9-R school board to hold work session
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will hold a work session with community members at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
Community members are invited to attend as the board gathers comments about the new superintendent search process.
This meeting will be in lieu of the community coffee previously scheduled for the same date.
Accountability group seeks members
The Durango School District 9-R District Accountability Advisory Committee has openings for two community member representatives.
The committee meets once a month during the school year, and it requests a two-year commitment.
For more information, call Lisa Gates at 769-3356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durango schools not serving cantaloupe
Because of a listeria outbreak and the Food and Drug Administration cantaloupe recall, the Durango School District 9-R Student Nutrition Department will no longer be serving cantaloupe.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School announces students named Huskies of the Week for showing commitment: Maya Olivier, Ru Huot and Lindsey Welton.
College fair to be held at DHS on Monday
The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations will sponsor a Regional College Fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Durango High School.
A Life After High School workshop will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the DHS library where a college representative panel will conclude the presentation with time for questions and answers.
Parents can meet with teachers at DHS
Durango High School will hold parent/teacher conferences Oct. 12 and 13.
To schedule a conference, call 259-1630, ext. 2327, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10.
Florida Mesa announces events
Florida Mesa Elementary School will hold these events:
An open house will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday. An ice cream social will follow from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
The fifth-grade class will attend a harmonica workshop Sept. 29.
Cowboy poets will perform Sept. 30, and the fifth-grade class will perform on the harmonica.
Creative writing class scheduled at FLC
The Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer Writing Your Wild Life, an eight-week nonfiction, creative writing course taught by Rachel Turiel, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, beginning Oct. 12.
Turiel will teach students how to use their lives for inspiration and material. Story development, editing and publication also will be discussed. The cost is $154.
For more information, call 247-7385.
Applications accepted for social work program
Applications are being accepted for the masters of social work degree program offered in Durango by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. The program will begin in the summer of 2012.
A weekend class schedule has been arranged, and a one-year degree option is available to qualified applicants with a bachelors degree in social work.
An information session will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in Room 219 at 701 Camino del Rio.
The two-year program is available to applicants with a bachelors degree in an academic discipline other than social work earned at an accredited college or university.
Applicants with a bachelors degree in social work may earn the masters of social work in one year, beginning in summer 2013.
To request an application and to RSVP for the information session, call Wanda Ellingson at 247-9773 or email email@example.com.
Exchange program seeks representatives
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as local representatives.
ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.
Exchange students must be 15 to 18 years old and must have passed a series of academic and character requirements.
Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.
Representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising.
For more information, call (800) 733-2773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educators invited to Ute museum
Public and private school educators are invited to visit the new Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 77 County Road 517.
Participants will experience Southern Ute heritage, culture and history; tour the gallery and engage in interactive exhibits; meet the museum educators and preview the education standards-based activities developed for students in kindergarten to 12th grade. Light refreshments will be served.
To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 563-9583.
Continuing education available at FLC
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program is offering these classes:
Discover Your Internet Niche and Create Your Own Automatic Cash Machine, with Richard Doc Roberts, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 4 to 18. Roberts will cover some of the ways to make money on the Internet, including secrets for creating websites easily; marketing strategies and more. The cost is $119 for three classes, including workbook and handouts.
Morehart Murphy Auto Center Merging Resources: The Real Deal with Jim Morehart and Pat Murphy will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 4 to 11. Morehart and Murphy will discuss the history and reasons behind the merge, financial and strategic challenges, and what works and what doesnt work. The cost is $39 for two classes.
Advance registration for the classes is required. For more information, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
Tours of the school are available at 1 p.m. today. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 247-2474.
John Fishers freshman class will hold an exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Ninth-grade students will present Identity Masks and essays exploring their social identities and contrasting their experiences with Durangoans living at the turn of the last century.
The Parent Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m Oct. 6 at the school.