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Re-2 News

Theresa Hamilton
Re-2 Director of Districtwide Services

Once again, the students of Roy Moore Elementary put the needs of others before their own. Through reading books, and cleaning out their piggy banks, the Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school raised $3,124.38 for the Read to Feed program.

Read to Feed is run through Heifer International. For close to 60 years, Heifer has helped more than four million impoverished families in 128 countries. Rather than providing hungry families with a nonrenewable source of food, Heifer International provides a “living loan” of an animal. The family’s health and standard of living is greatly improved by what that animal can provide. This might be milk from a cow or goat, eggs from poultry, meat from rabbits, draft power from water buffalo or wool from llamas.

Recipients of the gifts then share the offspring of their animals ” along with their knowledge, resources, and skills ” to expand the network of hope, dignity and self-reliance. “Passing on the Gift” creates a living cycle of sustainability that develops community and enhances self-esteem by allowing project partners to become donors.

With the money raised through the reading incentive program, students at Roy Moore will be able to purchase five water buffalo, one llama, two goats, eight flocks of ducks and geese, 10 sets of rabbits, three pigs, one sheep, six bee-hives, 10 sets of chicks and one tree.

“It’s important for kids to learn to give rather than receive,” said Roy Moore instructor Jenny Zetah. “Our kids are learning that they can change the world.”


Students at Riverside Middle School continue to shine.

Eighth-grader Seth Carmitchel was selected to participate in the District 8 Honor Jazz band March 12 and 13 at Glenwood Springs High School.

Carmitchel plays the bass. Two additional Riverside students were named as alternates. Those students are alto saxophone player Brycen Fauser and percussionist Zack Lyon. Congratulations to these fine young musicians.

Riverside students also excelled in the Regional Science Fair on March 5 and 6. Ten eighth-grade students traveled to Grand Junction to represent Riverside in the Regional Science Fair. They did such outstanding work that Riverside was awarded the Outstanding Science Department award and $500 for updating science equipment. In addition, Nadine Chavez, Erin Gorsett and Josh Davidson won first place in their divisions. Erin also won a special award in geoscience. Josh qualified to compete at the state science fair in Fort Collins. Allison Schaiberger and Caleb Mahon each won third place in their divisions and a special award. Mayona Hamrick won $150 in special awards.

Students are currently on spring break and will return to school Monday, March 22.

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