Education briefs: Moffat County Library Winter Reading Program now underway
Moffat County Library’s Winter Reading Program offers incentives to readers of all ages to curl up with a few good books this winter. The theme is “ Reading Is Snow Much Fun!”
For every 25 pages read, readers fill in a penguin on their reading log. There are 10 penguins to the first level, which upon completion, entitles participants to a free book of their choice. Another ten penguins earns participants the prize of their choice out of the library’s display case, including toys, kids meal gift certificates to Village Inn and Subway and water bottles.
The free program runs through Feb. 16, 2015. To sign up, visit the library to pick up a reading log or sign up and print out a log at http://www.moffat.lib.co.us.
Craig Middle School app available for download
Craig Middle School recently launched its own app. Features such as a calendar, news, photos and an absence form — which parents can quickly fill out and send to school staff — make it easy for parents and students to stay in the loop.
A tab for “Infinite Campus, a tool available on the CMS website as well, allows parents to access their children’s grades, attendance records, fees and other important information.
The app can be downloaded for free on any iPhone, iPad, Android or other smartphone device.
BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship
Junior and senior high school students in northern Colorado and Wyoming are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming and Rotary Clubs in Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470.
All interested students are encouraged to apply. One student will be selected from each district by the local Rotary Club. Applications must be submitted on line by Feb. 2, 2015 using the following link:
For more information, contact Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.
Nine new community college transfer agreements to save students time, money
At its meeting on Thursday, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved nine additional transfer agreements for community college students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. The total number of agreements is now 28 — double the number required by state statute, according to a newsletter from the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
The most recent agreements are in: art history, biology, chemistry, English, horticulture business management, music, physics, studio art and theater. The coursework in these agreements is guaranteed to transfer to any public university in the state.
Class for parents encourages reading with children
A weekly Motheread class is open to all parents from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at East Elementary School, taught by Lori Stammler and Susan Goodenow.
Motheread helps parents to learn more about reading with their children at home. Reading at home provides opportunities for family bonding and increased school achievement.
All parents are welcome to attend.
Alice Pleasant Park was awash Saturday in locally brewed beer and homemade pie — just a few of the many offerings at the inaugural Homemade Homegrown festival.