Big Picture to host yard-sale fundraiser
Durango Big Picture High School will host a fundraiser yard sale to raise money for graduation.
Seniors are organizing the sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. They are looking for donations and advertisements for the sale. Donations can be dropped off at Big Picture, 215 E. 12th St.
For more information, call 259-0203.
The Liberty School announces events
The Liberty School, 215 E. 12th St., announces these events:
Shark dissection will take place at 2 p.m. May 5. Durango School District 9-R students, and parents are welcome.
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 through May 29.
For more information, call 385-4834.
Home-schoolers can attend roundtable, spring social
A “Home School Roundtable and Spring Social” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at the Pine River Community Learning Center, 535 Candelaria Drive in Ignacio.
Participants should bring their questions and concerns to a panel of experienced home-school parents and learn about curriculum options, free classes, field trips, standardized testing and other resources available from Pine River Community Learning Center. The center is now accepting enrollment for fall. Pizza will be served.
For more information, call 563-0681.
Teaching graduate course will be held in July
“Transformative Teaching,” a three-credit Adams State University graduate course offered from July 7 to 31, will hold an orientation at the Mancos Public Library, 211 E. First St. in Mancos.
Advance registration will close April 30. This course focuses on critical self-reflection for personal and professional development.
Teachers select from three community-based practicums for the middle part of the course. The practicums include a personal practicum, “Visioning” with Tami Graham; a social justice practicum, “Immigration Services” with Nicole Mosher; and an entrepreneurial practicum, “Small Business Start-Ups” with Monique Alvarez. Scholarships are available.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Childhood Council to host seminar May 31
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County announces an upcoming seminar called “How to Talk with Families about Sensitive Issues Training” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 for professionals who work with young children and families.
This is a six-hour workshop about communicating effectively with parents using the Touchpoints Approach. The cost is $15 per participant. The registration deadline is May 16.
To register, email Kimberly Brinton at email@example.com, call 247-0760, ext. 0, or visit www.ecclaplata.org.
Mountain Middle School to present student exhibition
The Mountain Middle School seventh-grade students will host a public exhibition to demonstrate their synthesis of science and humanities concepts.
People can see how the students blended their investigation of Greek art with the scientific study of human anatomy and physiology.
The community is welcome to attend from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Mountain Middle School.
Continuing-education class will address gardening
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer “Wildly Abundant Gardening – Natural Disease and Pest Control” by Frank LeBeau from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday .
Topics will include integrated pest management, companion planting, biological controls, creating an insectory to attract and feed the beneficial bugs and how to make and use compost tea as a fertilizer and pest-management tool. Participants will make natural insecticides and a herbicide to control weeds. The cost is $79. Advance registration is required.
To register, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Durango school board to hold meeting May 20
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 20 in the board room at the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
Sunnyside Elementary School will be the school highlight.
Park Elementary School to take school pictures
Park Elementary School will take group and individual pictures at 8:15 a.m. on these days:
Third- to fifth-grade, today.
Durango School District accepting beef bids
Krista Garand, supervisor of Student Nutrition for Durango School District 9-R, is accepting beef bids for the 2014-15 Farm to School program.
People can access the beef bid application by visiting http://durangoschools.org.
Athletic, activities night scheduled at DHS
The Durango High School Athletic/Activities Department will conduct a “Rush Night” for all students and parent/guardians of students in grades eight to 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria.
The night will include athletics and band. Coaches and sponsors will be available for parents and students to talk to in order to gather information about individual programs, summer camps, open gyms and more.
Eighth-grade boys conference to be held
Durango School District 9-R will host the inaugural “Keys to High School Success ... and Beyond!” conference for eighth-grade boys from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 8 at Durango High School.
The boys will explore topics around healthy relationships, positive self-image and advocacy. The goal of the conference is to teach and embed the appropriate tools to support students in their efforts to build positive self-images, strong relationships with others and a sense of self-advocacy. Students will participate in workshops to build these skills.
Volunteers are needed to help with the conference. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School will host these events:
Students can register for the 2014-15 school year. They should email Registrar Maureen Truax at email@example.com or call 247-2474, ext. 2307.
Prospective students can shadow AHS students. To schedule a shadow experience or tour, call 247-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ninth- and 10th-grade exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 1 in the school’s commons.
The Senior Art Show will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 1 at the Pine River Valley Bank. Gabe Garcia is the featured freshmen artist who will present with this year’s seniors.
CAFÉ campaign to offer event April 30
The CAFÉ campaign will host “Coffee and Conversation” at 9 a.m. April 30 at the Common Grounds Café at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The event will feature coffee, tea, pastries and facts about 9-R funding.
To RSVP, email 9RFoundation@gmail.com or call 385-1491.
Miller Middle School to hold Poetry Slam
Miller Middle School will present its annual Poetry Slam from 5 to 6 p.m. May 7 in the school’s cafeteria.
The theme this year is “Let It Go.” The public is invited.
For more information, call 247-1418.
Park Elementary to host Cinco de Mayo Carnival
The Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will hold its Cinco de Mayo Carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2 at the school.
There will be carnival games, a bounce house, silent auction, food from Zia Taqueria, a homemade salsa contest and more.
Riverview Elementary to plant trees April 30
Riverview Elementary School will plant trees April 30.
Participants will move soil and mulch and should bring work gloves, rakes, shovels, wagons or wheelbarrows.
People also can help support the planting by purchasing a “Plant a Rainbow” bracelet from Riverview Elementary’s nurse, Paula Schaub, for $1.
FLC students to present research symposium
Fort Lewis College’s Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Thursday
Both artistic and scientific projects will be part of the symposium. Science students will present their projects and findings from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Student Union Vallecito Room. From 1 to 5 p.m., students in the arts will perform in Roshong Recital Hall. The day will culminate in the Student Union Ballroom with a reception and poster presentations from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 247-7264.
Advocacy workshop to be held today
A workshop called “Speak Up: The Power of Advocacy” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Eolus Room of Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
The workshop will help parents learn how to support their unique learner.
A $10 donation will be accepted at the door.
For more information and reservations, call 759-1778 or email email@example.com.