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Career Internships

Published on 04/15/2014 at 9:02 a.m. by aroach

Last Semester, some students in Jessica Robbin's Gifted and Talented group signed up for professional internships. This January twenty-first, these students met with local professionals that were deemed ideal to be their mentors. These students are now almost done with their internships in careers spanning from computer programming to wildlife park range service, giving them early steps into their chosen fields. This program is expected to return next year, with a whole new batch of interns and mentors, giving even more kids experience in the work world. In the future, good things will come of this, but what things, only time will tell.

Contributed by Justin Nickerson  

Math Videos at BMS

Published on 04/15/2014 at 8:41 a.m. by mgrayson

Bayfield Middle School’s 6th grade Challenge Program created videos as part of the Math Counts Video Challenge. Students formed teams of four students each to create a video that teaches the solution to one of the problems from the 2013-2014 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook. The videos were created in a “Common Craft” style using cutouts to help explain the problems “in Plain English.” The boys chose to explain Math Counts right square pyramid surface area problem #213 and ice cream combinations problem #102, while the girls chose an elapsed time problem #13.

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Dodgeball Tournament

Published on 03/19/2014 at 8:41 a.m. by aroach

The dodgeball tournament held at Bayfield High School on March 17th was an absolute success! About $325 was raised for the Make a Wish foundation that the school district is participating in this year. Eight teams played in double elimination games of dodgeball. The entry fee was twenty dollars per team. The winning team was Zach Kujath, Kyle Killough, Jesse Hunt, Cameron Seivert, Chris Kane, Max Miller, Maggie Baxter, and Celeste Faumui. It gave students and teachers a chance to participate in exciting and competitive dodgeball games with one another and was all for a great cause. Mrs. Aveis donated the concession money made that night to the foundation as well. The high school is getting closer and closer to their goal with two more fundraisers this week. The dodgeball tournament was an excellent way to get the students and staff involved in a great fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. 

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD

Spring Sports Begin!

Published on 02/24/2014 at 8:43 a.m. by aroach

Track, girls soccer, and baseball have begun! February 24th marks the beginning of all these sports seasons. Athletes at Bayfield High School are hoping for a successful season for spring sports. Come support Bayfield's athletes as they compete in the season's upcoming events.

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD

Welcome Corporal Cyr!

Published on 02/19/2014 at 5:06 p.m. by wdbishop

Welcome Corporal Cyr!

It is our privilege to introduce to the Bayfield School District staff, students, parents and community Corporal Dan Cyr.  Corporal Cyr has been appointed as the newly established School Resource Officer for the District.  Corporal Cyr graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Academy of Colorado at Colorado State University in 1993 and began his career in Law Enforcement in 1994 at the La Plata County Sheriff’s Department.  In 1995 he joined the Bayfield Marshal’s Office as a Deputy before taking a position with the 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in 2000 as an investigator.  Corporal Cyr returned to the Bayfield Marshal’s Office in 2009.  Corporal Cyr is a lead instructor at the Southwest Law Enforcement Academy, PPCT instructor, firearms instructor, field training officer and training coordinator for the department. 

FCCLA Districts

Published on 02/13/2014 at 9:00 a.m. by aroach


FCCLA members at the high school enjoyed a fun day filled with activities and team building exercises at the annual districts meeting. It was held at the county fair grounds in Durango and FCCLA members from Cortez, Ignacio, and Bayfield attended. They listened to a speaker sharing her experience in the Peace Corp and her journey in Madagascar. They also competed in a cupcake war where everyone was divided up into teams and given a theme to design their cupcakes. The students had a fun time working together to construct a creative concoction of cupcakes. The day was ended with the member's being asked to describe their experience in one word. "Spectacular!" "Fun!" and "Messy!" were said by the students; it was a successful and interactive day for everyone who attended. 

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD

Construction is Coming Along

Published on 01/30/2014 at 10:41 a.m. by aroach

The new performing arts building, the new  auxiliary gym (not pictured), and the new baseball field (not pictured) are appearing before our very eyes. The groundwork as already been laid and it seems as if it all appeared over night. Construction progress is on schedule and will be ready by September 2014. According to Marty Zwisler, Bayfield High School's construction representative, the baseball field will be completed and ready to play on for the season of 2015. The auxiliary gym has completed block walls on the east and north sides.The roof will be added in short matter of time. As for the performing arts building, steel and block walls have already been set and structural walls are being placed making it look more and more like the finished product every day. Students at Bayfield High School are very excited for all the new additions to their school and look forward to seeing all of the finished products next year. 

Amy Roach,  Media Relations Intern, BSD

Students at Bayfield Compete in Indoor Track Meets

Published on 01/22/2014 at 9:20 a.m. by aroach

Preparing herself for a successful track season at Bayfield High School, Jessica Cusick has been competing in indoor track meets around the area. Her first meet was in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy. She ran the 500 meter dash and placed twelth out of fourteen, and the 300 meter dash, placing eighteenth out of twenty-two. Her last meet was in Albuquerque and she ran the 400 meter dash placing sixth out of twenty. She has been training with her dad, Matt Cusick, as her coach since September and plans to continue competing in indoor track until Bayfield's track season begins. "Running indoor track is helping me get my sophomore year of track back because I lost it due to an ACL tear from basketball. I really enjoy experiencing the indoor season and making me better runner." Pole vaulter John Arnold and distance runner Aubree Lorenzen have also been participating in some of the indoor meets. They are both getting ready for a successful track season at Bayfield in the spring. They both ran at Air Force in Colorado Springs, John clearing 13 feet and Aubree running the 1000 meter, placing 11th. John plans on vaultng in Albuquerque this weekend at a high school meet. All of these athletes are getting stronger and preparing themselves for a great track season at Bayfield.

Amy Roach, Media Relations Intern, BSD