News updates on Labor day closures, school lunch applications, the start of pre-school, new CNCC scholarship program, start of preschool and more.
With the approach of Labor Day, plans are already being made for some to make the most of an extended weekend, but if you haven’t already charted out your plans for the following days, Northwest Colorado has some options.
Community asking questions about the sudden $800k surplus from last year’s budget
Instead of ending with a deficit, Moffat County School District reported an $800,000 surplus to the school board during their August meeting and that has people wondering. “I was dumbfounded when I learned about it. That’s a huge amount of money no matter the size of the business. How did you guys fandangle $800,000 at the eleventh hour?” said Chris Thome, who is a parent that participated in the community stakeholder process held earlier this year.
The halls of Moffat County High School were humming Monday morning as students gathered to start a new a school year.
Students will miss summer, but look forward to friends and school food
School children grades six to eight who started the 2016-17 school year at Craig Middle School will miss summer yet they look forward to new friends, favorite coaches and items on the school lunch menu.
Just go outside around 9:30 p.m. and look straight up. There’s the Summer Triangle, right overhead.
Staff at Sandrock give parents a break; buying general school supplies from area merchants
Parents of children going to Sandrock Elementary School have one less item to complete on their back to school task list. Instead of hunting around town in a sort of school supply treasure hunt to acquire everything on a list of required supplies, Principal Kamisha Siminoe and her staff have done the shopping for parents. For $20, less if the student qualifies for reduced or free school lunch, students will receive supplies needed to carry them through the school year.
Moffat County School District back to school week.
First raise in 3 years for Moffat County teachers, staff and administrators
Moffat County School District revealed Thursday that there’s an $800,000 surplus in the district’s budget. The news prompted the school board to approve raises for teachers, staff and administrators for the first time in three years.
This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!
Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects
With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.
A summary of many back-to-school events and end of summer activities.
Craig's college impresses officials with its art, facilities and innovative programs
Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne traveled to Northwest Colorado Wednesday on her statewide tour of state facilities. It was her 95th day on the job as lieutenant governor.
Moffat County School District student performance lags behind the previous years’ averages in science and social studies. Performance is also behind state averages according to test results released by the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month. Results released included scores on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) in science and social studies, the PSAT and ACT standardized tests.
President Ronald Granger says college is not in 'a dire situation' with finances
Excitement was the word of the day at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig as the college welcomed back teaching faculty and officially greeted the new President, Ronald Granger. “We are so excited about being involved in both communities and campuses. We researched and talked with people who’d grown-up here. There are so many opportunities between the campuses and the services that we can offer to students,” said Granger.