Education briefs for Feb. 15, 2014: Deadline for college publication is today

Today is the last chance to submit an entry to Colorado Northwestern Community College’s sixth annual publication “Waving Hands Review.”

The magazine publishes each spring with entries from community members from Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, including fiction, poetry, essays, photography, drawings and many other creations.

For more information, call 970-675-3243 or visit cncc.edu/cms/content/waving-hands-review-welcome.

No school Monday for Moffat County students

Monday is President’s Day, which means no classes for students and teachers at all grade levels.

Classes will resume again at the normal time Tuesday.

Sign language class 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.

Tickets on sale for Moffat County High School production of ‘The Cat in the Hat’

The Moffat County High School drama program will perform “The Cat in the Hat,” based on the children’s book by Dr. Seuss, within the coming weeks, with shows at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 1 at the MCHS auditorium.

The show is about 45 minutes long and is recommended for kids ages 2 to 102 who have a great sense of humor.

Director Christina Wilcox described the play as “great for all families, children of all ages, and it will allow one to finish supper, see the show and be home in time for an early bedtime.”

Tickets to the event are $5 per person or $10 for VIP seating in the center section and can be purchased in advance at moffattickets.org or at the door the night of the performance with either cash or a Visa check card.

Show merchandise including hats and t-shirts may also be purchased through the online outlet.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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 Northwest Community College nursing program.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants 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 Mrs. 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 over 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 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 contact 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 actstudent.org for the ACT and 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 by Mail/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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