Craig education briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Boys & Girls Club to host Tuesday open house
Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40, will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an event that invites community members to see what happens every day for kids who are part of the organization.
Jonathan Judge from the meth awareness program will be distributing information and other local agencies talking about healthy lifestyle choices for families and members of the community.
For more information, call 970-826-0411.
Moffat County High School to host yard sale
Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, will feature a yard sale/bazaar event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Community members are welcome to donate unwanted items to be put up for sale as well as check out the offerings.
Proceeds will benefit MCHS World Language Club.
Wreaths to bring holiday cheer, support for area nonprofits
Moffat County High School Key Club and Youth United Way are selling wreaths to local individuals and businesses to raise money and unite the community this holiday season. The 25-inch, balsam fir wreaths are intended to add to the spirit of the annual Festival of Trees held at the Moffat County Courthouse entrance.
Funds raised will help offset the cost of putting on the festival and remaining funds will be placed into the Youth United Way Allocations Fund to be distributed to nonprofits in Moffat County.
Key Club members will be visiting local businesses to collect orders, which can also be placed with Renee Campbell at the Craig Daily Press, Lila Herod at the courthouse, Amy Hansen at MCHS or Corrie Ponikvar at Yampa Valley Bank.
Wreaths will be available for purchase until Oct. 29 and will be delivered or available for pickup at the courthouse from Nov. 24 to 28.
For more information, contact Key Club Co-President Aubrey Campbell at 970-761-0287 or Key Club adviser Amy Hansen at 970-824-7036.
Public input sought by Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force
The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will hold a series of roundtable discussions to gather public input on Colorado’s statewide assessment system, including an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force, established by the Colorado General Assembly through HB 14‐1202, is charged with studying the implications of the statewide assessment system for school districts, public schools, charter schools, educators and students and preparing a report of findings, including legislative recommendations, by January 31, 2015. The Task Force, comprised of 15 members representing parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and the business community, meets monthly as a whole group and holds additional subgroup meetings as needed.
For more information, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdedepcom/taskforce.
Hispanic workers honored by U.S. Department of Labor book initiative
Books that focus on Hispanics and work are being highlighted during Hispanic Heritage Month as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Books that Shaped Work in America” initiative, according to a Labor Department press release.
The web-based project, http://www.dol.gov/books, aims to engage the public about the Labor Department’s mission and America’s history as a nation of workers as portrayed through published works. It serves as an online resource library where people from all walks of life can share books that informed them about occupations and careers, molded their views about work and helped elevate the discourse about work, workers and workplaces, according to the pres release.
In the spotlight this month are books that advocate for the acknowledgement of Hispanic workers as important members of our nation’s workforce and for shared prosperity for all workers.
To suggest a book be added to the list, fill out a simple form online at http://www.dol.gov/books/form.
Health care premiums are dropping for the first time in a long time, and for the individual marketplace on the Western Slope, premiums are going down dramatically.