Education briefs for Feb. 8, 2014: No school Feb. 14 for Moffat County elementary students

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Students in Moffat County School District elementary schools have a four-day weekend in store for them with an elementary work day scheduled for Feb. 14.

Additionally, the following Monday, Feb. 17, is Presidents Day, which means no classes for students and teachers at all grade levels.

Classes will resume again at the normal time Feb. 18.

Moffat County High School singers to offer singing valentines

Do you have a child? Do you have a brother or sister?

Do you have a spouse? Do you have a mama? Do you have a grandma?

Boyfriend, girlfriend? Secret crush?

The musical personalities of Moffat County High School will be available to perform singing valentines in February. Residents of Northwest Colorado can hire MCHS CenterStage to serenade their loved ones Feb. 13 and 14, a performance that also comes with a special treat.

The service is $25 on Feb. 13 or $35 for a performance on Valentine’s Day. All money raised will go toward the MCHS Vocal Music Student Fund.

To book a valentine, visit www.moffattickets.org. For more information, email Hannah Dove at hannah.dove@moffatsd.org.

Sign language classes are Tuesdays in Craig

There is still time to register for a course on American Sign Language.

The eight-week class began Feb. 4, and sessions will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday through March 25 in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

People can continue to sign up until the Feb. 18 class.

The cost for the class is $50 per person. Recommended reading is “Learning American Sign Language” by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden, second edition.

For more information, call 970-589-7108.

College publication seeking submissions

Colorado Northwestern Community College is looking for talented artists of all media for its sixth annual publication of “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 www.cncc.edu/cms/content/waving-hands-review-welcome.

Nursing scholarship available through hospital organization

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating or graduated high school senior wishing to further his or her education by attending the Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing program.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be a Moffat County resident and either be a graduating senior or a graduate with plans to become a nurse. Applicants must have fulfilled or begun to fulfill the requirements to enter the nursing program at CNCC.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 31 to Paula Duzik at Moffat County High School. Applications and more information about the scholarship may be obtained from Duzik or from the TMH Gift Shop.

The idea to offer a scholarship came from Auxiliary members Martha Martinez and Lois Stoffle.

The TMH Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1956. Today, the Hospital Auxiliary has more than 20 members who donate thousands of hours each year. They are instrumental in day-to-day operations of the hospital as well as in providing items essential to the hospital patients’ comfort and safety.

For more information, call Stoffle at 970-272-3238 or Martinez at 970-824-9533.

Tutoring available for 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.

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

ACT

Test date — Registration deadline/late registration

April 12 — March 7/March 21

June 14 — May 9/May 23

SAT

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

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.

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