Monthly Archives: February 2015

CVMS- Choosing an Elective and the 5th Grade Transition


Just a reminder that Parent Night for incoming 6th graders is next week on Thursday, March 5th, from 6:30-8:00 pm at CVMS. 

Trout Observation #3

This is a first for us – an underwater view of our trout, which are now entering the fry stage. They are coming along quite well and their release to a private pond is in sight now (date TBA). Thanks to Jeff and Adam for the use of their GoPro camera!

Trout Observation/Dissection Day

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Our students did a great job today during our trout observation and dissection today. A big thanks to DoLoresKoepke,  Bill Koepke, and Dense Mapes for making the necessary arrangements and connelab ctions with the Pacfic Northwest Sportsmans Show in Portland this past weekend so that our students would have this opportunity.

Trout Observation Video #2

Here’s an aerial view of our trout, which are now in the alevin stage. The hatched trout now have an egg sac attached to their undersides. It is their source of nourishment for the next few weeks until they are ready to be released.

Upcoming Trout Observation and Dissection Lab

rainbow troutOn Monday, February 9th our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in our biannual observation and dissection of rainbow trout as part of our Trout/River Ecosystem Unit. Since this activity will be a bit messy, we are requesting that all students wear appropriate clothing. If you would prefer to not have your child take part in this activity, we will assign an alternate related activity that will count for full credit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

The Trout are Hatching!

Our rainbow trout are beginning to hatch today! If you look closely, you will see the tail fins (caudal fins) emerging out of some of the egg sacs. More pics and video forthcoming in the upcoming days!