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Education briefs for Oct. 7, 2013: Moffat County schools off Friday, Monday

Parents, your children have a four-day weekend coming up.

The Moffat County School District will have no classes Friday or Oct. 14. Friday is a district-wide teacher in-service day, and the next Monday will be the annual one-day Fall Break.

Classes will resume at the normal time Oct. 15.

For more information on the district's schedule, visit http://www.moffatsd.org.

College In Colorado hosts application month

College In Colorado will host College Application Month during the month of October. The goal of College Application Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the confidence and opportunity to apply to college, through resources available on http://www.collegeincolorado.org.

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While the focus of College Application Month is particularly on first-generation students and students who may not otherwise apply to college, participating high schools are encouraged to create a school-wide college-going culture, by including activities for freshmen, sophomores and juniors, and even seniors who have already applied to a college.

"Applying for college can be daunting for any student or parent who is not familiar with the process," said Dawn Taylor Owens, executive director of College In Colorado. "We have broken down the application process, using the tools and resources available on http://www.collegeincolorado.org, so students can prepare throughout the entire month. Our goal is to ensure that students have the necessary skills and confidence to apply to at least one college by the end of October."

To help prepare schools for the event, College In Colorado has provided students and educators with a calendar, timeline, checklist, and more. As an incentive for students participating in College Application Month, College In Colorado will host a weekly $1,000 scholarship drawing for those who complete the activities each week, as well as one $500 Ikea gift card each week for a student's future dorm room. Educators are also encouraged to get involved in College Application Month for their own chance to win a $500 Ikea School Improvement Gift Card.

To learn more about College Application Month and for more information about the scholarships and giveaways, go to http://www.collegeincolorado.org and click on the College Application Month logo.

College In Colorado is a federally-funded initiative under the state Department of Higher Education. College In Colorado helps students and parents plan, apply and pay for college. Services are free to any Colorado student seeking career training and education after high school. Students of any age are welcome to use the services available at http://www.collegeincolorado.org.