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The Buena Vista school district board of directors shared a meeting Monday evening via a linkage with the town of Buena Vista.

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Buena Vista school district staff will begin to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, superintendent Lisa Yates told the district board of directors Monday, with the goal that the staff will go into spring break fully vaccinated.

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Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates reported three cases of COVID-19 in the district Monday.

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Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 28 and extending through Monday, Feb. 1, Buena Vista middle and high schools will shift to remote learning school-wide due to the percentage of students that have been identified as having close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases.

CHADRON, Neb. – Chadron State College announced Hayden McGinnis of Buena Vista has qualified for the institution’s fall 2020 Dean’s List with at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

ALAMOSA – Rebecca Carnaghi of Buena Vista received a degree from Adams State University in Alamosa during the Spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on June 6.

ALAMOSA – Tracy Lynn Chaney of Hartsel received a degree from Adams State University in Alamosa during the Spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on June 6.

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The Buena Vista school board continued to discuss the possibility of entering into a ground lease for property near the district administration building that would be used for employee housing and a daycare space.

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The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break last week and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” said superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

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The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break last week and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” said superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

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In her last weekly update of 2020, Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates said that the district has no confirmed positive cases in the school community as of Monday morning.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County are on a well-deserved break through Jan. 4, but will be prepared for the challenges of providing programming in the winter when they open their doors again next year.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary Students gathered outside the school Wednesday Afternoon to thank veterans for their service. Complying with social distancing requirements, vets drove through the school’s pickup circle waving flags and honking their horns as students held up signs of gratitude.

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Conversation continued late into the night at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Buena Vista school board over Career and Technical Education and whether Buena Vista High School’s lack of an extensive program of CTE classes meant the district was doing a disservice to students who were opting out of pursuing a 4-year college degree after high school.

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Every semester Buena Vista High School recognizes our outstanding students earning a grade point average of 3.8 or greater.

All schools and classes within the Buena Vista School District system are in-person, said district superintendent Lisa Yates in her weekly update to district families on Nov. 2.

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Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday morning that Homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.

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A group of roughly 25 students at Buena Vista High School will move to remote learning for at least a week to quarantine due to possible contact with COVID-19, district superintendent Lisa Yates said Monday.

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Fifteen people spoke in the public comment period of Monday’s meeting of the Buena Vista school board on the subject of adding Career Technical Education courses to the curriculum at BV schools.

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Colorado Mountain College has been awarded a $2.125 million, 5-year grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s highly competitive Strengthening Institutions Program, according to a press release issued Monday.

SIP is intended to expand colleges’ capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary School’s annual Halloween parade is happening in 2020, beginning at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, as is a homecoming parade the following day.

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On Monday, Buena Vista school district board members discussed a project proposal put forward at its previous meeting that would build a new district facility to house a kindergarten and preschool space as well as affordable housing for district employees.

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The Buena Vista school district is working with the town on plans for the annual Halloween Parade down East Main Street later this month.

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Students at Darren Patterson Christian Academy in Buena Vista began a year-long academic focus on trash late last month with a trip to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

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The Buena Vista school district board of directors heard an update from Joseph Teipel, the executive director of the Chaffee County Community Foundation, on a partnership concept he introduced at the beginning of the year that would fund a multi-use development for the district.

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Students at Buena Vista Middle School returned to in-person learning Wednesday following a 2-week quarantine due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at Buena Vista Middle and High School.

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Three weeks into the fall semester at the Buena Vista school district, Avery-Parsons Elementary School put the district’s COVID-19 protocols into action following the confirmation of a positive case of the illness at the elementary school Monday.

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah is pleased to announce the acceptance of student doctor Keenan Barr of Buena Vista.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Chaffee County has continued to provide service to families in the county throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, even as social distancing measures forced the traditionally face-to-face organization to adapt, said executive director Brian Beaulieu.

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The plans and protocols that staff at the Buena Vista school district, as well as partners in the local medical field working to make the return to in-person learning as safe as possible, left the realm of theory and entered the world of practical application when the fall school semester commenced Thursday, Aug. 27.

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With schools starting back for the fall semester this week, the Buena Vista school board received an update from local healthcare providers about the protocols the medical community would be observing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Liz Barnaby, the new director of the Grove, Avery-Parsons Elementary’s preschool, brings with her a lifelong love of working with children and a desire to build a staff family at the school.

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The Buena Vista school district will begin the fall semester next Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Buena Vista High School’s new principal, Jon Ail, brings 20 years of education experience to his role as head of the school in BV, where he says he hopes to stay for the rest of of his career.

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A sure sign that summer is coming to an end and the new school year is fast approaching: The Buena Vista School District board’s Aug. 10 meeting saw the introduction of new teachers and the return of reports from school administrators, who shared their outlooks about returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Buena Vista school district will host a Jump Start to Kindergarten program to help incoming students at The Grove early school who were unable to have orientation due to COVID-19, district superintendent Lisa Yates said in a weekly email to families Monday.

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Phase B of the building project at Buena Vista Middle and High School – including art classrooms, a new gym, food service room, athletic commons, kitchen servery and the flex commons – will be complete by October, said Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates.

The physical education complex will be ready for students when they return to school at the end of August, Yates said in her weekly letter to district families.

WINFIELD, Kan. – Southwestern College announced Heather Harnish of Buena Vista was named the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor.