Craig education briefs for April 25, 2015: Information session offered Monday to learn about virtual public school | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for April 25, 2015: Information session offered Monday to learn about virtual public school

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Colorado Connections Academy, based in the Denver metro area, is offering an information session to parents interested in learning more about virtual public school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Colorado Connections Academy offers an individualized approach to learning with certified teachers, a unique curriculum, technology tools and socialization opportunities. There are no tuition or fees to attend because it is a public school.

"The non-traditional learning environment can be a great fit for all types of students," said Samantha Bryant in a press release.

Craig families are invited to meet with Connections Academy faculty and other parents to learn about the school's program.

For more information, visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/colorado-online-school/events.aspx

Meeting to discuss new Community Resource Center Monday

Connections 4 Kids is looking at the possibility of starting a Community Resource Center in Craig and would like to present ideas and get feedback from the community.

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Two meetings will be held at noon and 3 p.m. Monday at the Center of Craig and community members are invited to attend and share their ideas about the project.

Lunch will be served at the noon meeting.

School board meeting to be held Thursday at administration building

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. following a work session at 4 p.m.

The meeting will follow an all-day school board retreat to discuss the budget beginning at 7 a.m., also at the Administration Building and open to the public.

Moffat County High School to hold prom Saturday

Moffat County High School is hosting prom on Saturday night.

MCHS School Resource Officer Ryan Fritz reminds students that when the prom and after-prom party are over, they will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to get home. Students who are out beyond a reasonable amount of time could be cited with a ticket for being out after curfew.

Fritz also reminds students to drive responsibly, not use alcohol or drugs and to have fun and be safe.

Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids

Wyman Museum Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.

Classes are in June and July and fill quickly. To register, visit the museum.

Volunteers are also needed to help run the camp. Contact the museum at 970-824-6346 for more information about volunteering or about the camp.

Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program launches website for teens

Young people can find information, tools and resources at the Governor's Summer Job Hunt program's new website — http://www.colorado.gov/gsjh.

The recently launched website offers information on job fairs, how to locate businesses that are hiring, how to write a great resume and make a great impression in a job interview. It is also a resource for parents who want to ensure their high school and college students have a safe and successful summer job experience.

"A part-time job provides valuable training to students, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the years ahead," Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a press release. "It adds a unique companion piece to classroom learning. Workplace experience teaches young people the value of commitment, about gaining confidence and working with others."

Teens can also get help finding summer jobs free of charge at state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers.

Moffat County Libraries offers free book for 4-year-olds

The Moffat County Libraries will be participating in the One Book 4 Colorado program April 13 to 27, a reading incentive intended to provide a free picture book to every 4-year-old in the state.

The official selection, "How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?" was announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday.

Copies in English or Spanish can be picked up at any of the Moffat County branches.

Library staff also reminds bookworms that the summer reading program is just around the corner, kicking off May 18 for all ages with multiple levels for readers to complete for prizes. Youth Club for ages 8 and up will get back into full swing Wednesdays during the summer, starting May 27.

For more information, call Sally Beauchamp at 970-824-5116 ext. 405.

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