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The Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce a new direction. The foundation voted Aug. 21 to more closely align its work with that of the board of education to implement the initiatives identified in the district’s recent accountability plan. The foundation board will work closely with the Roaring Fork School District board to identify a specific initiative through the collaborative work of the district and the education foundation for all district students.

Along with a change in direction, the Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation also announced a change in leadership in the director’s position. In the near future, the foundation board will be seeking applicants for the director position.

Grant applications for school-based projects will not be solicited this fall, as the foundation positions itself for playing a much larger role in making our community dreams for our children a reality.



Events for the Coal Ridge High School homecoming during the week of Sept. 15-19 will include downtown window painting and class float decorating Sept. 13 and 14; powder puff football at 7 p.m. Sept. 15; a carnival from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 17; soccer games 4 and 6 p.m. Sept. 18, bonfire and car smash following the soccer games; homecoming parade in downtown New Castle 1:15 p.m. Sept. 19, volleyball games 3:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., tailgate party 6-9 p.m., and football game at 7 p.m.

College Night at Rifle High School will b e held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the RHS gymnasium.



Meet with college representatives and receive information about academic programs, campus life, scholarships and financial aid opportunities and much more!

For more information, call 665-7765.

Abbey Barnes, a junior at Glenwood Springs High School in 2007-08, participated in the Economics for Leaders program conducted at the College of William and Mary in July. She is one of 32 students from around the country who was accepted into the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Williamsburn Economics for Leaders program.


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