Crow Canyon offers archaeology camps
Students participating in Crow Canyon’s Middle School Archaeology Camp, High School Archaeology Camp and High School Field School excavate alongside archaeologists in the field, analyze artifacts in the lab, visit archaeological sites and discover the cultural history of the ancestral Puebloans of the American Southwest.
The camps offer an opportunity for students at the precollege level to perform on-site archaeological work. Archaeology camp students will work at the Dillard site, Crow Canyon’s current excavation site and the focus of the center’s Basketmaker Communities Project. The site is an ancestral Puebloan community center dating from the Basketmaker III period (A.D. 500–750), a time of rapid population growth and social and technological change.
Scholarships are available, including several for local and Native American students. Scholarship application deadlines are approaching.
For more information, application forms and application deadlines, visit www.crowcanyon.org/summercamps, call Greg Harpel at 564-4346, (800) 422-8975, ext. 146, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animas High Schools announces events
Animas High School will host these events:
Registration for the 2014-15 school year continues. Students interested in attending AHS can contact registrar Maureen Truax at email@example.com or call 247-2474, ext. 2307.
Prospective students can shadow AHS students by making a reservation. To make a reservation or schedule a tour, call 247-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A LINK Exhibition will be held from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Friday at AHS. To read stories about student accomplishments and view photos of their work, visit www.facebook.com/AHSLINK.
A game night for current and incoming students will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Commons Room of AHS.
A Parent Coffee will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. All current and newly enrolled families are invited to participate and talk with Head of School Jake Lauer.
Junior College Night, called “Into the Wild: Finding the Right College Fit,” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 15 in the Commons Room at AHS. The AHS college advising team will discuss the college admissions process, creating a college list, testing and the importance of the college visit. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Education foundation begins fundraising effort
Durango School District 9-R is facing a $1.67 million budget shortfall for the 2014-15 school year, and the Durango Education Foundation is inviting the community to help fill the funding gap by running the Community Action for Education Campaign from now through May 15. The foundation will host several events to raise needed funds.
On April 10, the foundation will host the CAFÉ Dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. The program will feature keynote speaker Michelle Pearson, the 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, as well as highlights of 9-R programs. The cost is $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. An anonymous donor has pledged to match up to the first $50,000 raised at the dinner.
School tours led by 9-R school board member Kim Martin and Durango Education Foundation board vice president Jean Thweatt will be held April 15, 16 and 17. Guests will visit 9-R schools.
Donors can choose from the CAFÉ Giving Opportunities Menu online. Gifts can be directed to several categories. Donors also may opt to support a specific grade level or school. All money raised in this campaign will go directly to the schools.
To make reservations for dinner and tours, call 385-1491 or email 9RFoundation@gmail.com. Deadlines for reservations are Thursday for the dinner and April 11 for school tours.
For more information and to access the Giving Opportunities Menu, visit www.DurangoEducationFoundation.org.
Scholarship available to Durango students
The Durango Education Foundation is offering a new scholarship, the Joseph Philpott Fine Art Scholarship, which is open to applicants pursuing higher education in any field of visual fine arts.
The $3,000 award will go to a 2014 graduate of a Durango School District 9-R high school or to a 2013 9-R graduate who took a single gap year.
The application criteria are available at www.DurangoEducationFoundation.org, by email 9RFoundation@gmail.com or call 385-1491. Applications are due 5 p.m. Monday. Applications will not be accepted electronically.
Continuing-education classes available at FLC
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer these courses:
“Basics of eBay Selling” will be held the evenings of April 15 and 16 by Olen Batchelor, an eBay PowerSeller and registered trading assistant. This workshop will include eBay University training materials and cover selling, including research, opening and using a PayPal account, improving listings with better descriptions and digital photography, security and post-sale activities such as billing and shipping. The cost is $99 for two classes plus $19.95 for an optional workbook.
“French for Travelers” with Debi Marti will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April 15 to May 1. Students will learn vocabulary, pronunciation and familiarity with ordering in restaurants, booking hotels, asking directions and using public transportation. The cost is $129 for six classes.
Advance registration is required. People who register by Tuesday will save $5. For more information, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Durango school board to meet April 15
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 15 in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
Riverview Elementary School will be the school highlight.
9-R to host kindergarten, preschool registration
Durango School District 9-R will host preschool and kindergarten registration at district elementary schools from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates:
Animas Valley today.
Florida Mesa on Thursday.
Park on Tuesday.
Sunnyside on April 9.
Riverview on April 10.
Fort Lewis Mesa on April 11.
Needham on April 15.
Participants should check in at the front office and bring proof of address, birth certificate and a copy of the child’s immunization.
Common Grounds Café to host grand opening
The Common Grounds Café will have its grand opening at noon Friday in the foyer area of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The café is a Durango School District 9-R/San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services joint venture that supports students with disabilities transitioning from school to work.
The café serves fresh coffee, lattes and pastries every day. Free drip coffee is available to people who join the grand opening ceremony.
Grace Preparatory accepting applications
Grace Preparatory Academy of Durango is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year.
Grace is a private, college preparatory high school and a member of the National Association of University Model Schools.
For more information, how to enroll or to schedule a shadow day, call 385-7544, 903-0880 or visit www.gpacademy.com.
The Liberty School to hold visitors day
The Liberty School, 215 E. 12th St., will host a visitors day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10.
Also, volunteers are needed to listen one-on-one with children as they read from 12:25 to 12:50 p.m. every Monday to Thursday.
For more information, call 385-4834.
Early Learning Center to host fundraising event
The Durango Early Learning Center will host its annual fundraising event and art extravaganza from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave.
Admission is $10 for adults includes a beer and appetizers. Admission for children older than 2 is a $2. Children’s art will be available for sale. There will be a photo booth and music by Courage for Lion.
For more information, call 259-1483.
Park Elementary School to host Book Fair Kickoff
Park Elementary School will host its Book Fair Kickoff on Friday with a Family Dinner & Movie Night.
Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and include hot dogs, chili dogs, chili bowls, Frito pies and salad. The movie will start at 6 p.m. Participants should bring blankets and lawn chairs.
The book fair will run from Friday to April 11 in the library.