Westside schools:
Coronado craft show to raise $ for football

       The second annual Artisan & Craft Show will again benefit the Coronado High School football team Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       Organizer Brian Kohls of BK Promotions estimates that more than 65 craft booths will be set up in the main gym at Coronado, 1590 W. Filllmore St.
       There is no admission charge.
       Types of craft items will include silver, glass, jewelry, pottery, health foods and kitchen items.
       Another shopping possibility will be a silent auction, with numerous items donated by crafters or businesses in Old Colorado City.
       If anyone winds up purchasing items that weigh a lot, they won't need to worry about getting them out to their cars, because football players will be on hand to help out, Kohls said.
       For more information, call 439-9793 or e-mail briankohls@live.com.
       Midland grows books
       Midland Elementary's library collection expanded through the “Love A Book” fund drive this semester.
       According to Amanda Thompson, the school librarian, there were more than $1,500 in donations, allowing the purchase of 75 new books and a one-year subscription to Tumble Books (an e-book database with hundreds of books) that starts in July.
       An “adoption party” was earlier this month. Students who donated at least $15 were allowed to “adopt” a book and be the first to check it out, Thompson said. A marker on each adopted book's fly page states who the adopter was and the year.
       BV art night April 27
       “A Night of the Arts” at Buena Vista Elementary will feature art by students in all grades, plus a musical by students in the lower elementary (ages 6-9 in the school's Montessori format).
       Open to the public, the event will be Friday, April 27 from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m.
       Buena Vista is at 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       Jackson does 'Bugz'
       Grades 1-2 at Jackson Elementary will give two performances of a musical titled “Bugz” Wednesday, April 25.
       The shows will be free and open to the public. Times will be 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.
       The school newsletter describes it as a musical “featuring many types of bugs, including lady bugs, fire flies, army ants and that smelly stink bug!”
       State Reflections honors
       Several students from Holmes Middle and Coronado High School placed in the recent state judging in this year's PTA Reflections Cultural Arts Program. Colorado PTA presents one Gold and two Silver Awards in six categories at four age levels. Gold Award winners advance to national judging in Washington, D.C.
       Dance Choreography: Middle (Grades 6-8) - Kelsey Lippincott, Holmes, Gold; Senior (Grades 9-12), Lauren Scott, Coronado, Silver.
       Film Production: Senior (Grades 9-12) - Brandon Williams, Coronado, Silver.
       Literature: Middle (Grades 6-8) - Tegan Chambon, Holmes, Silver.
       Musical Composition: Middle (Grades 6-8) - Elise Beard, Holmes, Silver. Senior (Grades 9-12) - Lydia Oates, Coronado, Silver.
       Photography: Middle (Grades 6-8) - Brenna Long, Holmes, Gold.

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