Rangely Detour project features song sharing

Stephen Brackett, a member of Detour/Flobots, joined Parkview Elementary School’s fifth grade band class on Sept. 15 to teach students about different musical technologies and their expressions in everyday life. The Detour project traveled to 15 communities throughout Colorado in September, with the aim of bringing music back to its community-based collaborative roots.

RANGELY I In a large, open room framed by mirrors, a group of children and adults huddle, count to three. In unison, they belt out the chorus of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”

Pennies for Parkview…

Rangely’s Parkview Elementary School’s three second-grade classes brought in more than $350 for the Pennies for Parkview fundraiser, which raised $1,135 for local breakfast and after-school programs and spring activities. As a reward, the classes enjoyed an ice cream sundae party at Elks Park on March 19.

Parkview joins Read Across America

RANGELY I Parkview Elementary School (PVE) students, parents and community members will join millions of other readers across the nation to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2.

National Hike/Bike to School Day…


Bicycles parked outside Parkview Elementary School in Rangely represented just a segment of the nearly 300 Rangely children who participated in National Hike/Bike to School Day on Oct. 8. More than 90 preschool and kindergarten-aged children, 80 elementary children and 120 middle and high school students joined in the annual activity, the second annual event […]

64 children join in ‘Aladdin’ production held in Rangely

There were 64 Rangely and area children who took part in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Aladdin” on Friday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Three of the top four lead roles went to Rangely children including Tommy Jarvis, above, as Aladdin, Phalon Osborn as Princess Dory and Alexis Wiley as Dinozade.

RANGELY I Missoula Children’s Theater participants performed its version of the classic children’s tale “Aladdin” to a packed house in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium Nov. 14.

More than 300 raise funds at ‘Night at Hogwarts’ event


RANGELY I When the Preciados commit to something, they go all out. Like last Halloween, when mother Marisela and father Jose dressed up as Minnie and Mickey Mouse before taking their kids, 8-year-old Xavier and 6-year-old Jasmine, out trick-or-treating. Or this Halloween, when the whole family will dress up as the Flintstones.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ learning experience returning to Rangely

Parkview Elementary School staff and faculty in Rangely will host the second annual expanded and improved ‘A Night At Hogwarts’ on Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per family or $3 for individuals and can be purchased in advance right now in the main office at Parkview. Last year’s event was a great success and, this year, organizers are expecting at least 200 people, if not more.

RANGELY I A Night At Hogwarts returns to Parkview Elementary School on Oct. 24 with more wizardry and magic planned for children and families this year.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ draws 150 to promote reading

Cheri Smith, transformed into a goblin banker at Gringotts Wizarding Bank, trades Muggles’ cash for galleons.

RANGELY I Rangely’s inaugural “A Night at Hogwarts” program drew more than 150 children and parents to Parkview Elementary School on Friday, raising approximately $1,200 for next year’s Harry Potter-themed literacy event.

Students earn trip to visit Rifle Falls

Sixteen fifth-grade students from Parkview Elementary School in Rangely earned a patrol program trip to Rifle Falls and the fish hatchery on May 10. Each week, students were evaluated on homework, classwork, participation and behavior to earn patrol duty, while students who made the patrol list the majority of weeks during the semester earned the trip. In the back row are: XXXX Sheppard, Tytus Coombs, Zoey Peck, Leighton Pedlar, Mark Mercado, Hunter Hanvey, Del Garner, Lisa Hanna, Jorge Carrasco, Jayleen Kenney, Angela Gonzalez, Dalton Dembowski and Barbara Combes. Kneeling are: Justin Rusher, Dylan LeBleu, Tiffany Holmes, Cia Buxton and Dillya Wagner.

RANGELY I Sixteen fifth-grade students earned a day trip to Rifle Falls and the Rifle Falls fish hatchery May 10 after demonstrating outstanding performance in the patrol incentive program begun by fifth-grade instructor Lisa Hanna last fall.

Food drive…


Parkview Elementary School third-graders in Rangely decided to put April’s moral focus — compassion — into action by hosting a food drive that benefited the Rangely Food Bank and the Rio Blanco BOCES Backpack Program.

Future leaders …


Fifth-graders Dalton Dembowski and Justin Rusher fold the flag after school with help from Parkview Elementary School Principal Mike Kruger.

Students of the month …


April students of the month are selected for showing school P.R.I.D.E. Josiah Collins starts on the left (10 o’clock) and going clockwise are Nate Shonts, Audrye Patch, Emma Nickson, Kasen LeBleu, Carson Palacios, Aspen Rhea, Kaci Lapp, Curtis Reeves and Justin Rusher. Besides receiving small gifts, they ate ice cream with the principal on April […]