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Learning Beyond the Classroom
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Learning for all
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Outdoor Experiential Learning


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Climbing to New Heights


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Personal Wellness-Productive Citizenship

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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. 

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GVHS' Weekly Winter Sports Schedule! Good luck Cardinals! Please note, we will be charging gate fees for GVHS home games. See the graphic below for pricing. 


Horario semanal de deportes de invierno de GVHS! ¡Buena suerte cardenales! Por favor, tenga en cuenta, vamos a cobrar cargos de puerta para los juegos de casa GVHS. Consulte el gráfico siguiente para ver los precios. 

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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.

Read More about Parachute Library Monday Programs!
Winter Break. No school December 18 - January 2. School will resume January 3

Please remember G16 schools will be closed for Winter Break, December 18 - January 2. No school and no Cardinal Club. Classes and Cardinal Club will resume January 3. 


Por favor recuerde las escuelas de G16 estarán cerradas para el Descanso de Invierno, del 18 de diciembre hasta 2 de enero. No hay escuela ni Club Cardenal. Las clases y el Club Cardenal se reanudarán el 3 de enero. 

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Colorado Extreme. Our vision is to provide diversity and inclusion through youth hockey in the valley.

Try Hockey for Free with Colorado Extreme! For kids born in 2012-2020. 7 Days a Week at the Rifle Fairgrounds. Visit to register. All ice time, skills coaching, hockey equipment, and gear will be provided for FREE by Colorado Extreme. Join us Saturday evenings for Colorado Extreme scrimmages, pizza, music, and hot chocolate.


Aprende a jugar hockey gratis con Colorado Extreme! Para niños nacidos en 2012-2020. 7 días a la semana en Rifle Fairgrounds. Visita para registrarte. So proveerá todo el equipo de hockey, y el entrenamientos GRATIS por Colorado Extreme. Únete a nosotros los sábados por la noche para juegos de Hockey, pizza, música y chocolate caliente.

Read More about Free Hockey at Rifle Fairgrounds!
GVHS student examining a river bug close up

Remembering warmer weather when Ms. Willer's Honors Environmental Science classes hiked to Cottonwood to do a biodiversity lesson comparing the Colorado River and Parachute Creek. They sampled macroinvertebrates to look for changes in biodiversity in the two river systems. See the GVHS Facebook page for more photos. Photos by Ms. Willer. 


Recordando el clima más cálido cuando las clases de Ciencias Ambientales de la Sra. Willer caminaron a Cottonwood para hacer una lección de biodiversidad comparando el río Colorado y el arroyo Parachute. Tomaron muestras de macroinvertebrados para buscar cambios en la biodiversidad en los dos sistemas fluviales. Vea la página de Facebook de GVHS para más fotos. Fotos de la Sra. Willer.

Read More about Remembering Warmer Weather
Photo looking through the Rifle Arch to the green valley below

Remembering warmer weather... GVMS students had the opportunity this Fall to hike to the Rifle Arch and visit the Rifle Heritage Museum. GVMS Outdoor Education Class also learned how to fly fish. Photos by Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Hoyt. See the GVMS Facebook Page for more photos. 


Recordando un clima más cálido... Los estudiantes de GVMS tuvieron la oportunidad este otoño de caminar hasta el Arco del Rifle y visitar el Museo del Patrimonio del Rifle. GVMS Outdoor Education Class también aprendió a volar peces. Fotos de la Sra. Carter y la Sra. Hoyt. Vea la página de Facebook de GVMS para más fotos.

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State Cheer send-off. December 6th 4:00 pm. Meet outside of GVHS or park along Cardinal Way!

Our GVHS Cheer team has been doing quite well the past couple of weeks!  They were 2nd at regionals and took 1st place at the Titan Cheer Classic this past weekend in the 2A/3A Gameday Division. 

Help us send off the GVHS Cheer Team to the State Competition. Send off will be held TOMORROW, December 6th at 4:00 pm. Meet at GVHS or park along Cardinal Way! 


¡Nuestro equipo de porristas de GVHS lo ha estado haciendo bastante bien en las últimas semanas!  Fueron 2º en los regionales y obtuvieron el 1º lugar en el Titan Cheer Classic el pasado fin de semana en la División Gameday 2A/3A.

Ayúdanos a enviar al equipo de porristas de GVHS a la competencia estatal. La despedida se llevará a cabo MAÑANA, 6 de diciembre a las 4:00 pm. ¡Reúnase en GVHS o estacione a lo largo de Cardinal Way!

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Be a Grand Valley Cardinal Sponsor. Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities. Supporting our Youth. 2023-2024

GVHS would like to, once again, organize our annual Cardinal Sponsorships. The intent of this fund will be used to: 

  • Continue the Mt. Callahan Scholarship opportunity;
  • Provide financial support to students who participate in activities (i.e. to go to summer camp, pay fees, or other specific trainings). 
  • Provide support where the school budget doesn't reach specifically related to athletics, activities, clubs, recognition of student success, and student spirit;
  • Support the after prom program. 

There are several levels of sponsorships ranging from $25 - $2,500. Marketing material for every level of sponsorship is provided. GVHS representatives will be handing out brochures today. For more information, please call GVHS at 970-285-5705. 

Read More about GVHS Sponsorship Drive!
Concierto de invierno de banda, coro, y clase de guitarra de GVHS. 7 de diciembre 2023 a las 7 pm. 800 Cardinal Way

¡Por favor, únete a nosotros para los conciertos de invierno del G16!

  • CFL: 6 de diciembre de 2023, Pre-K 5:00 p.m., Kinder 6:00 p.m., 1er Grado 7:00 p.m.
  • GVHS: 7 de diciembre de 2023 7:00 p.m.
  • BUE: 12 de diciembre de 2023 4º Grado y Clase Drake 6:00 p.m., 5º Grado 7:00 p.m.
  • GVMS: 13 de diciembre de 2023 6:30 p.m.
  • BUE: 14 de diciembre de 2023 2º Grado 6:00 p.m., 3º Grado y clase Scilla 7:00 p.m.
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Winter Concert. GVHS Band, Choir, and Guitar Class. December 7, 2023. 7pm. 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute, CO 81635

Please join us for G16's Winter Concerts!

  • CFL: December 6, 2023, Pre-K 5:00 pm, Kinder 6:00 pm, 1st Grade 7:00 pm.
  • GVHS: December 7, 2023 7:00 pm.
  • BUE: December 12, 2023 4th Grade and Drake's Class 6:00 pm, 5th Grade 7:00 pm.
  • GVMS: December 13, 2023 6:30 pm.
  • BUE: December 14, 2023 2nd Grade 6:00 pm, 3rd Grade and Scilla's class 7:00 pm. 
Read More about G16 Winter Concert Dates!
CFL 1st Grade Holiday Program "The Bears Great Adventure" December 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Please join us for CFL's Winter Music Program! December 6, 2023. Preschool will perform at 5:00 pm. Kindergarten will perform at 6:00 pm. 1st Grade will perform at 7:00 pm. 


¡Únase a nosotros para el Programa de Música de Invierno de CFL! 6 de diciembre de 2023. Preescolar se presentará a las 5:00 p.m. El jardín de infantes se presentará a las 6:00 p.m. 1er Grado se presentará a las 7:00 p.m.

Read More about CFL's Winter Music Programs- December 6, 2023

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