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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.
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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. 
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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 »

Ivy Stockwell fifth grade teacher Dean Book was selected as a 2015-2016 Crystal Apple Award recipient. Book was one of three selected from 19 nominees to receive the top honor from the Thompson Education Association this year. 
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Ivy’s Dean Book receives Crystal Apple

By John Gardner The Surveyor Dean Book is soft-spoken and humble. He doesn’t like being the center of attention. But that’s exactly what the Ivy Stockwell fifth-grade teacher was on… Read more »

BHS students raise over $6K for youth homelessness

By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor Thursday, May 5, at Berthoud High School a group of 20-plus students were treated to the Give Next awards brunch celebrating a year-long volunteer assignment… Read more »

6 Berthoud El students represent school in Young American Poetry Digest

By Katie Harris The Surveyor Each year a panel of educators sifts through poetry entries from students across the nation, searching for examples of excellent work at each grade level… Read more »

TSD hosts Thompson Reinvented forums to educate residents on possible ballot issues

By John Gardner The Surveyor Growth is a hot topic around Berthoud. According to a Thompson School District Master Plan Committee draft report called Thompson Reinvented, the district estimates as… Read more »