9-R school board to meet Tuesday
Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
All are welcome. A copy of the proposed agenda can be found at www.boarddocs.com/co/dsd/Board.nsf/Public by 5 p.m. Friday.
9-R parents invited to learning presentation
Durango School District 9-R invites parents to learn about the International Baccalaureate and Expeditionary Learning from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Middle School auditorium.
The program encourages students ages 11 to 16 to understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
Meeting to be held for fall athletes, parents
A mandatory meeting for all fall athletes, parents, and coaches will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Durango High School gym.
Topics of discussion will include the philosophy of DHS athletic programs; athlete conduct code; sportsmanship of players, coaches and parents; eligibility requirements; booster club information; and the introduction of trainers and coaches.
After the main meeting, students and parents will meet with individual coaches in designated areas.
PERA to hold meeting Tuesday
Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association will be making several changes to its 401(k), 45 and DC plans. There will be a PERA Plus/DC Plan Transition Meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller Middle School auditorium, 2608 Junction Creek Road.
Participants will hear about new features and benefits, investment options and fees.
Piedra Learning to hold open house
The Piedra Learning Community will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday across the street from Bayfield Primary School on East South Street in Bayfield.
Dinner will be served. The school offers certified staff members, individual attention and support services.
Fort Lewis College offers community program
Continuing Education at Fort Lewis College will offer the Community Learner Program.
Community members may take specially designated FLC courses without earning academic credit at a cost of $100 per credit hour.
Registration is on a stand-by basis and requires pre-approval by faculty. The registration period for fall 2011 semester is Monday to Aug. 26.
For more information, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Education committee seeks members
The Special Education Advisory Committee is seeking members who are interested in learning more about advocating for students with special needs in the school system.
The committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at San Juan BOCES on the third floor of the 9-R Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St.
Animas High announces events
Animas High School will hold these events:
The first week of school, from Monday to Aug. 26, will be Orientation Week. Freshmen and sophomores should report to the school at 8:15 a.m. Juniors should report at 8:15 a.m. to Colvig Silver Camp, 9665 Florida Road.
Advisory potlucks will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at AHS. This will be an opportunity for parents to get to know their students adviser.
AHS will offer a daily lunch program with food delivered by different local restaurants each day beginning Aug. 29. During Orientation Week, students should bring their own sack lunches.
Community college announces courses
Southwest Colorado Community College, a division of Pueblo Community College, will offer these noncredit business management and human resource training courses:
Human Resource Essentials will be held Sept. 9, 16 and 23.
Employee Readiness will be held Sept. 23.
An Introduction to Supervision will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14.
Leadership Skills for Managers will be held Oct. 12, 14 and 19.
Human Resource Certification Preparation will be held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.
Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.EnrollSouthwest.org/training or call Teresa Malone at 247-2929, ext. 7238.
Students can earn high school degree
Students between 17 and 20 years old who have dropped out of high school and are looking for another option to earn their diploma can submit an application for the new Gateway to College program.
The class will meet afternoons at Southwest Colorado Community College during the fall semester. The program is a partnership between the Montezuma-Cortez High School District and Pueblo Community College. Students will simultaneously earn college credits toward an associates degree or certificate while working for their high school diploma. The application deadline is Tuesday.
For more information, call 564-6200 and ask for Gateway to College.
Green-energy trainings available
Southwest Colorado Community College, a division of Pueblo Community College, will offer these green energy trainings at its West campus in Mancos using the colleges weatherization and solar training labs:
The Commercial Energy Auditor will be held from Sept. 12 to 16.
Introduction to Solar PV Installation will be held from Oct. 17 to 21.
Scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.EnrollSouthwest.org/training or call Teresa Malone at 247-2929, ext. 7238.
Bayfield elementary to hold open house
Bayfield Elementary School will hold an open house for grades kindergarten to fifth grade from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Participants will visit classrooms and teachers. Each classroom teacher will give a short talk. These talks will he held at 4:30, 5:15 and 6 p.m. Children should bring their school supplies.
Anti-bullying training is available for girls
The Girl Scouts of Colorado will offer a training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for girls ages 13 to 18 about how to deliver the Power-Up anti-bullying curriculum to younger girls.
Power-Up is an all-girl program focused on preventing verbal and relational bullying. After the training, teenage girls will be able to earn high school community service hours by teaching Power-Up to younger girls. The cost is $10 for registered Girl Scouts, and $22 for all others. Lunch is included.
To register or for more information, call 375-7913.
Adult education center to begin GED classes
The Durango Adult Education Center, 701 Camino del Rio, Suite 301, will start fall GED classes Monday.
Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
ESOL, English for speakers of other languages, will begin Aug. 29 and classes will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays to Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Spanish classes will start the week of Aug. 22.
For more information, call 385-4354.