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Turner Middle School teacher Dan Champion shows the big check his Createspace classes received from the OtterCares Foundation at TMS on Nov. 28.  
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OtterCares grant will help fund Turner’s Createspace

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Christmas came early for Turner Middle School Createspace teacher Dan Champion and his classes. On Monday, Nov. 28, a contingency from OtterCares, along with TMS… Read more »

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TSD COO Dan Maas killed in auto accident

By Surveyor staff Thompson School District Chief Operations Officer, Dr. Dan Maas, was tragically killed in a car accident in Denver, Friday. He was 47 years old. “This is a… Read more »

Turner Middle School athletic director and dean of students, Steve Frye, with the
help of daughters, Victoria and Violet, get ready for the
new school year.
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Finally finding his path

New Turner Middle School athletic director Steve Frye’s path led him to Berthoud By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Anyone who meets Steve Frye, the new athlete director at Turner Middle… Read more »

Berthoud High School students Chris Creager, Hannah Miller, Holly Kozlowski, and Connor Siruta, along with science teacher Brianne Wold, spent part of the summer studying leatherback turtles in Costa Rica as part of the Sea Turtle Ecology Program as part of Ecology Project International. 
Photo courtesy of Brianne Wold

BHS students spend summer studying endangered species

By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor For teenagers, summer is an excellent time to take a break from school to hang out with friends and do whatever else of interest and,… Read more »

School board approves $288 million bond and $11 million mill levy override for Nov. ballot

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Thompson School Board of Education approved allowing voters to decide on the $288.5 million bond initiative and an $11 million mill levy override. The bond… Read more »

One of brightly painted, student-friendly trash cans located near the athletic fields at BHS for the summer.
Aaron Reynolds / The Surveyor

BHS students place first, second in regional environmental contest

By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” While the debate of global warming continues to be a… Read more »

Berthoud High School Class of 2016 co-valedictorians Jonathan Bosnich (red cap) and Lexia Wyse, give their commencement speech to their classmates on Saturday, May 28, at the commencement ceremony at Max Marr Stadium.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

BHS graduates: One big, happy family

By John Gardner The Surveyor The students of the Berthoud High School (BHS) graduating class of 2016 are friends, but according to class co-valedictorians Lexia Wyse and Jonathan Bosnich the… Read more »

Fourth graders Katrina Riguito, dressed as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, and Zane Buckley, dressed as Kyle from Escaping the Giant Wave, present their author studies projects to other Berthoud El students and families Wednesday,  as part of their final reading assignment. 
Katie Harris / The Surveyor

Characters come to life during author studies at Berthoud El

By Katie Harris The Surveyor A month’s worth of work came to fruition Wednesday, May 25, as Megan Courtright’s class of Berthoud Elementary fourth graders presented their author-studies projects for… Read more »

Taitlyn Harrigfeld shares her memories of TMS during her year-end presentation.
Photo by Bob McDonnell
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TMS eighth-graders look back

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor For two days during the last week of school, Turner Middle School (TMS) hallways and classrooms were abuzz. In addition to the normal chatter, mixed… Read more »

TSD hosts 2016-2017 budget forum at Berthoud High School, Thursday

The Surveyor The public will have an opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed Thompson School District’s 2016-2017 budget through two forums starting this week. The first forum will… Read more »