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Safety 1st: Craig kindergartners learn the basics

Students from East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools learned some important information Monday at Loudy-Simpson Park, as kindergarten classes from each of the four schools engaged in safety seminars taught by local emergency personnel.

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Hayden High School graduates 28 in Class of 2014

Hayden High School handed out diplomas to its 28 graduates at Sunday's commencement ceremony, held at the campus's gymnasium.

Education briefs for May 17, 2014: Moffat County High School graduation is May 24

The Class of 2014 will officially graduate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24 at the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane. In order to graduate, all seniors must go through the checkout process, starting at 8 a.m. May 23, in which students will receive caps and gowns and reconcile outstanding bills. Those who have not yet checked out will not be allowed to walk at graduation. Graduation practice follows at 9:30 a.m.

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Your Health: Smart snacks, smarter eating habits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture handed down its first overhaul of healthy school snacks options in more than three decades last summer. Starting July 1 and taking effect for the 2014-15 school year, snack foods such as candy, chips and other things the USDA considers junk food will be replaced by healthier options under its strict new regulations.

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Craig Middle School students learn financial tactics

7th-graders place 8th in state for mock stock market event

Most adults barely have a grasp on the intricacies of the financial world, but the students of Craig Middle School have already started thinking about what to do with their money when they get older. A trio of CMS students recently placed third in the region and eighth in the state in the Colorado Council for Economic Education’s project, The Stock Market Experience.

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MCHS, CMS bands, choirs play final shows of school year

As surely as the key in a piece of music changes from time to time, so do the members of an ensemble. The band and choir students of Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School performed their final full concerts Tuesday and Thursday nights in the MCHS auditorium.

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Axis Steel donates $11,000 to regional schools

Business recycling fundraiser collects more than 77 tons of metal

The schools within Moffat County have tons of support. 77.43 tons, to be exact. That was the amount of metal collected by area schools as part of Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling’s PAC Fundraiser.

Friday’s Moffat County High School agriculture event offers food, student projects

MCHS Future Farmers of America team to attend national competition

The Moffat County High School agriculture program has had a great deal happening lately. The Vocational Agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America will host a project auction and plant sale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the ag shops at MCHS.

Education briefs for May 10, 2014: Craig Daily Press seeks Teacher of the Year nominations

If you have a favorite teacher that you’d like to see win the newspaper’s Teacher of the Year award, nominate them by May 16.

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Barbecue rewards Passport to Reading students

Literacy program sees greater participation in second year

The elementary school program Passport to Reading hosted its year-end barbecue Friday at the picnic area of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, with 196 kids from East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools able to join in the activities.

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Moffat County High School senior wins FBLA state event

Elisa Teeter to attend nationals in Nashville in June

Elisa Teeter, a Moffat County High School senior, recently finished in first place at the state level of the Future Business Leaders of America within the category of Business Procedures, a win that will send her to the national competition.

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Moffat County High School receives funding from AmeriGas

Program aims to include more Craig schools next year

Moffat County High School recently received a check for nearly $2,000 from AmeriGas Propane as part of the company’s School Days program. For the past several months, MCHS has offered a collection box for receipts from AmeriGas customers, and for each gallon of propane accounted for, the business contributes 2 cents to the school in question.

Education briefs for May 3, 2014: Sunset Elementary principal’s contract will not be renewed

Laura Vinger, Sunset Elementary School principal, is seeking legal counsel after learning that her contract will not be renewed. Vinger declined to comment on the situation on the advice of her attorney. Her job status came about after the April 24 meeting of the Moffat County School District Board of Education.

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Moffat County High School prom dresses up traditions

Formal event features new location, theme

Moffat County High School's prom, held Saturday night, was a change in tradition in many ways this year, primarily because of the location. Faculty adviser Jessica Knez, who organized the event alongside Deb Markham, said students showed a great deal of interest in changing things up by moving the gala somewhere besides the school, to the facilities at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Education briefs for April 26, 2014: Recycling program to benefit Moffat County schools

Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling is sponsoring a PAC fundraiser for Moffat County School District. Parents can bring recyclable metal materials to local schools both to get rid of them and to contribute to the cause, with Axis donating the value of any collected goods back to the schools. The school that brings in the most will receive a $500 bonus. The program runs through May 9.