9-R school board to meet June 7
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. June 7 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
All are welcome. A copy of the proposed agenda can be found at www.board docs.com by 5 p.m. the Friday before the board meeting.
9-R board elections will be held Nov. 1
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will hold an election Nov. 1 to fill vacancies on the board.
The election process will begin in August. To be eligible for a seat, candidates must have lived within the school district boundaries for the last 12 months and be a registered voter. Boundary maps are available at www.durango schools.org.
For more information, call Jane Schold at 247-5411, ext. 1448, or email email@example.com.
9-R announces end of year schedule
For Durango High School students in grades nine to 11, this is the schedule for the remainder of the week:
b Today, students will follow the regular class schedule.
b Thursday, students will follow the regular class schedule with exams taking place during periods 3, 4 and 5.
b Friday, students will have exams during periods 1 and 2. Dismissal will take place at 11:15 a.m.
9-R announces 12th-grade schedule
Durango High School 12th-graders will follow this schedule for the end of the school year:
b Today, seniors will follow the regular class schedule. During Demon Time, the senior class will meet. A late-senior checkout sheet may be picked up in the office. Senior checkout will take place from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in the gym.
b Thursday, seniors will follow the regular class schedule with exams being held during periods 3, 4 and 5. During Demon Time, the senior class will meet. Late senior checkout will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the office. The baccalaureate will be held at 7 p.m.
b Friday, seniors will have exams during periods 1 and 2. Senior checkout for those with borderline grades will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Graduation practice will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Graduation will be held at 6 p.m. Graduates must arrive at 5 p.m.
Early graduates must attend one of the two Demon Time Senior Class meetings at 9:30 a.m. today or at 9:35 a.m. Thursday.
For more information, call 259-1630, ext. 2209.
Fort Lewis Mesa to hold picnic today
Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will hold its annual end-of-year picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Old Fort Lewis Library in Hesperus.
For more information, call Sue Ullom at 588-3331.
Durango library offers summer program
The Durango Public Library will offer summer reading programs for children 17 and younger.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.durangopubliclibrary.org.
The library also will offer a Teen Book Club. The club will read Paper Towns by John Green and Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell.
Call 375-3380 before June 15 for Paper Towns or July 13 for Carpe Diem to reserve a spot and receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Friends of the Durango Public Library.
Applications available for Teacher of the Year
The application for the 2012 Colorado Teacher of the Year is now available.
Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors a dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher to represent the entire profession in Colorado. The Colorado Teacher of the Year will become Colorados nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 1.
To access the application and for more information, visit www.cde.state.co.us.
Free girls group to begin June 1
A free and confidential girls group for teens ages 13 to 16 will be offered through the summer by the Dragon Youth Project and Alternative Horizons.
The group will cover topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, body image, stereotypes, being a teenager, assertiveness, communication and more.
The group will begin June 1 and meet for eight weeks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The group will be facilitated by local therapists Kendra Gallegos Reichle and Darlene Clayton.
For more information, call Reichle at 335-2046 or Clayton at 403-1574 or email YouthTherapist@al ternativehorizons.org.
Scholarships available to expedition program
Deer Hill Expeditions, a local business that provides summer programs in the Southwest to teenagers from around the U.S. and the world, is offering a limited number of scholarships to Four Corners teens ages 13 and 14.
These scholarships can offset as much as 50 percent of the cost of a two- to three-week summer program. Durango residents Doug and Beverly Capelin have created journeys for teens that feature varied wilderness adventures across the Colorado Plateau, combined with cross-cultural service projects with Navajo, Hopi and Zuni families.
For more information, visit www.deerhillexpedi tions.com or call for an application at 533-7492 or email info@deerhillexpedi tions.com.
GED graduation ceremony to be June 1
The Durango Adult Education Center announces the GED summer graduation ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. June 1 in Program Rooms 1 and 2 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The commencement speaker will be Ron Estler, professor of chemistry at Fort Lewis College. Graduates, family, friends and the public are invited.
For more information, call 385-4354.
Free food-preservation classes scheduled
Colorado State University Extension announces it will hold free Going Green with Food Preservation discussion classes June 21 and July 11 at the La Plata County Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave.
Additionally, a three-day hands-on food-preservation class will held in Cortez June 21, 29 and July 8. In Durango, the class will be offered July 18, 20 and 22 or Aug. 26, 29 and 31. Fruits, vegetables, jams, salsas and pickles made from fresh produce are the foundation for this program. The cost of the series is $60, and advance registration is required.
For more information or to register, call 382-6461.
Adult education holds Spanish classes
The Durango Adult Education Center announces new classes:
b Spanish, six levels and three conversational classes, will run from June 6 to July 28. A placement test is required.
b Travel Spanish, for people who want to learn useful words and phrases, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays from June 9 to July 28.
b Medical Spanish I, for health-care providers who want to learn medical vocabulary and phrases, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from June 7 to July 26.
b Medical Spanish II, for health-care providers who want to learn advanced medical vocabulary and phrases, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from June 9 to July 28.
b Construction Spanish, for workers, contractors, foremen and people who work with Spanish speaking employees and coworkers, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from June 9 to July 28.
Advance registration and prepayment are required for all classes. For more information, call 385-4354.
Medicine Horse offers summer camps
Medicine Horse Center will offer summer enrichment camps for children ages 7 to 12.
Participants will learn about horses and how to take care of them, learn how to ride bareback, do horse art projects, make horse treats and more.
The cost per child per week is $100. Each week is limited to eight participants. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 6-10, July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5 in Mancos. All activities are led by certified instructors.
For more information, call Lynne Howarth at 533-7403 or visit www.medicine horsecenter.org.