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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
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 - 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.


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Parent / Guardian Signature Date
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.
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.

Dyer Elementary School Spelling Bee 01/25/18

18 days 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, January 6, 2018, Amargosa Community Center

18 days 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

18 days 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.  

Thanksgiving Celebration

18 days ago

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Thanksgiving Celebration


November 21, 2017, Goldfield Elementary School.  This was a district-wide celebration with all sites participating.  A special thank you to Lissa Michelle Badger and Von's Grocery Store, Bishop, CA for their generous contribution of turkeys and discounted hams.  Thanks again to the Staff of the Esmeralda County School District for your continuous support and personal contributions which make our District a success.

Vons Bishop CA

Halloween Fun!

18 days ago

Students at Halloween Party

Dyer Elementary School Halloween Party


Students at Halloween Party

Goldfield Elementary School Halloween Party


Pictures courtesy of Dr. M. Neil Terhune and Winifred Sanderson

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

16th Annual Silver Peak or Bust Hike

18 days ago

BILL KIRBY HIKE FUND

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Saturday, october 21, 2017, 5:30 AM, EAGLE ROAD, Fish Lake valley, nv

  

Superintendent Makes the Grade

Annual Silver Peak or Bust Hike

Scott Thibodeaux and Cedric Kirby, teammates on the 2007 Tonopah Muckers State championship varsity football team, led the way for the 16th annual Silver Peak or Bust 34 mile Hike.  Scott’s time was 8 hours and 31 minutes.   Richard Torres, John Scates, Delia Scates, Daniel Villa, and Dr. Neil Terhune, Superintendent of Schools, Esmeralda, followed as finishers for the grueling trek.   Finishers had to climb 3,000’ out of Fish Lake Valley over the Silver Peak Range to the Old School Saloon in Silver Peak, NV.   The course is all wilderness with no services over a rugged jeep trail.   The hikers started from Highway 264 and Eagle road at 6:00 A.M. sharp in cool 24 degree weather, Saturday October 21.   

Other participants were Russel Torres 24 miles, Brian Sanderson 24 miles, Brianna Sanderson 22 miles, Chase Sparks 22 miles, Angela Garcia 18 miles, James Williams 10.7 miles, Yvonne Cornforth 10.7 miles, and other participants that followed or hiked parts of the course.  They were Jasmine Simental, Chastin Sparks, Aiden Cornforth, Victoria Villa, Winifred Sanderson, and Bill Kirby. 

For the second year in a row, Pete Swan, 70, of Dyer rode his mountain bike to lead the way, finishing first in 7 hours and 30 minutes.

John Scates, Academic School Officer, Dyer Elementary School stayed with his daughter, Delia Scates, 4th grade, Dyer School to set the fastest time for a female student and the youngest female to complete the hike at just 9 years old.   Other Dyer School students to participate were Daniel Villa (his 3rd year to finish), Victoria Villa, James Williams, Brianna Sanderson, Russel Torres, Aiden Cornforth, Chase Sparks, and Chastin Sparks.

Trail angels who provided the safety net, water, and nourishment, as much and when      needed, included Doug Kile, Theresa Terhune, Debbee Kirby, Bill Kirby, Jessica Villa, Wendy and Brian Sanderson, and Yvonne and Branden Cornforth.

Pizza and refreshments were available at the Old School Saloon in Silver Peak until all finishers came in.   

The hike funds provide funding for student extracurricular activities nots funded by taxpayer dollars.   Funds contributed some of the money to put finishing touches on the Fish Lake Valley recreation center and are being used to help with the Dyer athletic field.  Sponsors are needed.  If you wish to become a sponsor, send your donation to the Esmeralda School District, P. O. Box 129, Dyer, NV 89010.  Put Hike fund in the memo     

 

By William Kirby
Founders William and Deborah Kirby

Photo's above courtesy of William Kirby

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Hike participants and trail angels


       




October 14th was the day set aside by for our annual Silver Peak Hike. I did take up the challenge and completed the entire 34 miles in 14 plus hours. I will not do it again. It was only on my bucket list once. Bill Kirby tried to tutor me in a more efficient pace, but I am too old a dog for new tricks. More importantly nine-year old Delia Scates finished it for the first time. All the donations go to our kids and Bill Kirby deserves a lot of credit for the vision and execution of this annual event.
By Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Photo's in this section courtesy of Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Dr. Neil Terhune, Superintendent

National Championship Air Races Field Trip

18 days ago

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Superintendent News

The Esmeralda County District (ECSD) participated in a Field Trip at this year’s RENO Air Shows on Thursday September 14th. Thirty—six students, grades 4-8, and nine adult chaperones traveled to Stead Air Field to witness world-class pilot air maneuvers, vintage aircraft, and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo.   The purpose for this trip was to allow Students from Dyer, Silver Peak and Goldfield an opportunity to put their hands on the newest 21st Century career opportunities in STEM.

Featured offerings in this year’s STEM Education Discovery Zone included:

  • 8 flight simulator stations
  • Drone Flight training area
  • HTC VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) Zone, including virtual reality flight simulators – letting users virtually pilot an aircraft
  • Interactive information touch-screens and interactive roving robots of all sizes
  • Wearable arm computers with special sensors and capabilities
  • Themed banners/posters on drones, aviation and 3D modeling
  • 3D virtual models of locations across Nevada and the globe”

Our students were well-behaved and genuinely excited to participate in what turned out to be a very long day.  I appreciate the assistance of our parents and staff.  We are always looking for ways to provide authentic, real world career information for our youth. This trip was well worth the effort. We all extend a special thanks to Mr. Reza Karamooz at the STEM Education Discovery Zone for providing the invitation and the free tickets.”

By Dr. M. Neil Terhune