Homemaker guild offering scholarships
The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship this year to a Colorado woman with an agriculture background.
Known by the guild as the “Second Chance Scholarship,” it will be given to someone who has had her college education interrupted or postponed and is hoping to attend a college, trade school or a secondary education institution. Homemakers are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is May 15. The award must be used in the year it is received.
Applications are available from the Colorado State University Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave., and from Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild Scholarship Chairwoman Elsa Mae Reynolds, 23526 WCR 66, Greeley, CO, 80631.
Continuing education available at FLC
The Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer these programs:
“Nonprofit Management: Advocating Legally and Effectively as a Nonprofit Staff Member” – taught by Paulette Church, director of FLC Continuing Education’s Nonprofit Management Program – will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 1 at FLC. The cost is $59 for one class. People will learn about advocacy and how to lobby effectively.
“Professional Development for Managers,” an 18-hour training, will begin April 16 at FLC. The training will include an interactive segment from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 18, followed by three more Wednesday evening classes. This training will benefit managers by helping them deal with conflict, gain people’s respect and improve relationships with employees.
Advance registration is required. For more information, call 247-7385, email email@example.com or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Families needed for exchange students
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries.
The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance.
ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.
For more information, call (800) 733-2773 or visit www.host.asse.com.
Horse center to offer horse camp
Medicine Horse Center is offering a six-week horse camp for first- to fifth-graders.
The camp will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning March 30.
To reserve a space, call 533-7403 or visit www.medicinehorsecenter.org.
Mid-level Spanish class available
The Durango Education Center will offer a mid-level conversational Spanish class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from April 1 to May 6.
People who have taken at least one semester of Spanish and can speak beyond a beginner level are invited.
Students will practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in class and also learn about culture and customs.
The cost of the class is $110. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.durangoedcenter.org.
Ignacio club to host yard sale
The Ignacio Elementary Explorers Club will host a yard sale May 2 at the school.
People can rent space for $15 and keep profits from their sales.
To reserve a space, call Deb Otten at 563-0661.
Family dance to be held in Ignacio
The Ignacio schools Relay for Life Team will host its annual family dance from 7 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Ignacio Elementary School cafetorium.
There will be a bake sale, and people will have the chance to design a luminaria for any of their loved ones who have battled cancer. The luminarias will be displayed at the Relay for Life event June 27. There also will be a door-prize drawing.
For more information, call Deb Otten at 563-0661.
Gateway to College program available
Students who have dropped out of school or are on the verge of dropping out 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. Applications for the fall 2015 semester are being accepted.
To reserve a spot for the next information session or for more information, call Sally Gillen at 247-2929, ext. 7216.
9-R school board to meet Tuesday
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district office building, 201 E. 12th St.
9-R kindergarten registration to be held
Durango School District 9-R will hold preschool and kindergarten registration on these dates at these schools:
From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 7 at Animas Valley.
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at Riverview.
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at Sunnyside.
From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at Fort Lewis Mesa.
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at Park.
From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 20 at Needham.
From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Florida Mesa.
When registering, people need to bring proof of address, birth certificate and a copy of the child’s immunization. A child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligible to attend kindergarten.
ACT testing to take place June 13
National ACT testing will take place June 13.
The registration deadline is May 8. The next national testing date in Colorado will be in October.
To register, visit www.actstudent.org/regist/.
9-R school board seeking comment
Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is seeking community comment about school quality.
The board will host an open forum at 5 p.m. April 7 in the board room at the district office building, 201 E. 12th St.
The top five indicators that will drive the conversation include quality learners, quality environment, quality content, quality processes and quality outcomes.
Escalante launches T-shirt fundraiser
The Escalante Middle School Parent Organization is holding a T-shirt fundraising campaign.
The goal is to raise money to repair the school’s ropes course while increasing ways to build school spirit.
The organization also is offering mini-grants for teachers to help pay for things not covered by the 9-R budget.
For more information, call Lee Ann Jackson at 749-4071.
Escalante to host open house April 2
Escalante Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 2.
The open house will provide the opportunity for incoming sixth-grade students and families to learn about Escalante – Durango’s Expeditionary Learning Middle School and to meet principals, counselors and teachers.
Miller to host open house April 1
Miller Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 1.
The open house will provide the opportunity for incoming sixth-grade students and families to learn about Miller’s International Baccalaureate Program and to meet principals, counselors and teachers.
9-R to host teacher recruitment fair
Durango School District 9-R will host a teacher recruitment fair April 11 at Durango High School.
To be considered for an interview at the fair, applicants must have their full credentials by August.
To register an application, visit https://durango.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx under the “Spring 2015 Teacher Recruitment Fair” link.
District 9-R seeking feedback on survey
Durango School District 9-R is seeking community feedback about how well the district is doing.
A short survey is available at http://durangoschools.org. The survey will help the district as it makes budget decisions, looks for support for students and improves communications with the public.
Event to showcase scholarships
“Girls’ Fun-ding Night Out,” an open house showcasing educational scholarships and loans for women, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Durango Public Library, Program Room 1, 1900 East Third Ave.
Local chapters of the PEO Sisterhood will sponsor the event. Participants will be able to learn about a variety of opportunities. The Women’s Resource Center scholarship also will be presented.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.