Craig education briefs for March 7, 2015: Hayden teacher given honor |

Craig education briefs for March 7, 2015: Hayden teacher given honor

Cherie Blomquist, computer teacher at Hayden Valley Elementary, was recently named a Renaissance Distinguished Educator, by Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, based company “that provides educators with deep insight into what students know, what they like and how they learn,” according to a press release.

“The Renaissance Distinguished Educators Program recognizes outstanding educational leaders who have led students to success with data strategies and effective implementation of products designed to differentiate instruction and personalize student practice in reading and math,” the release continued.

“Cherie has helped us to learn more about how this program can be used to its fullest potential,” said principal Rhonda Sweetser in the release. “We appreciate her dedication to increasing student learning at Hayden Valley Elementary.”

Craig Youth Job Fair offers job advice, opportunities

The Youth Career and Job Fair will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus.

The event provides an opportunity for young people to inquire about careers, meet employers who are hiring, and talk with professionals in a career field or industry the youth are interested in learning more about.

With more than 100 young people in attendance last year, organizers are hoping to reach more young people in the community to attend this year.

More than 25 tables that will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. in the commons area.

For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Kelly Pierce at the Craig Workforce Center at 970-824-3246 or

Free or reduced price meals and school fees available to qualifying households

Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and drivers education fees. Qualification for free or reduced sports and athletic fees must be identified before participation in any sport, and fees will not be waived after the sport or athletic program has begun.

Households whose circumstances change during the school year may apply at any time, however fees for programs will not be waived prior to the date of approval on the application form.

Contact Karma Willbanks in the Food Service Department at 970-824-2160 to request an application.

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