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Education Briefs

Glenwood Springs Middle School will host a parent orientation night for students entering the sixth grade for the 2008-09 school year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Glenwood Springs Middle School cafeteria.

Alpine Christian Academy will host an open house from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. Current and prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, and tour the campus. Refreshments will be available.

Alpine Christian Academy is a private school serving students from preschool through high school. The academy is located between Basalt and El Jebel on Highway 82, across from the Willits subdivision. Applications for enrollment for the 2008-09 academic year are currently being accepted.

Call 927-9106 for more information.

Fifth-graders will present “Tall Tales and Heroes,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

Third-graders will present “Bones,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

School performances will be held at 1:30 p.m. the same Thursday afternoons.

Carbondale public schools will host a Community Expo Night from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 2, on Main Street. This event is part of the Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities’ First Fridays program, and will showcase arts and humanities programs and special learning projects that are part of the education programs in Carbondale schools.

For more information, contact Carbondale Middle School at 384-5700.

Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork Campus will hold graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Spring Valley Center gymnasium. A reception in the campus cafe will follow.

John Adams will provide music ” a fresh fusion of folk, rock and country. In an honored campus tradition, each graduate is invited to say a few words as diplomas are received, and outstanding graduates will be recognized.

Parents, friends and community members are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Lisa Doak at 947-8212.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers hosts free summer activities fairs from 3:30-7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel; and Wednesday, May 7, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Representatives from more than 30 local organizations will allow children of all ages to sign up for fun and educational summer programs. Apply for scholarships and get new ideas for summer fun.

For more information, please contact Betsy at 384-5694 or

A Basalt High School Art Show will be held from 4-9 p.m. May 6 and 7. Talented students will be showcasing their work in the high school gymnasium. Creative paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more will be on display.

The 29th annual Roaring Fork Education Foundation Golf Tournament is the major fundraiser for Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation, which endows innovative classroom programs and teacher opportunities in the Roaring Fork School District.

Festivities begin with the registration dinner at Aspen Glen, sponsored by Alpine Banks, Sunday evening, May 18.

The Monday, May 19, golf tournament format is four-player teams, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start and scramble play. Practice play begins at 10 am.

Awards Dinner at Aspen Glen, sponsored by Stevinson Lexus, immediately follows.

Tournament fees include play with carts, souvenirs (hats, golf balls, etc.), and both dinner parties. Golfers are invited to enter as a foursome team, or register as a solo, duo or trio. Competition also offers a hole-in-one contest with a prize car from Glenwood Springs Ford, as well as ladies’ and men’s longest drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes. Mulligans can be purchased.

Additional sponsors, golfers and prize/auction gifts are being enrolled, and donations in lieu of tournament participation are being accepted.

For information, call Irene at 379-6569 or e-mail

Colorado Mountain College is making a move toward sustainability by introducing a newly formatted “green” class schedule for the summer semester.

In the past, CMC has distributed a 60- to 70-page course schedule to the 11 locations the college serves. The new class schedule is a simple, small tabloid of all the comprehensive community college’s classes offered at any particular campus. One thing the new schedule won’t include is class descriptions. A full listing of class descriptions and information is available online at

Summer classes start the week of May 12, and registration begins April 14. To pick up a copy of the new schedule for CMC’s summer semester, check your mail.

Community Banks of Colorado is offering scholarships of varied amounts to six graduating seniors in Community Banks of Colorado’s regions. Three students have been selected as the 2008 participants for the Community Banks Leadership Program. The four-year, merit-based Leadership Program requires intensive academic, programmatic, and community service participation.

In addition to scholarships associated with the Leadership Program, three Colorado students have been offered a position in the Community Banks Scholars Program, which provides a $1,000 annual scholarship for four years.

Burning Mountains Firefighters Association, providing volunteer fire and rescue services for the communities of Silt and New Castle, has created a scholarship program to assist students within their fire district in continuing education. Scholarships are available for qualifying high school seniors or qualifying students currently enrolled in college.

Qualifications Include:

A student in any field of study who has an immediate family member who is a Burning Mountains firefighter in good standing or is a retiree; a student wishing to pursue a degree or field of study in emergency services (fire and EMS); a student in any field of study whose residence is within the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District and actively volunteers within their community; all applicants must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application forms can be picked up at the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District office at Station 1 (611 Main St., Silt) or at the counselors’ office at Coal Ridge High School. All applications are due April 30.

For more information, please contact secretary Myia Lackey at 876-5738.

Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is proud to offer a series of 2008 scholarship programs for Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) employees and other local individuals pursuing health careers. These scholarships provide assistance with tuition and other related expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs, conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars. Included in these are Education Scholarships (for continuing education), The Audrey Owings Memorial Scholarship for EMT, Nursing Scholarships and the Dr. Rodney E. Kirk Memorial Scholarship.

For more information on AVMF scholarships, visit or call 544-7371.

Mount Sopris Conservation District is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior in the Mount Sopris District who maintains a 2.5 GPA and is considering a career in conservation. Applications must be received by April 30. The application is available online at, or call the office at 945-5494, ext. 105, to obtain an application and guidelines.

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