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Education Briefs

Roaring Fork High School is hosting an eighth-grade parent night from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Everyone is invited to see what Roaring Fork has to offer.

The town of Carbondale is offering the award-winning LivingWise Program to fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms throughout the town. The program helps students and their families to save water and energy while becoming energy efficient through a hands-on approach.

Through carefully designed lesson plans that meet state teaching standards, students and teachers discuss the significance of natural resources, what part they play in our everyday lives, and why it is important to become energy efficient. At the end of the day, each child receives the LivingWise Resource Action Kit, containing a high-efficiency showerhead, a kitchen sink aerator, a compact fluorescent light bulb, a nightlight, a Filterton alarm and tools for monitoring energy usage at home.

The program is designed to teach students valuable lessons they can use for the rest of their lives. The students will concentrate on learning how to become energy efficient, why it’s important, and what it means.

The immediate goal will be a savings of more than 11,000 therms of gas and 2,400,000 gallons of water per year. The true intent is to create lasting partnerships between schools and the community while generating enduring attitude changes about water and energy conservation. There is no cost to schools or students to participate.

The Rifters in concert will open this year’s Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain College.

Friday, Nov. 16, they will perform in the New Space Theater at CMC’s Roaring Fork Campus ” Spring Valley Center, in a show that honors the college’s Scholar Campaign donors.

Saturday, Nov. 17, the Rifters will perform the first-ever concert held at new CMC West Garfield Campus auditorium, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. For advance tickets, call 947-8367.

Each month throughout the school year, the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free one-night parenting workshops in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. New this year is the “Supper Series,” supper included with a one-hour interactive workshop exploring a new topic each month. This followed by a discussion time to give parents the opportunity to connect with other parents. The key ingredients are free food, free child care, experienced parenting instructors and parents supporting parents.

Positive Discipline: Tuesday, Nov. 13, Glenwood Springs; Wednesday, Nov. 14, Carbondale; Thursday, Nov. 15, Basalt.

Sibling Rivalry/Conflict Resolution: Tuesday, Dec. 11, Glenwood Springs; Wednesday, Dec. 12, Carbondale; Thursday, Dec. 13, Basalt.

Workshops are from 6-8 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School; Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale; and Basalt Elementary School.

Registration for the workshops is not required, although it is requested to register children for free child care provided if needed.

For more information, please call 384-5694.

Glenwood Springs resident Jaycie Nemelka recently received the HEB Foundation’s $10,000 renewable scholarship. The scholarship is rewarded based on academic standing; creative, moral, ambitious, and conservative achievement; must be a credit to America.

Jaycie is a 10th-grade student at the Wasatch Academy, a prep school in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

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