Experiential learning plays a big role throughout the middle school years.  The sixth grade makes two visits to school’s 15 and a half acre mountain campus up in the foothills outside of Denver.  On the first of these trips, students catch local insects to help them complete their sixth grade “bug project.”  This project involves collecting, pinning, and cataloguing over 20 distinct insects.  On the second visit to the hills, students stay overnight in the dormitories and take part in numerous outdoor group activities.  They learn about the local ecosystem on day-long hikes in the surrounding hills and spend time examining things with an eye to learning more about their surroundings.

6th Grade Classroom Web Pages

Stefanie Bakken

Middle School Spanish, Grade 4 Spanish, World Languages Department Co-Chair, Grade 8 Advisor
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Jeff Bird

Grade 6 and 7 Science, Grade 6 Advisor
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Debi Bishop

Grade 6 and 8 Math, Grade 6 Coordinator
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Jillian DeBusk

MS Learning Specialist, MS Learning Specialist Dept. Chair, Grade 6 advisor
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John Dicker

Grade 6 and 7 Math, LS Math Dept. Chair
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Jeff Di Tanna

Math 6-8, MS PE, MS Math Dept. Chair, Grade 7 Advisor
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Tiffany Drees

Middle School Spanish
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Ruth Hund

7 & 8 Math, MS Innovations, Grade 7 Advisor
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Maggie Kuk

6 and 7 LA/Lit, 7 LE, Grade 6 Advisor, Study Hall
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Erin Menard

Grades 5-8 French, Grade 8 Advisor
Website: Website

Pastor Merrie Need

Chaplain, Grade 6 LE, Religious Education, Outreach

Warren Saslow

6-8 LA/Lit, Grade 8 Advisor, LA/Lit Dept. Chair
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Dave Vander Meulen

6/8 LA/Lit, Grade 8 L.E.
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Joan Whitbeck

6 Social Studies, 6 Advisor, Grade 1 Religious Ed.
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