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Education Briefs

Submitted PhotoAshleigh Isley, McKenzie Diaz, Micayla Rhoades, Sophia Langhorne, Kate Cardenas, Savanna Steinhoff and Sarah Wallace display the dolls they made in Highland Elementarys after-school program sewing class.

The Highland Elementary after school program sewing class just completed its doll project. The students have been learning to use sewing machines all year, and have been working on their dolls for the last six weeks. They made the doll and clothes. The dolls have real doll wigs donated by Jodi Walter. Their next project is a quilt for their dolls, and after spring break, they will learn to make clothes for themselves. Several of the kids have been so inspired by the art of sewing, they are now the proud owners of their own sewing machines.

Why Waldorf Works: Educators and parents with 20-plus years of Waldorf experience discuss the value of a Waldorf education from 6:30-7:45 p.m. March 10.For more information, call 963-1960 or visit

Registration for kindergarten classes for the 2009-10 school year will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the rotunda of the main building at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.The childs birth certificate, record of immunizations, and emergency contact numbers are required for registration. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1. Parents will need to indicate if they wish to enroll the child in the full-day kindergarten class or the half-day kindergarten class. A tuition payment is required for the full-day class with a nonrefundable deposit required at time of registration. There is no tuition required for the half-day class.An open house in the kindergarten classrooms will be held for parents and students planning on attending Glenwood Springs Elementary School from 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, followed by an informational meeting for parents in the library from 6-7 p.m. Child care will be provided at no cost during the meeting time.For more information or questions, please call GSES at 384-5450.

Sopris and Glenwood Springs elementary schools invite parents and children attending either school to come to the annual Literacy & Fun Night held Thursday, March 12, at Sopris Elementary. A complimentary spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. followed by numerous workshops relating to literacy. A local author will be present and door prizes will be awarded.

Mount Sopris Conservation District is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior considering a career in agriculture, conservation or resource management. This scholarship is available to students living in the Mount Sopris District Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, El Jebel and Aspen who has a GPA of at least 2.5. Applications must be received by April 30. Applications at, or call the office at 945-5494, ext. 105, to obtain an application and guidelines.

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