After-prom group to meet Oct. 13
The Durango High School After Prom Committee will hold its first planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 2010 at DHS.
For people who cannot attend but want more information or who want to help plan the April 2011 event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting will be held Nov. 4 at the same time and place.
9-R school board to meet today
The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5 p.m. today in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
All are welcome.
Animas Valley to hold parent meeting today
Animas Valley Elementary will hold its Parent Compact meeting at 7:50 a.m. today in Room 1.
A light breakfast will be served.
Parent/teacher meetings set at DHS
Durango High School will hold parent/teacher conferences from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21.
Scheduling requests from parents will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Parents may call the high school at 259-1630, ext. 2327, and leave a message with his or her name, the students name, phone number, the teachers he or she would like to see and a preferred date and time. A volunteer will call back to confirm the conference schedule.
Volunteers are needed to help with the scheduling on Tuesday. To volunteer, call Martie Dickman at 259-1630, ext. 2300.
Fort Lewis Mesa Title I meeting today
The Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School Title I Reading Parent Night will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. today.
Free child care will be available, and refreshments will be served. Comments about workshops parents would like and the best times to meet will be taken.
For more information, call Kathy Callister at 588-3331, ext. 3814.
Escalante announces upcoming events
Escalante Middle School will hold these events:
b The fall book fair will run through Friday. Parent volunteers are needed. People interested in volunteering should call Cherian Rude at 903-9025.
b Parent/teacher conferences will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
b An Empty Bowl dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The cost is $5. The dinner is part of an international project designed to fight hunger. The idea is for participants to create ceramic bowls and serve a meal of soup and bread. All bowls will be available for purchase through a silent auction, and proceeds will be donated to Manna Soup Kitchen.
Student volunteers needed for service
Abuelos, a community service project at Four Corners Health Care on Junction Road, seeks students who need community service hours.
Abuelos, the Spanish word for grandparents, encourages students to reach out to the elderly. Participants will make crafts with the residents and share snacks. During the school year, students will meet after school to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays.
For more information, call Judy Clancy at 749-6707 or e-mail email@example.com.
Smithsonian traveling exhibit in Cortez
A Smithsonian traveling exhibit called Between Fences will be held Nov. 1-25 at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. in Cortez.
Between Fences explores how tightly the fence is entwined with American history, politics, industry and daily life.
For more information, visit www.museumonmain street.org.
For more information and to schedule classroom visits, call 565-1151.
International Walk to School Day today
Durango School District 9-R will celebrate International Walk to School Day today.
Needham Elementary School will hold a special event at 8:05 a.m. Superintendent Keith Owen will deliver a welcome message, followed by a safety talk by Chief Hal Doughty with the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority and Greg Dodd with the Durango Police Department. Owen will then lead a walk west on Columbine and around the block.
Special activities will be scheduled throughout the day at other 9-R schools.
Ignacio schools to hold conferences
The Ignacio School District will hold parent/teacher conferences from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at these locations:
b Junior high and high school conferences will be held today.
b Elementary school conferences will be held Oct. 19 and 21.
b Intermediate school conferences will be held Oct. 19 and 26.
Space Camp Club to meet at Miller
Miller Middle School students interested in attending Space Camp or the Aviation Challenge in Huntsville, Ala., should attend Space Camp Club from 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 309.
Grant program available to teachers
Fresh Perspectives will sponsor a grant program to help teachers of grades seven to 12 engage students and their families in literacy development. The program is open to any teacher of grades seven to 12 in a public, charter or private school. Ten teachers will win a classroom set of Words of Wisdom: Four Minutes a Day to a Richer and More Powerful Vocabulary.
To request an application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and type NFLD Grant in the subject line. The completed application must be received by 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Winning teachers and their principals will be notified by e-mail Nov. 1.
For more information, visit www.MorePowerful Words.com or www.Fresh- Perspectives.biz.
Relay for Life teams to hold craft fair
The Ignacio School Districts Relay for Life teams will host a Curing Cancer with Crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ignacio High School.
The cost is $10 for a booth space, which includes one table.
For more information or to reserve space, call 382-8754.
Virtual academy holds informational event
Colorado Virtual Academy will hold an informational event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave.
The academy is a public, online school serving students in grades kindergarten through 12.
For more information, visit www.k12.com/cova.
Education center announces classes
The Durango Adult Education Center, 701 Camino del Rio, Suite 301, will hold these classes:
b Beautifying the Late Season Garden with Eve Gilmore of Gardens by Eve will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fassbinder Park. The cost is $45. The class will discuss design strategies that help beautify the late season perennial garden.
b A class designed for people who would like to learn more about emotions and how to develop ways to work with and express emotions maturely and appropriately will be held Tuesday and Oct. 19. The cost is $65.
Preregistration and prepayment is required. For more information or to register, call 385-4354.
Middle school to host informational night
Mountain Middle School will host an informational night at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
The focus will be on technology for the project-based learning school, which plans to open in the fall of 2011.
For more information, visit www.edutopia.org/.
Continuing education classes at FLC
The Continuing Education Program at Fort Lewis College will hold these classes:
b Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program will offer a variety of ongoing courses developed specifically for nonprofit staff and board members. Classes will be held from October to November. Courses will include: Easy Every-Day Evaluation with Rebecca Larson ($70), Financial Management Made Useful with Sid Zink and Susan Steele ($70), and Haz Saïds Are You Talking to Me? Message Craft for Nonprofits ($30).
Advance registration is required. For more information, call 247-7385, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://continu inged.fortlewis.edu.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School will hold these events:
b AHS students will exhibit work at Durango Heritage Days from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. John Fisher, humanities teacher, and his ninth-grade students will exhibit their work. Students studied Durango, past and present, through the lens of sociology, focusing on social norms in 19th century Durango and their modern counterparts. Students also will exhibit identity masks and essays that discuss the formation of their own identities in current times.
b The school is accepting new enrollees for ninth grade. For more information, call 247-2474. Enrollment at AHS will close for the school year Friday. Students who want to enroll for the 2010/2011 academic year must have attended their first day of school by Friday.