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Students outside in the winter with their sleds. The sun setting behind Mt. Callahan and reflecting off of the snow
Outdoor Experiential Learning


%22As a result of our efforts, all students will be successfully prepared for life in a safe and nurturing environment
G16 students climbing on the Grand Valley Challenge Course
Climbing to New Heights


Callahan Mountain outlined in red with the G16 logo

Agency-Intellectual Development-

Personal Wellness-Productive Citizenship

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A wonderful place to work, live, and learn

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Mission & Philosophy

About Us

As a result of our efforts, all students will be successfully prepared for life in a safe and nurturing environment.

We believe that our mission is carried out by educating the whole child. We focus on quality instruction, guidance, and experience through our four pillars of Personal Wellness, Agency, Intellectual Development, and Productive Citizenship. 

News & Announcements

Parachute Monday Market. Fresh local produce. Mondays at 4:00 pm. Downtown on 1st Street. July 8th- August 26th. Learn more at

Join us every Monday at 4:00 pm starting July 8th through August 26th at the Parachute Monday Market for fresh local produce, local vendors, and more! Proceeds benefit the School-Based Family Resource Center. SNAP EBT and Double UP Food Bucks accepted!


¡Únase a nosotros todos los lunes a las 4:00 pm desde el 8 de julio hasta el 26 de agosto en el Parachute Monday Market en el Parachute Monday Market para obtener productos locales frescos, vendedores locales y más! Las ganancias benefician al Centro de Recursos Familiares Escolares. Se aceptan SNAP EBT y Double UP Food Bucks

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Graphic: 2nd annual football golf tournament. 4 man scramble, shotgun style, lunch included with entry. July 14th 2024. 8 AM start. $400 for a team of 4, $100 for individuals. 3930 N. Battlement Parkway, Parachute, CO 81635.

Register now for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the GVHS Football Team. Register by following this link. We are also looking for sponsors, see flyer for details. 


Regístrese ahora para el 2º Torneo Anual de Golf a beneficio del equipo de fútbol de GVHS. Regístrese siguiendo este enlace. También estamos buscando patrocinadores, consulte el folleto para obtener más detalles.

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Grand Valley High School logo- a fighting cardinal with a sports jersey on

GVHS Fall Sports Schedules! Schedule is subject to change, please check the link closer to Fall to ensure you see all the updates. 

¡Calendario deportivo de otoño de GVHS! El horario está sujeto a cambios, consulte el enlace más cercano al otoño para asegurarse de ver todas las actualizaciones.

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Summer Melt ‘24 Ready for College? Join Us at Summer Melt! Explore FAFSA and financial aid, receive personal finance guidance, grasp essential college safety tips, experience captivating mock lectures, explore how to navigate anxiety, gain automotive travel insights, receive advising assistance, and much more! Choose from a variety of workshops designed to meet your needs. Join us for breakfast starting at 9:30am, with the first workshop kicking off at 10:30am. Lunch will also be provided.

Get ready to dive into the transition from high school to college at CMC's electrifying Summer Melt event! Whether you're attending CMC, bound for another college, or still deciding, this event is tailored just for you!

DATE: Tuesday, June 18 / 9:30am - 4pm


¡Prepárate para sumergirte en la transición de la escuela secundaria a la universidad en nuestro electrizante evento Summer Melt! Ya sea que asistas a CMC, te dirijas a otra universidad o aún estés decidiendo, ¡este evento está diseñado para ti!

FECHA: Martes, 18 de junio / 9:30am - 4pm

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G16 School Board Meeting. Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 5:00 pm. 0460 Stone Quarry Road, Battlement Mesa, CO 81635

G16 School Board Meeting Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 5:00 pm. St. John's Administration Building. Agenda can be found online: or


Reunión de la Junta Escolar de G16 Martes, 18 de junio a las 5:00 pm. Edificio de la Administración de St. John. Agenda se puede encontrar en línea: o




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Photo of 1 GVHS student with Navy swag, posing for a picture with her parents.

