Education briefs for April 26, 2014: Recycling program to benefit Moffat County schools

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Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling is sponsoring a PAC fundraiser for Moffat County School District. Parents can bring recyclable metal materials to local schools 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 such as explosives, oil filters, items containing gasoline or diesel fuel, sealed barrels and similar items will not be accepted. Consult with a professional about how to dispose of things like these.

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

Moffat County High School prom is Saturday

Moffat County High School’s annual prom festivities will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way.

The Grand March begins at 8 p.m., followed by the coronation of prom royalty and a thanks to local sponsors. The community is welcome to attend this portion, but the rest of the event, themed Classy Masquerade, is for students and their dates.

Only those ranging from ninth grade to age 21 — with non-students requiring a guest pass — will be admitted.

The after-prom party begins at midnight at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

High school FBLA team to attend state competition

Moffat County High School will send six of its FBLA — 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 Sunday to Tuesday in Vail. Winners will move on to the national level in Nashville, Tenn., 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’s DECA and FBLA groups. “Qualifying for a state competition reflects on all of the members’ growth and skills.”

Farewell party for outgoing high school principal May 9

Moffat County High School will host a farewell celebration for Principal Thom Schnellinger at 5 p.m. May 9 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Schnellinger announced his plans to resign in February and will officially leave his position at the end of June.

The communit is invited to attend and thank the administrator for his time with MCHS.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

2014-15 school year calendar available

The calendar for Moffat County School District’s 2014-15 school year can be found on moffatsd.org.

Most dates are finalized, including the first day of classes, Aug. 25, and the last day of classes, May 21, 2015. Certain dates, such as Homecoming, still have yet to be determined.

The calendar includes 169 days for elementary-level students and 171 days for those at the secondary level.

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rangely campus receives Boettcher Foundation grant

The Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College was among nine Colorado colleges that received capital grant awards from the Boettcher Foundation, according to a recent press release from the organization.

The institutions were awarded a total of $825,000 for capital projects.

“From classrooms that will train the next generation of scientists to student centers that serve as vital community hubs, these projects represent some of the most innovative and impactful projects being pursued by the state’s higher-education institutions,” said Tim Schultz, Boettcher Foundation president and executive director, in the release. “We are proud to contribute to their progress and look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”

The projects selected for funding by the board of trustees represent efforts that contribute to the broad goals of community building, student engagement, and workforce and economic development.

Rangely received $75,000 toward renovation and expansion of the 50-year-old Rector Science Building with the purpose of adding state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory and lecture spaces.

Colorado Mesa University, Front Range Community College and various campuses of Colorado State University and University of Colorado also received such funding for their own projects.

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