Education briefs for Nov. 30, 2013: Moffat County High School to host Law Week
Law Week will take place at Moffat County High School from Monday to Friday. The event is intended for history and government classes and includes a Q-and-A session with members of the Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol.
Classes also will travel to the Moffat County Courthouse and the Public Safety Center to learn firsthand about legal outlets and law enforcement.
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 also is 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 served, and there will be no refunds once classes begin.
For more information about registering, call 970-824-7036.
Tutoring available to high school students
Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English and math are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays for English and Thursdays for math in CNCC’s Room 120.
Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.
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 http://www.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 implement technology innovatively 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 2013-14 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 http://www.centurylink.com/home/aboutus/coloradoteachers to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Jan. 10.
Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday the hiring of Dan Prenzlow as the new director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, according to a news release from CPW and Colorado Department of Natural Resources.