Park to host registration for kindergarten, preschool Park Elementary School will host kindergarten and preschool registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Participants should check in at the front office. People must bring proof of address, birth certificate and a copy of the child’s immunization records. A child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligible to attend kindergarten.
In addition, Durango School District 9-R will offer preschool services. Information about all the preschool opportunities will be available at the preschool/kindergarten registrations.
For more information, call Libby Culver at 247-5411, ext. 1468, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durango School District to register kindergartenersDurango School District 9-R announces these preschool and kindergarten registrations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Thursday at Park Elementary School.Monday at Needham Elementary School.April 20 at Florida Mesa Elementary School.April 21 at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School.People who are unable to attend on a school’s registration day should call the school or Libby Culver at 247-5411.
Participants should bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization information as well as a utility bill or some other verification of home address.
Additional information can be found at www.durangoschools.org, by clicking on “Academics” and choosing “Early Childhood Education.”
Durango High School to host poetry slam As part of the Creativity Festivity, Durango High School students will compete in a poetry slam at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.
Riverview Elementary parents, teachers to meetRiverview Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s Media Center.
All parents and guardians are welcome.
For more information, call 247-3862.
Accountability group to meet at Florida MesaFlorida Mesa Elementary School Accountability Committee will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday in the school’s lobby.
Florida Mesa Elementary parents, teachers to meetThe Florida Mesa Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. April 21 in the school’s lobby.
Scholarship gives women second chance at schoolThe Colorado Master Farm Homemaker guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agriculture background.
Known by the guild as the “Second Chance Scholarship,” it will be given to someone who has had her college education interrupted or postponed and is hoping to attend a college, trade school or a secondary education institution.
Homemakers are encouraged to apply. Requirements are: three names of reference, biographical statement of work history, community involvement, future goals and a statement why the applicant feels the scholarship should be awarded to her.
All applications must be complete when returned by May 15. The award must be used in the year it is received. The guild reserves the right not to award the scholarship.
Applications are available at the Colorado State University Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave., and from Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild Scholarship Chairman, Elsa Mae Reynolds, 23526 WCR 66, Greeley, CO, 80631.
Southwest studies center to hold book sale at FLCThe Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will host a book sale from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Delaney Library at the college.
Shelby Tisdale, center director, will give a welcome at 6 p.m. with a guided gallery tour immediately afterward.
For more information, call 247-7456 or visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu.
Mountain Middle School announces eventsMountain Middle School announces these events:
Suzanne Jackson’s eighth-grade science class will exhibit “Mission: Space” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 108 W. 31st St. Students have applied their knowledge of Kepler’s laws, phases of the moon, theories on the formation of the solar system and eclipses of the sun and moon to their choice of project. Students were able to choose a project based on their learning style. Final projects include science fiction short stories, debates, planning for life on another solar body and lesson plans for teaching science to fourth-graders. People who attend are encouraged to engage with and assess students’ professionalism and ability to articulate their learning.The board of directors will discuss the 2016-17 school budget at its meeting at 4:30 p.m. April 20 at the school. Adult education center offers language classesThe Durango Adult Education Center will offer Beginning Conversational Spanish and Nepali starting Monday.
The Conversational Spanish class will cover vocabulary relevant to everyday life and give participants a good foundation to begin speaking. The class will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays from April 20 to May 25.
The Conversational Nepali class is suited for people who have never spoken the language and want to learn about the culture and language for independent travel to Nepal. The class will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday from April 18 to May 23.
Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.durangoadulted.org.
Scholarship available for non-traditional students The Western Colorado Community Foundation will accept applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship starting Friday.
The scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of Colorado.
Preference will be given to non-traditional students, defined as adult students age 22 or older or a re-entry student. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated financial need.
Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s Western Slope who are attending a Western Slope institution of higher education.
The application deadline is June 10. Two non-renewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and are available through an online application at www.wc-cf.org.
For more information, call Cecile Aday at (970) 243-3767.
Animas High School announces eventsAnimas High School will host these events:
The board of directors will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school. This meeting is open to the public.All students and families who are interested in learning about AHS and potentially enrolling for the 2016-17 school year are encouraged to attend an information session and to sign up for a shadow day. Information sessions will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and May 3 at AHS. Shadow days will take place Friday, April 21 and May 5. To sign up, call 247-2474 or email email@example.com. Prospective students and families are also encouraged to attend public exhibitions as these provide an opportunity to see examples of student work and are open to the community.AHS is a tuition-free public charter school that prepares all students for college and post-secondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged residents through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is now open. All new families with students who will be entering ninth, 10th or 11th grade next fall are invited to complete an enrollment form at http://animashighschool.com/online-intent-to-enroll-form. Spaces in these grades are limited. For more information, visit http://animashighschool.com/admissions-information.‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser in Ignacio to fight hungerThe Ignacio Elementary School will host “Empty Bowls” from 5 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the school, 85 County Road 320, Ignacio.
The cost is $10 a bowl or $35 for a family of four. Money raised will help fight hunger. The event also will feature a silent auction.
Regional bar association offers three scholarshipsThe Southwest Colorado Bar Association will award scholarships to three seniors graduating from a high school in La Plata or San Juan county or to home-schooled seniors to assist in the student’s financial needs at college or vocational school.
The scholarship amount is $1,000 per student. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student and can be used for tuition, books, living expenses or other higher education related expenses. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Home-schooled seniors are required to provide information about their academic achievements.
Students may obtain applications for the scholarships from the counseling offices at each of the high schools or directly from the SWCBA Donations Committee, c/o William E. Zimsky, Esq., Abadie & Schill, P.C., 555 Rivergate Lane, Suite B4-180, Durango, CO, 81301.
The deadline for submitting the completed applications to the committee is May 2. The bar association will announce its decisions on the scholarship grants by May 13.