Education briefs for Dec. 23, 2013: Moffat County School District offers survey |

Education briefs for Dec. 23, 2013: Moffat County School District offers survey

Moffat County School District is seeking community input on the search for a new superintendent. A survey for anyone interested to provide feedback is available at

The survey will be available until Dec. 31.

Moffat County High School hosts senior meeting

Moffat County High School seniors and parents who are seeking guidance on financial aid during the college application process can attend informational meetings at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 in the MCHS Library.

The meeting will include details about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other ways to fund the post-high school educational experience.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

High school to offer reading program

Moffat County High School will again host the reading program One Book, One MCHS. This year’s selection is “The Book Thief.”

The registration fee of $5 gets each participant a copy of the book, entry into a party at Downtown Books in March and the chance to enter a number of drawings. Students must sign up by Jan. 10.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Free parenting classes available

Moffat County School District will be offering courses on nurturing parenting starting Jan. 21.

The classes are free and will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 15 at the school district administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. The sessions, funded by Moffat County Social Services, include dinner, as well as activities provided for any children who attend.

Families need to register by Jan. 10 for organizers to get an accurate count of those attending.

For more information, call Lynae Ellgen at 970-326-8138 or Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

College publication seeking submissions

Colorado Northwestern Community College is looking for talented artists of all media for its sixth annual publication “Waving Hands Review.”

The magazine publishes each spring with entries from community members, including fiction, poetry, essays, photography, drawings and many other creations.

The deadline to submit materials is Feb. 15.

For more information, call 970-675-3243 or visit

CenturyLink to offer $145,000 in grants to Colorado teachers

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by Colorado Mesa University, recently opened the application process for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

“As school budgets tighten, more and more teachers are looking for alternative ways to enhance the learning experience for their students, and the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program is available to these innovative teachers,” said Penny Larson, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for southern and western Colorado, in a press release. “With the budget constraints our schools are dealing with, this program provides the financial support to get technology into the classroom.”

The Foundation will award more than $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-2014 Teachers and Technology program, offered throughout the company’s service areas in the U.S.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

For more information, visit to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10, 2014.

ACT, SAT exams offered for Craig students in coming months

Students needing to take the ACT and SAT exams can register online at for the ACT and for the SAT. Both sites also provide information for those taking the tests, including necessary supplies, documentation and other details.

The designated testing center for Craig is Moffat County High School, but students should consult the sites to determine which testing centers will be available on certain dates.

Both tests are offered multiple times throughout the school and have both regular deadlines and late deadlines, the latter of which involves a fee.


Test Date — Registration Deadline/Late Registration

Feb. 8 — Jan. 10/Jan. 14

April 12 — March 7/March 21

June 14 — May 9/May 23


Test Date — Registration Deadline/Late Registration by Mail/Late Registration Online

Jan. 25 — Dec. 27/Jan. 10/Jan. 14

March 8 — Feb. 7/Feb. 21/Feb. 24

May 3 — April 4/April 18/April 21

June 7 — May 9/May 23/May 28

— Please note the March 8 SAT does not include subject tests.