Education briefs for June 7, 2014: Bill increases funding options for Colorado school program

On Tuesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, to extend funding for Colorado’s Safe Routes to School Program.

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Your Health: New grant enriches CNCC nursing program

CNCC recently received a grant from the organization Caring for Colorado to contribute to the teaching materials of its nursing program. The $78,661 in funding will go toward the enhancement of its classroom simulation spaces.

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Summer events are many at Boys & Girls Club

Educational, recreational activities, meals for all ages

Boys & Girls Club of Craig has begun its summer session, with a lengthy schedule of activities for all ages from June through August.

Education briefs for May 31, 2014: Driver Education courses available

Moffat County High School will soon offer a new run of Driver Education courses. Students should be six months from their 15th birthday or older when they begin the classes, which are offered as a one-week summer session with six-hour days from June 2 to 6.

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CNCC interviewing three for vice president job

Colorado Northwestern Community College recently announced that it is in the final stages of selecting a new vice president for its Craig campus. Following a nationwide search, CNCC will bring in three applicants early next week to interview for the open VP job: Spencer McNivens, Gary Hertel and Jennifer Pierceall-Herman.

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Jill Hafey named Sunset Elementary principal at school board meeting

The Moffat County School District Board of Education announced who will be taking the position of Sunset Elementary School principal at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night. Jill Hafey will be taking on the job, chosen from three potential candidates who interviewed this week.

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Craig student’s DARE essay selected as state winner

Emaleigh Papierski to attend conference to read winning work

Emaleigh Papierski was recently named the winner in an essay contest among Craig elementary schools as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. But, this was only the first step in an even bigger honor for the young student, who just completed fifth grade at Sunset Elementary School.

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Trio of candidates up for Sunset principal job

On Tuesday night, Sunset Elementary School hosted a meet-and-greet with the three candidates in consideration for the principal position.

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Moffat County Class of 2014 graduation important day for all involved

The Class of 2014 graduated from MCHS in a Saturday morning ceremony, with the school gym bleachers packed with friends, family members and other well-wishers ready to see the 101 former students make the transition into adulthood.

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Moffat County actress pursuing dream despite setbacks

Earlier this year, Moffat County High School student Faith Christiansen received the best news of her life — followed by a realization that the goal she had in mind for herself was even more difficult to reach than she had thought.

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Moffat County Class of 2014 shows its uniqueness with art, gift

As each group of seniors leave behind the school where they spent their last four years, picking defining details and artwork is an ongoing tradition, and Moffat County High School’s Class of 2014 is no different.

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My Nguyen: From Southeast Asia to Northwest Colorado

Moffat County High School junior to receive associate’s degree, to study at CSU

Hard work. The phrase means a great deal to Moffat County High School junior My Nguyen.

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MCHS alternative program adds six graduates to Class of 2014

The Y.E.S. program has helped students from a wide variety of backgrounds and needs to earn their diplomas.

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Derek Maiolo: ‘We are fighters’

As part of the Moffat County High School graduation ceremony, students will be speaking about their time with school, as well as their thoughts on the future. Derek Maiolo, Class of 2014 president, shared a portion of the speech he will give during the commencement address.

Graduation schedule

The graduation ceremony for Moffat County High School begins at 10 a.m. today in the MCHS gym. Shuttles for those attending will be available starting at 9 a.m., and audience members are advised to arrive 30 minutes in advance for seating.