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Education Briefs

Jack Green relaxes with Sopris Elementary fifth-graders at the Cardiff coke ovens.
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Jack and coke (ovens)

Back in May, students in the fifth grade at Sopris Elementary School took time out to explore the historical remains of the town of Cardiff — the coke ovens, the picturesque Cardiff community with its quaint “shot-gun” houses, and the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse. Jack Green led the group in stories about the town’s background, including its ghosts.

Garfield Re-2 Summer Food Service Program

Garfield School District Re-2 is expanding its summer nutrition program. This year, in addition to Garfield Re-2’s site-based Summer Food Service Program at Rifle Middle School, the school district will be operating a mobile program with stops at Cottonwood Park, Joyce Park and Metro Park. Any child 18 and younger can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday.

The new mobile summer program is an extension of the successful partnership with LIFT-UP and LiveWell Garfield County that began during the 2015-16 school year and delivered hundreds of meals to the neediest children in Rifle on Fridays when there was no school. The mobile program is being supported through generous grants from LiveWell Garfield County and the Western Colorado Community Foundation.

Both the program at Rifle Middle School and the mobile program at the three Rifle parks will provide meals free of charge.

The program will begin on Monday, June 27, and run through Friday, July 22, with no service on Monday, July 4.

Savage accepted to Harvard University

Liam Savage, 20, who has lived in Glenwood Springs since 2011, has been accepted to Harvard University. He was homeschooled in Glenwood Springs and was an active member of the Glenwood Springs High School mock trial program.

Ariana Buxman named to dean’s list at Providence College

Ariana Buxman of Glenwood Springs, a member of the Providence College class of 2017, has been named to the Spring 2016 semester dean’s list. Students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

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