Pine River Valley Community,
The heartfelt thoughts of the Bayfield School District staff go out to Dylan Redwine and his family in their time of need. We are working closely with authorities to support their search efforts. The district has a system in place to provide assistance to students, families and staff who are in need of support. The Bayfield School District values the well being and safety of our school community and will continue to make this a priority.
Troy D. Zabel, Superintendent of Bayfield Schools
Bayfield Elementary has suffered the loss of one of our fifth grade students. The school will be open through May 30 so if families need any assistance on how to deal with grief please call the school, as we will have counselors available to meet with students that are struggling with this loss. Other resources available are:
You can also follow this link for more information on dealing with death/grief.
Mrs. Morningstar's survival education class at Bayfield Middle School provides 8th graders with a basic understanding of wilderness survival skills and life problem solving through offering a variety of activities including team challenges, journaling, survival scenarios, fire building, water purification and more. The class participated in a ropes course challenge at Cross Bar X Youth Ranch in order to put their skills to the test. The Cross Bar X ropes course offers 23 high ropes elements, including a zip line and team-building challenges.
This is an exciting time of year for all of BHS, but especially the seniors. There are many events coming up in the next few days.
Graduation is open to the whole community, so come support the class of 2013!
One evening this April, the halls of Bayfield Elementary were lined with historic figures come to life! The annual wax museum was happening again. Wax museum is a fifth grade project that has been a tradition at BES for many years. Every student picks a deceased historical figure and then delves into researching everything about that person. The assignment finale is when the students become their character, costume and all, and recite a thirty to sixty second speech for fellow students and their parents. It's a project that students look forward to all year, and one of the favorite fifth grade events. Wax museum allows every student to shine and learn about an interesting person from the past.
Molly Caldwell, currently a freshman at Bayfield High School, is getting the chance of a lifetime. For the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year, she'll be studying abroad in Ireland. "It's always been my biggest dream to go to Ireland," she says.
After a long application process, including a phone interview, and then another month to hear if she was accepted, Molly was excited to learn that she would be attending a middle and high school near Cork, in the southern part of the country. Because the Irish school system involves a "transition year" of mostly electives where Molly would normally be, she will instead be a junior in high school there, and taking most of her normal classes. And never fear, she won't have to learn another language - English is spoken in most of Ireland.
If you see Molly, take a moment to wish her well on this awesome adventure.
After-school tutoring will now be available Monday through Thursday at BHS for math and science from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Through the Southern Ute Tribe and the Johnson-O'Malley grant, two Fort Lewis College students will be tutoring at both Ignacio and Bayfield campuses. The grant is designed to target Native American students, but the tutors are open to helping any student who needs assistance.
Luke Hullinger and Quinn Montoya will be working in math and science classrooms all afternoon, but they will also tutor alongside Mrs. Guy in room 215 after school. Luke and Quinn will also be tutoring by appointment over spring break at the public library. Any interested student should contact Mrs. Guy for more information.