Posts Categorized: Education

The Age Of Ignorance

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.

Tree Planting Project

Teachers in Colorado can still apply to receive free seedling trees for class planting projects this spring. The Colorado State Forest Service has extended the application deadline for Project Learning Tree for trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers can apply to receive seedlings for planting projects on public or private land, or as awards to students for events and contests.

Trees will be available for spring or fall plantings in quantities of up [...]

New Teaching Program in Denver

Denver Public Schools, the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, continues to pioneer the education industry through a unique learning model that’s recruiting business professionals and career-changers with no teaching experience to create a new generation of teachers  leading innovative solutions in the classroom.

This timely recruiting model is a win-win for teachers, students and the community. “Talented, effective teachers at any point in their career are incredibly important for student success,” said Shannon Hagerman, director of Teacher Preparation [...]

SHS Senior Ethan Coit selected as Boettcher semi-finalist

Salida School District is pleased to announce that Ethan Coit has been selected as one of the 200 Semifinalists for the 2014 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. With submissions from over 1,300 qualified seniors, this year’s applicant pool was intensely competitive, making the selection process incredibly difficult.

Robin NeJame is the Friday Enrichment Outreach Coordinator!

The goals of this position are to promote Friday Enrichment activities for K – 8 children in Salida, create a hub for people seeking information, and connect people who wish to offer programs or resources to an organizational party such as Salida Recreation. Promotion and planning are not exclusive to Salida Recreation; programs from businesses, other organizations and private parties will also be promoted.

CMC offers Climate Change Action course in BV

Course instructor Norma Cady is extremely concerned about climate change and hopes that central Coloradoans can “get on the same page” in their understanding of the science of climate change and of the action steps that need to be taken locally to help turn the tide in a positive direction.

The School Board needs you!

It is not too late to pick up a petition for a School Board Director Seat!! Four of the seven seats are open for election. For additional information, please contact Board Secretary Brandy Coscarella at 719-530-5406. Petitions require 50 signatures and are due back by August 30.

Salida School District excels on statewide TCAP tests

For the last two years, the Salida School District has met or exceeded academic skill requirements measured in the TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) testing. It’s nice to know that last years excellent results were just paving the way for another stellar year.

The Salida School Gardens Open House

The Salida School Gardens are holding an Open House on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 1:00-4:00pm to present the current garden production plan as well as our expansion plan for Phase II of this project. As neighbors and part of our community, we welcome you to come by, meet the garden manager and project partners, and provide input to the next exciting phase of growing healthy, fresh food for our schools and community.

Join the partners and participants at the Salida Middle School Garden [...]

Four School Board seats open in Nov., informational Open House – May 14

The current Salida School Board members are taking this transition seriously and looking to begin the transition now. Efforts will begin on May 14 with an open house from 5:15 to 6:00 pm prior to the monthly school board meeting. The intention is to meet potential candidates, explain the process of applying, outline the role and work of board members, and answer questions.

Longfellow Elementary construction Community Meeting

Salida School District R-32-J will host a Community Meeting to discuss the new Longfellow Elementary School project on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Longfellow Elementary School Classroom 26. This is the fifth of several meetings to seek input and review progress on the project to construct a replacement facility for Longfellow Elementary School.

Hoop House to be Installed for Salida Garden to Cafeteria Program

Partners have secured nearly $100,000 to support phase two of the Salida Garden to Cafeteria Program, to be implemented in 2013, which will include increasing garden infrastructure and expanding production. To support this need, a 24×48 foot gable roof hoop house is being installed at the Holman garden site the week of March 11-15, 2013.

CMC will expand classes in Salida

Colorado Mountain College signed a lease Feb. 14, 2013 with the Salida School District to use the old administration building at 9th and D streets for new classroom space.

TCAP testing March 4-15

It’s TCAP time again! The testing window begins on Monday, March 4. Some schools begin on Monday, some on Tuesday. Last year the kids really rocked the TCAP, and the results were astounding. Please make sure your kids are in attendance from March 4 – 15.