--art by Mia F
"Following the lead of Justice Hobbs, who was in our classroom twice to share his passion for water conservation and his preference for documenting his insights in poetry, and studying the work that had been previously published in a River of Words anthology, the children in our class wrote poems and created the artwork submitted toward the end of the Water in the West unit. We first mailed the entries to St. Mary's College in California, and then they were sent back to Colorado for judging. The winners were announced this week." --Gay and Kim, teachers in PGK
"Ricks has pretty much made me who I am; I grew up here. I really love it so much. I feel like it has really given me a love for learning, and I always want to know more." --Francine age 13
"My favorite part about the Ricks Center is that you never go a day without doing something awesome."
--Ella age 8
"The teachers always find a way to get us interested and challenge us, so that we’re always learning."
--Holden age 13
"They help me feel proud because they help me through the work that I need to do, and it just makes me feel proud of myself like I can do anything."
--Tilly age 8
"Ricks offers kids an opportunity for leadership in every aspect of every moment of every day."
--Anne, Ricks Center parent
"To say that the teachers are skilled and bright and energetic is an understatement; they are really fantastic."
--Greg, Ricks Center parent