Craig education briefs for Oct. 11, 2014: Moffat County High School, teen drivers can benefit from State Farm program
October 10, 2014
Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm's Celebrate My Drive, which celebrates good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel.
People can vote online for registered schools starting Oct. 15, with prizes such as grants as much as $100,000 and concerts by The Band Perry available for top achieving schools.
'If You Really Knew Me' program helps Moffat County students connect
The "If You Really Knew Me," which kicked off recently, will continue Monday at Moffat County High School. Designed to reduce bullying and boost leadership skills, the program offers students opportunities to learn about each other and develop understanding and compassion for each other's differences.
Approximately 50 students will complete the program each Monday throughout the semester until all interested students have finished. A permission form signed by a parent or guardian is required for participation.
Contact Paula Duzik in the MCHS guidance office at 970-824-7036 for more information.
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MCHS to offer practice SAT
MCHS will offer the PSAT test on Wednesday for interested sophomores and juniors. Juniors that score above a certain mark will qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.
The cost is $14 and space is limited to the first 40 students.
Sign up with Paula Duzik at MCHS.
Tutoring available to high school students
Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English, math and science are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for math and science and at the same time Tuesdays for English and essay-writing in CNCC's Room 120.
Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.
For more information, call 970-824-1128 or email Sheila Harper at email@example.com.
Study shows that driver education reduces risk to young drivers
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that don't participate in a driver education program are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education, according to a press release from AAA Colorado.
AAA Colorado and the AAA Foundation have developed comprehensive resources to help teens stay safe on the road including TeenDriving.AAA.com, a state-specific website to help parents navigate the learning-to-drive process.