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Harvest Festival

about 1 month ago

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The Harvest Festival Fundraiser was a success!   A special thanks to the community, staff and students who participated!  Another special Thank you to Safeway in Hawthorne Nevada for the donation/contribution - Richard and LeeAnn in produce - you are amazing!  

Silver Peak or Bust Hike

about 1 month ago

Silver Peak or Bust Hike

Silver peak or bust hike

Fundraiser for the esmeralda / nye activities

17th Annual Event - Results 

Muckers Lead 34 Mile Hike:  Record breaker Scott Thibodeaux followed by Cedric Kirby, both who played on the 2007 Nye County Tonopah Mucker State Championship Football Team, led the way for the 40 trekkers for the 17th Silver Peak or Bust Hike.   Another Mucker teammate from 2007, Roberto Miramontes participated with the 37 other entrants for this grueling one-day event on Saturday, October 27, 2018.   Scott’s time was 7 hours and 51 minutes. 

The start is Highway 264 and Eagle Road 3 miles South of the Esmeralda Market in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada, finishing with a climb of 3,000’ over the Silver Peak Range wilderness to the Old School Saloon in the historic mining camp of Silver Peak, Nevada.  There are no services over this rugged 4wd trail.

Pete Swan, machinist, now 71, finished his third straight time on a mountain bicycle.  His best time was under 7 hours, but this year the rugged jeep trail had been washed out in many places, but the heroic efforts of Devin Thackeray and others of the Esmeralda Road Department made the course passable safely by ATV’s and 4wd vehicles (high clearance and short heel base 4WD preferred).  The trail from the top of McAfee Pass East for 5 miles was covered with rocks, other debris, soft sand, and slabs of rock that had to be carefully negotiated by the trail angel vehicles.   Despite the treacherous trail, Bill Kirby, Sr., Bill Kirby, Jr. Russel Torres, and Daniel Villa managed to make mile markers, direction lines and X’s for water and nourishment stops the day before the event. 

At the finish Silver Peak’s Old School Saloon provided the facilities for a BBQ where Jesse Mazur volunteered to cook for the throng.  He also donated charcoal and water.  The “trail angels”  that rescued tired hikers and monitored the course for safety used their own vehicles were the EsCSD Superintendent’s wife, Theresa Terhune, EsCSD Business Manager, Wendy Sanderson, EsCSD Transportation/Facilities Director Doug Kile,  Brian Sanderson, Maintenance, Branden Cornforth, Dyer, Bill Kirby, Jr., Accountant (Gig Harbor, WA), Bill Kirby, Sr., EsCSD School Board Member, Debbee Kirby, Paraprofessional, Hugo Guerrero, Grefco Plant Manager, Chino Pinon, Grefco Safety Coordinator/Controlman and Volunteer Firefighter, and many others. 

Finishers and Their Ages:   Scott Thibodeaux 27, Cedric Kirby 26, Sal Simental 52, Brenda Kapahua 46, Dustin Trahan 32, Jennifer Giltner 32, Josh Abbott 34, John Scates 44, Daniel Villa 11, Brianna Sanderson 11, Russel Torres 11.

Efforts in Approximate Miles:  Michael Abbott 8 years old 13 miles, Tryniti Cargill 11 years old, 9 miles, Sam Rohlman 13 years old 19 miles, Emily Abbott 11 years old 25 miles, Eric Giltner 15 years old 17.9 miles, Aiden Cornforth 10 years old 10 miles, Romy Frederick 36 years old 28 miles, Jenn Frederic 33 years old 20 miles, Matthew Abbott 6 years old 9 miles, Jasmine Simental 26 years old 17.9 miles, Angela Garcia 30 years old 15 miles, Alyssa Torres 7 years old 9.5 miles, Delia Scates 10 years old 24 miles (Youngest Female to Finish at 9 in 2017), Aven Scates 8 years old 20 miles, Bonnie Cornforth 49 years old 8 miles, Carson Rogers 10 years old 19.5 miles, Jessica Villa 38 years old 10.5 miles, Nora Villa 5 years old 5 miles, Roberto Miramontes 66 years old 15.5 miles, Guillermina Miramontes 63 years old 5 miles, Roberto Miramontes, Jr.  27 years old 17.9 miles, Anabel Guerrero 38 years old 17.9 miles, Analee Guerrero 9 years old 15.5, Sandra Miramontes 26 years old 2 miles, Neil Terhune 66 years old 17 miles.  Neil Terhune, EsCSD Superintendent finished in 2017 at 65 years of age. 

The hike was started in 2001 by 3-time EC Commissioner and Current School Board Member, Bill Kirby.     

Funds provided by sponsors and other donors from the general-public have provided funds for SAT and ACT testing at Tonopah High School, meals and lodging for athletic and academic events, funds for finishing touches on the Fish Lake Valley gymnasium, and to cover many other costs for Esmeralda and Tonopah High student activities not covered by taxpayer dollars.  The tax- deductible donations are made to the audited Esmeralda County School District at P O Box 129, Dyer Nevada 89010.   

By William Kirby

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Students from Silver Peak and Dyer:  Emily Abbott, Brianna Sanderson, Alyssa Romero Torres, Aven Scates, Delia Scates, Tryniti Cargill

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Aven & John Scates

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Romero Torres, Aven Scates, Delia Scates, Tryniti Cargill

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Jennifer Giltner, Dustin Trahan

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Sam Rohlman, Eric Giltner

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Russel Torres, Aiden Cornforth

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Deborah & Bill Kirby

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Joshua Abbott

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Brenda Kapahua, Sal Simental, Cedric Kirby, Pete Swan

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Eric Glitner, Alyssa Romero Torres, Aiden Cornforth, Carson Rogers, Tryniti Cargill, Angela Garcia, Jasmine Simental, Anabel Guerrero

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Sandra Miramontes

Juliet & Chino Pinon

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Jasmine & Sal Simental

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Brian & Brianna Sanderson

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Jasmine Simental & Anabel Guerrero


17th Annual Event - Background

The Silver Peak or Bust hike is a one-day, 34 mile hike from Dyer to Silver Peak. This will be the 17th year individual hikers have undertaken this hike. Previous hikers have raised thousands of dollars in donations to the Esmeralda County School District Hike Fund. The hike starts at Highway 264 and Eagle Road in Fish Lake Valley and climbs about 3,000 feet to the top of McAfee Pass before making a long descent to the Clayton Valley, where hikers will need to dig deep to find the strength to make the final push across the valley to finish at the Old School Saloon in the historic mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada.

Last year our heroic new schools superintendent Neil Terhune, 65, finished the event as his introduction to the spirit and enthusiasm common to the people of Esmeralda County who help our youth.  

The Fund supports both Esmeralda and Nye Tonopah High School Students for extra-curricular activity expenses as well as all three Esmeralda K-8 Schools – Dyer, Goldfield and Silver Peak; Additional instructional supplies for Esmeralda Teachers; The new Fish Lake Valley Community Center Building was completed with a substantial donation from the Hike Fund; The Hike Fund has also pledged support to the Esmeralda County School District Athletic Track and Field located on the Dyer Elementary School Campus as well as purchasing Warm Up jackets for the Mustang Basketball Team.

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By William Kirby

Dyer Athletic Field
Dyer Athletic Field
Transportation Director, Doug Kile is managing the Dyer Athletic Project.
Basketball, District-wide
Basketball, District-wide
Hello Parents,

We are John and Val Maurer and we are excited to be the basketball coaches this season. We have a great group of kids and we look forward to watching them grow and develop as basketball players and individuals.

Our practice schedule over Christmas break will be –
December 18th & 19th in Dyer
December 20th & 21st in Goldfield
January 2nd & 3rd in Dyer
January 4th & 5th in Goldfield
These practices will begin at 1:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm.

