9-R school board to meet Sept. 21
The next Durango School District 9-R Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
All are welcome.
Parent committee to meet today
The Title VII Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Park Elementary School, 623 E. Fifth St.
DHS student named to council
Durango High School Student Council announces that Class of 2012 Vice President Brenna Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Youth Advisory Council for a two-year term.
The advisory council is the body responsible for advising the Colorado Legislature about youth-related issues.
DHS students needed for commission
Durango High School students are encouraged to apply to be part of the Mayors Youth Advisory Commission.
Applications must be given to Dale Garland by Sept. 16.
For more information or an application, call Garland at 259-160, ext. 2205.
Tickets available for DHS Theatre
Season tickets are on sale for the Durango High School Theatre season.
For $55 patrons receive two tickets to these shows: Footloose, Rabbit Hole and Alice Wonderland. Additional tickets also are available.
E-mail Mona Wood-Patterson at mwoodpat firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a name and mailing address to receive a flier with more information.
Teacher, principal nominations accepted
Distinguished Title I teacher and principal nominations are due by Tuesday.
The Office of Federal Program Administration recognizes outstanding teachers and administrators through the Title I Distinguished Teacher and Principal Awards.
Nominators are asked to complete a nomination form. A committee will review the nominations and select 10 finalists for each award.
If your nominee is selected, you will be asked to complete the full nomination packet.
Principal nomination forms can be found at www.cde.state.co.us/Fed Programs/awards/ti_dist princ.asp, and teacher nomination forms at www.cde.state.co.us/FedPro grams/awards/ti_dist teach.asp.
Finalists will be announced at the end of September. Completed nomination packets are due Nov. 1. Award recipients will be announced no later than Nov. 19.
Big Picture needs mouse pads
Durango High Schools Big Picture program is in need of 42 mouse pads for its computer lab and classroom.
To donate, call Diane Burress 259-1630, ext. 2700.
Ribbon cutting to be held at college
Southwest Colorado Community College will celebrate the opening of its new cosmetology facility with a ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Campus, 33057 U.S, Highway 160 in Mancos.
The public is invited, and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 564-6273.
Childhood council to meet in Cortez
The Montelores Early Childhood Council will meet at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Church of Christ annex on the corner of Adams Street and Montezuma Avenue in Cortez.
All are invited. Dinner will be provided. The council is made up of concerned residents who wish to improve the lives and opportunities of children in Montezuma and Dolores counties.
RSVP to Vangi McCoy at email@example.com or call 749-7017.
Continuing education classes held at FLC
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will hold these classes:
b Turn Your Childrens Story Idea into a Published Book with Lynn Kuntz will be held Sept. 11.
The class will explore the elements that make good childrens stories; resources specific to writing books for children; mastering proper manuscript formats; and researching markets that buy manuscripts.
The cost is $45.
b Introduction to Construction Management with Dallas Page in English or Introducción a la Gestión de la Construcción impartido por Michael Gary Devloo en español will be held Tuesdays for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 14.
The cost is $305, which includes a textbook.
A discount will be given for registrations received by Friday.
For more information, call 247-7385, e-mail contin firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://continuinged.fortlewis.edu and click on Local Classes.
Animas High announces events
Animas High School will hold these events:
b The school is accepting a limited number of new enrollees for ninth and 10th grades.
For more information, call 247-2474.
b A Back to School Family Picnic for enrolled students and their families will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Edgemont Ranch picnic grounds.
Participants are asked to bring a side dish to share. There will be music by The Badly Bent.
b Student photos will be held at 8:15 a.m. Friday at the school.
For more information, call the school or e-mail PAC@animashighschool.com.
Iran presentation to be held Sept. 9
Life-Long Learning, sponsored by Professional Associates through Fort Lewis College, will present Inside Iran, From Mashad to Tehran by Marilee Jantzer-White at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Room 130 of Noble Hall,
Jantzer-White is a history and art history professor and recent traveler to Iran.
The presentation is free to the public.
For more information, call 247-7401.
Charter school to open fall 2011
Mountain Middle School is a free public charter school that plans to open in the fall of 2011.
For more information or to volunteer or donate, visit www.MountainMid dleSchool.org.