Durango school board will meet Tuesday
The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 9-R Board Room in the Administration Building.
All are welcome. A copy of the proposed agenda can be found at www.board docs.com/co/dsd/Board.nsf/Public by 5 p.m. Friday.
Durango school board is seeking applicants
The Durango School District 9-R Board has four board members whose terms will end in November. An election will be held Nov. 1 to fill these vacancies.
The election process will begin in August. To be eligible for one of the school board seats, candidates must have lived in the district for the last 12 months and have been a registered voter for the last 12 months.
Boundary maps are available at www.durango schools.org.
For more information, call Jane Schold at 247-5411, ext. 1448, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9-R administration to begin new hours
The 9-R Administration Building will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 Monday to Thursday and closed on Fridays beginning Monday.
Regular building hours will resume Aug. 1.
Stillwater to hold summer camps
The Stillwater Foundation will hold these summer camps:
b An intermediate camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13-17 for children ages 9-14. The cost is $175. Kids will perform a variety of music styles within different band settings with special guest instructors each day. For audition information, email Steve Dejka at sdejka@stillwater foundation.org or Jesse Ogle at joggle@stillwater foundation.org.
b A beginner camp will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 18-22. The cost is $100. The camp will focus on world beat rhythms and percussion. No experience is required.
b An advanced camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15-19. The cost is $350. The camp will focus on traditional and modern styles of jazz, Latin rock, blues and more. Instructor permission is required. For more information, email Dejka or Ogle.
Registration also is available at www.stillwaterfoun dation.org.
Animas High announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
b The school continues to accept online enrollment and student registrations for next years ninth- and 10th-grade classes. For more information, email email@example.com or call 247-2474.
b The school will offer these summer programming options: A Spanish Jam, which will include introductory Spanish and Spanish 1; a Math Jam, which will include pre-algebra and algebra 1; a Math Summer School, which will include pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, trig and functions, and pre-calculus; a Humanities Summer School, which will include ninth- and 10th-grade options; a Science Summer School, which will include physics and biology; and a Spanish Summer School, which will include Spanish 1 and 2
Session 1 of the summer programs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday from Monday to June 24. Session 2 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday from July 18 to Aug. 5.
The AHS summer programs are intended for currently enrolled or incoming AHS students only.
For more information or to sign-up, call 247-2474 or email pac@animashigh school.com.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing responsibility or being trustworthy: William Dubois, Breanna Bryant and Kenya Bogarin Garcia.
Escalante student receives scholarship
Escalante Middle School student Brooke Ellis is the 2011 winner of a $200 scholarship to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., this summer.
Ellis submitted a written application to Educational Solutions Through Space Camp. She has attended Space Camp since sixth-grade and is planning future studies in aviation and mission control leadership roles.
Durango students poem published
Riley Mata was selected by Young Writers of America to be published in the annual student anthology Award-Winning Young Writers of America 2011.
She entered her poem When I See the World. Less than 20 percent of entries are selected for publication.
Nine-year-old Mata is a student at Animas Valley Elementary School.
Ignacio Elementary holds flag ceremony
The Ignacio Elementary School held a flag raising ceremony May 23.
The flag raised was one Pvt. Timothy Black sent the students from Afghanistan and was a thank-you gift for sending soldiers Christmas goodies in December.
The flag was flown at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Paktika province, Afghanistan. Ronnie Baker, a former Vietnam veteran, was the guest speaker for the event.
School counselor Jill Ostergaard led the students in The Star Spangle Banner, after which Adam House and Clint Talamante Benavidez, both second-graders, lowered the former flag and raised the new flag. House and Talamante Benavidez were selected for their integrity and honor.
Students graduate from Wyoming College
Eastern Wyoming College held its 62nd annual commencement May 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington. These local students received degrees:
b Stacey Bradford of Cortez.
b Travis Zellitti of Durango.
Local earns degree at Hamilton College
Katie M. Garlick, daughter of Barbara and Bruce Garlick of Durango, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., on May 22.
Garlick graduated cum laude with a degree in psychology.
Rachel Bell receives degree in medicine
Rachel A. Bell of Durango received a masters degree in medicine from the University of Vermonts College of Medicine at the May commencement ceremony in Burlington.
GED coordinator receives award
Stephanie Moran, GED program coordinator at the Durango Adult Education Center, has received the Award of Excellence for Colorado from the Mountain Plains Adult Education Professional Association.
This award, given at the 2011 Commission on Adult Basic Education Conference in San Franciso, honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of adult education at the state or local level.
Moran has taught at the center since 2000 and been the program coordinator since 2002. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the English department at Southwest Colorado Community College, a satellite of Pueblo Community College. She volunteers and supports many area nonprofits.
Sachs Construction awards scholarship
Sachs Construction announces Dallas Padoven is the recipient of the 2011 Sachs Construction scholarship.
Padoven was awarded the scholarship based on his clear passion and focus of his career path in the performing arts. He will be attending the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2011.