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Education Foundation awards teachers

Grand Valley NewsMary MooreGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Judi Hayward, acting president of the Grand Valley Education Foundation, announced that the first annual “Teacher of the Year” awards will be presented Friday, May 9, to three Garfield County School District No. 16 teachers. One teacher from each of the three schools, Grand Valley High School, LW St. John Middle School and Bea Underwood Elementary School, will be honored with the title “Teacher of the Year.” The recognition will be accompanied by a check in the amount of $500 and a second check in the same amount will be presented to the school to be expended as determined jointly by the teacher and the building principal.Early in the school year, a selection committee was established at each school and was charged with selecting the school’s “Teacher of the Year.” The names of the recipient were submitted to the Grand Valley Educational Foundation Board of Directors on or before May 1.On Friday, May 9, a celebration and award ceremony will be conducted by the Foundation in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium. The program is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Ivo Lindauer will make the presentations.The Grand Valley Education Foundation expressed heartfelt thanks to Alpine Bank and B&V Construction Company for providing the funds to underwrite the “Teacher of the Year Program.”

“Listen, do you smell something?” Who said it? In what movie was it said? If you know, you could win.The Parachute Branch Library Listening Contest Rules1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win.2. To be eligible to win, entries must be received between the opening and closing dates of the contest – May 1 and May 31, 2008.3. Incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified.4. All entries become the property of the Parachute Branch Library. The staff, the county, the library district is not responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced entries.5. The contest is open to all patrons of the Parachute Branch Library with a valid Garfield County Public Library card.6. One entry per patron only.7. The winning entries will correctly identify the name of the movie the quote is from and who said it. (Character or actor name is acceptable.)8. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.9. The prize will consist of one best-selling book on CD.10. The drawing for the prize will take place at closing by staff members on May 31.

The staff of the Parachute Branch Library is happy to announce the formation of Romance Readers Book Club at the library. The book club is starting in June and you are invited to attend. Meetings will be held at 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the branch library. Snacks and bottled water will be served.The book club will read any subgenre of romance including historical, contemporary and fantastical. The first selection will be Jude Deveraux’s “Remembrance.” The staff has ordered copies of this book and will keep them at circulation for anyone interested in borrowing a copy. We hope you will attend and look forward to discussing romances with you.

Grand Valley High School will hold its commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18, in the high school gym. Congratulations to all graduating seniors.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” appears every other Thursday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at beatlesfan_309@comcast.net. (underscore between n and 3).


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