Education briefs for Jan. 6, 2014: Moffat County High school to offer reading program

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Moffat County High School again will host the reading program One Book, One MCHS. This year’s selection is “The Book Thief.”

The registration fee of $5 gets each participant a copy of the book, entry into a party at Downtown Books in March and the chance to enter a number of drawings. Students must sign up by Jan. 10.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

High school hosts senior meeting

Moffat County High School seniors and parents who are seeking guidance on financial aid during the college application process can attend informational meetings at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the MCHS Library.

The meeting will include details about the FAFSA and other ways to fund the post-high school educational experience.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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

Feb. 8 — Jan. 10/Jan. 14

April 12 — March 7/March 21

June 14 — May 9/May 23

SAT

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

Jan. 25 — Dec. 27/Jan. 10/Jan. 14

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.

CenturyLink to offer $145,000 in grants to Colorado teachers

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by Colorado Mesa University, recently opened the application process for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

“As school budgets tighten, more and more teachers are looking for alternative ways to enhance the learning experience for their students, and the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program is available to these innovative teachers,” Penny Larson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for southern and western Colorado, said in a press release. “With the budget constraints our schools are dealing with, this program provides the financial support to get technology into the classroom.”

The foundation will award more than $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-14 Teachers and Technology program, offered throughout the company’s service areas in the U.S.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/home/aboutus/coloradoteachers/ to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10.

Free parenting classes available

Moffat County School District will be offering courses on nurturing parenting starting Jan. 21.

The classes are free and will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 15 at the school district administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. The sessions, funded by Moffat County Social Services, include dinner, as well as activities provided for any children who attend.

Families need to register by Jan. 10 for organizers to get an accurate count of those attending.

For more information, call Lynae Ellgen at 970-326-8138 or Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

Driver Education courses available

Moffat County High School will offer a new run of driver education courses starting Jan. 20.

Students should be six months from their 15th birthday or older when they begin the classes, which are offered in 10 days of three-hour sessions from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20 to 31, or March 17 to 28.

A one-week summer session with six-hour days also is available from June 2 to 6. Students must get their learner’s permit within six months of completion, or the class will not be recognized by Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Registration is $250, payable only by check or money order, and forms are available at MCHS. Enrollment is first come, first serve, and there will be no refunds once classes begin.

For more information about registering, call 970-824-7036.

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