Westside schools:
‘Community engagement’ at CHS Nov. 9

       Continuing a series of “community engagement meetings” throughout District 11 this school year, the Board of Education will come to Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St., Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

While classmates wait their turn, Coronado High senior Alex April tries out a go-cart provided by UCCS police that's being electronically instructed to respond slowly - similar to the way a driver might react when drunk behind the wheel. The interactive opportunity was part of the annual Drive Smart program (also including a mock accident), organized by the school's Student Council.
Westside Pioneer photo

       The goal is “to exchange ideas with our internal and external communities,” a press release states. “The community is invited… Bring a friend or neighbor and your best ideas.”
       Other sessions in the 8-meeting series have been or will be at other district high schools or the D-11 administration building.
       For more information, call 520-2004 or go to d11.org.
       Bijou parent night
       The general public is invited to the Bijou School for a parent night Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
       The agenda will include a representative from Peak Vista Community Health Center, a charity health-care nonprofit organization, explaining how to apply for Medicaid, according to Principal Kathryn Presnal.
       She said such know-how would be helpful because several of her students come from homes in which they “fail to receive proper medical care.”
       A dinner will be part of the parent-night activities, but reservations are necessary to Fae Bush at 328-7914.

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