Under the Rainbow
How lucky are we to have such scenic mountain-ringed sports fields? Especially when Mother Nature puts on a show.
Our Colorado Teacher of the Year, Ticia Ingram, won the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at the Colorado Education Association Delegate Assembly.
Key Club at Cleanup
Key Club members volunteered at the annual Fryingpan River Cleanup. Here, Nat Simecek, Natalia Plascencia, Sarah Borchelt and Stephanie Nevarez display some found garbage.
Superior Chamber Choir
The BHS Chamber Choir received a "superior" rating at the annual CHSAA Large Group Musical Festival in Glenwood Springs. School choirs sing for three judges and are ranked from I (superior) to V (unprepared).
Outdoor Leadership Adventure
The Outdoor Leadership class, facilitated by the Buddy Program, spent the weekend at McNamara Hut, one of the 10th Division Huts at 10,000+ feet.
Peace Garden Groundbreaking
Sophomore Mauricio Sosa is realizing his dream of creating a peaceful place outside the BHS library for all students to use. Huge thanks to Mike Jenkins of Twisted Tree Landscape Construction for helping to make this happen!
Acclaimed Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros chatted with BHS students and faculty about her life and her writing process. She was in the valley as part of Aspen Words programming; BHS was the only school the author visited.
Book Club in Denver
The BHS Book Club attended the Colorado Teen Literature Conference to hear from YA authors Eliot Schrefer and Kekla Magoon.
Mission & Mindset
Basalt High School Mission
Every student will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, habits of mind and personal qualities to achieve success in the 21st century world and to create choices for his or her future.
When students and teachers possess the belief that intelligence can be developed, they are exhibiting a "Growth Mindset." We improve, learn, and achieve excellence through hard work and effort. Challenges are stepping-stones to improvement not roadblocks to avoid. Approaching work with this mindset encourages our school community to focus on continuous improvement regardless of where we begin on the learning spectrum.