River Watch and Fly Flishing

Our science teacher leads interested students in grades 5-8 monitor water quality and other indicators of watershed health; they then utilize these results to educate others about the condition of Colorado's waters. This data is also used in the Clean Water Act decision-making process.  River Watch is a statewide volunteer water quality-monitoring program operated in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife {CPW}. This program is unique in its statewide focus and frequency of data collection.


River Watch is coupled with fly fishing. Cast a Fly, Catch a Student!  Students in the 5th - 8th-grade have the opportunity to learn the in's and out's of fly fishing.  Basic casting, knot tying, fly fishing equipment, as well as an introduction to invertebrates will be just a few of the topics practiced. River conservation along with proper recreation techniques will be taught as well. This is a unique opportunity to learn a skill that can last a lifetime while enjoying the amazing place we call home. 


A student team meets with our internal yearbook expert throughout the year to learn about yearbook design and publishing. They then apply these skills to the production of the annual NRCCS yearbook, using project management skills to produce yearbooks on schedule each year.


Third and fourth graders are taught the value and techniques of the keyboard, that is so much of their future. One or more teachers/aides plan activities and lessons for this group. The computer as we all know is already being utilized on a daily basis by most school aged children. We best learn where those keys are!!

Model UN

One of our teachers leads this group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN. It is an educational simulation and academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.


There's always a performer on every team and NRCCS has one. This person has taken a group of 5th & 6th grade drama specialists and creates two plays each school year, which are then performed before the entire school. They have learned and applied many facets of the production  world!


We have the expertise of one of our staff members leading 5th-8th graders in learning the basics of strumming a guitar. Wow, has this group really materialized. Many have taken it upon themselves to actually practice nightly. And you can hear it!