Students in the inaugural BHS STEM class are designing and building Rube Goldberg machines, contraptions that are deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion.
StreetHorns at Snowmass
The BHS Band entertained the crowds at Jazz Aspen Snowmass with its funky jazz sound. Thanks to Albright & Associates for covering the cost of the musicians' colorful shirts!
Wednesday Staff Meeting
On "early release" Wednesdays, BHS staff gathers for collaborative work and professional development -- sometimes kicking off the meeting outside under sunny skies.
A Laptop for Every Student
Thanks to the Roaring Fork School District's 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, every BHS student now has a laptop for use at school and at home.
Ninth graders were welcomed to BHS with a fun meeting filled with games and laughs, plus breakout groups with their upperclassmen Link Crew Leaders and a tour of the school.
BHS Staff Service Project
BHS staffers painted the tables and benches in the common area behind the school to help brighten the campus before classes began August 24.
BHS Teachers at Summer School
Thanks to funding from the Basalt Education Foundation, these staff members attended the Cherry Creek AP Institute for intensive training in teaching Advanced Placement classes.
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.