On days we practice in Dyer, Goldfield students will need to meet at the Gym at 11:00 to be picked up and will be delivered back to their homes after practice. Silver Peak students will need to meet at the school at 11:40 to be picked up and will be delivered back to their homes after practice. Dyer students will need to provide their own transportation to and from practice.

On days we practice in Goldfield, Dyer students will need to meet at the Esmeralda Market at 11:40 to be picked up and will be delivered back to their homes after practice. Silver Peak students will need to be at the school at 12:20 to be picked up and will be delivered back to their homes after practice. Goldfield students will need to provide their own transportation to and from practice.

Our first game will be on January 6th in Amargosa. We will send out the game schedule when we get it. We would like students to attend all practices, if possible. Street shoes are not allowed on some gym floors, so each player will need basketball shoes.

If you have any questions or if your student will not be able to attend a practice, please call or text John at (775) 560-0401 or Val at (775) 560-4130.

John and Val Maurer
Teacher Appreciation, Dyer Elementary
Teacher Appreciation, Dyer Elementary
Thank you for making a difference!
Dyer Spirit Week 02/12 - 02/15/18
Dyer Spirit Week 02/12 - 02/15/18
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Dyer Student Council has planned Spirit Week for the week of 2/12-2/15. We're combining this with a Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week and a valentine exchange for Valentine's Day on 2/14. Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday 2/12 "From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free"- Crazy Sock and Hair Day

Tuesday 2/13 "Wake Up to a Drug Free World"- Pajama Day

Wednesday 2/14 "Hats Off For Being Drug Free"- Wear Your Favorite Hat
School Valentine exchange @ 3:30 in Mr. Scates's Room

Thursday 2/15 "Show Your School Pride and Be Drug Free"- Wear Your School Colors or dress up like twins, triplets, etc.
Basketball Tournament Tonopah - Players
Basketball Tournament Tonopah - Players
TO: Basketball Parents and Participants

FROM: Basketball Coaches

RE: Basketball Games in Tonopah February 9 & 10, 2018

DATE: February 5, 2018

Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 2018, there games will be in Tonopah at the High School gym.
The game schedule is as follows:

First game, Friday, February 9, starts @ 3:00 p.m., last game starts at 5 p.m. (if we win first game)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Determined after Friday's game, wins or loss
First game starts @ 9 a.m., or 10:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.
We will notify you as soon as we know this start time for sure.

All players will be picked up on Friday on the following schedule:
Silver Peak players will leave the Silver Peak School at 12:00 p.m.
Goldfield students will leave the Gym by 1:00 p.m.
All Dyer players will be picked up at the Esmeralda Market at 12:00 p.m.

All players will be picked up on Saturday on one of the following schedules:
For the 9 A.M. game start time
Silver Peak players will leave the Silver Peak School at 6:00 a.m.
Goldfield students will leave the Gym by 7 a.m.
All Dyer players will be picked up at the Esmeralda Market at 6:00 a.m.

For the 10 A.M. game start time
Silver Peak players will leave the Silver Peak School at 7:00 a.m.
Goldfield students will leave the Gym by 8 a.m.
All Dyer players will be picked up at the Esmeralda Market at 7:00 a.m.

For the 11 A.M. game start time
Silver Peak players will leave the Silver Peak School at 8:00 a.m.
Goldfield students will leave the Gym by 9 a.m.
All Dyer players will be picked up at the Esmeralda Market at 8:00 a.m.














For the 11 A.M. game start time

Silver Peak players will leave the Silver Peak School at 7:00 a.m
Goldfield students will leave the Gym by 8 a.m.
All Dyer players will be picked up at the Esmeralda Market at 7:00 a.m.

Please be sure your player eats breakfast and brings money for food, it will not be provided by the school.

A concession stand will be available. The tentative time leaving Tonopah will be between 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Players will be dropped off at their pick up points after the games. Students should be home between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

If your child will not ride the bus home from the game, please see the coach to sign your child out. If you have any questions, please call Val Maurer at 775-560-4130 or John Maurer at 775-560-0401.

