Education briefs for April 19, 2014: Moffat County High School prom is April 26

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Moffat County High School’s annual prom festivities will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight April 26 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way. Tickets still are available for students for $35 apiece. Only those ranging from ninth grade to age 21 — with non-students requiring a guest pass — will be admitted.

Posters with information about music requests are available around the school. Juniors wishing to assist with the decorating process and be considered for prom royalty can pitch in from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. Friday for as long as it takes to get the job done.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Recycling program to benefit Moffat County schools

Axis Steel Inc. Fabrication & Recycling is sponsoring a PAC fundraiser for Moffat County School District. Starting April 22, Earth Day, parents can bring recyclable metal materials to local schools both to get rid of them and to contribute to the cause, with Axis donating the value of any collected goods back to the schools. The school that brings in the most will receive a $500 bonus.

The program runs through May 9.

Acceptable items range from small aluminum cans and bits of scrap metal to appliances, lawnmowers, exercise equipment, trampolines and more. Items such as junk cars and batteries can be brought to Axis at 802 E. Second Place.

Hazardous materials like explosives, oil filters, items containing gasoline or diesel fuel, sealed barrels will not be accepted. Consult with a professional on how to dispose with things like these.

For more information, contact your child’s school or Axis Steel at 970-824-3256.

High school FBLA team to attend state competition

Moffat County High School will send six of its Future Business Leaders of America members to the state level. Bob Meyers, Aubrey Campbell, Elisa Teeter, Conner Kopsa, Katelyn Peroulis and Landon Weis first qualified for the competition at districts in Grand Junction in February, demonstrating knowledge in accounting, business law cyber security and other relevant subjects.

The state tournament will take place April 27 to 29 in Vail. Winners will move on to the national level in Nashville this summer.

“The fact that these students made it to a state event speaks about the success of our business program as a whole,” said Teeter, the president for MCHS’ DECA and FBLA groups. “Qualifying for a state competition reflects on all of the members’ growth and skills.”

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 and have regular deadlines and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.

ACT

Test Date — Registration Deadline/Late Registration

June 14 — May 9/May 23

SAT

Test Date — Registration Deadline/Late Registration by Mail/Late Registration Online

May 3 — April 4/April 18/April 21

June 7 — May 9/May 23/May 28

Tutoring available to high school students

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

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for math and science and at the same time Tuesdays for English in CNCC’s Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

For more information, call 970-824-1128 or email Sheila Harper at sheila.harper@cncc.edu.

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