Education briefs for Dec. 7, 2013: Moffat County High School to host stage performances

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Moffat County High School will be featuring numerous performance nights in the coming weeks.

The Holiday Choir Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, followed by the MCHS Talent Show on Thursday and the Holiday Band Concert on Dec. 17. All shows will take place at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

For more information about any of these activities, call 970-824-7036.

College publication seeking submissions

Colorado Northwestern Community College is looking for talented artists of all media for its sixth annual publication “Waving Hands Review.”

The magazine publishes each spring with entries from community members, including fiction, poetry, essays, photography, drawings and many other creations.

The deadline to submit materials is Feb. 15.

For more information, call 970-675-3243 or visit cncc.edu/cms/content/waving-hands-review-welcome.

Driver Education courses available in 2014

Moffat County High School will offer a new run of Driver Education courses starting January 2014.

Students should be six months from their 15th birthday or older when they begin the classes, which are offered in 10 days of three-hour sessions from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20 to 31 or March 17 to 28.

A one-week summer session with six-hour days also is available from June 2 to 6. Students must get their learner’s permit within six months of completion, or the class will not be recognized by Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Registration is $250, payable only by check or money order, and forms are available at MCHS. Enrollment is first come, first served and there will be no refunds once classes begin.

For more information about registering, call 970-824-7036.

Tutoring available to high school students

Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English and math are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for English and Thursdays for math in CNCC’s Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

ACT, SAT exams offered for Craig students in coming months

Students needing to take the ACT and SAT exams can register online at actstudent.org for the ACT and collegeboard.org for the SAT. Both sites also provide information for those taking the tests, including necessary supplies, documentation and other details.

The designated testing center for Craig is Moffat County High School, but students should consult the sites to determine which testing centers will be available on certain dates.

Both tests are offered multiple times throughout the school and have both regular deadlines and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.

ACT

Test date — Registration deadline/late registration

Feb. 8 — Jan. 10/Jan. 14

April 12 — March 7/March 21

June 14 — May 9/May 23

SAT

Test date — Registration deadline/late registration by mail/late registration online

Jan. 25 — Dec. 27/Jan. 10/Jan. 14

March 8 — Feb. 7/Feb. 21/Feb. 24

May 3 — April 4/April 18/April 21

June 7 — May 9/May 23/May 28

— Please note the March 8 SAT does not include subject tests.

CenturyLink to offer $145,000 in grants to Colorado teachers

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by Colorado Mesa University, recently opened the application process for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to implement technology innovatively in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

“As school budgets tighten, more and more teachers are looking for alternative ways to enhance the learning experience for their students, and the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program is available to these innovative teachers,” said Penny Larson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for southern and western Colorado, in a press release. “With the budget constraints our schools are dealing with, this program provides the financial support to get technology into the classroom.”

The foundation will award more than $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-14 Teachers and Technology program, offered throughout the company’s service areas in the U.S.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

For more information, visit centurylink.com/home/aboutus/coloradoteachers/ to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10, 2014.

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