Craig education briefs for June 20, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids
Craig — The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.
“Students will choose 3 learning sessions packed with creative tech tools where they will work in teams to solve problems and showcase their learning at the end of the day with campfire stories,” according to the registration website.
The cost is $35 per student, which includes all technology and supplies. Students will need to bring a packed lunch and snack, as well as a water bottle.
Register online at https://www.smore.com/cw9tk-digidog-day-camp?ref=email-content#w-3236980050 or email Sara Linsacum for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School board meeting to be held Thursday
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave.
The board will adopt the 2015-16 budget and will also include a discussion about Maybell School with the Maybell community and Moffat County Commissioners.
The meeting will be preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.
Moffat County Book Mobile offers free books
The Moffat County Book Mobile offers free books for parents and children at locations throughout Craig every Wednesday this summer.
Parents are invited to visit the book mobile to pick out one book each time. Those that bring back books to exchange can select two books per visit. Donations of old books are also welcome.
The Book Mobile will stop at the following locations on Wednesday:
• 9 to 9:45 a.m. — Ridgeview Parking Lot
• 10 to 10:45 a.m. — American Legion Parking Lot
• 11 to 11:45 a.m. — Woodbury Park
• Noon to 12:45 p.m. — City Pool
Library Summer Reading Program offers prizes for kids
Moffat County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program is in full swing and will run through Aug. 7.
The youth program’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Participants color in a star for every 25 pages or for every one book read. There are three levels with 20 boxes, and kids can select a prize at the library for each level completed. Parents can also color one star for every two books read to a child.
The teen program’s theme is “Escape the Ordinary,” and works similarly to the youth program, except that teens check a box for every 100 pages read.
Sign up online or at the library to participate. Access to e-books, magazines and audiobooks is also available online at http://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.gov. Click “Departments,” then “Library.”
The library will also host its summer Youth Club for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Craig branch at 570 Green St.
Summer story times will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays at the back of the library.
For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids
Wyman Living History Museum’s Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.
Classes are held once per week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays in June and July. Classes fill quickly; visit the museum to register.
Volunteers are also needed to help run the camp. Contact the museum at 970-824-6346 for more information about volunteering or about the camp.
Boys and Girls Club offers summer youth choir
Keri Rusthoi will be directing a summer youth choir at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays June 8 through August 17. The choir will perform a concert for the public at the end of the summer.
For more information, contact Kari at the Boys & Girls Club at 970-826-0411.
Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers
Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that don’t participate in a driver education program are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education, according to a press release from AAA Colorado.
AAA Colorado and the AAA Foundation have developed comprehensive resources to help teens stay safe on the road including TeenDriving.AAA.com, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.