercise and physical education to being a balanced IB student. On this page you can also find out about current and upcoming events related to physical education at McGraw.

 

 

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Art News - November 2011

Please visit the Art page (under Who We Are - Classrooms - Specials) on the McGraw website: http://mcg.psdschools.org/who-we-are/classrooms/specials/art to learn how students at McGraw are learning about and through art. On this page you can also find out about current projects and upcoming events where students will enhance and share their artistic skills and creations.

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¡Noticias de la clase de español! (Spanish Class News)

Please visit the Spanish page (under Who We Are - Classrooms - Specials) on the McGraw website: http://mcg.psdschools.org/who-we-are/classrooms/specials/spanish to learn how students at McGraw are learning about and through the Spanish language. On this page you can find examples of what Spanish language learning looks and sounds like at McGraw, how it is connected to the Primary Years Program curriculum, and what you can do as parents to support your child's Spanish language learning at home.

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Tech Bites and Bytes - October 2011

 

Technology is allowing students at McGraw to actively explore what it means to be a global citizen. This year, all 1st-4th grade classes and MattBrinkman’s 5th grade classroom at McGraw are part of a collaborative learning community with same-grade classes at BINUS International School in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The Ice Age Visits McGraw

McGraw was excited to host the Denver Museum of Nature and Science this past week. As part of the presentation Time Scene Investigation: Snowmass Village, students came face to face with mammoths, mastodons, and real scientists! Students used scientific inquiry to learn about the Ice Age, how Colorado has changed through time, and what scientists are learning about the Snowmass Village area and the Ice Age creatures that used to live there. Over 4,500 fossils have been unearthed at the site and 20 vertebrate animals have been identified.

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