Southwest Studies to host doctoral fellow
The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will offer a doctoral fellowship in Southwestern history beginning in August.
The fellowship is a collaborative effort between the center and the University of Colorado at Boulder’s graduate program in the history department.
Doctoral candidates from the graduate program in Boulder are eligible for the full-academic-year fellowship at the center.
The fellow will provide research support at the center while teaching in FLC’s history department. While pursuing his or her own dissertation research and writing, the fellow will contribute to the center’s public programs by giving two presentations during the academic year on both personal research and support given to center collections projects and patrons.
For more information, call 247-7456 or visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu.
Gateway to College program available
Students who have dropped out of school and are between the ages of 17 and 20 have a second chance to earn a high school diploma.
The Gateway to College program based at Southwest Colorado Community College gives students the chance to get back on track toward earning a diploma and college credits simultaneously. Information session will be held April 29 and May 13.
To RSVP, call Barbara Cummins at 247-2929, ext. 7216.
Host families sought for exchange program
World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet republics.
Host families provide room, board and guidance to a teenager. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are encouraged to apply.
The students arrive from their home country shortly before the 2014-15 school year begins, and each student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to bear his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.
For more information, call Courtney Wade at (720) 209-1145, (866) 939-4111, email Courtney@world-heritage.org or visit www.whhosts.com.
Community college to host open house
An open house to showcase career and technical education at the west campus of Southwest Colorado Community College will be hosted at 6 p.m. today at 33057 U.S. Highway 160, seven miles east of Cortez.
Faculty will explain degree options in medical programs, including medical assisting, nursing aides and emergency medical services, along with technical programs, cosmetology, welding and automotive service.
Participants will be able to tour facilities, labs and shops. Enrollment is underway for summer and fall classes. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 564-6200 or Pat Flores at 247-2929, ext. 7223.
Community college to feature art show
Art students at Southwest Colorado Community College’s west campus will be honored with a show and reception at 7 p.m. today in the Student Commons area at the college, 33057 U.S. Highway 160, seven miles east of Cortez.
Refreshments will be served. Cash prizes will be awarded to the drawing students. The art includes pencil and colored-pencil drawings on a variety of subjects. Art teacher Bryan Kyle will introduce the students and discuss their work.
This summer, two art classes will be offered: a watercolor class taught by Henry Woolbert and an art-sampler class, which will allow students to choose one month of basic sculpture and/or one month of beginning clay.
For more information about the art show and summer and fall classes, call 739-1260.
For more information about the summer watercolor class, call (719) 937-1085.
eSchool accepting enrollments for fall
The Southwest Colorado eSchool is accepting enrollments from regional students for the fall 2014 semester.
Students enroll for full-time study and can earn an eSchool diploma. Students also may consult with their current school counselors if they are interested in a blended-learning model involving both face-to-face and online coursework.
The eSchool is a public online school serving secondary students grades seven to 12. Enrollments are open to any student from the nine districts of southwestern Colorado, spanning from Dove Creek to Pagosa Springs. The school is a service of the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
The school will offer these summer school courses starting June 2 for middle school and high school. Registration runs through May. The school will host information nights at 5 p.m. at these locations:
Monday at the Cortez High School library.
Tuesday at the school’s Durango and Dolores learning centers.
May 22 at the Pagosa Springs High School library.
For more information, visit www.southwestcoloradoeschool.org or call 403-0946.
Sawaya Law Firm offers scholarship
Sawaya Law Firm invites high school, college and law students to participate in the Driver Safety Scholarship Video Contest.
The contest deadline is Aug. 1. First place will receive $2,500, second place will receive $1,000 and third place will include three winners, each receiving $500.
The five scholarships will be awarded to students who can best create a viral video. The videos may highlight dangers of drinking and driving, texting and driving, driver error, fatigue, carelessness, etc.
To apply, visit www.sawayalaw.com.
Florida Mesa announces events
Florida Mesa Elementary School announces these events:
Florida Mesa Parent Teacher Organization would like to thank Animas Valley Parent Teacher Organization, McDonald’s and Stadium 9 for a successful movie event for our Math-a-thon prize winners.
