Education – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:28:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Fire district offers back-to-school safety tips http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/15/fire-district-offers-back-to-school-safety-tips/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177588 By Pagosa Fire
Protection District
Special to The SUN
The first hints of fall are in the air in the Pagosa Springs area and school is back in session for area youth. Please use the following tips to ensure the safety of both students and adults.
Bus stop safety
According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old and they’re walking. They are hit by the bus or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus.
Teach children to stand only in designated bus stops at a safe distance from traffic flows. Always slow down when driving along bus routes, anticipating children may be nearby.
Never pass a bus with flashing lights; yellow lights warn of impending stops, while red lights indicate children are loading or unloading from bus.
School zone congestion
Vehicle congestion in school zones can be hazardous if both pedestrians and drivers aren’t paying attention to the task at hand. Drivers should eliminate all distractions (cellphones, loud music, disruptive conversations) while traveling through school zones. Pedestrians should do the same, paying attention to all activity in the area.
Bikes, scooters and skateboards
School-goers often take advantage of pleasant fall weather to ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards to school. While fun, these modes of transportation have their own set of risks. Children can easily ride through parked vehicles emerging into traffic flows with very little warning to drivers. Drivers must remain vigilant and prepared to stop quickly if needed.
Ensure riders have proper protective equipment (helmets, knee/elbow pads, proper footwear) before every trip.

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Graduate Students from Kyushu University in Japan http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/13/graduate-students-from-kyushu-university-in-japan/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:00:49 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177666

Photo courtesy Jerome Smith

Seventeen graduate students from Kyushu University in Japan received a tour of geothermal Pagosa Springs last Friday, Sept. 6. Dr. Masami Nakagawa (far left) of Kyushu and Colorado School of Mines is leading the students in studies of the geology of Colorado. Sally High (far right), of the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP), lead the tour of Pagosa’s geothermal features, ending with GGP’s Education Dome in Centennial Park.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/public-meetings-188/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:58 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177608 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board. 5 p.m., Town Hall conference room, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Sept. 16
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Pagosa Fire Protection District Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
River Center neighborhood meeting. 5 p.m., meet behind the Malt Shoppe or at Sushi Fushion in the event of inclement weather.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 1 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Friday, Sept. 20
Meet and Greet: new county development director. 9 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Upper San Juan Health Service District community open house. 5:15 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 9 a.m., administration office, 309 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Archuleta County Planning Commission policy meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Mini-grant funding available to support technology in the classroom http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/mini-grant-funding-available-to-support-technology-in-the-classroom/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:55 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177575 By Katie Peshek
Special to The SUN
The Rose Community Foundation released an open request for proposals to enhance and expand the utility of computers or other existing classroom technology for Colorado’s PreK-12 teachers. The program was started by the Jared Polis Foundation and, with the support of the governor’s inauguration funds, is now being housed at Rose Community Foundation.

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Dinosaurs at Pagosa Springs Elementary School http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/dinosaurs-at-pagosa-springs-elementary-school/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:35 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177596

Photo courtesy Pagosa Springs Elementary School

Dinosaurs invade the playground at Pagosa Springs Elementary School on Friday morning before school.

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School board discusses options for finding a new superintendent http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/school-board-discusses-options-for-finding-a-new-superintendent/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:27 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177573 With current Archuleta School District (ASD) Superintendent Linda Reed’s retirement coming in 2020, the ASD Board of Education (BOE) began discussions about filling her shoes at a pair of recent meetings.

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Pagosa Springs Middle School newspaper class http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/pagosa-springs-middle-school-newspaper-class/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:11 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177593

SUN photo/Terri House

Students from Pagosa Springs Middle School’s seventh-grade newspaper class dropped by The Pagosa Springs SUN last Thursday to pick up copies of the newspaper. Teacher Pam Monteferrante explained that the students hope to publish two newspapers in the first quarter of the school year.

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New elementary school? Other facility upgrades? Facilities discussed by school board http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/new-elementary-school-other-facility-upgrades-facilities-discussed-by-school-board/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:58:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177400 Archuleta School District (ASD) facilities were a topic of discussion at a summit held by the ASD Board of Education (BOE) on Sept. 4.

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School board cancels election http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/05/school-board-cancels-election/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176844 The 2019 school board election for Archuleta School District (ASD) has been canceled due to only one candidate applying for the positions within Director District 2 and Director District 3.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/05/public-meetings-187/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:00:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176871 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners special meeting. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Monday, Sept. 9
Archuleta School District Board of Education meeting. 6 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board meeting. 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Instruction on Certification of Values/TABOR. 9 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
The Springs Resort development meeting. 5:30 p.m., The Springs Resort conference room, 165 Hot Springs Blvd. Opportunity for the community to speak with the developers about the development project.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board. 5 p.m., Town Hall conference room, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Sept. 16
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Upper San Juan Health Service District community open house. 5:15 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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