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Education Briefs

The Garfield School District Re-2 will begin kindergarten registration at their schools on the following dates:

Graham Mesa Elementary, Rifle, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11

Highland Elementary, Rifle, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12

Cactus Valley Elementary, Silt, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16

Kathryn Senor Elementary, New Castle, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

Elk Creek Elementary, New Castle, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

Wamsley Elementary, Rifle, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 19

Children must be 5 by Oct. 1, 2012, to be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. When attending kindergarten registration, parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records (kindergarten children must be immunized for DTP, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, HIB, Hep-B, and varicella) and social security card for the child if they have one. If you are unable to attend kindergarten registration, please call the school to schedule a time to complete the necessary paperwork.

The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 will begin kindergarten information sessions and registration at their schools on the following dates:

Glenwood Springs Elementary School: open house 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10; meeting 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10; registration 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 13

Sopris Elementary School, Glenwood Springs: parent information meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10; registration 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 13

Crystal River Elementary, Carbondale: preschool and kindergarten open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5; registration 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10

Your child must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2012, in order to attend kindergarten this fall. Bring a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of address (for BES and SES) and deposit for full-time kindergarten and preschool. No deposit needed for half-day kindergarten.

Colorado Mountain College will be hosting the free Annual First Generation College Summit on April 14 at the CMC-Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs. The event is focused primarily on first generation students grades eighth through 11th and parents, who need assistance navigating high school and the college search and selection process. Students who are not first generation are also very welcome to attend. Students and parents can register at or calling Yesenia Arreola at 970-947-8357.

The Burning Mountains Firefighters Association is now accepting applications for its High School Scholarship program. The association provides volunteer firefighting and rescue services to the communities of Silt and New Castle. They have created a scholarship program to help any qualified students pursue higher education. Application forms can be picked up at the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District office at Station 4 (775 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle), local high schools and at Scholarship applications are due April 15. For more information contact (970) 984-3157.

Bookcliff Conservation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Coal Ridge, Rifle and Grand Valley high schools. Many fields of study can lead to a career in conservation or agriculture. Education in natural resource management, wildlife management, forestry, environmental sciences or engineering are just a few areas of study covered by the field of conservation. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 27. Call the Bookcliff Conservation District at 945-5494, ext. 105, for an application or go to

VVHA has established a Health Sciences Scholarship for persons entering or continuing with studies in the medical field. Two scholarships will be awarded to students planning to pursue a career in the Health Sciences. Any person wishing to study or to continue studies in the medical field is eligible for this scholarship. All completed applications are due Friday, April 13, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships committee. For further information and applications, please call Annalise Appel, volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656 or visit the Valley View Hospital website to download an application.

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