Treasure hunt project piques students’ interest in discovery

Parkview Elementary School students practiced using metal detectors at Spencer and Sarah Wagners’ downriver property in May as part of a class unit on micromagnetism and a hands-on approach to history and science. More than $6,500 and equipment was donated by the community when fourth-grade teacher Dana Forbes sought out funds for a learning unit that emphasized exploration and discovery. A Treasure Hunting Club has been active through the summer, and more teaching with the equipment will continue into the fall.

RANGELY I Dana Forbes always learned by doing. These days, he would have been dubbed a kinesthetic or tactile learner. But as a child in the 1970s, Forbes understood the best way to learn something was simply to explore his way through it.

Letter to the Editor: Many helped make field trips possible

Dear Editor: In May, the Parkview Elementary Treasure Hunting Club will take two field trips in search of “treasure.” We will be taking the entire fourth- and fifth-grade classes and use high-quality metal detectors, pin-pointers and digging equipment.

Travel back in time…


Park Ranger Jan uses a laser light to point out details of the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Exhibit Hall’s wall of dinosaur bones. Third-graders from Parkview Elementary School in Rangely took a field trip to the quarry and visitor’s center on Oct. 14, when they learned about, saw and touched a variety of fossils from […]

Opera at Parkview…

The Yampa Valley Opera Troupe from Steamboat Springs came to Parkview Elementary School in Rangely on Sept. 24 to perform for the entire school. The six-person (plus one) troupe performed an abbreviated and contemporary wild West operatic version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The traveling troupe consists of high school students from Steamboat Springs and Craig as well as a few adults who produce, direct and perform in the opera.  The “plus one” cast member was Caleb Wiley, a Parkview second grader, recruited at the last minute by the director to play Baby Bear. Parkview students, faculty and a few parents in attendance enjoyed the opera immensely. They especially enjoyed the songs, the comedy and watching their classmate, Caleb, ham it up.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Parkview Elementary support

Dear Editor: The staff at Parkview Elementary School would like to say thank you to the Rangely community for the contributions and support as we kick off the 2015-2016 school year!

Back to school smiles…

Rangely Schools are into their second week of classes, and Parkview Elementary School students, from left: Kadence Wagner, Anthony Dorris, Marstan Wagner, Andrew Dorris and Will Urie seem to be pretty happy back on the campus.

Parkview Elementary field day…

The majority of Parkview Elementary School’s Field Day activities were moved indoors thanks to rainy, wet weather on Friday. But parent volunteer Tarrah Patch, other helpers, faculty and staff adjusted to the change and had fun with the children anyway. The school’s only Friday session of the year added to the regular schedule but allowed for today’s end to the school year, a week earlier than the initially projected last day of school.

Parkview Science Fair…

Fifth grade winner was Linda Quezada.

Approximately 72 fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in Parkview Elementary School’s inaugural Science Fair on May 14. Students completed experiments at home and worked on results in classrooms, with projects ranging from magnetic science to electricity and chemical reactions. Teacher organizers Dana Forbes (fourth grade) and Carlene Cantrell (fifth grade) felt the projects demonstrated a […]

Parkview fundraiser…

Parkview Elementary School kindergartener Brielle Lucero, fourth-grader Kenzie Varner and kindergartener Zane Wiley hold up a graph showing each grade’s contributions to the “Pennies for Parkview” fundraiser, which will raise money for local breakfast and after-school programs until Spring Break. The schools raised more than $230 in the first week.

Parkview visit to Eagle Crest…


Dana Forbes’ fourth grade class from Rangely’s Parkview Elementary School visited Eagle Crest Assisted Living Center Sept. 25.

Parkview students learn variety of new instruments

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Musician and educator Michael Stanwood showed students how to play a didgeridoo, an aboriginal wind instrument from Australia, and gave them some practice playing one themselves as part of two Parkview Elementary School assemblies featuring instruments from around the world, presented April 15.
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Musician, visual artist and educator Michael Stanwood introduced Parkview Elementary School students to a variety of ethnic instruments on April 15 in an assembly program sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Lego Club draws lots of interest at Rangely school

RANGELY I Approximately 65 students and dozens of parents turned out for Parkview Elementary School’s inaugural Lego Club meeting in the school gymnasium on Oct. 15.