Meeker students learn to make their own chia pets

One of the kindergarten classes at Meeker Elementary School has a large number of completed chia pets ready to sprout as part of a class and personal experiment. Several facets of plant growth will emerge as learning tools for the kids.

RBC I Last week, Meeker 4-H Program Coordinator Carley Smith visited Kay Bivens’ library class at Meeker Elementary School to present a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activity to pre-school students through fifth graders, focusing on science by having the kids make their own chia pets.

Dr. Seuss…


The date of Feb. 29 only rolls around once every four years and that date made for a great day to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Kathleen Kelley’s literature class at Meeker High School presented three Seuss stories to about 80 children and their parents at Meeker Elementary School. All enjoyed the skits of ‘Green Eggs […]

January was STEM month at MES library

January was Library Month at Meeker Elementary School, and above are three of the 111 robots turned in, made of real materials or LEGOS as part of the “Robots” theme at the library, which was emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics) projects.

MEEKER I January was Library Month at Meeker Elementary School, utilizing the theme of “robots.” The students were invited to make and bring a robot to the library. By the end of the month, 111 robots took over the MES library.

STEM at work…


The first week of January saw Meeker 4-H Program Coordinator Carley Smith visit Kay Bivens’ library class demonstrating STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to first through fifth graders. The theme for this week’s presentation was engineering, focusing on building model ski jumps.

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.