Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students.

For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Colorado has a guaranteed transfer program. To help students avoid taking unnecessary courses and earn a degree in as little time as possible, Colorado has developed a general education curriculum that forms the core of most bachelor's degrees and is guaranteed to transfer between all public colleges and universities in the state.

For institutional transfer guides, go to http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/transfers/Guides/default.html.

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.

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

Class for parents encourages reading with children

Lori Stammler and Susan Goodenow teach a Motheread class from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at East Elementary School.

Motheread helps parents to learn more about reading with their children at home. Reading at home provides opportunities for family bonding and increased school achievement.

All parents are welcome to attend.

MCHS could offer CNA class

Moffat County High School students interested in working in the health care field could have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant next semester. If there is enough interest, a CNA class will be taught during blocks 3A and 3B. The class will include CPR, training and preparation for the official CNA test, as well as a clinical experience.

Students completing the class will be certified at the end of the course for employment.

Contact counselor Paula Duzik at MCHS if interested.

Craig Middle School app available for download

Craig Middle School recently launched its own app. Features such as a calendar, news, photos and an absence form — which parents can quickly fill out and send to school staff — make it easy for parents and students to stay in the loop.

A tab for "Infinite Campus, a tool available on the CMS website as well, allows parents to access their children's grades, attendance records, fees and other important information.

The app can be downloaded for free on any iPhone, iPad, Android or other smartphone device.