Education briefs for March 4


It's time for students to begin planning for next year, and Moffat County High School is starting the scheduling process.

Next week, freshmen, sophomores and juniors at MCHS will be scheduling fall classes with advisers. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their students' scheduling choices. Registration forms will be sent home with each student. Please review these with your student and then sign to indicate that you have talked about it.

MCHS advisers also will be meeting next week with their incoming freshman advisees, along with parents.

Incoming juniors and seniors also are eligible to take dual-enrollment courses. These are offered in partnership by the high school and Colorado Northwestern Community College faculty and are taught on either site, depending on the class and the instructor. Students must earn a C or better to receive college credit and to take advantage of the Moffat County tuition waiver. This is an opportunity for upperclassmen to earn high school and college credit concurrently. Representatives from CNCC will be at the high school on Friday during to walk students through the dual-enrollment process.

Contact the MCHS guidance office at 824-7036 if you have questions.

A program of music and dance Friday

Fifth-grade music classes at Craig Intermediate School will put on a music and dance program Friday. The program will feature girls in poodle skirts and boys with top hats and canes. The times for the program, which will be put on four times Friday, are 10:30 to 11:10 a.m., 11:45 to 12:20 p.m., 1:50 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:35 to 3:15 p.m.

Craig students named to 2006 'Who's Who'

The 2006 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of 36 students from Colorado Northwestern Community College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders. Eleven of those students are from Craig campus.

Students are selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The students from the Craig campus are: Allie N. Wilkinson, Amanda K. Wooten, Angelina Cook, Ashley D. Bishop, Brittany C. Doolin, Charlene T. Rusk, Darla K. Ripkoski, Dorothy A. Caperton, Ivy S. Henderson, Julie A. Jantz and Sarah Schultz.

CNCC launches flight training in Meeker

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering flight training in Meeker.

The college will base one of its Cessna 172s at the Meeker Airport and offer flight training as a public service under continuing education.

There is a $10 registration fee per semester. Students place money in a pre-pay account and learn to fly according to their schedules, paying as they go.

Ground school in preparation for the FAA written exams is done using computer-based training.

The total cost for a private pilot certificate will vary according to individual student ability and the flight and ground instruction time required.

Levi Pakuer will teach continuing education flight training. Pakuer is a Meeker local who grew up in a ranching family. He went on to work as a bush pilot in Idaho and is qualified as a captain for Salmon Air on their Piper Navajo Chieftain commuter aircraft.

You can check out the continuing education flight training on the CNCC Web site at Click on programs, aviation technology flight, or call Colorado Northwestern Flight at (970) 675-3283 or (970) 675-3284.

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