Sphero balls spark Erie students' curiosity

If you've seen the new Star Wars movie, you know the rotund BB-8 is the latest droid character to hit the big screen.

With the popularity of the film, you might guess BB-8 would be an instant hit with elementary school students. That's why Red Hawk Elementary School computer lab teacher Chris Schmitz likes to use a replica toy version of the droid in his teaching in Erie.

Red Hawk Chess Tournament Featured in Hometown Weekly

Learning, check; fun, checkmate: Red Hawk Elementary in Erie plays host to kid-friendly chess tourney

 By Beth Potter

Staff Writer

Wyatt Hendricks Johnson, 10, left, plays a chess game against Maddox Scarpella-Coet, 10, while Parker Driscoll, 10, and Connor Waldau, 6, watch during the St. Vrain Elementary Chess Tournament at Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie on Saturday.</p></body></html>

Red Hawk featured in Colorado Parent Magazine

The Little Green Schoolhouse


 The Little Green SchoolhouseSavvy Colorado schools are greening up to save resources.

Published: 10/27/2015

by Jamie Siebrase

Red Hawk awarded grant to continue teacher training on movement

Erie's Red Hawk Elementary recently was awarded a grant to develop an online class for teachers on incorporating more movement into the school day.

The $50,000, two-year Thriving Schools grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado allows the school to continue work from a previous $100,000, two-year Thriving Schools grant, said Red Hawk Principal Cyrus Weinberger.

"We want to take a very successful model and scale it up," he said.

In the most recent round of Thriving Schools grants, sixteen Colorado school districts will receive a combined $968,080.

Red Hawk Elementary named Green Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education

Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Red Hawk Elementary, in Erie, Colorado is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. 

Red Hawk Elementary Featured in Learning by Design

Red Hawk Elementary School was recently recognized by Learning by Design magazgine as a spring 2015 architecture and interor design featured education project.