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Education Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

College-bound students and their parents can learn about schools and programs, and visit with counselors and staff at upcoming college fairs. Colorado Mountain College will have representatives available to meet with students interested in pursuing studies at CMC. These fairs are sponsored by the Colorado Council on High School/College Relations, with many additional colleges and universities represented. College fair dates are: 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 26, Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, (970) 328-8960; 1-2 p.m. Sept 26, Coal Ridge High School in New Castle, 625-6700; 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 27, Rifle High School, 625-7725; and 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, 384-5757.

The Roaring Fork School District recently honored 18 longtime employees who together have dedicated 330 years of service to local children and schools.

Glenwood Springs parents, are you interested in a grade 1-8 private Christian school for your child that doesn’t charge tuition? Columbine Christian School offers small class sizes and is academically challenging, yet has individualized education to suit your child’s needs. A friendly, certified teacher teaches academic subjects and non-denominational Bible classes. Children of all faiths are accepted, and are tuition-free. School expenses are met by voluntary contributions from the church and school community. For more information, call Dr. Wing at (970) 390-5933 or

Colorado Educational Consulting (CEC) will conduct two workshops to help students and families navigate the college application process.

“Helping Your Student Through the College Process,” will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Aspen Pitkin County Library. The workshop aims to offer suggestions to parents of students in grades 9-12 on what they can do to help their student apply to colleges.

“Finding a College You Can Afford” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Aspen Pitkin County Library. This workshop aims to help families with strategies to find a college fit and pay for it.

The company begins working with students as early as the ninth grade to help them make the most successful transition to college possible. Consultants help students plan their courses, standardized test schedule, and summer activities. As students apply to college, CEC helps them organize and execute the process.

Thirty-year RFSD employee

with pic: 9/11/07 Tuesday Dwight Maurin in Cdale bus barn.JPG

cutline: Dwight Maurin, Roaring Fork School District transportation department bus technician, who works out of the Carbondale RFSD bus barn, has worked for the RFSD since 1977, and has helped to keep the fleet of Carbondale and Basalt school buses in great shape for drivers and students since 1981.

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