Education briefs for Nov. 11, 2013: Moffat County High School to host Veterans Day event

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In honor of Veterans Day, Moffat County High School will host a special assembly starting at 8 a.m. Monday in the MCHS auditorium.

The event will include patriotic musical performances; a screening of the film “Taking Chance,” about former Craig resident and decorated war hero Chance Phelps; a slideshow; and a panel of veterans who will discuss the significance of the day of remembrance and the customs involved.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

PLAN test open to high school sophomores

Before taking the big exam, it might not hurt to be prepared.

High school sophomores are able to take the PLAN test, the practice test for the ACT, during school hours. The test prepares students for what to expect for the rigors of the ACT next year, focusing on English, math, reading and science.

Visit www.act.org/planstudent for helpful tips on what the test will cover and how to maximize results.

For more information about when the test will be available, call 970-824-7036.

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 innovatively implement technology 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,” Penny Larson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for southern and western Colorado, said 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.

ACT, SAT exams offered for Craig students in coming months

Students needing to take the ACT and SAT exams can register online at www.actstudent.org for the ACT and www.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 year and have regular deadlines and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.

ACT

Test date — Registration deadline/late registration

Dec. 14 — Nov. 8/Nov. 22

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

Dec. 7 — Nov. 8/Nov. 22/Nov. 25

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

The March 8 SAT does not include subject tests.

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