Education Briefs |

Education Briefs

The West Garfield Education Association will hold its first general meeting of the 2007-08 school year at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Roy Moore Elementary in Silt. Candidates for the Garfield Re-2 School Board will be on hand for a meet and greet, and a chance to discuss their views on public education in our valley. All members, potential members, and other interested parties are invited to attend.

The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Aspen High School. This is a special opportunity to visit with representatives from 180 colleges and universities. This free event includes a workshop following the fair.

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Haley Marie Carmer, a sophomore in environmental sciences major at the University of Colorado-Boulder, made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for the fall semester of 2006 and spring semester of 2007.

Haley is the daughter of Todd and Amy Carmer of Glenwood Springs and a 2006 Glenwood Springs High School graduate.

Jared Weller, a Riverside Middle School student, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Jared will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17-23 to earn academic credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the prominent monuments and institutions of the United States.

Jared is the son of P.J. Caton of Rifle and Douglas Weller of New Castle.

Aspen Film has an educational screening series for preschool-aged children titled “Preschool Pix” and is looking to introduce the program in the Carbondale Branch Library. The library does not have a TV or DVD player to screen the films. An audio visual cart or small entertainment stand is also needed.

If you can donate for this local nonprofit effort, please call Terry Rigney, education coordinator for Aspen Film, at 925-6882, ext. 102.

“Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is the 2007 selection for The Gordon Cooper Branch Library’s One Book, One Town Everybody Reads! It’s the story of one man’s mission to promote peace, one school at a time.

Greg Mortenson will be visiting Carbondale Tuesday, Nov. 13, giving three lectures, one for the local high schools and one for the middle schools, and a free library lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the new Roaring Fork High School “auditeria.” An information packet and suggested discussion questions are available at the library, along with 90 copies of the book. Novel-Tea Bookstore is also stocking the book.

In addition to the free program, a fundraising reception to benefit the Central Asia Institute, the foundation which supports Greg Mortenson’s mission to build schools in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn. Tickets can be purchased at the library, Sounds Easy or from One Book One Town committee members, (advanced purchase only). Call (970) 987-1545 or 963-9540 for more information about the fundraiser.

Cassidy Willey, a sophomore Spanish major at the University of Colorado-Boulder, has made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for spring semester 2007.

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