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Steamboat Springs School Board hears presentation on strategic planning

The Steamboat Springs School Board listened to a presentation Monday night on strategic planning and how it could possibly affect the district's future. It also unanimously adopted its strategic anchors after a months-long discussion.

Montessori charter school eyes 2015-16 implementation

A group of parents is in the initial stages of establishing Steamboat's first Montessori charter school after the public-school program was closed fully before the 2013-14 school year.

New award recognizes coaches and athlete who made a difference in Steamboat Springs

Thirty years ago a young athletes named Tom Southall captured the attention of Steamboat Springs, the state of Colorado and the country. Three legendary Steamboat Springs coaches are the first to share an award that will recognize those who work with athletes that are full of unexpected potential.

Steamboat Springs School District counselors working to restructure services

Steamboat Springs School District counselors are looking to restructure their services in the upcoming school years under the American School Counseling Association's national model.

Steamboat School District policy outlines expulsion process

It’s been nearly two weeks since a 17-year-old Steamboat Springs High School student’s expulsion appeal was denied by the Steamboat Springs School Board, and district policies, which are public record, provide some insight into what transpired during the process throughout the past two months.

Proposed elementary instruction changes mark Day 1 of community budget forums

The Steamboat Springs School District hosted the first part of its Community Budget Forum on Monday night at the high school. Seven programs and entities presented potential reductions and increases in their budgets.

Steamboat Springs School Board denies expulsion appeal

The Steamboat Springs School Board last week upheld the decision to expel a 17-year-old girl suspected of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School's Swedish exchange program will end this year

For the past 20 years, the Steamboat Springs Middle School has collaborated with Helenelundsskolan, a kindergarten through ninth-grade school in Sollentuna, Sweden, for an annual short-term exchange. The program began as a teacher exchange, and after four years evolved into a student exchange. Each year, about 30 girls and eight boys in seventh grade apply for a chance to travel to Sweden the following year. The four girls and four boys who are selected for the honor each are paired with a Swedish student.

Swedish exchange program sparked spirit of adventure in young student

I am a graduate of the 2010 Swedish Exchange program, and since the moment I was accepted, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by when the experience doesn’t cross my mind.

Steamboat Springs School District hosting its annual community budget forums in two weeks

The Steamboat Springs School District is taking a series of steps over the next 10 weeks or so toward planning the district's 2014-15 budget, which will be adopted in June.

State superintendents seek to restore $275M in public school funds from Colorado Legislature

On Feb. 10, the majority of Colorado schools districts' superintendents penned a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper and the General Assembly requesting $275 million for public schools.

World languages survey may be readministered at parent-teacher conferences

Steamboat Springs School District may re-administer the world languages survey it issued in 2013-14, because the survey didn't yield a high number of responses.

School district's world languages survey yields results but little participation

At Monday's Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Brad Meeks and the board will review results from the 2013-14 world languages survey taken by parents and students.

Steamboat School Board approves bond refinance; bids expected within the month

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education approved in Wednesday's special meeting the motion to refinance two separate bonds worth around $12.7 million total.

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Steamboat students bring 'A Chorus Line' to the local stage

Steamboat Springs High School’s production of “A Chorus Line” opens Thursday night. The 1975 Broadway hit will also be performed Feb. 28 and March 1 at the high school.