Please be sure your player eats breakfast, and either brings food for snacks and lunch, or money to buy food, it will not be provided by the school. A concession stand will be available.

The tentative time leaving Tonopah on Friday will be between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Depending on first game win or loss. Players will be dropped off at their pick-up points after the games. Students should be home between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Again, we will let you know as soon as we know.

The tentative time leaving Tonopah on Saturday will be between 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Again, we will let you know as soon as we know

If your child will not ride the bus home from the game, please see the coach to sign your child out. If you have any questions, please call Val Maurer at 775-560-4130 or John Maurer at 775-560-0401.
Basketball Tournament Tonopah - Field Trip
BASKETBALL GAME PERMISSION SLIP
February 9, 2018

I, ________________________, give my child, ________________________, permission to ride the bus with the basketball players and attend the basketball games in Tonopah,

February 9th, 2018, Basketball Tournament Tonopah.

I understand that the pick-up time at the Esmeralda Market is at 12 Noon, and the return time will be by 8:30 pm at the Esmeralda Market.

I understand that my child will be chaperoned by a responsible adult, at all times, while away from school, and that the adult will take all necessary precautions to protect my child from harm and injury.

I give my permission for Esmeralda County School District staff to seek emergency medical attention for the above-named child. I do hereby release Esmeralda County School District, from liability responsibilities unless grossly negligent in its duties.


____________________________________ _______________
Parent / Guardian Signature Date
District Spelling Bee - 02/08/18, Silver Peak NV
The students in grades 6, 7 and 8 may participate in the county Spelling Bee in Goldfield on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Students will be transported to the community center in Silver Peak. The Spelling Bee will begin approximately at 2:30 p.m. Dyer students will leave the school at 1:00 p.m. and Goldfield students will leave the school at 1:35 p.m.

Dyer students will be dropped off on the highway beginning on the south end of the valley at approximately 7:38 p.m. Goldfield students will arrive back in Goldfield School at approximately 6:40 p.m.

Please sign and return the permission slip below if you would allow your child to participate in the Spelling Bee in Goldfield on Thursday, February 8, 2007.

Dyer Bus Drop Off Schedule
7:38 Willow Road 7:53 Purple Sage
7:41 Arlemont Ranch 7:57 Esmeralda Market
7:44 Scales 7:58 West Side Road
7:46 A Lazy L Ranch 8:03 Teacher Housing
7:50 Circle L Ranch Road 8:08 Billy Wright Road

Please return the permission slip no later that Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Spelling Bee 2018

about 1 month ago

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Dyer Elementary School Spelling Bee 01/25/18

about 1 month ago

Dyer Spelling Bee Champs

Jonathan Hartman, 8th Grade
Perla Jimenez Bautista, 7th Grade
Julian Jimenez, 6th Grade
Daniel Villa, 5th Grade
Tuli Dowers, 4th Grade
Analee Guerrero, 3rd Grade
Aven Scates, 2nd Grade
Mateo Arias, 1st Grade

Students

By Winifred Sanderson

Basketball Game Video, 01/06/18, Amargosa Valley Community Center

Basketball, January 6, 2018, Amargosa Community Center

about 1 month ago

Basketball team players

Esmeralda Mustangs Basketball - First games of the season, Amargosa Valley Community Center, January 6, 2018.  We lost the first but won the second game.  Congratulations Mustangs for a job well done!  

Coaches

Basketball Coaches, John and Val Maurer.  Thank you for all you do!  

By Winifred Sanderson

Christmas Programs

about 1 month ago

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Silver Peak Elementary School Christmas Program

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The Silver Peak Christmas Program was a success!  Santa stopped in for a visit and participated in the program.  

Pictures courtesy of Dr. M. Neil Terhune

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Dyer Elementary School Christmas Program

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Frederick and Maria Hartman




A wonderful Christmas Program held at the Fish Lake Valley Community Center, Dyer Nevada.