Name that high school: Re-2 seeks suggestions
Architects and designers for the new high school to be built in the Peach Valley site have asked the district for certain design specifications. A committee has been formed to gather suggestions and is asking for input from students, parents and community for the mascot, school colors, and name of the new high school.If you have any suggestions, please submit these one of the following ways by May 31. Either phone your suggestions to 625-7613, fax 625-7623, e-mail email@example.com, or mail to Re-2 District Office, attention Kay Vasilakis, 839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. Seldom does a person have an opportunity to give input into the basics of a new high school, so here’s your chance to voice your opinion.Suggestions will be collected and evaluated by the committee which will submit lists of the most appropriate options to the Re-2 School Board for the final decision.Seventh graders at Rifle Middle School were treated to a first-person dramatization of Mark Twain on Friday in the school library. Cooperative efforts of the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities and the Garfield Re-2 School District allowed experienced scholar Martin Wagner to present his characterization. He appeared in period costume and spoke eloquently, as only someone who has studied Mark Twain could portray. His humorous storytelling was an experience that was thoroughly enjoyed by two sets of seventh graders, as was his reading of the famous excerpt of the painting of the fence in Tom Sawyer.-Rifle High School is offering a Summer Driver Education class which begins July 8 and runs through July 26, Monday through Friday. Two class times are available, in two hours class time per day for a total of 30 classroom hours. Each student will have one 30-minute driving lesson each week. A learner’s permit or license is required upon enrollment. The cost is $100 per student. Instruction will be provided by RHS driver education teacher Justin Price, and after successful completion, a student will earn half a Rifle High School credit. Forms are located in the RHS Guidance Office, which will be open until June 12. Or contact Mr. Price at 625-7771 or 625-2909.The Re-2 Transportation Department’s Bonus Bucks program has been overwhelmingly successful since its inception in January, and bus drivers are proud to be a part of the district’s focus on student achievement. The program awards Bonus Bucks to students for each transported ride to and from school in which the student reads or does schoolwork. The district commends the Transportation Department for its creative use of time to encourage students to read.Students accumulate these bucks and cash them in for prizes. For an accumulated 25 bucks, regular-sized candy bars or cans of pop have been given out to 151 students. Twenty students have saved 50 accumulated bucks for either a movie rental, one game of bowling, a jumbo candy bar, or a 2-liter pop. Four students have saved 75 bucks for either a movie pass, a McDonald’s coupon book, a Burger King coupon book, or two games of bowling. And six avid readers have collected 100 Bonus Bucks each, worth either a $10 gift certificate, one Hot Springs Pool day pass, two day passes to Battlement Mesa Recreation Center, or a one-day pass to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
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