Education Briefs: Love in the Name of Christ hosts free annual Back-to-School Fair Saturday |

Education Briefs: Love in the Name of Christ hosts free annual Back-to-School Fair Saturday

— Free activities will be available for kids along with food, games and prizes, as well as giveaways of school supplies and clothes for preschool through high school students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Breeze Street Park, 656 School St.

Free haircuts will also be provided from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Stylz 5thAvenue. Parents must be present with children to receive services and materials. Additional agencies will also be present with information and activities for kids. For more information, call 970-824-0234.

Craig Middle School Back-to-School Night Thursday

A back-to-school night will be held for incoming sixth graders from 5 until 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 7:30p.m. for seventh and eighth graders on Thursday in the CMS Auditorium.

Students will pickup schedules, locker combinations and visit their classrooms where they will meet their teachers. The first day of school is Aug. 29.

CNCC offers adult basic education classes

Adult basic education program classes are available to nontraditional students in the area and include Read Right for struggling readers, GED preparation, English as a Second Language. CNCC proctors the GED test the third Friday of every month. For more information contact Melissa Dowd, director of Adult Basic Education at CNCC, Craig at 970-824-1152 or email

CNCC’s Community Education fall schedule now available

The fall schedule for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Community Education is now available at…/08/Fall2016CommunityEducationFinal.pdf.

Course offerings include health and wellness, educational travel, dog training, studio art, cake decorating, sewing, firearm handling and safety, sports and recreation, music, computers and software and writing.

For more information, contact Director of Community Education Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135 or email

Dinosaur Celebrates the NPS Centennial Aug. 24 through Aug. 28

The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the month of August. With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from Aug. 25 through Aug. 28, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

Dinosaur National Monument will mark this special occasion with a ranger talk titled Our National Parks at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Quarry Visitor Center. Birthday cake will be served at 1:45 p.m. at the Quarry Visitor Center in Utah and the Canyon Visitor Center in Colorado.

A ranger talk titled Lights vs the Night starts 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Quarry Visitor Center followed by a walk to look for night sky friendly lighting in the Monument.

Other programs for the week will include Skies Over Dinosaur Astronomy Festival & Celebration of the Sun. For more information, call 435-781-7700, visit or follow DinosaurNPS on social media.

MCSD Substitute Orientation Sept. 6

Substitute teachers need a work keys test scoring four or higher, or proof of 49+ credit hours from an accredited college, a clear background check and a strong desire to help in the education of children. Orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Moffat County School District Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig, Colorado. If you have questions please contact Linda Becker-Foulk in the Human Resources Department at 970-824-3268

Local Banker completes graduate school

Ashley Kawcak, Credit Analyst / Jr. Lending Officer of Yampa Valley Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a 25-month banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals. Kawcak was among 159 graduates of the 66th annual school session, hosted July 17 to 29 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado will host its sixty-seventh annual school session July 16 to 28, 2017, and offers other educational programs tailored toward topics concerning community banks. For more information, please contact, 800-272-5138 or email

Summer meals program underway at two sites

The USDA-funded Summer Food Service Program has begun at Sandrock Elementary, where meals will be served at 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Friday through late August.

The meals program is also running locally from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, with a snack from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.

Children may eat for free, and there’s a small fee for adults. That applies to families who live in the area as well as those who are passing through.

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