Education briefs for Dec. 28, 2013: 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.
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 moffatsd.org.
The survey will be available until Tuesday.
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 cncc.edu/cms/content/waving-hands-review-welcome.
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 centurylink.com/home/aboutus/coloradoteachers/ to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10, 2014.
Driver Education courses available in 2014
Moffat County High School will offer a new run of Driver Education courses starting January 2014.
Students should be six months from their 15th birthday or older when they begin the classes, which are offered in 10 days of three-hour sessions from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20 to 31, or March 17 to 28.
A one-week summer session with six-hour days is also available from June 2 to 6. Students must get their learner’s permit within six months of completion, or the class will not be recognized by Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.
Registration is $250, payable only by check or money order, and forms are available at MCHS. Enrollment is first come, first serve, and there will be no refunds once classes begin.
For more information about registering, call 970-824-7036.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.