Halloween in the Hallways

High school students crowded the hallway as the elementary students paraded through with their costumes. The little ones rushed through, a little embarrassed to be showing off, perhaps, but mostly they were brimming with excitement to go out on the town trick-or-treating.

HS Girls Volleyball Returns

The Ouray High School girls volleyball season came to an end on Tuesday, October 25 after what many of the girls felt was a successful season.

Free Application Day for Colorado HS seniors

Every year the senior class of Ouray High School comes together to take advantage of Free Application Week to apply to Colorado colleges and universities for no cost. This year, it occurred on October 18-20.

Four Plays in Three Days

In the seats to my right six high school students lean forward, eyes glued on the emotional scene. To my left, I see the same thing. The whole audience is rapt in this shared experience.

Got Therapy?

One lasting effect of pandemic is the increased need, use, availability, and acceptance of therapy, especially as it pertains to the Ouray School student body.

A Champion Among Us

Ella Skoloda, the first Ouray School student to compete with the Montrose High School mountain bike team, has been named Regional Champion in the category of sophomore girls. This is her second year of competition, and she is the first on her team to achieve this honor. She said it came as a “complete shock.”

Lunchtime in Ouray

Every day at 12:35 pm hungry Ouray high school students quickly collect their items and make their way off campus. Students have until 1:20 to return for fourth period. A lot of recent changes within the school have caused students to stop eating lunch in the cafeteria.

Climbing the Peak

Community building activities in schools are usually the cause of much groaning from students, but at Ouray School they are tolerated - and, dare I say it? even enjoyed. Climb the Peak day is an (at minimum) annual event where the entire high school and its staff go on a hike together.
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