Education Briefs |

Education Briefs

Pam Lewis, GSES Submittedlearning at the library Kindergarten and first-grade classes from Glenwood Springs Elementary School visited the Glenwood Springs Public Library this week to learn about getting a library card and joining this summers reading program.

The Garfield County Retired School Employees Association proudly announces Johnathan Kevin Lawson of Silt as its 2008-09 scholarship recipient. Johnathan is a member of the first graduating class at Coal Ridge High School, and is planning to attend Mesa State College. Congratulations, Johnathan!

The 13th annual Hot Springs Lodge & Pool Higher Education Scholarship was awarded to outstanding 2008 Glenwood Springs High School graduating students Travis Westcott and Rebecca Fitzgerald. The Hot Springs Lodge & Pool Higher Education Scholarship was established in 1995 and contributes $8,000 for higher education to students who meet particular criteria determined by the selection committee.Travis Westcott, son of Tom and Janet Westcott, plans to attend Mesa State College in Grand Junction and major in biology with a focus on pre-med. Travis has worked at the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool since 2005 as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.Rebecca Fitzgerald, daughter of Randy and Kathy Fitzgerald, plans to attend Johnson and Wales University in Denver and pursue studies in the culinary arts. Rebecca also has worked at the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool since 2005 in various positions, including the deli, pool desk and at the miniature golf course.Both Westcott and Fitzgerald will receive $1,000 per year, up to four years. Presentation of the scholarships will be made at 6:30 p.m. May 22, in the Glenwood Springs High School cafeteria.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Please call Rachel at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive, Glenwood Springs.

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School spring underclassmen production will be Murder is a Game, a new comedy murder mystery by Fred Carmichael. This production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, in the CRMS Barn. Murder is a Game is one of two annual CRMS student performances directed by CRMS drama director Jeff James-Schlepp. Tickets can be obtained at the door.The CRMS Barn is one mile west of the Highway 133/7-Eleven traffic light. For more information, call 963-2562.

Parents interested in a strong academic education with religious instruction, solid discipline and a family oriented atmosphere are invited to contact St. Stephens Catholic School for potential registration for fall enrollment. Interested parents may call 945-7746 and ask for Dr. Tom Alby, principal, to discuss registration.

The Olde Towne Moving and Storage Golf Tournament to benefit Alpine Christian Academy is scheduled for May 16 at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt. The four-person scramble event, now in its eighth year, begins with registration and practice at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Berthod Motors is sponsoring a hole-in-one contest, with the grand prize winner receiving a new car. Player registrations are first-come, first-served. All spots on the roster were sold out in advance of last years tournament. Potential players are encouraged to call now to ensure entry into the tournament. Hole sponsorships are currently being accepted. All donations are tax-deductible and help fund scholarships and educational programs for students. To sponsor or play in the tournament, or for more information about the school, contact Barbara Peterson at 927-9106.

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.We will be recognizing Laurie Strong, a teacher at Sopris Elementary, for 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 Childrens 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.

The 29th annual Roaring Fork Public 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 a.m.The awards dinner at Aspen Glen, sponsored by Stevinson Lexus, immediately follows.Tournament fees include play with carts, souvenirs 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 mens 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

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Outdoor Program holds its first annual Summer Sports Sale on Sunday morning, May 18, at the CRMS tennis courts at 1493 County Road 106 in Carbondale. All proceeds benefit the CRMS Bike Program.CRMS students will be selling refurbished bikes and town cruisers, kayaks and kayak equipment. A variety of gear for other summer sports will also be available. For more information about the sale, e-mail dfuller@ or call Darryl Fuller at 963-2562.

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