9-R school board to hold election
The Durango School District 9-R board will hold an election Nov. 1 to fill board vacancies.
The election process will begin in August. To be eligible for a school board seat, candidates must have lived in the school district for the last 12 months, be a registered voter for the last 12 months and be a current resident within district boundaries.
Boundary maps are available at www.durangoschools.org. Click on the Board of Education tab and select Board Director Maps.
People interested may contact board members for more information about serving. Board members contact information is available on the district website.
For more information, call Jane Schold at 247-5411, ext. 1448, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS to collect participation fees
Durango High School will begin collecting fees and issuing red or white cards on Aug. 1 for fall 2011 athletic and activity participants.
The participation fee will be $50 per activity, with a cap of $100 per student and $150 per family per year. Athletes and participants should be prepared to pay their fee when they pick up their red or white card. Students will not be eligible for participation until fees have been paid. However, family financial hardship should not be a barrier to participation.
If assistance is needed, call Sheldon Keresey at 259-1630, ext. 2304, or email email@example.com.
DHS activities, sports announce schedule
Durango High School announces sports and band will begin on these dates:
Band camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8-11 in the band room and on the front field. Participants must attend all four days. For more information, email Katharine Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cheer competition team will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in the cafeteria. For more information, email Jennifer Johnson at email@example.com.
The cheer game team will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 in the cafeteria. For more information, email Jennifer Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The varsity dance team will meet from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the wrestling room.
The junior varsity dance team will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the commons area.
For information about the football schedule, visit www.demonfootball.com.
Boys golf will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Hillcrest Golf Course. For more information, email Kirk Rawles at email@example.com.
Boys soccer will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Riverview Elementary School. Participants must attend both practices. For more information, email Kenny Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Durango High School softball field. Participants must attend both practices. For more information, email John Bernazzani at email@example.com.
Volleyball will meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the gym. Participants must attend both practices. For more information, email Robin Oliger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross country will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the DHS stadium. Participants must attend both practices. For more information, email Mark Dutro at email@example.com.
All fall athletes trying out for a sport must have a physical, turn in all paperwork to the athletic office, pay the participation fee and get a red card before they may begin practice.
FLC will host alumni reunion
The Fort Lewis College Centennial Alumni Reunion will be held Aug. 5-6.
Registration is required. Registration forms and a complete schedule can be seen at www.fortlewis.edu/alumni.
Canoe and kayak trips down the Animas River will be held Aug. 5 followed by a reception at the Strater Hotel.
On Aug. 6, there will be tours of Durango and the FLC campus, live music and dancing, games for children and recognition of the alumni. Returning alumni have the option to stay in the dorms on campus or discounted lodging in Durango.
For more information, call Ross Nelson at 247-7427 or visit http://explore.fortlewis.edu/.
Ignacio to offer bond proposal meetings
The Ignacio School Board will hold these community meetings to discuss the districts bond proposal:
5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Oxford Grange.
7:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Allison Grange.
7:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 in the cafeteria of Ignacio High School.
For more information, call 563-0500.
Bayfield schools announce events
The Bayfield School District announces these events:
Bayfield High School students will begin school Aug. 22.
Bayfield Middle School students will begin school Aug. 22.
Kindergarten to sixth-grade students will not have school Aug. 22, however they must attend an open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Students in grades one to five will begin school Aug. 23.
Kindergartners who are registered will receive a letter informing them when their first day will be. Half of kindergartners will come to school Aug. 24, and the other half will come Aug. 25. All kindergartners will attend Aug. 26. Students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or by Sept. 15.
Class placement information for students already enrolled in kindergarten to fifth grade will be available Aug. 15. Caregivers should register their children as soon as possible. School offices will reopen Aug. 8.
For more information, visit www.bayfield.k12.co.us.
Animas High announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
AHS is enrolling students for ninth and 10th grades. Students can enroll at www.animashighschool.com. Representatives from AHS will be at the Durango Farmers Market on Saturday to answer questions about the schools curriculum. For more information and tours, call 247-2474.
School hours for the remainder of the summer are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Parents who are interested in volunteering to earn hours toward becoming exempt from the schools lottery should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to requests, the school has determined it has the capacity to enroll a limited number of new 11th-grade students for the 2011-12 school year.
For more information, call 247-2474 or visit www.animashighschool.com.
Vangi McCoy receives honor
Vangi McCoy was recently selected as a Champion for Children.
During June, the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center receives nominations from the community for an individual in the Four Corners who makes a difference in the lives of children.
McCoy is the Montelores Early Childhood Council Coordinator. She received several nominations from various community members. Each nomination included a supporting narrative describing the nominees character and activities relevant to the submission. McCoy was recognized for her support of children and families through Montelores Early Childhood Council and the Family Leadership Training Institute.
The Champion for Children Celebration is a fundraising event to support the intervention and prevention of child abuse in the Four Corners region of Colorado.
First-year teacher seeks donations
First-year teacher Andrea Owens is looking or educational and age appropriate books, materials, supplies and/or games to use in her first-grade classroom this fall.
People who have any unwanted materials, especially books, and would like to donate or sell them should call (602) 750-8262 or email email@example.com.