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Parents of next year’s high school freshmen are invited to attend an informational and registration night at Glenwood Springs High School, as well as an open house for Bridges High School.Bridges High School, a nontraditional high school serving students from across the Roaring Fork School District, will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Roaring Fork School District Career Center, 504-A 27th St. in Glenwood Springs. For questions, contact Principal Lyn Bair at 384-5995.Glenwood Springs High School will host its annual eighth-grade parent and student night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. The evening will begin with a general information session at 6 p.m. followed by registration in small groups as well as an open house with teachers. For questions, contact counselor Bob Willey at 384-5561.

Alpine Christian Academy High School will present three one-act plays at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Waldorf School in Carbondale. “A Thing of Beauty,” “Lover’s Errand” and “The Mouse and the Raven” depict the comical foibles of everyday life. Alpine Christian Academy is a private co-educational school for preschool through high school, located in Basalt. Alpine Christian Academy will also host an estate sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the same weekend at the Aspen Meadows. A sampling of items for sale include antique and designer furnishings, vintage ’40s prints, and custom bed linens. All proceeds from both of these events benefit Alpine Christian Academy, a private coeducational school for preschool through high school in Basalt. Call 927-9106 for more information.

Teachers in the Roaring Fork School District are working to solve some challenging educational issues in the district through three new innovative teacher-initiated programs funded through federal dollars.The funding is allocated to the district as part of the No Child Left Behind funds to support innovative educational practices. The district recently announced a $10,000 HIFI grant award to Liz Howard and Betsy Bashant, who developed a project to create and implement support systems for Spanish-speaking middle school students to increase CSAP achievement. As a result of the project, Howard and Bashant will be able to share information with other teachers across the district. Two other $10,000 high impact grants were awarded last fall for special projects.A team of teachers from Basalt Middle School received a HIFI grant to work on instituting best educational practices for Latino students who are not scoring at the proficient level on CSAP testing in reading. Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale received a HIFI grant to review and revise curriculum at the school so that more class options are available to challenge all students.



Glenwood Springs Elementary School and Sopris Elementary School invite families to attend Literacy Night from 5-7:45 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Literacy Night will include a donation chili dinner from 5-6:15 p.m., followed by fun and educational literacy workshops from 6:30-7:45 p.m.


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