Photos from the Senior Signing Ceremony. See the GVHS Facebook page for more photos. 


Fotos de la Asamblea de Ceremonia de firma de Grado 12. Visite la página de Facebook de GVHS para ver más fotos.

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First page of the PDF file: 2024-25CardinalClubRegistrationFlyer

Join us for in-person registration for Cardinal Club (before/after school childcare) throughout the summer. For more information, visit our Cardinal Club web page.


Únase a nosotros para registrarse en persona para el Cardinal Club (cuidado de niños antes y después de la escuela) durante todo el verano. Para obtener más información, visite nuestra página web del Cardinal Club.

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SPARK. Activities: 1st Monday Aspen Science Center; 2nd Rubik's Cube Club; 3rd  Challenge Island STEAM; 4th Construction

Did you know the Parachute Library offers free activities every Monday? Each week, kids are invited to participate in experiments, activities, games, crafts, movies, and more! Mondays 11:30 am. 


¿Sabías que la Biblioteca de Parachute ofrece actividades gratuitas todos los lunes? Cada semana se invita a los niños a participar en experimentos, actividades, juegos, manualidades, películas y mucho más. Lunes 11:30 a.m.

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Photo of 8 students with their National Honor Society blue sashes to wear at graduation.

Congratulations to our GVHS Class of 2024! 

This year's graduating class had 51 graduates, more than $701,000.00 in potential scholarships, 13 industry certifications from Colorado Mountain College, three students enlisting in the military, 31 students enrolling in college/university, and nine students with 100 hours or more of community service hours.


¡Felicitaciones a nuestra Clase GVHS de 2024! 

La clase de graduados de este año tuvo 51 graduados, más de $701,000.00 en becas potenciales, 13 certificaciones de la industria de Colorado Mountain College, tres estudiantes que se alistaron en el ejército, 31 estudiantes que se inscribieron en el colegio / universidad y nueve estudiantes con 100 horas o más de horas de servicio comunitario.

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Photo of 8 students dressed as pirates, singing and dancing. They are all grasping for their swords.

Photos from the GVMS Theatre Production of "The Isle of Mystery (A Pirate Musical)" written by our own Mr. James, based on ideas from the GVMS Theatre Class. It was a great performance, congratulations to all of our actors. Thank you to Alpine Bank for sponsoring, Parachute Lube & Services for donating set materials, and Mr. Carpenter for building the set. 


Fotos de la producción teatral de GVMS de "The Isle of Mystery (A Pirate Musical)" escrita por nuestro propio Sr. James, basada en ideas de la clase de teatro de GVMS. Fue una gran actuación, felicitaciones a todos nuestros actores. Gracias a Alpine Bank, Parachute Lube & Services y al Sr. Carpenter por patrocinar.

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Photo of CFL's lost and found table with a lot of jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts.

CFL's Lost and Found has a lot of items waiting to be picked up! Please check the Lost and Found tables in the lobby for your child's items. 


CFL tiene un montón de artículos esperando a ser recogido! Por favor, compruebe las mesas perdidas y encontradas en el vestíbulo para los artículos de su hijo.

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Graphic: 1st Annual Parachute Pond Fishing Derby. Graphic of a father and son fishing. Biggest Bluegill competition  Casting clinics for all ages  Free rod and reel rentals Intro to fly fishing  Free lunch  Crafts and fishy games. Open to all 18 and under. June 1st.  9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Alpine Bank, Town of Parachute, CO Parks and Wildlife, Generation Wild, Garfield County Outdoors, Garfield County Libraries.

Please join us for the 1st Parachute Pond Fishing Derby! June 1st 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Parachute Pond (near Cottonwood Park). Free fishing weekend- no license required! 


¡Únase a nosotros para el 1er Derby de Pesca en Parachute! 1 de junio de 9:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. en Parachute Pond (cerca de Cottonwood Park). Fin de semana de pesca gratis, ¡no se requiere licencia!

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