Sheep, sheepdogs and their handlers put on a show for Craig’s second-graders this week at the Meeker Classic. Students from all four elementary schools made the trip to Meeker on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to take in the sheepdog championship trials and learn from artisans at the food and craft festival.
Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, received the third installment of a grant last month from the Colorado Department of Human Services as part of the federally funded Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund.
Children’s book author Darlene Suter of Hamilton will visit the Moffat County Public Library for a book signing during story-time at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Suter is the author of “P.D. Cooper and his Rocky Mountain Adventures,” based on her English Sheepdog, P.D. Cooper.
Colorado Northwestern Community College will be hosting a suicide prevention class in conjunction with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
Classes began last week at Moffat County School District with 33 new teaching staff. The High School has the largest number of new teachers followed by Sunset and East Elementary schools.
Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Dinosaur students, public participation, football coaches discussed at MCSD Board of Education meeting Thursday
At its work session Thursday afternoon, Moffat County School District Board of Education discussed the issue of how to provide schooling to 10 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Dinosaur. At its meeting that night, the board voted unanimously to make arrangements with the Rangely School District for the students to attend schools in Rangely, 15 miles from Dinosaur.
The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.
Colorado Northwestern Community College’s classrooms were filled once again with eager minds Monday, as students geared up for the year ahead. With full enrollment in nearly all of CNCC’s programs, it was a strong start and students have plenty to look forward to.
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.