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Open House

Published on 08/27/2014 at 10:37 a.m. by aroach

Parents are welcomed to BHS open house on Thursday August, 26th. It is an excellent oppertunity to meet all the new staff and teachers.

Welcome Katie Gagne!

Published on 08/26/2014 at 8:58 a.m. by aroach

New to Bayfield High School, Katie Gagne is taking over the Food and Consumer Sciences position. She grew up in the Bayfield/Durango area and has previously lived in Denver and Alamosa. She attended Colorado State University and the University of Phoenix. She earned a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and a masters degree in administration. Right now she is currently working on her doctorate. She has been a teacher for seven years working at Montrose High School and Shaparral High School. She also worked for the state as the director of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is extremely excited to be working at Bayfield High School. She enjoys being outside and playing sports. She is looking forward to a very successful school year. 

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD

Welcome Sheryl Kaufman!

Published on 08/25/2014 at 8:46 a.m. by aroach

Dean of students Sheryl Kaufman is one of the newest members of the staff at Bayfield High School this year. She grew up in Durango her whole life. With a full background of colleges, she has attended Fort Lewis College, Adams State (where she earned two masters in Special Education and American History), Loyola University, New Mexico Highlands University, and the University of Phoenix where she is currently completing her third degree in administration. She has been a teacher and administrator in school districts for a total of twenty-five years, with many years of leadership. Now, being at Bayfield High School, she says, "I really like this high school. We have such a good team." Outside of school, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and golfing especially. Bayfield High school looks forward to having Mrs. Kaufman on the staff.

Welcome Rob Dean!

Published on 08/21/2014 at 9:09 a.m. by aroach

Taking the place as the athletic director at Bayfield High School, Rob Dean is one of the newest members of the high school administration. He grew up in Blackwell, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma. That's where he earned his bachelor's degree. He has been working within school districts for fifteen years. He previously worked five years as teacher, teaching regular and advanced placement history. This is his tenth year working in school administration. He has been a principal and assistant principle in previous years. He says that he thoroughly enjoys the Durango/Bayfield area. He likes hiking and camping and plans to stay in the area for a while. He is extremely excited about taking on the athletic director position at Bayfield High School. 

Bayfield Welcomes back Students in Assembly!

Published on 08/20/2014 at 9:03 a.m. by aroach


In efforts to start the 2014-2015 school year off right, Bayfield High School student council organized a well-executed welcome back assembly for all the students and staff. After one meeting prior to the first day of school, led by counselor Amy Miglinas, the student counsel organized a great introduction to the new school year for everyone. The assembly began with an introduction by Meaghan Mooney and Jessica Cusick, both members of the student counsel, welcoming back all the returning students and staff and getting the new freshmen off to a great first day of high school. After introducing all the new staff members to the district, they started off the day with a fun game involving students from each class. The volunteers played a game much like musical chairs where, when the music stopped, they had to run around the gym finding scattered balloons and run back fast enough to pop them inside a square of cones. Each round, someone who could not find a balloon and pop it, was out. With one getting out every round, it narrowed down to the winner, senior, Morgan Allred. 

Next, the senior members of all the fall sports were brought down to introduce themselves and talk about their upcoming seasons. Another game was introduced by student counsel, a relay race. Five students from each grade were chosen to be on a team and got to race against the other teams from each class head to head. The conclusion of the assembly was brought to an end with senior, Olivia Gettman, promoting FOR Club (Friends of Rachel) and its goals to maintain a healthy and respectful environment for the whole school year. Bayfield High School is looking forward to an extremely successful year. Welcome back!

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD