Gold Hill School

The town of Gold Hill is home to Gold Hill Elementary, a very unique public elementary school that is part of the Boulder Valley School District. It is a two room schoolhouse and is the oldest continually operating school in Colorado. One room is home to the younger classroom, comprised of the kindergarteners, first and second graders and another room is home to the third, fourth, and fifth graders.
There is one teacher per classroom and actually a third room that serves as the office and library.There is a museum in town with historical documentation of the school’s history. The atmosphere at the Gold Hill School is rife with a strong sense of community inside and outside of the classroom. The Gold Hill Elementary program is filled with enriching learning activities for every child throughout the school year.

Dine for the Gold Hill School at the Kitchen Next Door

April 21st, 2017
Come dine for the Gold Hill School at the Kitchen Next Door.  Great food to support a great school.  
 
Monday May 1st from 5-9pm at the Kitchen Next Door in Boulder
 
How it works:  Tell your server you are dining for Gold Hill and 50% of your bill will be donated to the Gold Hill School- it’s that easy! 
 
Hope to see you there! 
 

Jojo Morrison                                               

Gold Hill Elementary
SPED Para- Registrar- Principal’s Assistant- Everything Gal
School Ph: 720.561.5940
Cell:303.717.3596
 
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Gold Hill School

February 10th, 2017

Dear Local Firefighters and Community members of the Gold Hill School, 

Thank you so much for all you do for our amazing community! As you know, the Gold Hill School has been an integral part of the community and character of the Town of Gold Hill since 1873.  At 143 years old, it is the longest continuously operating public school in the state of Colorado.  Gold Hill School reflects the character of this rural, mountain town and the students learn the importance of community and teamwork in addition to academics. The mountain environment of this historic mining settlement offers an experiential classroom for science, history, and environmental awareness. The multi-age, collaborative curriculum supports each child so that they can meet their potential and thrive academically. Gold Hill School is unique and exceptional in these and so many other ways.  But with a total of 20-25 students each year, Gold Hill is one of the smallest schools in the Boulder Valley School District (“BVSD”) and struggles to compete for funding with schools with hundreds of students. The school is a two room school house with K12 in one room and 345 in another.  Therefore, there are only two teachers at the school on any given day.   

Gold Hill School employs a third professional educator to act as school manager, support the classroom teachers, and fill in if a substitute is needed.  This need is particularly acute due to the remote, alpine location of the school, which can mean that getting a substitute teacher is extremely difficult and often not possible.  Based on this, to properly provide for the support, education and safety needs of the students, the Gold Hill School needs three qualified professionals in the building when children are at school.  BVSD does not provide full funding for the third position, and therefore we need to raise $7,000 to fund the third professional position for this school year.

This is where YOU, our fire protection volunteers and community members come in. Help keep our school staffed, safe and prepared for emergencies by sharing this crowding funding campaign with your friends and neighbors!  Please visit our link to donate and/or forward to help spread the word! 

Starting Monday February 13, the Gold Hill School PTO is embarking on a crowd funding campaign to raise $7,000 to ensure that the school’s staffing needs can be met. We are using the Chuffed.Org platform and our link is:

https://www.chuffed.org/project/goldhillschool

In Australia, “Chuffed” is slang for feeling really good about yourself.  The students of Gold Hill School are offering you the opportunity to ‘get chuffed’ by supporting them, the school and their community.  Please link to our site, make your tax deductible contribution, and then pass it on to someone who might be interested in supporting their education and our cause.

With Gratitude, ​

Natalie Littlefield aka Mishie

Gold Hill School
K-2 Teacher
School- 720-561-5940
Cell- 646-498-7903
Home- 303-444-1833

 

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Gold Hill School Honey

December 1st, 2016
Hello Gold Hill Community!
 
Our delicious locally raised and harvested honey is for sale. 8oz bottles are $12 and 9 oz bottles are $14.  Get your delicious honey while supplies last.  This year we are also offering the option to pay through PayPal, please contact me directly if you would like to use that option.
 
If you are in the area please stop by the school and check out our holiday sale table. Which includes jewelry, incense and scarfs. 
 
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in supporting the Gold Hill School honey project.
 
Warm Regards,
Jojo
johanna.morrison@bvsd.org
 
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Fall Fiesta

November 7th, 2016

Come have fun and support the Gold Hill School!

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Gold Hill School Play

March 16th, 2016

Dear Fellow Gold Hillians,

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of Journey to the Center of Gold Hill.  This musical play will be performed by the children of the Gold Hill School on Thursday, March 17th at 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM.  Please come early to get a seat.  The play, written & directed by the GHS Staff, is sure to please.  Join us while we venture beneath the surface of Gold Hill, meeting mythical creatures and discovering lost lands, all while performing your favorite hits of the 1980s.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Chrissy McCaul
3-4-5 Teacher
Gold Hill School
890 Main St.
Boulder, CO 80302
School- 720-561-5940
Cell- 303-668-6809
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Gold Hill School Read-a-thon

February 15th, 2016
Gold Hill School is looking for guest readers on 2/23/16!
The GHS is having a read-a-thon on 2/23-25.  Students are collecting sponsors for the number of pages read over this three day period.  All proceeds will go toward the school’s gardens program.  Checks can be made out to The Gold Hill School.  As part of this event, we are looking for some guest readers to come and read to the children on the morning of Tuesday, the 23rd.  You could read a favorite picture book, short story or poem, or you could read an original piece of writing.  Dress up as a character in your story to make it even more fun!  If you’re interested in participating, please email Chrissy at: christine.mccaul@bvsd.org.  Thank you!
Chrissy McCaul
3-4-5 Teacher
Gold Hill School
890 Main St.
Boulder, CO 80302
School- 720-561-5940
Cell- 303-668-6809
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Gold Hill School Honey for Sale!

February 15th, 2016
Honey for sale!
The Gold Hill School still has a limited supply of honey for sale!  We are selling 4oz bottles for $8.00, 8oz bottles for $12.00 and 9oz bottles for $14.00.  If interested, please stop by during school hours or make arrangements for pickup with Chrissy: christine.mccaul@bvsd.org.  Checks can be made out to The Gold Hill School.   Proceeds from these sales help to sustain the school’s ongoing honeybee project.  Thank you for supporting the bees and our students!
Chrissy McCaul
3-4-5 Teacher
Gold Hill School
890 Main St.
Boulder, CO 80302
School- 720-561-5940
Cell- 303-668-6809
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Preschool?

September 8th, 2015

From Mishie at the Gold Hill School  natalie.littlefield@bvsd.org

Hello Gold Hill Families!
 
Nicole Hannan and Stephanie Clusin are our names and taking care of kids is what we do!  Along with the kiddos we both have at Gold Hill Elementary, we also have younger children.  We are bummed out that the only child care available is all the way down in town.  Since we are both qualified preschool teachers, we decided that there might be something we can do about it. Before we go further with our project, we’d like to here from you about your child care needs.   
 
Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey.
 

Here is the link to our survey:
 
Thanks!!!!
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Clothes for Cash Fundraiser

May 7th, 2015
The Gold Hill School is holding a spring Clothes for Cash Fundraiser.  Donate your unneeded clothes and raise money for the school!  We need to collect 300 bags of clothing by Thursday May 14th.
Donations items include: Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Linen, Towels and Accessories.
Drop off days are Tuesday May 12th and Thursday May 14th at the Gold Hill School.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to clean out their closets and help raise money for the Gold Hill School.
​I have attached the flyer to this email.
Thanks,
Jojo​
Jojo Morrison                                               
Gold Hill Elementary
SPED Para- Registrar- Principal’s Assistant- Everything Gal
School Ph: 720.561.5940
Cell:303.717.3596
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Riparian Adventure Days with the Gold Hill School

April 16th, 2015

Interested in participating with the Gold Hill School in some Riparian Adventures?  Here’s a flyer!

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The Gold Hill Community Is The BEST!!!

November 14th, 2014

I left the Fall Fiesta event Wednesday night with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this community. Despite the cold night and dodgy road conditions, you showed up in force and dug deep to support the Gold Hill School. Final numbers are not in yet, but it looks like we raised more money than ever before at this event!!! We realize that this school could not run without the support of all of you, and you proved one more time that you are here to help keep this little school alive and kicking. On behalf of all the kids, staff, families and PTO, a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone for your continued support, and particularly to the Finns, without whom it just couldn’t happen, and to Brian Schuller and Jen Lansky for coordinating such a fun and successful evening.

Mark Jordahl, PTO Chair

mark@conservationconcepts.net

 

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Fall Fiesta Tickets Available

October 26th, 2014
Tickets are now available for Gold Hill School’s annual Fall Fiesta. See your local Gold Hill student to purchase dinner and raffle tickets.
This year’s event will once again be hosted at the Gold Hill Inn, on Wednesday, November 12 from 5-9 PM with dinner being served from 5-7.  Please join us for a great Mexican Buffet Dinner, a small silent auction, big raffle, and music. Tickets prices are

 $10 for raffle and $15 for adult dinner and $5 for children.
All the money raised by this event goes to providing funds for the school’s enrichment events and extra para hours.

If a GHS student hasn’t tracked you down and you are interested in buying tickets, please call the school at 720.561.5940 or tickets can
be purchased at the door.  For more detail about the Raffle, please see the attachment. You can also contact Jennifer Lansky at jen@lansky.cc if you have any further questions.
Thanks for your continuos generosity and support of the Gold Hill School and we look forward to seeing you on November 12th.
Some Silent Auction Highlights:
Hotel/Villa in Tuscany, Italy
Ceramic plate with an image of the School
Mitigation by Four Mile Fire Protection District
Raffle Prizes Include but limited to:
Nationwide: Century Theaters, Athleta, Sherwin Williams and Wal-Mart Gift Certificates
Health & Fitness: CO Athletic Club, Rebecca’s Apothecary, Jacque Michelle + more
Restaurants: The Med, Pizzeria Locale, Lark Burger, The Kitchen, Gold Hill Store + more (over $300 value)
Kids Package: Boulder Book Store, Into the Wind, Tinker, Art Studio, Sweet Cow, Smitten and Swoon Photography, Wild Bear and Jack & Jill (over $400 value)
Dirt Road Package:  Puddle Car Wash – 10 punch card, & Mountain Auto.
Outdoor & Sports Package: University Bicycles, Nite Ize, Full Cycle certificates, Eldorado Pool passes, and DLS Tire Center oil change.
All Around Ned package: Nederland community center punch card, Gift certificate to Marroccos, One Chimney sweep, Blue Bird Window cleaners and the Carousel of Happiness

 

 

 

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Fall Fiesta! Save the Date.

September 25th, 2014
Gold Hill School – Fall Fiesta
Mark your calendars, The Gold Hill School’s Fall Fiesta will be held on the evening of November 12th at the Gold Hill Inn. We hope you can join us and we will send out more detail closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lansky at jen@lansky.cc. Thanks for your continuous support of the Gold Hill School.

 

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Living History Day Town Invite

August 26th, 2014
Dear Gold Hill Residents,
You are invited to participate in the Gold Hill School’s Living History Day!
Next Friday, September 5th, the Gold Hill School will be hosting a Living History Day event.  If you have participated in this event in the past, you know it is a blast!  Ninety students from Mesa and Jamestown Elementary will be coming up to Gold Hill for a trip back to the 1800s.  The morning begins at the Colorado Mountain Ranch where the children from all three schools will participate in a variety of activities.  After lunch, beginning at noon, the students from the visiting schools will rotate through stations around town, listening to presentations and participating in activities.   These stations include games at the school with the K12 children, a play about the first GH town meeting in the yard of the inn by the 345 students, a mountain man camp in the Sinner’s yard, a stop at the GH Store, and a visit to the Bluebird Lodge and Museum.  The visiting students will depart at 2:00, and then the Gold Hill children will check out the stations until 3:00.
If you are interested in joining us and participating in this event, we would love your company!  It would be incredible just to have other town members simply dressed in period clothing wandering around and enjoying the afternoon with us.  If you’d like to do more, we’ll be happy to find a job for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mishie, Chrissy or Jojo at the school.
Here’s to another great day in Gold Hill!
Chrissy McCaul
3-4-5 Teacher
Gold Hill School
890 Main St.
Boulder, CO 80302
School- 720-561-5940
Cell- 303-668-6809
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New para-educator – Jojo!

August 27th, 2013

                                                                     August 18, 2013

 

 

Dear Families and Friends of the Gold Hill School,

 

We are so pleased to announce the addition of our newest team member!  Johanna “Jojo” Morrison is joining the Gold Hill School to fill the position of para-educator/ principal assistant.  Jojo’s enigmatic and positive personality will be an amazing addition to the Gold Hill team!  We are thrilled to be putting her unique skill set use with the students as well as in the management of the school’s office.

 

Jojo, a former Gold Hill School student and daughter of former K12 teacher, Matthew Morrison, has worked for a number of years in special education and leadership development.  Jojo has a degree from Denver Metro State in Women’s Studies & Women’s Health, which she used for several years as an advocate and social services provider.  She has also worked in the field of environmental advocacy as a community campaigner for an Australian coral reef protection group.  Jojo is a certified yoga instructor, and specifically certified in the art of teaching yoga to children.  She also has been a special education para-educator previously at the Blue Mountain Elementary School in Longmont.

Jojo’s most recent work at the Colorado Mountain Ranch offered her the opportunity to be in a management roll at the ranch.  She has coordinated many large-scale projects at the ranch, put on many delightful fundraisers, as well as supervised the ranch staff and facilitated programing for large groups of children on a regular basis.  Jojo showed that she is a gifted “multi-tasker” with a passion for helping children to reach for their highest potential.

Take a moment to stop by and welcome Jojo “back” to the Gold Hill School!

Sincerely,

Chrissy and Mishie

 


Natalie Littlefield aka Mishie
Gold Hill School
K-2 Teacher
School- 720-561-5940
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Gold Hill School Teaching Position

May 9th, 2013

The Gold Hill School Teaching Position is now accepting applications. The position is  posted on the BVSD website under PRIMARY Education……….All interested and qualified persons please check it out.

http://www.applitrack.com/boulder/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Licensed+-+Elementary%2fPK-8+Classroom+Teacher&subcategory=Primary

 

Thanks
Debbie Steinmann

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Gold Hill School – new teacher

April 25th, 2013

“Please spread the word – Gold Hill School, through the Boulder Valley School District application process, will be hiring a new K-1-2 teacher for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you know anyone who maybe interested in this position, please direct them to the Gold Hill website at http://goldhilltown.com/category/gold-hill-school/ and the BVSD job page athttp://www.bvsd.org/jobs/Pages/default.aspx All interested applicants will have to apply through BVSD’s job hiring process. GHS is working with the district on the job opening. The hope is that this will be available in May. Another information message will be sent to the town site once the job posting is available. Thanks for your continuing support of the Gold Hill School.” I believe this will then post under the School section of the web site.

 
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K-1-2 POSITION OPEN FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR

April 25th, 2013

K-1-2 POSITION OPEN FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Gold Hill School, through the Boulder Valley School District application process, will be hiring a new K-1-2 teacher for the 2013-2014 academic year. All interested applicants will have to apply through BVSD. This is an extensive application process including verification of your credentials, if you may be interested in applying for this position, we suggest you start on your application prior to the posting of the formal job announced from BVSD.

The school

Gold Hill Elementary, a very unique public elementary school that is part of the Boulder Valley School District. It is a two-room schoolhouse and is the oldest continually operating school in Colorado. It has two tight knit multiage classrooms, with a total enrollment between 22 – 30 students. One room is home to the younger classroom, comprised of the kindergarteners, first and second graders and another room is home to the third, fourth, and fifth graders. There is a tight bond between these two classrooms. The school also has a strong history of personalized, hands-on education that allows students to grow and learn through differentiated instruction in a supportive learning atmosphere. Having two teachers for 25 students allows the potential for this kind of learning environment to flourish.. Our multi-age classrooms provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn to work with other students in small, cooperative groups, which can maximize learning experiences for all students. In addition to offering an academic program aligned with the challenging district and state standards, GHS offers several unique opportunities for children, including Living History Day, school plays, skiing, outdoor education, team-building, and more. Our principal is off-site and oversees another school as well. There is Paraprofessional support in the school, and strong PTO support. In addition, the Gold Hill community is very supportive of the school and engaged in a variety of activities throughout the year.

Addresss: 890 Main Street, Gold Hill, CO 80302 Phone: 720-561-5940 Daily Schedule: 8:30-3:00 Principal: Josh Baldner

Mission Statement: At Gold Hill, each student will receive a personalized educational program that provides a balance of academics and personal success.

PTO: The Gold Hill PTO is an engaged group of parents dedicated to supporting the unique and special aspects of our mountain school. The PTO is very involved in various activities including class room support, Fall Fiesta fundraiser, the winter ski program at Eldora, the yearly school play, and a year-end camping trip for the older students. Other activities include a honey-bee project, various field trips, interactive science and geography curriculum sessions, Living History days, and others. Priorities of the PTO include: Insure that we have the right classroom materials to support experiential learning Provide support at least in the mornings in both classrooms on a consistent basis Insure that enrichment activities continue to be available Insuring there is appropriate and up-to-date technology in the classrooms Support for 3-4-5 classroom during times of standardized testing so that education continues for those not testing Insure a strong, engaged PTO and family community, especially with new families each year

 

 

 

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Gold Hill School Alumni Perform

May 6th, 2012

You are invited to hear two Gold Hill School alumni perform!
WEIGHTED GRADE RECITAL
Rhiannon ArneySchultz (flute) and Trace Hybertson (violin)
Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Boulder High School Orchestra Room

<virginia.schultz@colorado.edu>

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Gold Hill School

January 4th, 2012

Happy & Healthy New Year!

We are looking ahead to the next school year at the Gold Hill School, and  ask that if you know of any families who would like to send  their child(ren) to our unique and wonderful school for the 2012-13 school year, please encourage them to apply NOW through tthe BVSD Open Enrollment process.

The BVSD Open Enrollment period ends on January 13th, 4 pm, and applications are available online at http://www.bvsd.org/openenrollment/Pages/default.aspx

Please, spread the word! We would love to have a nice, full house at the Gold Hill School in 2012-13!

Thank you for your support.  

The Gold Hill School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gold Hill School Honey

December 10th, 2011

Hello neighbors!

The Gold Hill School’s honey is now available to the community for sale.  Anyone interested in purchasing a bottle may stop in to the school at 3:00 Monday through Friday of this week.  If that time does not work for you, feel free to send Chrissy McCaul an email to reserve your jars.  Christine.mccaul@bvsd.org

The honey is bottled in beautiful corked glass bottles– 1870s replica honey bottles– and sealed with bees wax.  They make great gifts for the holidays.

We have two sizes:
8 ounces for $8.00 (approximately 8 inches tall)
4 ounces for $4.00 (approximately 5 inches tall)

Supplies are limited.  Put your orders in today!  First come first serve.

Bee seeing you!

Chrissy & Sue

Christine McCaul <christine.mccaul@bvsd.org>

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Don’t Forget – GH School’s Annual Fall Fiesta on Wednesday

November 7th, 2011
Gold Hill School’s Annual Fall Fiesta Dinner and Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, November 9th with the Taco bar being served from 5-7
Where: Gold Hill Inn
Cost: Adults – $10 and Children – $5
This year’s fundraiser will be a raffle. There will be a small silent auction of local goods.
Raffle Prizes Include – Camera & Custom Art Package, Winter Mountain Package including a 1/2 cord of wood, restaurant and hotel packages and many more great prizes.
Tickets for both the dinner and raffle are available from any Gold Hill Student or at the door.
For more information please contact: Jennifer Lansky – jen@lansky.cc or 303.442.2709
Thanks,

Jennifer Lansky
Gold Hill School Volunteer and Parent  jen@lansky.cc  303.442.2709
If you would like to support our school with a monetary donation see,
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