Westside schools: West food drive successful

       The Harvest of Love food drive at West Middle School brought in donations of 1,705 pounds of canned good and $570 in cash, according to Heather Sanchez, social studies teacher and student council sponsor. The collections were turned over to Care and Share.
       A parent and student informational meeting for the EAGLES program at Whittier Elementary is scheduled in the school gym, 2904 W. Kiowa St., Tuesday, February 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 328-4900.
       EAGLES (also the school mascot) is an acronym for Exceptional Academic Gifted Learning Experience. The program is open to any elementary students in grades 3-5 who have been identified as gifted.
       Applications are being taken for the SAIL program at West Middle School, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave., for the 2006- 07 school year.
       The program is open to any middle school students who have been identified as gifted.
       Applications are available on the District 11 web-site: www.cssd11.k12.co.us or in the gifted and talented office at School District, 1115 N. El Paso St. For more information, call 520-2464.
       Bijou Alternative School English teacher Nancy Gibbs will be honored with the Colorado Springs Rotary Club's “Diamond Award - A Cut Above Teacher” recognition award after being nominated by her students. The awards ceremony will be Friday, Feb. 3 at the Rotary Club's luncheon.
       The award was established by the Rotary to honor exellence in high school teachers. One from each high school is selected each year.

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