Craig education briefs for May 2, 2015: School with most recycled metal wins $1,000 bonus

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The second annual Axis Steel recycling fundraiser is under way through May 9.

Local residents and businesses are invited to drop off junk metal waste to bins placed at each of the six Moffat County School District schools, including all four elementary schools, Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School.

Accepted metal items include aluminum cans, lawn mowers, scrap iron, exercise equipment, appliances, trampolines, brass, copper and anything metal. Junk cars and car batteries can be dropped off directly to Axis Steel.

Axis Steel will donate the value of the recycled metal to the Parent Advisory Committee for each school based on the number of tons collected in its bin. A $1,000 bonus will be offered to the school with the most tons of scrap metal collected. PAC funds can be used to support extracurricular activities, classroom supplies and other school needs.

Last year, schools collected nearly 70 tons of recycled material, raising approximately $11,000 in funds. This year, Axis Steel hopes to collect 100 tons of material.

Items that are not accepted include tanks or machines containing gas or diesel fuel, used oil filters, radioactive materials, or tanks, canisters or bottles unless a hole has been cut in it and the valve has been removed.

For more information, call Axis Steel at 970-824-3256.

High School to host #BetterMeYV photo gallery

Moffat County High School will host an art gallery opening featuring photos chosen from the BetterMeYV youth healthy living campaign. The opening party will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 5 in the MCHS library. Everyone is welcome.

BetterMeYV is a social media campaign encouraging local middle and high school students to share photos of themselves and their friends being active and setting a positive example in our communities. Students post their photos to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #bettermeyv.

The project is a joint effort of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The gallery will move to Craig Middle School later in May and then to various locations throughout Craig. For more information about Bettermeyv, go to or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752.

Wyman Museum offers Summer Nature Camp for kids

Wyman Museum Summer Nature Camp is now open for registration for ages 3 to 13.

Classes are in June and July and fill quickly. To register, visit the museum.

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.

Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program launches website for teens

Young people can find information, tools and resources at the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt program’s new website —

The recently launched website offers information on job fairs, how to locate businesses that are hiring, how to write a great resume and make a great impression in a job interview. It is also a resource for parents who want to ensure their high school and college students have a safe and successful summer job experience.

“A part-time job provides valuable training to students, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the years ahead,” Gov. Hickenlooper said in a press release. “It adds a unique companion piece to classroom learning. Workplace experience teaches young people the value of commitment, about gaining confidence and working with others.”

Teens can also get help finding summer jobs free of charge at state and county-run employment offices called Workforce Centers.

Sandrock Elementary launches app

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

The app features a calendar, push notifications, news, infinite campus, absence forms and more, making it easier for parents to stay in touch with the school.

Teachers and school staff are working to reach their goal to get 300 downloads for the new app.

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