9-R to hold parent, teacher conferences
The Durango School District 9-R schools will conduct Parent/Teacher Conferences today and Thursday.
All 9-R schools will be on an early release schedule these days. The conferences will be held during the day immediately after students leave.
For more information, call the appropriate school secretary.
No school on Friday for 9-R students
The 9-R school district will not hold school on Friday.
9-R teachers and staff will participate in a district-wide professional development day for training in various areas of interest. Students are to return to school Monday.
Escalante announces events
Escalante Middle School will hold these events:
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be from 2:30 to 6:15 p.m. today and Thursday. For more information, call 247-9490, ext. 2800.
The first annual Escalante 5K Fun Run/Walk will be this Sunday. Registration will be at 1 p.m., and the event will begin at 2 p.m. Food, music, awards and drawings will be held afterward. For more information, call 946-3008.
The second annual Empty Bowldinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the school. The cost is $5. The dinner is part of the Empty Bowls Project designed to fight hunger. Students will create ceramic bowls, and then serve a meal of soup and bread. In addition to bowls created by the students there will be bowls created by local artists, which will be available as part of a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Manna Soup Kitchen.
Florida Mesa announces events
Florida Mesa Elementary School will hold these events:
Parent/teacher conferences will be today and Thursday.
The Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.
The World Bicycle Tour assembly will take place Monday.
The School Accountability Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
The school-based health clinic will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
The Harvest Carnival will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
For more information, call 247-4250.
Space Club will not meet Thursday
There will not be a Space Club meeting Thursday at Miller Middle School.
The club will meet Oct. 20 and 27 to test its air-rocket launcher. The group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in Room 312 at Miller Middle School.
For more information, call Diana Wright at 247-1418, ext. 2534.
Educators needed for film festival
Durango Independent Film Festival organizers need volunteer educators to screen films for possible inclusion in the 2012 festival school program.
Participants will spend four to five hours screening films on the morning of Dec. 3.
For more information, email Deb Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9-R board candidate forum to be Oct. 20
The League of Women Voters of La Plata County will host a 9-R school board candidates forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in council chambers at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.
Parenting class to begin Oct. 19
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County will present Incredible Years, a free evidenc-based 14-week parent class geared toward those with children from 3 to 10 years old.
Classes will take place from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. beginning Oct. 19 at Needham Elementary School, 2455 West Third Ave.
To register or for more information, email Lindsay Sherman at email@example.com or call 247-5960, ext. 20.
Course for educators to be held Oct. 27
Joyce Bilgrave announces a 40-hour course for educators called The Orton-GillinghamApproach to Teaching Reading beginning Oct. 27.
The approach is language-based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive and flexible.
The class will be held from Oct. 27 to 29 and fom Nov. 3 to 5. Thursday classes will take place from 4 to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Bilgrave at 385-7713, (720) 980-4805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHS aerospace team to present in Denver
Coach Daniel Garner announces that the Durango High School Durango Aerospace Design Team received an invitation from the Colorado Department of Education to present its work and process at an educational reform forum in Denver on Oct. 11.
The invitation comes after the teams victory at the 2011 International Space Settlement DesignWorld Finals held at Johnson Space Center in August. Accompanying Garner to the presentation were team members Colin Mummery, Katie Dudley, Sean McLaughlin and Katy Schneider.
The team includes seniors Mummery, Schneider, James Triola and Will Counley; juniors Dudley and Chris Walton; sophomores Mariah Dorsey, Emma Greenberg, Jared Engleken, McLaughlin, Jesse Rubenstein and Haakon Sigurslid.
Indian policies meeting to be held in Ignacio
The Ignacio School District Indian Policies and Procedures meeting will be held Oct. 27 at the Ignacio High School cafeteria.
A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6 p.m.
All parents and guardians of Native American children in the Ignacio School District are invited.
Liberty School to hold gala Nov. 18
The Liberty Schools third annual Hall of Fame for the Dyslexic Gala will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave.
The event will include a cash bar, live and silent auction, a dinner and presentations by this years hall of fame inductees. The goal is to raise $50,000 in scholarship funds to make attendance at the school possible.
Tickets are $65 and can be purchased through the Liberty School at 385-4834 or visit www.thelibertyschool.org.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
Tours of the school are available at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 247-2472.
Student led conferences will take place Oct. 19.
There will be no school Oct. 28 to allow for a staff development day.
Piano class to take place at FLC
Craig Coffman will teach a How To Play Piano in Three Hours workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Fort Lewis College.
Coffman has experience as a professional pianist and music director. Students will learn how to use chords instead of traditional note-by-note music reading.
A free pamphlet titled How To Read Music Notation In Just 30 Minutes! is available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Innovative Keyboard Instruction, 2841 S. Southwind Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85295.
For more information or to register, call FLC at 247-7385.
Faux-painting class to be held Nov. 4
Linda Coffman will teach the Faux Painting class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Fort Lewis College.
Coffman has been in the wallpapering and faux-painting business for more than 18 years. She teaches how to make and use glaze, how to choose colors that work, how to have edges be perfect and how to have false texture.
For more information or to register, call FLC at 247-7385.
FLC to offer Continuing Education
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will hold these classes:
High-Impact Board Development with Lon Erwin and Bob Over will take place Monday and 24. This is a reality-based workshop designed for board and staff members who work with boards. Erwin and Over will give tips for increasing a nonprofit organizations program capacity, financial strength and sustainability. The cost is $55.
Easy, Everyday Evaluations with Rebecca Larson will take place Thursdays from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3. Evaluation helps nonprofit organizations understand why they are successful and where they may need to make changes. This class is designed to make evaluation easy to understand and will walk participants through a basic framework for evaluating their efforts. The cost is $65.
Advance registration is required. To register, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School announces that these students were named Huskies of the Week for showing commitment: Cassidy Maloney, Kirk Coy, Tiernan Stein and J.W. Egger.