Roaring Fork School District

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    Dr. Jesús Rodríguez reaches seven-month milestone

    On Feb. 1, Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesús Rodríguez hit the seven-month mark since moving from Dallas to the Roaring Fork Valley with his wife and young son.

    The Sopris Sun chatted with Rodríguez about acclimating to the new job and surroundings.

    He began by talking about… read more →

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    Never again?

    Guest Column by Niki Delson

    “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

    I have been wrapped in a swirl of conflicting feelings: happily anticipating Chanukah, the eight-day-long Jewish Festival of Lights that began the evening of Dec. 18, while at…

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    Calling a snow day

    By Dominic Furer
    Youth Correspondent 

    Every once in a while, Roaring Fork Valley children wake up to the blissful news of a snow day. School is canceled, they get to sleep in and don’t have to concern themselves with whatever it was theyread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Gradually getting greener

    As snow gently spiraled from the sky on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees cozied up with a full agenda and all trustees present.

    After approving a straight-forward consent agenda, the board heard from Debbie Wilde representing a regional partnership to establish a withdrawalread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Local youth direct trustees

    Prior to a regular work session, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees took the time to hear from youth representing 10 local classrooms, clubs and teams. To help allocate nicotine tax funds, the youngsters shared lived experience with their town government, displaying annotated maps identifying places where they feelread more →

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    Park jumps into academic excellence role at RFSD

    This month, Stacey Park began her position as the Roaring Fork School District’s chief academic officer (CAO); a job that, when it came open, she “just jumped in.”

    Park said, “I read about the district’s focus on prioritizing students’ social-emotional well-being in service of academic learning, and that’s in line… read more →

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    Finding community — for family, work and home

    Interviewing Lindsay Hentschel, what comes through is her endearing sense of humor and her love for her community.

    Going into her 20th year with the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), Hentschel will step into an assistant principal role at Glenwood Springs High School (GSHS) alongside Assistant Principal Gayla Rowe next… read more →

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    Survey results reveal overall satisfaction among RFSD educators

    The results of the 2022 Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey, administered this spring through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and released in May, are being analyzed by school administrators across the state.

    According to the CDE website, “TLCC is a statewide, confidentialread more →

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    Critical Race Theory must be taught

    Opinion by Antoinette Brasier
    Carbondale Middle School 

    As of 2022, seven U.S. states have banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in schools. CRT is an intellectual and social movement by civil-rights scholars and activists who seek to examine the intersection of race, society and

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