Craig education briefs for Nov. 8, 2014: Sunset Elementary hosts fall festival
Sunset Elementary will host its second annual Fall Festival starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, featuring games, food and a fun run.
After the run, participants are encouraged to go to the school for a fun-filled day of playing games, face painting, eating chili, bidding on silent auction items and enjoying friends and family.
Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools
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.
Colorado Northwestern Community College to host Chamber Mixer
The November Craig Chamber of Commerce Mixer will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College. The college will feature a student art show, a short theater production and will be offering guided tours of the facility.
To RSVP, call 970-824-5689.
Science fiction film series continues at CNCC
CNCC’s Science Fiction Classics Film Festival continues at 7 p.m. Friday with the screening of “2001, A Space Odyssey.” The series features a different science fiction flick on the second Friday of every month.
Hosted by David Johnson and Mary Karen Solomon, the film series is free and open to the public. Films are shown in Room 185 of the CNCC Academic Building. A historical discussion will follow the screening.
The original “Star Wars” from 1977 will be shown Dec. 12.
MCHS students to offer workshop on job skills
Members of DECA and Future Business Leaders of America will host “Business in Action” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Moffat County High School.
In partnership with selected professionals from the community — including representatives from the Craig Daily Press and Trapper Mine — students will offer workshops on resume writing, job interview techniques and technology skills.
Community members are welcome to attend one or all of the workshops.
I have followed with interest the discussion concerning the potential transfer of the Yampa Elementary School to Memorial Regional Health. Although there are many significant unanswered questions about what Memorial Regional Health plans to do with the Yampa Elementary School, the focus of my letter is on the Yampa Elementary School as a community asset.