Animas High School announces eventsAnimas High School announces these events:
AHS juniors will present their LINK Exhibitions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Animas City Theatre (STEM internships) and Thursday (arts internships). The public is invited to attend these celebrations of student learning, where students present projects they designed and completed during their three-week-long, full-time professional internships in a variety of businesses and organizations. Current ninth- to 11th-graders will register for 2016-17 classes May 4 during advisory period. The 2016-17 AHS Course Catalog, which contains a greater variety of choices for students than ever before, is now online at http://animashighschool.com/2016-17-course-catalog/.The final AHS information session of the school year will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at AHS and the final shadow day of the year is scheduled for May 5. To sign up, call 247-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An intent-to-enroll form can be filled out online at http://animashighschool.com/online-intent-to-enroll-form/. For more information about enrollment, http://animashighschool.com/admissions-information/.Columbine Christian is enrolling studentsColumbine Christian School, an elementary and middle school in Durango, is enrolling new students for the 2016-17 school year.
Discounted tuition rates and scholarships are available.
To tour the school or to have a child shadow for the day, email email@example.com or call 259-1189.
Mountain offers program for home-schoolersMountain Middle School will offer an enrichment program for home-schooled students beginning with a pilot program for grades six to eight in August 2016.
The “Mountain Options” program will be designed to support parents who choose to educate their children at home while having access to the school’s enrichment opportunities.
Enrollment in Mountain Options will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Enrollment will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment will be offered online.
Interested families without access to the Internet may enroll on computers that will be provided at the front desk of Mountain Middle School on Monday.
For more information, call 828-5600 or visit www.mountainmiddleschool.org.
Mountain invites you to seventh-grade exhibitionAt Mountain Middle School, Dave Farkas’ science class along with Jen Lokey and Nicholas Philliou’s humanities class will present a seventh-grade exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Students have analyzed Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel to incorporate the theories into their scientific study of the human body, human history and the effect of killer diseases.
The “Contagion Project” combined the study of humanities and science with students’ engineering and building a mechanical representation that illustrates their new understanding of science and history.
All community members are invited.
Two Fort Lewis Mesa groups to meet May 17Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 3 p.m. May 17 followed by the Student Accountability Committee at 4:30 p.m.
Both meetings will be held in the conference room at the school.
Fifth-graders to attend Water Festival at FLCMore than 750 fifth-grade students from 15 schools across Southwest Colorado will participate in the Children’s Water Festival at Fort Lewis College from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4.
Sponsored by the Southwestern Water Conservation District, the festival aims to educate fifth-grade students about water issues, the importance of this natural resource and how they can help to protect it.
Nearly 12,000 students have experienced the annual Children’s Water Festival since its inception 21 years ago. Classes rotate among several interactive, 20-minute presentations throughout the day. This year, there will be 30 different presentations by local water professionals.
The sessions are outside and inside, predominately in the Student Union, Noble Hall and library areas.
For more information, call Denise Rue-Pastin at 946-9024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS thespians earning money for competitionDurango High School Troupe 1096 is raising money for the International Thespian Competition this summer.
Troupe members are leading workshops at DHS for students in fifth to eighth grade. Workshops include acting, musical theater, improv and technical theater.
Workshops will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost for the workshop is $25 and includes a pizza lunch.
For more information, call Ben Mattson at (505) 360-4888, email email@example.com or arrive Saturday morning at the high school with payment. Checks are preferred and can be made out to DHS Thespians.
Native American program to host year-end potluckThe Native American Education Programs will host its year-end potluck from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Hall, 2500 Main Ave.
A Title VII public hearing will the held during this time.
Fifth-grade orchestra, choir to perform May 5 at DHSFifth-grade orchestra and choir students from Durango School District 9-R will host a special performance from 5:45 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Durango High School.
Sunnyside Elementary announces events Sunnyside Elementary School will host these events:
Edible Books in the Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday.Student Accountability Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. May 5.SIPTA meeting at 7:30 a.m. May 6., Sunnyside Spring Music Performance at 6 p.m. May 12.Book Fair from May 19 to May 24.Kindergarten Parent Tea at 1:45 p.m. May 20.Incoming Kinder Shadow Days from May 23 to May 25.Sunnyside Field Day on May 26.Fifth Grade Celebration at 1 p.m. May 31.Sunnyside’s Got Talent Show on June 1.Last day of school and RiverWalk on June 2.Florida Mesa to host Mesa Madness yard saleFlorida Mesa Elementary School will host the annual yard sale “Mesa Madness” on May 21.
People interested in a space can stop by the front office at the school for more information and to sign up.
Walk ’n’ Roll-a-Thon promotes bicycle safetyAs a part of the city of Durango’s Safe Routes to School program, the Department of Transportation and Sustainability will host a Walk ’n’ Roll-a-Thon at Needham Elementary School the week of May 2-6. The week will culminate in a bike rodeo and parade May 6.
Throughout the week, students will be encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to school. There will be prizes for students who participate, donated locally by Brown’s Sport Shoe, Osprey Packs, the city of Durango and more.
The bike rodeo will include bicycle skills tests, rock dodging and other drill stations. The Gray Matters Helmet Program from Mercy Regional Medical Center will give a presentation, helmet-fittings and bike safety demonstrations. There will be bicycle registration and inspection stations, including a minor bike tuning.
The school-wide parade will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 6 along Columbine Drive.
For more information, call 375-4949.
Stillwater Music to play with Arizona school bandStillwater music will host “Colotour,” a touring band from Chinle High School in Arizona, for a band clinic and performance May 6.
Colotour is a 10-member band of Navajo students playing jazz and rock under the direction of Eric Swanson.
Stillwater music faculty will conduct a band clinic from noon to 3 p.m. at Stillwater Music, 121 W. 32nd St., Unit E, in Durango. Then Stillwater’s advanced combo “Super Bad,” under the direction of Jared Wright, will join forces with Colotour for a public performance and potluck at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive.
For more information call 247-5095.
Stillwater Music offers songwriting workshopStillwater Music’s summer program will include a songwriting workshop with local songwriter and bandleader Robby Overfield.
The workshop is open to songwriters, singers, writers and poets who want to take their songwriting to the next level.
Participants will bring their songs and/or song ideas to class and have an opportunity to work as a group to flesh out ideas and shape and finish songs. Participants will also learn and apply a variety of techniques that approach songwriting through language, melody, harmony, structure and more.
The workshop is open to high school-age students as well as adults. All musical genres and styles are welcome.
The workshop will offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays in two sessions, June 6-17 and July 11-Aug. 8. Participants may attend one or both sessions.
For more information, visit www.stillwatermusic.org or call 247-5095.
Seed Studio summer camp registration is now openRegistration for Seed Studio’s summer camps is open.
One-week camps include a variety of themes for kids ages 4 to 12. Sessions will begin June 6 and run through Aug. 8.
Programs will include process-oriented art projects, yoga, meditation, mindfulness practice, outside play and the exploration of natural surroundings.
For more information, visit www.seedstudiokids.com or call Heidi at 903-3918.