Education Briefs |

Education Briefs

The precollegiate program of the Roaring Fork School District needs you. The program mentors students in small groups who are interested in continuing their education beyond high school, and who will be the first generation in their families to go to college. Now in its fourth year, the program utilizes volunteer mentors to help students with college admission, financial aid and other issues to help make their college dreams come true.

Anyone interested in acting as a mentor to support a small group of students in Basalt or Carbondale during two meetings per month, please contact program director Adriana Ayala at 384-5967 or

Literacy Outreach is looking for volunteers to tutor people who are eager to improve their reading, writing and math or English-speaking skills. Volunteers need at least two hours of time per week to work one-on-one with an adult, the ability to read and speak English, and a desire to help someone who wants to learn.

Please call Literacy Outreach at 945-5282 for more information.

“Three Cups of Tea,” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, is the common reader for Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork Campus. The novel details Mortenson’s journey to Pakistan initially as a mountaineer and then as a peacemaker, building schools in the region.

Mortenson will be giving a lecture at 3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the New Space Theatre of the Calaway Academic Building at Spring Valley.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jane Szucs at 947-8259.

Glenwood Springs High School’s parent-teacher conferences will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8. Parents are asked to pick up their student’s schedule and grades in the lobby, and then go to the main gymnasium to meet with teachers. No appointment is necessary; however, the second day is typically not as busy as the first day.

Teachers are also available for individual appointments the afternoons of Nov. 7 and 8.

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