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Thursday’s EL Expo is Meadow Mountain’s final public event

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The Meadow Mountain Elementary and Minturn Middle schools will host the annual EL Expo on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to participate in all events, which include games, performances, a barbecue, a summer plant sale and more. The EL Expo will also feature a year-end presentation of student work as the final component of the school year’s Expeditionary Learning curriculum.

The EL Expo is one of the school’s top three fundraisers. It’s especially significant this year because it will be the last event held at Meadow Mountain Elementary in Eagle-Vail, which is set to be demolished in June.

Meadow Mountain Elementary students will join Minturn Middle school students (and a new pre-kindergarten program) at the Homestake Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (HPSEL) in the fall, with all grades housed in the former Battle Mountain High School in Eagle-Vail.

“We encourage anyone in the community who would like to celebrate the accomplishments of Meadow Mountain and Minturn Middle schools and learn more about the new Homestake Peak school to attend the EL Expo,” said Assistant Principal Dr. Eric Olsen. “In addition to the wide range of fun family activities we typically present at EL Expo, we’ll also have information and personnel available to answer questions about forthcoming programs at Homestake Peak.”

A highlight of the new Homestake Peak School will be the wide range of programs, including several new after-school options presented in partnership with organizations like the Youth Foundation, Celebrate the Beat and the Vail Recreation District.

“Our new facilities, including two gymnasiums, a track and a football field along with the auditorium and science labs, allow us to offer a huge variety of extra-curricular sports, learning and performing arts programs to our students,” Olsen said. “It’s not just the students who will benefit, but the community at large as we plan to open our doors and invite everyone to take advantage of our facilities.”

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For more information about the EL Expo or the Homestake Peak School of Expeditionary Learning, contact Meadow Mountain Elementary at 970-328-2940.