Craig education briefs for Dec. 6, 2014: Moffat County schools deck the halls with choral performances
Ridgeview Elementary School choir will perform at:
• 5 p.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park for the Down Home Christmas celebration
• 10 a.m. Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower building for the Senior Social Center
• 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Sandrock Ridge Nursing Home
• 1 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Ridgeview Elementary School
Sandrock Elementary School Sandrockers will perform at:
• 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park for the Down Home Christmas celebration
• 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sandrock Elementary School
Sunset Elementary School will host a Christmas “Sing Around the Tree” at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 19 at the school.
East Elementary School will host a school-wide tree-trimming and caroling program at 9 a.m. Thursday. The third-grade holiday program will take place the same day at 6 p.m., following a PAC meeting at 5:30 p.m.
The Moffat County High School Vocal Music Choir Concert — including the Center-stage Choir and the Concert Choir — will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the MCHS auditorium.
Program offers young people job skills and high school diploma, GED
A representative from Job Corps will be in Craig to present information about the program and answer questions at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County School District administration building at 775 Yampa Ave.
Job Corps is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Labor that provides people ages 16 to 25 the opportunity to learn a variety of job skills and to earn a diploma or GED for free.
Job Corps Centers are located throughout the region in Colorado, Montana and Utah. Students who are accepted into Job Corps live at the training centers and receive a living allowance.
Those interested in learning about Job Corps should sign up with Paula Duzik at the Moffat County High School counseling office by Monday.
Juniors and seniors can apply for BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship
Junior and senior high school students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming and Rotary Clubs in Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470.
All interested students are encouraged to apply. One student will be selected from each district by the local Rotary Club. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 2 by going to http://www.bbb.org/wyoming-and-northern-colorado/news-events/news-releases/2014/10/bbbrotary-ethics-scholarship-accessible-online.
For more information, contact Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.
9 new community college transfer agreements to save students time, money
At its meeting Thursday, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved nine additional transfer agreements for community college students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. The total number of agreements is now 28, double the number required by state statute, according to a newsletter from the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
The most recent agreements are in art history, biology, chemistry, English, horticulture business management, music, physics, studio art and theater. The coursework in these agreements is guaranteed to transfer to any public university in the state.
Science fiction film series continues at CNCC
CNCC’s Science Fiction Classics Film Festival continues at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 185 of the CNCC Academic Building with the screening of the original “Star Wars” film from 1977.
The series features a different science fiction flick on the second Friday of every month, with a historical discussion to follow. It is hosted by David Johnson and Mary Karen Solomon and is free and open to the public.
A veteran in Moffat County is facing a handful of felony charges after police say he broke into a family member’s gun safe while on drugs when they confronted him for pawning an expensive tool.