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Education Briefs

Junior Achievement volunteers are busy teaching classes throughout our valley. The following classes have been completed. Thank you to the volunteers and teachers.Elk Creek ElementaryLucy Stewart of Alpine Bank in New Castle completed teaching “Ourselves” to Ms. Bolitho’s kindergarten class.St. Stephen’s SchoolKelly Cullen taught “Our Region” to Ms. Hillbrand’s fourth-grade class.Basalt ElementaryMolly Sellers from Alpine Bank in Basalt completed teaching both Ms. Bruenig and Mr. Plathe’s third-grade classes.Charlaina Labrum and Belle Richardson, both of U.S. Bank in El Jebel, co-taught Ms. Guglielmo’s third-grade class.Sopris ElementaryPaula Helm taught “Our Community” to Ms. Lowenstein’s second-grade class.Susan Blizzard, president of JA Roaring Fork board and CEO of Blizzard Internet Marketing, taught Ms. Benson’s second-grade class.Martha Heim completed teaching “Our Community” to Ms. Howe’s second-grade class.Ms. Peters’ second grade received the “Our Community” program from Annie Uyehara.Tamara Radtke taught “Our Families” to Ms. Wissing’s first-grade class.Cactus ValleySusie Meraz of Wells Fargo in Glenwood Meadows taught “Our Community” to Ms. Allen’s second-grade class.Rifle Middle SchoolMs. Krick’s fifth-grade class was taught by Tracey Langhorne of Bookcliff Survey Services.Dan Niedbalski, JA board member and senior vice president of Alpine Bank in Rifle, taught “Our Nation” to one of Ms. Snead’s fifth-grade classes.Jim Lord of American Family Insurance taught Ms. Snead’s other fifth-grade class.Glenwood Springs ElementaryChris Kampe of Dalby Wendland & Co. taught “Our Region” to Ms. Smith’s fourth-grade classAmy Spradlin, JA board member and Seeds of Intentions co-founder, taught Ms. Faulhaber’s fourth-grade class.Wamsley ElementaryAmanda Radomski taught both Ms. Madone and Ms. Kosht’s kindergarten classes.Grand Valley Middle School’s “Career Day”Michelle Hosack, Grand River Hospital; Natasha Kilwine, 9th Judicial Probation; Nancy Jay, Wells Fargo Bank, Parachute; Diane Krieg, Encana; Chief Parmenter, Parachute Police Department; Dan Niedbalski, JA board member and senior vice president at Alpine Bank in Rifle all took part in this important eighth-grade program exploring career choices, budgeting your money and staying in school to achieve dreams.To become involved with Junior Achievement, contact Sharon Brady, district manager, at 404-7722, or visit the website,

Registration for the spring semester at Colorado Mountain College is under way. Many classes start the week of Jan. 17, and additional classes start throughout the semester. Full schedules for the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley sites were not mailed out. Instead, paper copies of the schedule are available at the Lappala Center, 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale; the Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs; or the Spring Valley Center, 3000 County Road 114 south of Glenwood Springs. Individuals can also browse for classes online at .Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes within the past 12 months can apply and register in person, or can go to the college’s website to apply online and then fax or mail in a registration form. Students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can also sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online. For more information, visit or call the Lappala Center in Carbondale, 963-2172; the Glenwood Center, 945-7486; or the Spring Valley Center, 945-7481.

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