With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
As the nights cooled and the mad rush of summer coasted to a close this last week, kids, parents and teachers began the yearly ritual of back-to-school nights and orientations.
Craig Education Briefs for Aug. 23, 2014: 1st day of school for Moffat County School District is Monday
Students of Moffat County public schools will head back to school Monday morning at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students, 8:05 a.m. for middle school students and 7:55 a.m for high school students.
Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes
Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.
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.
While kids enjoy their last week of summer freedom before the new school year starts up, those in charge of providing for their learning are busy making big decisions about the future of education in Moffat County.
School district to analyze results for September report
The initial results from this spring’s TCAP testing sessions were released by Colorado Department of Education Thursday afternoon, among them the scores from Moffat County. MCSD’s schools showed improvement in some subjects and grade levels compared to 2013, though many numbers showed that the district’s students could improve greatly in reading, writing and math.
County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public
On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.
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. Aug. 16 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.
Head down, knees bent, back straight, hands correctly positioned. It takes a lot of concentration just for the stance of a golf swing, not to mention the stroke itself, but the members of Moffat County High School’s boys golf team are up for the challenge of mastering the motion.
Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun
The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.
Football practices start Aug. 11
The MCHS auditorium was full of football players and their families meeting newly hired head football coach Keith Gille and Athletics and Activities Director Mike Mitchell.
Hayden School District Superintendent Trudy Vader is a month into her new job. The first line of business is forging a bond between the Hayden community and its education system, as well as revamping the district's vision for the near and distant future.
Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus recently opened its Career Tech Center to the K-9 Nose Work mock dog training course by National Association of Canine Scent Work. The class utilizes basic scent training techniques used in bomb, drug and search and rescue dogs, according to a press release from NACSW.