Give Yoga a Go

Video/Myrissa Burris

Want to relax? Put on some comfy workout clothes and follow along as Montrose High School physical education teacher Melanie Winkler demonstrates a yoga routine.

In the Swing of Things

By Adam Chiaro

The 2016-17 girls tennis season is almost halfway over, but the Montrose girls tennis team is just getting in motion. The Lady Indians have gone head to head against seven other teams so far this season.…

Annika’s Advice: Be You

Photo/Krystal Finch

Editor’s Note:  Annika is a reporter for The Chieftain and an exchange student from Denmark, the country long-considered home to “the happiest people in the world.” According to the United Nations World Happiness Report, which was launched in 2012, Denmark earned the first place title in 2013, 2014, and 2016.…

Montrose High School Greenhouse Project Takes Root

Video/MHS Social Skills Classes

By The Chieftain Staff

The Montrose High School living skills classes led by teacher Tori Barker and the social skills class taught by Dawn Olert are collaborating to continue work on the MHS Greenhouse Project. The combined classes created a student committee to head the effort, and the social skills class recently produced a video as part of a grant application to acquire additional funding.

The idea was originally conceived as a STEM project in Olert’s class. The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math and is defined in part as “an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise…” according to the National Science Teacher’s Association website,

If you would like to contribute financially or volunteer time, supplies or materials, your contribution is tax deductible and will be gratefully accepted by the Montrose High School Greenhouse Project. For more information, contact Dawn Olert or Tori Barker at (970) 249-6636, ext. 4384 or email or