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With nearly 500 students at Basalt Middle School, we're always proud to feature their achievements. Below are some articles highlighting news about students and our school.

2018/19 Stories:

The Basalt Band Program in the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal: Click Here

Family Science Night in the Aspen Daily News: Click Here

BMS' Longhornbots win the regional championship in the Aspen Times: Click Here


2017/18 Stories:

BMS awarded third national designation as a Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch. The Aspen Times: Click here

BMS Cheerleading Coach Sammi Jo Woodard is trying out for American Ninja Warrior! Click here for KNFO interview. (Dec. 2017)

BMS students raise $1,000 in change to benefit hurricane-impacted Texas middle school. Click here for press release

CBS News covers teacher housing in Basalt. Interview with Mitch Wyatt and Principal Ellsperman.

Choir Director Brittany von Stein wins Outstanding Young Educator Award from the Colorado Music Educators Association. Click Here

BMS Back To School Night & Grand Opening welcomes families back after $13-million dollar renovation.
Photo in Aspen Times or Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Band Director Nick Lenio honored by Boettcher Scholar. Click here


2016/17 Stories:
June 3, 2017: Basalt Pet Parade & Advocacy. BMS students raised awareness and funds for local animal shelters in addition to making over 260 pet toys. Community service events culminated in a pet parade through downtown Basalt. Click Here for Aspen Times coverage

May 21, 2017: Click Here for coverage in the Aspen Times of BMS' band concert at Harris Hall and our Holocaust survivor interview with Simone Liebster.

May 20, 2017: Click Here for coverage of Basalt schools summer upgrades.

NOV. 16, 2016: Our LEGO Robotics Longhornbots competed in the 2016 regional competition and took home a trophy for Character-- the best kind of trophy there is. Click Here.

NOV., 2016: Mr. Lenio advanced to the semi-final round for a GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year award. He is one of only 25 in the nation and the only Colorado music teacher to advance. Media coverage included:

Grammy in the Schools Press Release
Basalt Middle School Press Release
CBS News Announcement
KDNK Interview with Amy Marsh
KREX Fox News 4 
Aspen Daily News
Aspen Daily News
The Sopris Sun
Aspen Public Radio
KMTS Interview with Ron Milhorn

OCT 4, 2016: BMS receives $125,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for new playground
Basalt Middle School was awarded a $125,000 grant to create a middle school playground. Read the press release here


2015/16 Stories:

MAY 18: Students delivered nearly 200 hand-made cat and dog toys to C.A.R.E and got a visit from Penny in thanks. Click Here

MAY 7: Pickleball gains in popularity in the Roaring Fork Valley. Click Here

FEB 25: BMS Students Nab 12 Northwestern Colorado Honor Band spots, including 4 first place finishes. Click Here 

NOV 11: Family Science Night. Principal Ellsperman talks to KSNO 103.9 about this STEM evening and the Makerspace. Click Here

OCT 1: Basalt Middle School wins Northrop Grumman STEM grant.

Click Here for Aspen Public Radio interview with teacher Ryan Bradley

Click Here for KREX TV news story

Click Here for Aspen Daily news story

SEPT 9: Basalt Public Schools Hope for an Upgrade: Click Here


2014/15 Stories:

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2013/14 Stories:

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