Tollgate Teachers Ready for Research in Caribbean

Submitted by Kelly NickellTollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning Three Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning teachers recently won a $10,000 grant funded by Expeditionary Learning and Fund for Teachers.  Scott Alverson, Kelly Nickell and Kayla Shea applied along with hundreds of other … Read More

William Smith Serves as a Model for Student Success

Written by Lauren VictorWilliam Smith High School, Expeditionary Development  On a recent typical school day in November, William Smith High School hosted a group of students from West Generation Academy, a newly opened school on the Denver West campus.  However, not … Read More

Fox Family Foundation Donates iPads to Tollgate

iPads, anyone? John Fox of the Fox Family Foundation recently donated 40 new iPads to fifth graders at Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning. The donation helped the school in reaching their goal of providing an iPad to every fifth … Read More

William Smith Staff to Present at National Conference

William Smith High School Assistant Principal David Roll and Development Director Lauren Victor will present the school's unique intensives program at the upcoming Expeditionary Learning National Conference. The conference – which will be held in Portland, Oregon in March – … Read More

Tollgate Fifth Graders Celebrate First Expedition

Nearly 90 fifth graders at Tollgate Elementary recently celebrated the completion of their first "expedition," a study unit in the school's new Expeditionary Learning curriculum. Tollgate's three fifth-grade classes have been immersed in the study of beaver ecosystems since September. … Read More

WSHS Sophomores Visit Leadville

By Lauren Victor, WSHS Development Director During the first week of November, eight William Smith sophomores spent the school week at Outward Bound's snow-covered Leadville mountain center. These brave students endured sleeping in tents for the length of the program, … Read More
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