education

30 Years at Southwest Open School

5 hours ago
Sam Greene / The Journal

For 30 years, Southwest Open School in Cortez has provided an alternative education for many students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Sloan and Uriah Hubbard, board members at the school, about their experiences at the school, why SWOS continues to be a vital option for educating students in Cortez, and what will be happened at their anniversary celebration on Friday.

USDA / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Candice Wood about her involvement in a farm incubator program at the Old Fort Lewis for beginning farmers in the Four Corners region that provides support services and helps new farmers develop the skills necessary to succeed.

  • Teacher salaries and retention remain a concern for the Montezuma-Cortez School District, but the picture looks better for the coming year.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School Board agreed to put $22,000 for the Montezuma School to Farm Project into next year’s proposed budget.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project continues to help local kids learn about food, food systems, and the importance of a healthy diet. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Christine Foote, Program Coordinator for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about the latest initiatives they are bringing to area schools, and what to expect at their annual Spring Hoedown event on Saturday night.

Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
Alberto G. / Creative Commons

The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

Managing Personal Finances and Home Buying

Mar 24, 2016
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Taking command of your personal finances can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially when you are preparing to buy a house. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Belinda Platts, a board member at the Dolores Public Library, about personal financial workshops they are offering, and Pam Moore, Deputy Director of the La Plata Homes Fund, on how you can get help organizing your financial matters when purchasing a house, and what to expect afterwards.

Helping Teens Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Mar 17, 2016
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In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Shellbee Romine and Faith Krebs, students at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about why teen driving is so dangerous, and what they are doing to help keep their peers safe when they are driving.

  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board meeting on Tuesday night included dissent over the normally routine matter of the consent calendar, appointment of Brian Balfour as representative for District A, and discussion of retaining good teachers in the face of a looming shortage.


M-CHS Drama Department Presents "Big Fish"

Mar 7, 2016
Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department will be present the musical "Big Fish" starting Friday, March 11th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Director Nicholaus Sandner and Shaylin Smith, Cassidy Livengood, Liv Story, David Gonzalez-Overton, Ryan Jackson, students involved in the production, about the roles they will be playing, and what they have learned as they have prepared for the play.

  • Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter is leaving to take a position with the non-profit Colorado Education Initiative.
  • Utah Attorney General's Office confirms it is conducting a criminal investigation involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman.


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