9-R school board to meet Tuesday
The School District 9-R board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
9-R cafeterias correct menus
The School District 9-R Department of Student Nutrition announces a menu correction for the months of November and December. District cafeterias will be serving local, grass-fed James Ranch beef instead of Fox Fire Farm beef.
Curriculum newsletter will be available online
The School District 9-R Department of Student Achievement will be launching a new digital newsletter called The Durango School District 9-R Curriculum Forum – A Medium for Curriculum Dissemination.
The newsletter will be published on the third Friday of the month and be available to community members on a subscription basis through http://duran goschools.org.
Title I meeting to be held at Needham
The Needham Elementary School Title I parent meeting will be held from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Friday in Room 309.
Participants will talk about the Title I Reading Program and discuss future meetings. There will be coffee, juice and light breakfast snacks.
Park Elementary announces programs
Park Elementary School will hold these programs:
b Students are collecting pennies for Pennies for Peace. Money raised will support education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. For more information, call Andrea Berghoff at 247-3718 or visit the school office.
b School portraits will be taken Thursday. For more information, call Suzanne Garcia at 247-3718.
b An immunization clinic will be held after school Friday for kindergarten students. For more information, call Pam Mackley at 247-3718.
b The Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the school library
Book fair to be held at Riverview school
Riverview Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from Thursday to Oct. 21 in the school library.
The fair will be open during school hours and until 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 21 during Parent/Teacher conferences. Community members are welcome.
For more information, call 247-3862.
African storyteller to speak Oct. 24
Dorian Haarhoff – visiting South African/Namibian storyteller, poet and children’s writer – will present “Stories from Africa” at noon Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 419 San Juan Drive.
A workshop about writing called “Once Upon A Word” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at The Discovery Museum. The cost is $40 and refreshments will be served.
For more information or to register, call 259-4713.
Halloween candy buy-back party Nov. 1
Smiles 4 Kids will throw a “Halloween Candy Buy-Back Party” from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1135 South Camino del Rio.
Elementary school children can participate. For every pound of candy a child brings in for disposal, Smiles 4 Kids will donate $2.50 to the parent/teacher organization of that child’s school. There also will be games and prizes.
For more information, call 247-0202.
Essay contests open to local students
The Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor two essay contests. Both are open to students in public, private and parochial schools and students who are home-schooled.
Students in grades five to eight are invited to participate in the American History Essay Contest. This year’s topic is “Memoirs of Paul Revere.”
One local winner is selected at each grade level. The winners receive $25, and their essays advance to the state-level competition.
The annual national essay contest about Christopher Columbus is open to students in grades nine to 12. The local winner receives $25, and his or her essay is submitted to the state level competition.
For information, call 946-8480 or e-mail email@example.com. The submission deadline is Dec. 1.
Ignacio schools announce events
The Ignacio Elementary and Intermediate schools will hold these programs:
b Kindergarten through sixth grade will attend a presentation by the Creede Repertory Theatre called “Presidents,” a musical about the history of presidents, at 10 a.m. Thursday at the elementary school.
b Fort Lewis College Folklorico Hispanic Dancers will perform at 1 p.m. Thursday at the elementary school.
b The Southern Ute Health Fair will be held all day Friday at the Sky Ute Casino. Students will be bused to and from the fair.
b “Eat Breakfast with My Family” will be held from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. Tuesday in the intermediate school’s cafeteria. The menu will include pumpkin pancakes and fruit parfait. The cost is $2 for adults or 75 cents for children.
For more information, call the elementary school at 563-0675 or the intermediate school at 563-0650.
Poet to appear at FLC ballroom
The Southwest Writers Institute at Fort Lewis College will presents poet and musician Joy Harjo at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the college ballroom.
A book signing and reception will follow the performance.
For more information, call 247-7932 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driver’s education class begins Saturday
Four Corners Safety Association (under new owner Tim Cunningham) will hold its first 30-hour driver’s eduction class. The class begins Saturday and will be held Saturdays through Nov. 6. The cost for the class is $350.
For more information and registration, call Cunningham at 375-1230. Classes are limited to 30 students.
Adult center announces classes
The Durango Adult Education Center, 701 Camino del Rio, Suite 301, will hold these classes:
b Spanish, six levels and three conversational classes, will be held from Oct. 18 to Dec. 9. A placement test is required before enrolling.
b Travel Spanish, for those who want to learn useful words and phrases, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 21 to Dec. 9.
b Medical Spanish, for health-care providers who want to learn medical vocabulary and phrases, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 20 to Dec. 8.
b Construction Spanish, for workers, contractors, foremen and people who work with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 21 to Dec. 9.
Preregistration and prepayment are required for all classes. For more information, call 385-4354.
FLC offers continuing education classes
The Continuing Education Program at Fort Lewis College will hold these classes:
b “Listening & Speaking with Presence: A Communication Workshop” with Therese Michels and Ginny Brown will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost is $80 and includes materials. Scholarships are available.
b “Writing Your Memoirs, Part I or Part II” with Ann Butler will be held Saturdays from Oct. 23 to Nov. 13. The cost is $105 for four classes.
The registration deadline is Oct. 18. Call 247-7385, e-mail continuinged@fort lewis.edu or visit http://continuinged.fortlewis.edu.
Animas High announces events
Animas High School will hold these events:
b Ninth-grade humanities students will exhibit their work from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Students will exhibit identity masks and essays that discuss the formation of their own identities and examine cultural influences on identity formation.
b Students will hold student-led conferences on Oct. 20 at the school.
b Students interested in the “Project Week” trip to Belize must attend a meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the school.
For more information, call 247-2474.
Middle school to hold information night
Mountain Middle School, a free public school opening in the fall of 2011, will host an information night at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
The topic will be technology for the school. Children are welcome.
For more information, visit www.MountainMiddle School.org.