Education Briefs |

Education Briefs

The public is invited to meet candidates for the new dean of Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork Campus on Wednesday, May 7. The three candidates will be available at the following locations and times. Those who meet the candidates will also be provided with a web link so that they can provide feedback.

Candidate Daryl Yarrow will be available at 11:20 a.m. at the Glenwood Center, 1:20 p.m. at the Spring Valley Center and 3:30 p.m. at the Lappala Center in Carbondale. Candidate Carla Malmquist will be available at 12:20 p.m. at the Glenwood Center, 2:20 p.m. at Spring Valley and 4:30 p.m. at the Lappala Center. Candidate David Beaumont will be available at 1:20 p.m. at the Glenwood Center, 3:20 p.m. at Spring Valley and 5:30 p.m. at the Lappala Center.

Questions can be directed to 384-8535.

A poster created by Sopris Elementary School fifth-grade student Morgan Patch, 10, of Glenwood Springs, has been chosen to compete in the 20th annual Colorado Tar Wars Poster Contest. The winner of the state poster contest will be announced Saturday, May 10, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and will receive an all-expenses-paid trip with their parents to the National Tar Wars Contest in Washington, D.C., in July.

The event is part of an international tobacco-free education program for elementary school children.

The Roaring Fork School District’s retirement dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Sopris Dining Room of the Aspen Glen Club.

The evening will honor Steve Cable, athletic GSHS director; Jim Waddick, BHS principal; Jean McFaul, BES fourth grade; George Austin-Martin, Bridges High School math and science; Jamie Darien, GSES special education; Barbara Thompson, GSES first grade; Ann Meyer, GSES third grade; Roberta C. “Tink” Boyer, librarian BES; Janet Lewis, special education, CMS; Jean Schauster, cook, CRES; Nancy Brown, GSES first grade; and Pat Jones, GSMS seventh-grade language arts.

Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge #65 is hosting a dinner to recognize educational awards in the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 at 6 p.m. May 15, at the Masonic Lodge. Public education is one of the strongest tenets of Masonry, and the lodge is proud of how many fine people in the Roaring Fork Valley contribute to educational excellence.

The Masons will be recognizing Laurie Strong, teacher at Sopris Elementary, with the Outstanding Educator Award; Brooke Lockard, recipient of the Ralph R. Sample Memorial Scholarship; Karina Tlaxcala, recipient of the Ralph R. Sample Memorial Scholarship; and Javier Roselas, Outstanding Junior at Glenwood Springs High School.

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School preschool in Carbondale will host an open house from 5-6 p.m. May 19, with a fall registration from 6-7 p.m.

Call Debbie at 963-2524 for more information.

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.

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.

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

Community Banks of Colorado is offering scholarships of varied amounts to six graduating seniors in 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 Prom, which provides a $1,000 annual scholarship for four years.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is offering the Glenwood Caverns “Begin a New Adventure” Scholarship. To support its employees’ interest in furthering their education, the park will grant two $1,000 scholarships to students in pursuit of post-high school education.

Applicants must have worked at the park at least 200 hours during the previous calendar year.

The scholarships will be granted based on merit, with consideration given for number of years of employment with the park and dedication to its mission: making people smile. The first scholarships will be granted in 2009. Applications will be available online at or at the park’s tram base beginning January 2009 and will be due March 1, 2009.

The park is now hiring for full- and part-time positions, including cave tour guides. Applications, which can be downloaded from, are being accepted at the tram base or by fax at 945-2051.

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.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers hosts another free summer activities fair from 3:30-7 p.m. 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

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