The fifth-grade dinner/dance will be held on May 16. The theme this year is Mardi Gras. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The music presentation and dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be a DJ and dance immediately after the presentations. The cost is $5 per person.
The Mesa Madness Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 in the school parking lot, 216 Colorado Highway 172. The event will feature a kids’ craft booth and more than 20 families selling items. To reserve a spot, call 247-2450.
Florida Mesa Parent Teacher Organization would like to recognize our “Fabulous Mustang Educators” for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School will host these events:
Registration for the 2014-15 school year continues. Students interested in attending can email 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 Parent Coffee will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 13 at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.
The 11th- and 12th-grade final exhibition will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 14 in the commons at AHS.
A senior celebration will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. Programs will be given out that acknowledge each senior with information about their future plans. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
Learning center announces classes
Pine River Community Learning Center will offer these classes:
“Introduction to Basic Internet Safety” will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 20 at the Ignacio center, 535 Candelaria Heights. The cost is $25. Registration is needed by 3 p.m. May 19.
People can learn how to smoke foods from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 23 at the Ignacio center. The cost is $25. Registration is need by 3 p.m. May 22.
A raised-bed gardening class will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 14 at the Ignacio center. The cost is $25. Registration is needed by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
“Realistic Horse Care” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. May 28 at the Ignacio center. Information will include shoeing a horse, vitamins and food, pasture and stall costs, exercising needs and more. The instructor is Trudy Kremer, owner and operator of C4 Color Barn for horses and dogs. The cost is $25. Registration is needed by 3 p.m. May 27.
For more information and to register, call 563-0861.
Durango school board to meet May 20
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 20 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.
Sunnyside Elementary School will be the school highlight.
9-R accepting beef bids for Farm to School
Krista Garand, supervisor of Student Nutrition for Durango School District 9-R, will accept beef bids for the 2014-15 Farm to School program.
People can access the application at durangoschools.org.
Miller Middle School to host Poetry Slam
Miller Middle School will present its annual Poetry Slam from 5 to 6 p.m. today in the school’s cafeteria.
The theme is “Let It Go.” The public is invited.
For more information, call 247-1418.
DHS forum to discuss varsity softball coach
Durango High School will host a community forum for students, parents, coaches and community members about the hiring of a new varsity softball coach at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the DHS library.
Participants will have a chance to ask questions of the candidates and provide comments to the interview team.
DHS forum to discuss athletic director hiring
Durango High School will host a community forum for students, parents, coaches and community members about the hiring of a new athletic director/assistant principal.
The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the DHS library. Participants will have a chance to ask questions of the candidates and provide comments to the interview team.
Florida Mesa to host fifth-grade exhibition
Florida Mesa Elementary School will host its fifth-grade exhibition presentations from 4 to 6 p.m. May 20 at Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.
Needham to feature fifth-grade exhibition
Needham Elementary School will host its fifth-grade exhibition at 5:30 p.m. May 27 at the school.
Miller Middle School to host open house
Miller Middle School will host its annual open house for fifth-grade students and their parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 15.
Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with staff members and to learn about the International Baccalaureate program as well as the other opportunities available to students.
The evening will consist of displays and panel discussions addressing various aspects of becoming a Miller Angel.
For more information, call 247-1418.
Park Elementary to host fifth-grade graduation
Park Elementary School will host its fifth-grade graduation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 28, and the fifth-grade talent show will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 28 in the Park Café.
Animas High School seeks host families
Animas High School will host two U.S. State Department sponsored foreign exchange students next year.
These students go through a rigorous scholarship application process, and only the top 1 percent of applicants receive the scholarship.
Host families are needed to provide a supportive home environment, three meals a day and a bed. In exchange, host families learn about another culture, gain a broader perspective on the world and develop a relationship with a new “son” or “daughter.”
Summer camps available in Bayfield
Bayfield Early Education Programs is offering summer camps for children ages 3 to 8 in June and July.
The camps are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 2 to June 26 and July 7 to July 31. Children will experience outdoor time, crafts, field trips, stories and other activities led by BEEP staff members. The schedule is flexible to accommodate swimming lessons, Bible schools and vacations. Applications are available at the school and online.
For more information, call 884-7137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.