CRMS Bike Team Sweeps State Championships!
On October 25th 14 CRMS bike team members competed in the Colorado High School League State Championships. This was the first year the league had a 5th and decisive "winners take all" race to determine the state champion in each category.
CRMS was the only team to win more than one state championship! Emi Bauer, Levi Gavette and Henry Nadell all won state championships in their respective categories. An amazing accomplishment for any team let alone a team from a small school like CRMS.
The team had a fantastic turn out of parents, students and faculty all supporting racers as they crossed the finish line. A big thank you to all that could make it!
to read the full article in the Vail Daily. To see more photos from the Bike season on flickr, please click here
Family Weekend: A Wholehearted Thank You to our CRMS Family
Thank you to everyone who visited campus from near and far for the annual Family Weekend celebration.
Weekend activities kicked off with an All-School Meeting led by Jeff Leahy, Head of School, followed by parents attending classes and conferences with their students' teachers, everyone was able to experience a typical day at CRMS. Throughout the weekend parents had the opportunity to hear from speakers regarding college counseling, the Active Program and learn about this year's Interim offerings. In addition, Jeff Leahy led a Parent Book Club discussion of "Excellent Sheep."
A Rockin' Coffee House: The highlight of the weekend was the annual Coffee House, where our multi-talented students and faculty showcased their musical artistry for a packed house. To see photos from Coffee House, please click here.
2015 CRMS Scholarship Fundraiser is a Resounding Success: In conjunction with Coffee House, families attended the Scholarship Fundraiser that included a Raffle, a Silent Auction featuring the artwork of the CRMS community and a delicious Dessert, Candy and Coffee Bar for a quick pick-me-up before the show.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, sponsored, donated and shopped. We are excited to report that your efforts helped CRMS achieve its goal of raising $50,000 to support the 2015-16 CRMS Scholarship Fund.
The Fall Musical this year was Once Upon a Mattress
. The show ran Thursday - Saturday, November 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.in the CRMS Barn. Click here to see photos.
Oystermeister is a long standing tradition on the CRMS campus. The Oystermeister is a series of seven all-school athletic competitions throughout the year. Students, faculty, and staff compete in events during the year that symbolize the overall athleticism on the CRMS campus - running, biking, rock-climbing, kayaking, swimming, alpine skiing, and nordic skiing mini-competitions. For their scores to be counted in the overall standings, participants must compete in six out of the seven Oystermeister events. Costumes are encouraged and each participant pays $1 to go toward a charity designated by the student body. Results are recorded and winners are recognized in a unique way at the end-of-the-year awards ceremony. The entire community is welcome to participate and everyone must have fun!
Recently, community members completed the Tick Ridge Run and the Sweet Hill Bike and great times were had by all! You'll be happy to know that a set of pictures can be found on the school's flickr page
Alumni gathered on campus over the first weekend in August for reunion. There was a strong showing from the 70s era and we had alumni from the class of ‘57 all the way to the class of 2010. Attendees enjoyed some gorgeous summer days together relaxing on campus, hiking, rafting, playing music, and exploring the local scene. Click here to see photos.
Reunion 2016 Save The Date! August 7-9, 2016
It’s your reunion year if you are alumni and former faculty from the following graduating years:
2006: 10 year
2001: 15 year
1996: 20 year
1991: 25 year
1986: 30 year
1981: 35 year
1976: 40 year
1971: 45 year
1966: 50 year
1961: 55 year
1957: 60 year
You can count on the things that won’t change - the Sopris view, the Barn, the organic feasts from the garden in the Bar Fork.
You can be inspired by the things that do - new students and faculty and renovated buildings. But most of all, you can count on renewing old friendships, making a few new ones, and remembering all of the experiences that shaped you.
It’s a weekend of connections and community, and it’s why every year dozens of you come home to CRMS! Keep an eye out in the spring for registration information.
Beyond the Blackboard
Colorado Rocky Mountain School's founders, John and Anne Holden, were influenced by two educators, John Dewey and Kurt Hahn, when they developed our school's programming. Recently NPR released a documentary on schools that have been influenced by Hahn's Outward Bound work. The first half of the radio broadcast reviews a historical perspective on Hahn's work, and provides a lot of context for our afternoon active program, outdoor trips (Wilderness Orientation, and Fall and Spring Trips), and Interim. We hope that listening to it will give you a greater understanding of CRMS and the value of our diverse programming.