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Amy Bohmer hired as Soda Creek principal for 2020-21

February 16, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Since taking over as interim principal at Soda Creek Elementary School in November, the one word Amy Bohmer uses to describe the transition is busy. Now, Bohmer has been officially hired as...



Thoughtful Parenting: Essential oil safety and kids

February 9, 2020

Poisoning due to accidental ingestion of toxic household substances is not uncommon in infants and small children.  Essential oils, often considered innocuous, are no exception.  Danger to children can occur when concentrated oils are accidentally...





Architects finalize schematic design for new school

January 27, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Working up until the last minute to meet the deadline for the schematic design, architects from Hord Coplon Macht presented their plans for the new pre-K through eighth-grade school to the Design Advisory...


Students write essays on ‘What Makes America Great’

January 21, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Middle School sixth grade students recently competed in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Patriot’s Pen essay contest.  Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays...


Thoughtful Parenting: Reading with your child

January 19, 2020

One thing that professionals who work with children agree on is that reading to your child is important. Reading to your child gives you time to be close and connect. But what are you helping...




Thoughtful Parenting: Framing meltdowns

January 12, 2020

Contrary to what it often feels like, children are not trying to be manipulative; they are not intentionally acting out. They are trying to communicate something. Our job, as the adult, is to remain calm...





Steamboat well represented at CU Honor Band

December 27, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Sophie Flam, an eighth grader at Steamboat Springs Middle School, will return to Boulder in February to play flute with the 2020 Colorado University Middle School Honor Band. This year, she earned the...


Spanish classes brighten holidays for 2 local families

December 24, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Marin Shanahan’s two eighth-grade Spanish classes at Steamboat Springs Middle School never learned the names of the two families with whom they spent months writing letters. They know both are single mothers, working...


Groups begin to design new school, upgrade projects

December 22, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The design process is well underway for the new pre-K through eighth-grade school on the Steamboat Springs School District’s 70-acre property in Steamboat II. With a goal of breaking ground in the spring...


Thoughtful Parenting: Managing holiday stress

December 22, 2019

For young kids, winter break and the holidays signal sheer excitement. In an ideal world, it’s a two week span of time to finish holiday preparations, participate in festive activities and celebrate with friends and...


Community Connections: Family Development Center

December 21, 2019

Family Development Center educates and cares for young children and their families through three different programs. Discovery Learning Center Discovery Learning Center is a nationally accredited preschool and prekindergarten.  All of our students who graduated...