Craig education briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium.

Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.

Speakers include seniors, MCHS Principal Kelly McCormick and Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice. All are welcome to attend.

School board meeting to be held Thursday at administration building

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. following a work session at 4 p.m.

A retirement celebration will punctuate the work session and meeting at 6 p.m.

MCHS offers online summer classes

Moffat County High School will be offering a six-week summer school session from June 1 through July 10. The computer lab will be available to students from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday during that time. Offerings include basic required courses with some electives as well.

In order to sign up for a class, students must pay a $50 deposit that will be refunded upon completion of the class.

For more information or to sign up, contact Joy Tegtman at 970-826-6291 or Deadline to sign up is May 29.

Library Summer Reading Program offers prizes for kids

Moffat County Library’s Summer Reading Program is in full swing and will run through August 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 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 library 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.

Country school reunion planning continues

A planning meeting for the country school reunion will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyman Museum in Craig.

All individuals who attended the country schools as a student or teacher are urged to attend the meetings to help organize the reunion.

The reunion will take place at 11 a.m. June 13 at the covered picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

For more information, call Mary Lou at 824-6761 or Wes at 824-6455.

Boys and Girls Club offers summer youth choir

Keri Rusthoi will be directing a summer youth choir at the Craig Boys & Girls Club from 10:30 to 11:30 on Mondays from June 8 to 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.

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.

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