BOE Broadcast

  • BOE learns about AHS students' civil rights experience

    Beyond the data, the policy reviews, and the general oversight of the district, the Aspen Board of Education loves to hear about the unique experiences the students have access to. Recently, the BOE was able to learn details from the Civil Rights Experiential Education trip to the Mississippi Delta region.

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  • BOE president engages preschoolers in Read With Me Day

    Board of Education president Sandra Peirce was one of 50 county volunteers who participated in Read With Me Day, organized by Kids First, an early childhood resource center. Peirce read the Book, Worms for Lunch written by Leonid Gore to a handful of preschoolers at The Cottage. She engaged the youngster with questions like, “Put your hand up if you like spaghetti.” The immediate response was, “with meatballs!”

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  • AHS ‘quiet kid’ blossoms as Board Liaison

    Kat Kowar describes herself as someone who prefers to listen, rather than talk. A self-proclaimed “quiet kid.” Yet sophomore year her Leadership teacher, Tameira Wilson saw something in her and suggested that she pursue the student liaison position with Board of Education.

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  • Office hours gives staff and Board a time to connect

    As Board of Education members an important part of our job, and a part we take very seriously, is listening to the staff and faculty of the District. We always encourage those who wish to talk to contact us individually, but we also schedule BOE office hours so that District employees can pre-plan and know where and when to find us.

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  • Aspen High School Robo Yetis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Update

    We had the pleasure of visiting with a very interested and interesting group of AHS students Monday. The Aspen High School Robo Yetis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team and their mentor Caroline Hanson, stopped by to give us an update on their recent success. They are headed to Tacoma, WA this Thursday to participate in the Super Regional Tournament after taking 2nd place in the Inspire Award (scoring high in every category) at the Colorado state competition; along with several other awards.

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  • Aspen High School Earth Group

    On October 25th, members of the BOE attended the CORE Annual Grant Reception at the Pitkin County Library. The Aspen High School Earth Group, under the guidance of Travis Moore, was recognized as recipient of a $3,800 grant to enable the installation of two water refill stations within the high school.

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  • Citizenship & Life Skills

    The Aspen School District and Board of Education believe that a strong foundation in mathematics, reading and writing are important skills for our students, and the Board monitors student achievement in these areas annually. We also believe that there are other, equally important areas that contribute to educating our students to become responsible, caring global citizens. These attributes are reflected in our Life Skills and Citizen policies (R-3, R-4), and are areas of achievement that the Board monitors annually as well.

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