Craig Education Briefs Aug. 16, 2014: Love INC’s Back-to-School Fair is Saturday

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Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

The event is open to students ages preschool through high school and their families, featuring school supplies for the coming year, as well as things like haircuts, in an atmosphere that includes food, games and prizes.

For more information, call 970-826-4400.

Moffat County High School to host freshman and new student orientation

Moffat County High School seniors and juniors will serve as leaders and mentors to incoming freshmen in the first Link Crew freshman orientation from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the MCHS gymnasium. The orientation is designed to help make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one, with large and small group activities geared towards addressing students’ needs in an enjoyable manner.

A freshman and new student orientation meeting for parents and students will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. For questions, contact Link Crew coordinator and high school counselor Donna Weinman at 970-826-6611.

Craig Middle School to host Back-to-School Night

All incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders and their families are invited to the annual Back-to-School night 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the CMS auditorium.

The event will begin with an assembly, followed by an opportunity for students and parents to move through a simulated class schedule in order to meet teachers and learn about each class. The event will conclude with cake in the cafeteria and allow students extra time to practice locker combinations, talk with teachers and spend time with friends.

Mass casualty drill to take place at Moffat County High School

A newly designed mass casualty drill has been scheduled for Thursday at Moffat County High School. The drill will allow for the testing of many community emergency resources and give the Moffat County School District an opportunity to exercise their lockdown procedures and protocols. The district is developing a series of programs and procedures for each school building to maintain the safety and security of all students, staff and public in the event of an emergency.

“It is obvious that we cannot prepare for every emergency situation that may develop, but by practicing basic emergency protocol and getting familiar with handling various scenarios we will provide our district and community with the confidence needed in a real situation," according to the MCSD website.

Any questions can be directed to Tom Soos, Moffat County Emergency Manager, at 970-824-9153.

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