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Graland According to Mr. Hickey

List of 8 news stories.

  • APOLOGIA

    Blame me for any factual or grammatical errors in these entries.
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  • WELCOME: 2019-2020

    As I begin my second year of r________nt, I find myself still excited about sharing more stories about this school's history.
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  • RUTH GORHAM ALUMNI AWARD: 2018

    Below is the wonderful speech Edward Murane delivered at the Alumni Reunion in 2018.
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  • RUTH GORHAM ALUMNI AWARD: 2016

    It is a special treat to read this speech, for Jim Arneill speaks so eloquently about his years at Graland and his friendship with Mrs. Gorham.
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  • WELCOME: 2018-2019

    Welcome to the third year of my writing a bit of this and that related to our school’s rich and wonderful history.
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:ONE

    Ruth Gorham in Graland Country Day School: The First Fifty Years refers to the founding families as the “stalwart pioneers” ever determined to make this school a reality. Henry Toll, whose wife we number among the founding mothers (Mmes.Toll, Shaforth, Waring, McWhinney, Lanagan, etc), was asked to deliver a speech at the First Parents’ Dinner in 1958.

     
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:TWO

    Henry Toll continues. . .

    “The next September 1925, the school reopened in the shop on Colfax
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  • THE EARLY DAYS:THREE

    In his speech, Mr. Toll addresses the behind-the-scenes activities that ultimately gave birth to the fourth school:
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The Story of Graland School
As dictated by students to Graland's founding Headmistress Georgia Nelson on May 17, 1928
 
Once upon a time there was a school named Graland School. At first, it was a little school, and it grew and grew bigger every year until the mothers and the fathers decided they would have to build a new school in the country so the children would have more room to play and work in and more sunshine, and a big workshop.

So, one day the children went out to break the ground and help dig a hole for this new school. They went out in cars, and when they got there, they saw the steam shovel take up the dirt, and they dug and they dug in the ground, and the hole is getting deeper and deeper.

The children played in the sand and took off their shoes and had their pictures were taken. Then, they came back to the school, and they hope the new school will be for ready for them in the fall.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.