Roaring Fork Schools

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This month on Immigrant Stories, hear from Jasmin Ramirez: a Roaring Fork School board member and cofounder of  Voces Unidas, a Latino-led advocacy non-profit. She talks about growing up Latina and her commitment to social justice.

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Roaring Fork School District teachers are undergoing multiple shifts between virtual and in-person learning. Some teachers spoke out about what these transitions are like and how they think it will impact teachers long-term. KDNK's Halle Zander reports.

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Like the country as a whole, schools locally are returning to classes with a patchwork of strategies. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Hunger Free Colorado

You’ve probably heard of EBT--the electronic transfer system for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP Program. But, did you know there’s pandemic-EBT? KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon got the details from Anya Rose, Public Policy Manager at Hunger Free Colorado. 

Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute

 

 

Soon after COVID-19 shut down schools, local school districts started delivering regular meals to locations from Aspen to Parachute. But the shutdown meant many students also lost access to story books that were being provided every week by local non-profit "Raising A Reader." The organization adapted to start including story books with Roaring Fork School District's free meals program. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Raising a Reader Executive Director Cindy Blachly to learn more.

 

Roaring Fork Schools

KDNK con Roaring Fork Schools presentan las ceremonias de graduación para Bridges y Roaring Fork High School ¡en vivo! transmitidas por nuestra radio comunitaria el 29 de mayo empezando a las 6 para Bridges High School y el 30 de mayo desde las 10 de la mañana para Roaring Fork High School.

Roaring Fork School district is now offering free, nutritious meals to children under 18. They can receive one breakfast and one lunch per day, regardless of or where they attend school or, household income status. Parents and legal guardians can pick up meals without children present. More information, including a schedule and a list of pickup locations, roaringforkschools.com

 

The Sopris Sun

Sopris Sun Editor Will Grandbois hosts this special episode of Booked, a throwback to Everything Under the Sun. His guests are newly-elected Roaring Fork Schools Board Member Jasmin Ramirez, Carbondale Branch Library Manager Lacy Dunlavy, and Nick Forbes, coach of the Roaring Fork High School soccer team.

Lyn Bair

Roaring Fork High School's new principal is known locally for her leadership at Bridges High School. For Everything Under the Sun, Sopris Sun Editor Will Grandbois interviews Lyn Bair.

Mark Duggan

Recently, a group of about 30 parents and educators met in the lunchroom at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs to plot out the future of the school. The "Future of SES" initiative, as it's known, is meant to build on the school's existing merits. Mark Duggan reports.

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With vaping on the rise among youth, especially in Colorado, Youth Zone is piloting a project with the Roaring Fork School District to intervene before students are issued a ticket. To learn more about the program, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Youth Zone executive director Lori Mueller.

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The Roaring Fork School District on Tuesday, December 18 celebrated the installation of a new solar array that will power Riverview School. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, November 7th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine inviting you to visit their newly renovated and expanded 12,000 square foot space on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Roaring Fork Schools Community Visioning Forum at Crystal River Elementary School follow the headline...

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Next week, the Roaring Fork Schools are hosting a community visioning process to engage with parents, staff, students, community members, and partners about their hopes for our children and schools. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Superintendent Rob Stein to learn more about the meetings scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday, November 6th at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, on Wednesday, November 7 at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale and on Thursday, November 8 at Basalt High School.

KDNK Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, April 6th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like the opening of the KDNK and Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program Kids Only Movie Night at the KDNK Learning Center follow the headline...

Roaring Fork Schools

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, April 4th underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like communicating with youth about marijuana at Basalt Middle School follow the headline...

Carbondale Middle School Students Protest Gun Violence

Mar 15, 2018
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Carbondale Middle School was among schools across the county and the country that staged a 17-minute walk-out Wednesday to honor the 17 victims of last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Andy Zanca Youth News reporter and Carbondale Middle School student Mountain Maes talks with classmates Brooks Chatman and Ella Kipp about yesterday’s event.

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Last year, The State of Colorado gave 9.2 million dollars of tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana towards improving school health. The Roaring Fork School District invested 220,000 dollars of grant money in hiring three prevention specialists, including Sonja Linman. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Sonja about using pot money to fund prevention education.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age shows at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue on Thursday at 6:30, followed by a panel discussion lead by local organizations.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team interviewed students and teachers in the Roaring Fork School district about the construction and renovations taking place throughout area schools.

Missiles, Fall Colors, and Bears -Oh My!

Sep 21, 2017
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The Andy Zanca Youth News Team returns with these headlines.