Education Briefs: Kiwanis offers $1,500 to college juniors and seniors |

Education Briefs: Kiwanis offers $1,500 to college juniors and seniors

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Kiwanis Club of Craig will award a $1,500 scholarship to a graduate of Moffat County High School who is entering their junior or senior year of college, with a major in business, according to a news release. This scholarship is in memory of prior owner and operator of Cashway Distributors, Jimmy Simos.

To receive an application for this scholarship email your name and e-mail address to by Jan. 11, 2016

Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.

Free dinner and free professional childcare are provided for each class.

The class will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for 14 weeks starting Jan. 19 at East Elementary School. It will be offered in both English and Spanish, and is open to parents regardless of which school their children attend.

The Incredible Years program offers instruction on how to create more positive relationships with your children, effective tools for discipline and new ideas for helping your child to grow and learn.

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The registration deadline is Dec. 19. For more information or to sign up, contact Betsy Overton at Connections 4 Kids at 970-824-1081.

CNCC offers free week of adult read-write program in January

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a read-write program to help adults who are struggling with reading to improve their skills.

Classes meet twice per week and two sections will be offered, one on Mondays and Wednesdays and the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting the week of Jan. 11. Students are invited to try the class for free the first week of Jan. 11.

The classes run for a full semester and maintain small class sizes of five individuals maximum. The cost is $25, and scholarships are available for students who qualify.

For more information, contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 or

Moffat County Library Winter Reading Program under way

The Moffat County Library's Winter Reading Program is under way and this year's theme is "Slide Into a Good Book."

Kids are encouraged to spend time with their nose in a book this winter with incentives and prize drawing for the pages they read. The youth program is for kids up to fifth-grade, the teen program is for sixth through twelfth-graders and an adult program for ages 18 and up offers a monthly prize drawing, one entry for each book read.

For more information or to sign up, visit the library at 570 Green St. in Craig.

English as a second language course available through CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College offers English as a second language for non-native English speakers, with a new session starting in January.

The class meets twice per week in the evenings, and uses Rosetta Stone plus other supplemental material to guide learning. Starting in the spring semester, CNCC will also implement new software that can teach students industry-specific language tailored to their job needs.

The course features individualized instruction, small class sizes, flexible meeting times and allows students to progress at their own pace.

The cost is $25 and scholarships are available. For more information or to sign up, contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 or

CNCC offers new adult education courses

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be offering two new courses in basic computer skills and job skills next semester.

The classes will run two days per week in the evenings, and the schedule will be determined based on the needs of students.

Computer skills will cover basic email, keyboarding techniques and internet use, and the job skills course will cover resume writing, interview skills and how to dress for success.

For more information or to register, contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 or

CNCC offers pre-GED program for adult learners

Through a new grant, Colorado Northwestern Community College, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Center are working together to help Northwest Coloradans earn their GED.

The GED is for individuals looking to earn their high school diploma. CNCC is offering a pre-GED course to help student prepare to take the GED test. The course prepares students in math, science, social studies and language arts. Enrollment is ongoing with flexible scheduling and on-site tutors available five days per week, daytime and evening hours.

Please contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 or for more information.