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Education Briefs

McDaniel College student Samantha J. Wilson inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Samantha J. Wilson of New Castle is among 23 McDaniel College seniors inducted March 30 into the Delta of Maryland Chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. It has chapters at 280 colleges and universities, and more than 600,000 members.

Two Rivers Community School enrollment info

Two Rivers Community School enrollment forms will be reviewed on April 25 to see if a lottery is necessary for any grade(s). Only forms received by April 25 will be considered for the lottery. If demand exceeds space, a lottery will be held on April 28. Beyond April 25, students will be enrolled in TRCS, or added to the wait list, in the order in which their forms are received. If you have previously completed an Intent to Enroll form you will also need to complete the Enrollment form.

2014 Garfield Re-2 kindergarten registration

The Garfield School District Re-2 would like to welcome the class of 2027 to register for kindergarten this spring. Registration is available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Graham Mesa Elementary, Rifle, (970) 665-7500.

Children must be 5 by Oct. 1, 2014, to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. When attending kindergarten registration, parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence documents.

This may include a utility bill, driver’s license, or property tax statement. Registration documents will be completed online at your school. Online registration is available at If you are unable to attend kindergarten registration, call the school to receive information on completing the online forms.

GSHS eighth-grade parent night

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting an eighth-grade parent night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Jeannie Miller Theater. The evening will allow parents to meet administrators, tour the facilities, and meet with all clubs/activities/athletic teams that are offered and answer any questions parents may have. For information call 384-5555.

Kiwanis Terrific Kids at Sopris Elementary School

Fourteen Sopris Elementary School fifth-graders were recognized as Terrific Kids. The Kiwanis program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance by rewarding behavior that is Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

This month students focused on friendship, each writing a paragraph or two explaining their efforts at friendship this month and then reading it to the other assembled students. They worked with their teachers to establish individual goals that involve behavior, peer relationships, attendance and schoolwork. After working with students for a specific time period to reach goals, teachers recognize students who reach those goals. Recognition includes appearing before parents and classmates to tell about their efforts at friendship and then receiving a certificate and other prizes (the coupon for a free cheeseburger seems the most popular). Research has shown that behavior and discipline problems drop from 50 percent to 70 percent in the first academic year the school implements the program.

Larry Robinson is the Kiwanis coordinator of the Terrific Kids program and Kent Wilson coordinates it for Sopris Elementary School.

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