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McGraw Odyssey of the Mind team wins third place at state tournament

Congratulations to the McGraw Odyssey of the Mind 3rd-5th grade "It's How We Rule" team who took third place at the recent state Odyssey of the Mind tournament! We are proud of this team and all of the McGraw OM teams who represented our school at the local and state tournaments.

The team members of "It's How We Rule" were Peter Butler, Madeleine Butler, Dani Trevino, Paige Friehauf, Willa Rudnick and Rowan Dirks. The coaches were Jane Gordon and Kayla Nelson. Our school OM Teacher Coordinator and Liaison is Mrs. Lisa Rhoads.

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PeaceKeeper Circles Making a Difference for McGraw Students

This Fall, McGraw began implementing a powerful new program called PeaceKeeper Circles that helps students respectfully communicate and appreciate each others' perspectives and feelings. 

To learn more about the difference PeaceKeeper Circles is making in McGraw classrooms please visit the following link:

http://www.psdschools.org/news/2012/12/students-learn-respect-and-compassion-through-peace-circles

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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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