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Craig students teach, learn about agriculture

As part of National FFA Week, the members of the local chapter of the National FFA Organization took some time this week to impart their wisdom to the kindergarten students of Craig. The Wednesday event Barnyard Day let younger students get a look at the various activities that go along with working on a farm, including taking care of the furry and feathered denizens that reside in such a place.

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Abraham Lincoln presenter enlightens Craig residents

John Voehl is an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor who recently visited Craig for multiple performances in the guise of the 16th president of the United States. His presentations were sponsored by Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Student Government and Student Activities Board.

Moffat County School District saves taxpayers $511,000 with bond refinancing

According to a recent press release, Moffat County School District entered the bond market Feb. 13 to refinance $8.4 million of its outstanding Series 2007 general obligation bonds, a financial move that will save taxpayers about $50,000 per year from 2014 to 2023 without extending the life of the original bond issue.

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MCHS principal Schnellinger announces resignation

The principal for six years at Moffat County High School, Schnellinger tendered his resignation Friday. His tenure in Craig will end June 27.

Craig students making strides in Passport to Reading

Barbecue event for top readers scheduled for May 9

The current stamp count for the Passport to Reading program for local fourth and fifth grade book lovers is 2,663. Each stamp represents a book read by a student collected in a special mock passport that details their individual journey across the many genres of literature. With about 350 kids spread across the four local elementary schools, the goal for this, the second year of the program, is to reach 7,000 stamps total, 20 stamps per student, the requisite number of genre entries for a child to attain in order to attend the celebratory barbecue near the end of the school year.

Education briefs for Feb. 15, 2014: Deadline for college publication is today

Today is the last chance to submit an entry to Colorado Northwestern Community College’s sixth annual publication “Waving Hands Review.”

Abraham Lincoln to come to Craig Monday, Tuesday

Residents of Craig and Moffat County will have a chance to experience history live and in person starting President’s Day with a visit from one of the most noteworthy leaders the United States has ever had.

Moffat County School Board to select superintendent finalist

Interviews conducted this week with 3 job candidates

The members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education will have a lot to talk about as they move into the final phase of selecting and hiring a new superintendent. The board will convene for an executive session Friday morning to discuss the results of this week’s interviews with the top three candidates for the job — Brent Curtice, Jinger Haberer, Gregory Fromm — all of whom went through numerous meetings in the past several days.

Moffat County High School shows it cares with Have a Heart Week

The students of Moffat County High School got into the spirit of kindness and philanthropy the past few days with Have a Heart Week. Sponsored by the MCHS Key Club, the weeklong event was a chance for teens to learn the benefits of thinking of others.

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Connections 4 Kids art show in Craig raises $10,000

Connections 4 Kids broke its own record with a tally of $10,050 brought in during the three-day show that featured more than 300 pieces of art from students around Moffat County.

Moffat County School Board to interview 3 for superintendent position

This week, the Moffat County School Board of Education will be conducting interviews with the three finalists of its superintendent search to replace Joe Petrone.

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Moffat County High School singers available for singing valentines

Moffat County High School’s CenterStage choir continues to take orders for singing valentines this week, and they will keep doing so until almost the last minute. The deadline to book one of these performances available to community members is at least one day in advance, whether you’re planning to serenade the special people in your life on Thursday or Valentine’s Day itself.

Education briefs for Feb. 8, 2014: No school Feb. 14 for Moffat County elementary students

Students in Moffat County School District elementary schools have a four-day weekend in store for them with an elementary work day scheduled for Feb. 14.

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Moffat County High School to perform ‘The Cat in the Hat’

One of the biggest troublemakers ever imagined soon will be unleashing his own special brand of mischief. The Moffat County High School theater department will perform the children’s play “The Cat in the Hat,” based on the picture book by Dr. Seuss, from Feb. 27 to March 1.

Bill to delay Colorado’s Common Core implementation

Senate Bill 14-136 is intended to push back the implementation of Common Core State Standards in Colorado schools to the 2015-16 school year in order to study its effects. Under the terms of the bill, schools would continue to use the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) for one more year instead of testing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).