Craig education briefs for Sept. 12, 2015: Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education |

Craig education briefs for Sept. 12, 2015: Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

Dubbed The Learning Chronicles, the section appears in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you’d like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at or call her at 970-875-1790.

Moffat County High School offers SAT and ACT test dates

SAT and ACT test dates are available at least every other month starting September and October for juniors and seniors. The tests are given at Moffat County High School once in the fall, once in the spring and once in June.

The registration deadline for the ACT to be given Oct. 24 at MCHS is Friday. The fee for the ACT without writing is $39.50, or for the ACT plus writing is $56.50.

The state ACT test will be offered to all juniors in April.

Practice books are available in the guidance office. For a complete list of 2015-16 testing dates or for more information, contact MCHS Counselor Paula Duzik at 970-826-6610 or by email at

Free or reduced price meal applications due Sept. 29

Families that may qualify for free and reduced meals must submit an application form to Moffat County School District food services for the 2015-16 school year.

Some households will receive a letter in the mail notifying them that they qualify for free and reduced price meals based on receipt of SNAP benefits. These households are not required to submit an application.

Households that do not receive an automatic letter must fill out an application for the current year, available in school registration packets, on the food services website or from the front desk of each school. Only one application is required per household. A letter in the mail will notify applicants whether they do or do not qualify. If a letter does not arrive, call the food service office at 970-824-2160 to confirm the application was received.

Families that qualified for free and reduced meals last year will be considered eligible for the first month of school, but must submit a new application to continue in the program. Families must pay meal charges if an approved, current application is not on file.

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. Applications must be on file prior to Sept. 29.

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.

Contact Karma Willbanks in the Food Service Department at 970-824-2160 for questions or more information.

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