Book donation…

Meeker Elementary School Library received a book donation from the Will James Society. The library was gifted 10 books written by Will James that will be used in the library, available next school year. Some fourth-graders came to look at the books and were very excited to preview them, saying they can’t wait to check them out. Above, the kids check out the new books under the watchful eye of school librarian Kay Bivens.

MES 100-mile club…

Pictured are 85 Meeker Elementary School students who have participated in the 100-mile club and have run at least 25 miles this year. Some students have documented 50, 75 and even 100 miles.

Meeker 5th Graders…

The fifth graders at Meeker Elementary School impressed those in attendance during Aprils’s Night at the MES Museum, when the students transformed into someone famous —from the 1400s and Joan of Arc to 1968 and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The students did a great job portraying the famous people they had studied. In addition to their famous person debuts, the fifth graders also collected coins to be donated to the Meeker Relay for Life Team. The community’s museum donations added up to $265.

MHS art show at elementary school

MEEKER | Art students at Meeker High School will be holding their annual High School Art Show all next week in the Meeker Elementary School library, and the school art program is inviting the public to visit the show.

‘Night at MES Museum’ tonight

MEEKER I The fifth-grade class at Meeker Elementary School invites the Meeker community to the “Night at the MES Museum” today from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

‘Night at the MES Museum’ and book fair set April 8-9

MEEKER I The fifth-grade class at Meeker Elementary School invites the Meeker community to the “Night at the MES Museum” on April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Two Meeker DI teams head to state next

MEEKER I Meeker Elementary School had five teams participate in Destination Imagination on Saturday at the Western Slope Regional Tournament, and two of those teams will continue on to the DI State Finals in April.

Read Across America…

Read Across America was celebrated the week of March 2-6 at Meeker Elementary School. During library, the students learned about Theodore Seuss Giesl and his love of illustrating and writing books for children. Seuss’ birthday party was held on March 2. To start the day, 26 high school Life Skills students read a Seuss book to each class. Shana Holliday’s marimba band performed as everyone came in and settled down and  Kathleen Kelley’s high school English literature class performed four Dr. Seuss books in reader’s theater. Pictured above is Renay Mobley’s fourth-grade class in the library.

MES reading challenge ends with goat kisses

Meeker Elementary School third-grade teacher Samantha Wilson kisses a goat while MES Principal Kathy Collins waits her turn. The two had to kiss the critters because MES students read roughly 2,500 books in a month the school dedicated to STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

MEEKER I January was book-crazy at the Meeker Elementary School Library. It was an entire month of fun things focused around the library, and this year the theme was STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Board report…

The fifth grade student council officers at Meeker Elementary School presented a report to the Meeker School Board on Jan. 20. The students, from left to right, are Kelton Tanner, Shane Kobald, Hadley Franklin, Tasos Halandras and John Hampton Hightower.

MES basketball…

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Above is the Meeker Elementary School girls fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team.

Demolition…

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Demolition on the north side of the old elementary school in downtown Meeker was proceeding Tuesday with a majority of the building already having been razed to prepare for the construction of the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on Main Street.