Class notes: Dixson named Optimist Teen of the Month for April |

Class notes: Dixson named Optimist Teen of the Month for April

Dixson named Optimist Teen of the Month for April

— Sarah Dixson was honored as April Teen of the Month at the April 1 meeting of the Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs. Dixson, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, is a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter and the Nordic and Alpine ski team. She recently won the state’s coveted Skimeister award, and she was named to the Colorado Academic All-Star team.

In her application, Dixson advised her peers to “take each opportunity that comes their way. If they are interested in joining a club or sports team, but unsure of themselves, they should try it because they might find it is something they have a passion for.”

Realtor offering free home-buying classes

Realtor Susana Field will moderate a series of four evening classes on becoming a savvy homebuyer from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, April 27 and 30 in Room 118 of Bristol Hall at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. Each class will feature different experts in related fields. Register with Field at 846-3728.

Bud Werner Memorial Library seeking teen art

Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking submissions for its Teen Art Wall. Artists between the ages of 13 to 18 who live in Routt County are welcome to submit their work – paintings, drawings, photographs and more – by Tuesday. Matted or framed artwork is accepted. An opening reception for the library’s first rotating teen art exhibit is Thursday. Call the library at 879-0240 or visit www.

School district seeking 2009-10 calendar input

The Steamboat Springs School District is asking for community input before the 2009-10 calendar goes before the Steamboat Springs School Board at its meeting Monday.

The calendar, prepared by Superintendent Shalee Cunningham and the administrative team, calls for classes to start in August.

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Cunningham said the proposed 2009-10 academic calendar was shifted to accommodate parents’ requests that the school year begin closer to Labor Day. The proposed calendar also increases the number of staff workdays from 12 in the current year to 15 for the next two years.

A committee of school staff and community members created the draft calendar, which was first presented at a March meeting of the School Board.

The draft calls for students to begin class Aug. 31 and continue until June 11. The calendar retains two weeks for student holiday vacation at the end of December, a weeklong “Blues Break” in February and a week without class after Steamboat Ski Area closes in April.

6th annual Battle of the Bands slated for May 15

The sixth annual Teen Battle of the Bands is scheduled for 9 p.m. May 15 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event will feature teen bands from Steamboat Springs, Hayden, South Routt and Craig.

Each band must have a three-song set. Local musicians and other sound aficionados will judge bands on originality, musicianship, sound, lyrics and appearance. The city of Steamboat Springs teen programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Teen Style section and Z Rock are sponsoring the event. Registration begins in May. Call 879-4300 for details.