Education Briefs

Park Elementary to host book fair

Park Elementary School will host the semi-annual Scholastic “All Star” Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Nov. 2.

The fair will be open daily during the week of Nov. 5. All proceeds will benefit the Park Elementary School Library.

For more information, call Lisa Leininger at 560-2421.

Continuing education programs to be offered

The Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer these classes:

“Getting Paid to Talk: Make Money with Your Voice – An Introduction to Professional Voice-Overs” will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8. People will learn about the voice-over industry, which includes application in television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in the area. People will have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of a Voicecoaches producer. The cost is $59.

“Basic Digital Photography” will be taught by Paul Boyer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10. This is a basic course for people who want to learn how to use digital photography technologies, gaining familiarity with the functions of digital cameras. The cost is $54 for one class.

Advance registration is required. For more information, call 247-7385 or visit

Life-Long Learning series continues

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College will present “Mining and Metals: Water Quality and the Animas River” by Peter Butler at 7 p.m. Thursday in Noble Hall, Room 130 at FLC.

Peter Butler, chairman of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, chairman of the La Plata County Water Policy Task Force, and co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, will share his experience and insights on this topic.

For a schedule, visit

Liberty School to host visitors day

The Liberty School will host a Visitors Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 located on the second floor of 215 E. 12th St.

The school is a small, private school that maximizes the potential of dyslexic, gifted and twice exceptional (both gifted and dyslexic) children. Their specialized curriculum gives one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring where the most help is needed.

For more information, call Bill O’Flanagan at 385-4834 or email

Animas High School to host events

Animas High School will host these events:

Semester One student-led conferences will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

The 10th-grade humanities exhibition will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The project is “The Truth of War.” Students will grapple with the question of “What is the truth of war for soldiers?” To help the students answer this question, they will take a close look at the literature of WWI and WWII, and will examine that literature before creating a written piece that attempts to express the truth of war.

Herald Staff

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