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Moffat County students to transition to new testing format

By the end of this month, students in Moffat County School District will have taken TCAP tests for the last time. But, as they continue to learn, they’ll be moving on to different sorts of evaluations.

Craig fifth-graders to attend Liberty Day at Colorado State Capitol

Students from Northwest Colorado will be traveling to Denver this week to join in the festivities for Liberty Day, an educational program about the workings of American government. Liberty Day includes a field trip to the Colorado State Capitol, including tours, and kids can interact with legislators. Certain students will also be reading the Declaration of Independence on the House floor.

Craig doctor Dennis Kinder to take college position

Craig medical professional Dennis Kinder recently accepted a position with Rocky Vista University, in Parker. Kinder will serve as an associate professor for the school and will supervise the Internal Medicine Resident’s Clinic.

Hayden School District still seeking community input for superintendent hiring process

Applications are due on March 17 for community members interested in having direct input to Hayden School District's ongoing superintendent hiring process.

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Your Health: Nursing know-how starts at a local level

Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.

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CNCC hopes to offer four-year degree programs

New state bill allows community colleges to expand

Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.

Education briefs for March 8, 2014: Moffat County High School speech team members make state

Two members of the Moffat County High School speech and debate team recently qualified for the state competition. Derek Maiolo and Chris Kling will represent MCHS in public forum debate at the state tournament March 21 and 22 at Highlands Ranch’s Valor Christian High School.

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Craig schools host week of literacy events

The written word was celebrated in numerous ways this week by teachers, students and parents at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools.

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Common Core discussed by Moffat County School District, parents

The Moffat County School District hosted a meeting Monday night at its administration building to address, among other things, the use of Common Core Standards in the region’s schools. Zack Allen, integration liaison for MCSD and South Routt School District, and parent Kindra Jazwick collaborated to put together the discussion.

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East Elementary School hosts literacy event

Family Literacy Night at East Elementary School welcomed parents and students to the school Monday night to participate in a number of activities to learn creative ways to approach reading. We’re “just trying to expose kids and families to fun books to try,” said Principal Sarah Hepworth.

Education briefs for March 1, 2014: Moffat County School District to host parent meeting March 3

Moffat County School District will host a meeting for parents from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the district administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to address concerns with Common Core Standards and other parts of the educational system.

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East Elementary’s Tiffany Trevenen receives Peabody Energy award

Literacy coordinator given $1,000 check in Friday ceremony

Tiffany Trevenen received the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award for her work as the literacy coordinator for East, as well as her years of service to Moffat County School District.

Moffat County School Board hears ‘fiscal health’ presentation

The Moffat County School District Board of Education took action at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

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Moffat County High School DECA team hits state

FBLA to attend competition in Vail in April

The DECA team of MCHS attended the state tournament from Feb. 22 to 25 in Colorado Springs, competing in numerous events.

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Grand Futures promotes substance-free lifestyle to local teens

Growing up in a small town can often instill boredom in young people, and this lack of activities can likewise lead to drug use among teens. That’s something the organization Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hopes to alleviate. Grand Futures focuses on combating substance abuse in the youth of Northwest Colorado by providing alternatives to and education about using materials that are harmful to their health.