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Our Goal:

We're all about creating a positive school environment at the Garfield Re-2 School District! We work hard to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community. By fostering trust, togetherness, and understanding, we make sure everyone feels supported and connected. It's all about making Garfield Re-2 School District an amazing place to learn and grow!

The Communications Department supports the following objectives:

  • Maintain an effective two-way communication system between the School District and its stakeholders;
  • Distribute accurate, timely information about School District policies, programs, procedures, achievements, decisions and critical issues;

  • Eliminate rumors and misinformation; and

  • Promote and encourage feedback, suggestions and ideas from the community and staff members with programs and practices.

Stay Connected

Garfield Re-2 uses School Messenger Mass Notification to send messages to parents and staff.

Please be sure that your contact information is updated with your school secretary and/or through the online registration portal at the beginning of the year.

If you're a community member without children in Garfield Re-2 schools, you can sign up to be on our email list. We regularly send news and information to the greater community, and ask for your input.

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Theresa Hamilton
Communications Director
(970) 665-7621(o)
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    Swashbuckling fencers descend upon Rifle High School

    The art of fencing has often served as a dance of steel and strategy, captivating audiences on the silver screen for generations. From the swashbuckling duels of Errol Flynn in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" to the high-stakes clashes of Inigo Montoya and the Dread Pirate Roberts in "The Princess Bride,"  audiences have been thrilled with powerful moments of swordplay that have left us longing for adventure. Beyond the dazzling choreography and dramatic flair seen on television and in the movies, fencing is a sport steeped in tradition, technique, and a rich history that extends far beyond the realm of make-believe. 

    Rifle High School may seem a pedestrian venue for such climatic efforts, but last weekend, fencers from around the state and region clashed their foils and épées as RHS hosted a small, regional fencing tournament. 

    Highland elementary student council students November 2023 serving at the extended table.

    Spaghetti holds a special place in the heart of Colton Niederwerder, a fifth-grader at Highland Elementary - it’s one of his favorite meals. His excitement to share his love of spaghetti with those less fortunate than himself is palpable.

    Colton is a member of the Highland Elementary Student Council, a group of third, fourth and fifth graders who make a difference in their community. About once a month, the Highland student council members come together to prepare a meal at Lift-UP's Extended Table, hosted at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church.

    Photo of School Board members as of November 2023

    RIFLE, CO – On November 29, 2023, the Garfield Re-2 School Board met for a special session to reorganize after the November 7, 2023 election.
    Board members Cassie Haskell, Chance W. Jenkins and Fathom Jensen were sworn into their positions. All three are new to the board. Haskell defeated Kaylin Harju in a contested race in Director District B (east Rifle to Silt). She takes the seat of Jason Shoup, who leaves the board after over nearly four-years of service.