Class notes: Gayle Dudley named Counselor of the Month

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Gayle Dudley named Counselor of the Month

CollegeInvest and the Colorado Council on High School/College Relations named Steamboat Springs High School College and Career Counselor Gayle Dudley Counselor of the Month.

"High school counselors are unsung heroes, encouraging students to dream and accomplish their goals," said Misti Ruthven, of CollegeInvest, Colorado's not-for-profit higher education financing resource. "Counselors often go unrecognized as champions for students to go on to bigger and better things and to follow their dreams."

Dudley was nominated by her colleague Cynthia Jamison Gay.

Dudley was selected because "She created and manages an ever-growing community-based scholarship fund which raised over $134,000 in scholarship funds for graduating seniors in Routt County last year," according to the release.

Dudley has served as the school's counselor for eight years.

Home-schooled students raise $610 to buy books

The Steamboat Springs home school group raised $610 during the Book Drive and Reading Incentive Program presented by Usborne Books. The money was used to buy 123 books for needy families in the community.

"The kids read like crazy," wrote Pam Wertz, educational consultant for Usborne Books. "The child who logged the most minutes read 1,855 minutes in two weeks. The groups as a whole read 12,581 minutes."

Local women invited to Storm Peak conference

Storm Peak Laboratory, a permanent mountaintop research facility located on the summit of Mount Werner, has received $300,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to create a networking program for women interested in atmospheric science.

The lab is inviting two local teachers and two high school students to participate in select forums and activities at the conference.

The Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching Networks, nicknamed ASCENT, is designed to initiate positive professional relationships and eliminate the "leaky pipeline" defined by the attrition of women at different stages of their academic careers.

ASCENT will be hosted for three consecutive years. Each June, ASCENT will host a three-day workshop in Steamboat Springs. ASCENT also will provide additional networking opportunities at major national meetings, along with newsletters and on-line mentoring tools. Thirty women from universities and research facilities across the U.S. and Canada will have an opportunity to participate each year.

For more information and to apply, visit http://ascent.dri.edu. The application deadline is March 15. Applicants also may contact Gannet Hallar, director of the lab, at gannet.hallar@dri.edu or by calling 970-819-0968.

Lunch Menus

- Steamboat Springs School District

Monday: Chicken nuggets, french fries

Tuesday: Pork vindaloo, jasmine rice

Wednesday: Beef taco bar, hard & soft shell

Thursday: Chicken patty sandwich, coleslaw, tater tots

Friday: Pasta with meat sauce, breadsticks

- Hayden

Monday: Grilled Sneeches sandwiches, Thing One-tomato soup, Thing Two-french fries, Go Dog Go pears, Who pudding

Tuesday: Beans & wieners, roasted red potatoes, broccoli with cheese, yogurt

Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, green garden salad, mixed vegetables, bananas

Thursday: Barbecue beef ribs, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, apple crisp

Friday: No school

- South Routt School District

Monday: Chicken chimichanga, spanish rice, pears, oreo cookie

Tuesday: Hamburger, spicy fries, peaches, pudding

Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, green salad, mandarin oranges,strawberry shape up

Thursday: Chicken fajita, refried beans, applesauce, chocolate chip cookie

Friday: Biscuits & gravy, sausage patty, mixed fruit, orange juice

- Christian Heritage School

Monday: Steamboat Smokehouse: Beef stew, roll

Tuesday: Azteca Taqueria: Chicken burrito, tortilla chips, salsa and sour cream

Wednesday: Freshies: Soup, salad, cookie

Thursday: BeauJo's Mountain Bistro: pizza

Friday: No lunch, half day

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