Most students head back to school Aug. 19

       Most Westside students will start back to school Monday, Aug. 19.
       An exception is the K-8 Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning, a District 11 charter school that opened for classes Aug. 12 (see story in Aug. 8 Westside Pioneer).
       Also, at Coronado High, only the freshmen have classes Aug. 19, to give them a chance to experience the school by themselves for a day; the sophomores, juniors and seniors are to start Aug. 20.
       All the Westside schools listed in this article are in District 11, except for the new Mountain Song Community School, which is state-chartered.
       Below are brief capsules on each school (principal's name in parentheses). With students still being registered, starting enrollment numbers are approximate. “Retirees” are staffers who retired after the last school year.
       Bristol, 890 N. Walnut St. (Manuel Ramsey), 328-4000. Events: kindergarten open house Friday, Aug. 16, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; other- grades open house Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 230. Retirees: Carolyn Gillespie, head secretary; Darcy Mazel (librarian).
       Howbert, 1023 N. 31st St. (Deb Hawes), 328-4200. Events: open house and ice cream social Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Starting enrollment: 270. Retiree: Janice Copelli, preschool teacher. Note: Because of the threat of burn-scar flash floods along the 31st Street ditch (Camp Creek), Howbert has developed a plan to walk students up the 30th Street hill in case of high waters and even to shelter them temporarily, if necessary, at the First Evangelical Church, 820 N. 30th St., until family members can pick them up.
       Jackson, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave. (Sara Miller), 328-5800. Events: meet the teacher/ice cream social, Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m.; open house, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 400. Retirees: None.
       Midland, 2110 W. Broadway St. (Jeremy Cramer), 328-4500. Events: ice cream social and meet the teachers, Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; back to school night, Sept. 5. Starting enrollment: 175. Retirees: Anne Clawley and Ellen Elliott, special education teachers.
       West, 25 N. 20th St. (Judy Hawkins, with Assistant Principal Chris Lehman), 328-4900. Events: meet the teachers and drop off supplies, Friday, Aug. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Open house Aug. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 330. Retirees: None.
       K-6 (Montessori)
       Buena Vista, 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (David Brilliant), 328-4100. Events: meet and greet Friday, Aug. 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Starting enrollment: 270 (including 50 preschoolers, who are part of the age 3-6 Primary class). Retirees: Clarice Hastings, lower education teacher.
       K-8 (WALDORF)
       Mountain Song Community School, 2904 West Kiowa St. (Neah Douglas), 344-5770. Events: Held meet-and-greet Aug. 11. Starting enrollment: 200. Retirees: not applicable.
       Holmes, 2455 Mesa Rd. (Rob Utter), 328-3800. Events: open house Sept. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 700. Retirees: None.
       West, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave. (Judy Hawkins, with Assistant Principal Karen Newton), 328-3900. Events: SAIL program ice cream social Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Open house Aug. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 270. Retirees: Linda Applebaum, secretary; Norm Relaford, building manager.
       Coronado, 1590 W. Fillmore St. (Marcia Landwehr), 328-3600. Events: open house Aug. 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Starting enrollment: 1,510. Retirees: Sandra Boese, special education assistant; Ray Peterson, security; Mike Fournier, industrial arts; Georgia Hock, consumer and family sciences. Note: Hock had been at Coronado for close to 30 years and helped start its ProStart program.

From a press release