Small business center to preview class series
The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center will offer a free preview of the upcoming Leading Edge Strategic Planning Series on Business Management and Planning from 6 to 8 p.m. March 31 in the Education Business Hall, Room 118, at Fort Lewis College.
The Leading Edge series will begin April 6 and will run into June. The series offers hands-on training for people already running a business to people who are just starting one. Topics will include organizational, operational and financial issues, as well as marketing.
For more information and to register for either the free preview or the full series, visit http://sbdcfortlewis.org or call 247-7009.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
All students and families interested in learning about AHS and potentially enrolling for the 2016-17 school year are encouraged to attend an information session and sign up for a shadow day. Information sessions will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 14 and May 3 at the school. Shadow days take place every Thursday through May 5. To sign up, call 247-2474 or email email@example.com. Prospective students and families also are encouraged to attend public exhibitions.
Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is now open. All new families with students who will be entering ninth, tenth or 11th grade next fall are invited to complete an enrollment form at http://animashighschool.com/online-intent-to-enroll-form. For more information about enrollment, visit http://animashighschool.com/admissions-information.
Spring Break will be from Monday to April 1. There is a professional development day for staff members April 4. There will be no classes for students that day.
The School Excellence Committee will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the school.
Seniors will present their Senior Project TED Talks from April 6 to April 12. Seniors will present their projects and defend their theses. The public is welcome to attend. To view a schedule, visit http://tinyurl.com/h3sosqf.
9-R needs volunteers for 8th-grade conference
Durango School District 9-R is seeking 30 to 40 volunteers for the third annual “Keys to High School Success … And Beyond!” conference for eighth-grade students about to transition to high school.
The students will explore topics around healthy relationships, positive self-image and advocacy. Volunteers are needed to help with the conference, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 5.
To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Lewis Mesa announces events
Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School announces these events:
Students will attend a jazz concert from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gym.
Students will take photos at 8 a.m. Friday.
Preschool, kindergarten registration set for Park
Park Elementary School will hold its kindergarten and preschool registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14.
Participants should bring proof of address, immunizations and birth certificate. Incoming kindergartners must be 5 years old before Sept. 1.
For more information on kindergarten registration, call 247-3718. For more information about preschool registration, call Libby Culver at 247-5411.
9-R to offer registration for kindergarten, preschool
Durango School District 9-R elementary schools will host preschool and kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at these locations:
April 6, Riverview Elementary School.
April 7, Animas Valley Elementary School
April 12, Sunnyside Elementary School.
April 14, Park Elementary School.
April 18, Needham Elementary School.
April 20, Florida Mesa Elementary School.
April 21, Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School.
If people are unable to attend their school’s registration day, call the school directly or Libby Culver at 247-5411 for more information.
Participants should bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization information as well as a utility bill or some other verification of home address.
For more information, visit www.durangoschools.org. Click on “Academics” and choose “Early Childhood Education.”
Durango district schools to close for Spring Break
All Durango School District 9-R schools will be closed for Spring Break from Monday to April 1.
The district office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during this time.
Durango district schools will be closed April 4
All Durango School District 9-R schools will be closed April 4 for a professional development day.
Teacher recruitment fair slated for Durango High
Durango School District 9-R will host a teacher recruitment fair April 9 at Durango High School.
To be considered for an interview at the fair, applicants must be fully credentialed and highly qualified by August.
To register an application online, visit www.durangoschools.org under the “Spring 2016 Teacher Recruitment Fair” link.
FLC department to host runs to raise money
The Fort Lewis College Exercise Science Department will hold a 5K and 10K “Books & Things” race April 10 at Three Springs.
The 5K will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the 10K at 10 a.m. The races will begin at 125 Mercado St. All ability levels are welcome.
Organized by FLC Exercise Science faculty, staff members and students, the race is a way to raise scholarship money for students. Donations will also accepted. The race will be held rain or shine.
For registration information, visit http://bit.ly/25gY73w.
For more information, call Carla Weston at 247-7577.
Student exchange program seeks local host families
World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries.
Couples and families with and without children in the home are encouraged to host. People can host a student for a semester or for the school year. Each student is fully insured and brings his/her own personal spending money.
For more information, call (800) 888-9040, visit www.whhosts.com, or email email@example.com.
Registration open for music programs
Registration for Stillwater Music’s 2016 summer music program is now open for kids and adults of all ages.
Classes start June 6 and include a variety of one-week camps and ongoing classes for everyone regardless of their musical experience.
Camps for kids include introductory percussion, steel drum band, sound engineering, ukulele ensemble, theory and improvisation and blues camp with Kirk James.
Weekly band classes for elementary and middle/high school students will run throughout the summer. Community classes for adults and children 11 and older include community samba band, community percussion band, theory and improvisation workshop and songwriting with Robby Overfield.
Adult offerings include a dozen bands playing music in styles ranging from rock, pop, funk and jazz to Americana, blues and an a cappella vocal ensemble.
To register or for more information, visit www.stillwatermusic.org or call Steve Dejka at 769-0171.
Application deadline extended for scholarships
The Durango Education Foundation is extending the deadline to apply for all foundation scholarships to 5 p.m. April 5.
DEF is offering seven scholarships this year, each with unique criteria and focus. Interested Durango School District 9-R seniors should visit www.DurangoEducationFoundation.org for more information or call 385-1491.
The Brinton and Bowman scholarships are open to any senior swimming or diving for the Durango swim team.
Aspiring civil engineers can apply for scholarships
SGM, a civil engineering, surveying and consulting firm headquartered in Glenwood Springs with additional offices in Durango, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Salida and Meeker, awards up to five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to assist aspiring civil engineers and surveyors in pursuit of their studies.
The Steve Westhoff Scholarship is in honor of Steve Westhoff, an SGM field engineer. The application deadline is April 1.
For more information and an application, visit www.sgm-inc.com.
Durango School District authorizes online school
Durango School District 9-R authorized a new, public online school, Colorado Connections Academy@Durango.
The full-time online public school, authorized by 9-R and certified by the State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, will serve students in all grades from across Colorado.
The new school will deliver technology-enhanced, tuition-free public school online to students statewide.
Colorado Connections Academy@Durango will begin serving students in grades kindergarten to 10th-grade in the 2016-17 school year, with an additional grade level added each subsequent school year.
For more information, visit www.durangoschools.org.