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Magtutu named a CU 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator
Magtutu named a CU 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator

Ben Magtutu, a science/physics teacher at Delta High School, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Colorado Educator by the University of Colorado Boulder. Magtutu was nominated by DHS principal Derek Carlson.

The Outstanding Colorado Educator award is presented to educators across the state who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals.

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$25,000 award applied to computer science at DHS

Last year, Delta High School was the state winner of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for a student project designed to reduce the noise level in the cafeteria at Lincoln Elementary School. Students in Ben Magtutu's class employed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) skills to design soundproof walls to absorb excess noise in the school cafeteria.

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DHS students explore career possibilities
DHS students explore career possibilities

Twenty-six professionals shared their stories with Delta High School juniors last week, exposing the students to careers in education, engineering, natural resources, health, the military, communications, cosmetology and more. School counselors organized the event so students could gain insight into possible career pathways from real life professionals.

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Pinnacol scholarship applications due April 15

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The application deadline is April 15.

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VFW honors student essay writers
VFW honors student essay writers

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 and its auxiliary recently hosted the District 11 VFW and auxiliary quarterly meeting in Delta. One of the highlights of the meeting was a banquet luncheon honoring the winning students of the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen programs from District 11.

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VCA students sharpen their test-taking skills

Over the past three weeks, nearly 100 Vision Charter Academy (VCA) learners, across three campuses, have participated in Test Prep Winter Carnivals hosted by the VCA staff and Vanguard Parent Association. Through the course of the event, learners rotated stations sharpening skills for the upcoming CMAS, SAT and Dibels tests this spring.

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Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair
Procrastinators weigh their options at college, job fair

Graduation is just three months away, but some Delta High School seniors are still undecided about post-graduation plans. To provide direction, DHS hosted a "Procrastinator's Fair" that featured six four-year and vocational colleges, as well as the opportunity to explore careers in the military, mechanics, health, emergency services, engineering, construction trades and more.

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Teachers, principals get high marks

Performance reports for Colorado teachers and principals released to the public for the first time show the majority of educators in Delta County received evaluation ratings of "effective" or higher.

A total of 88 percent of Colorado teachers and 98 percent in Delta County -- received an overall rating of "effective" or "highly effective" according to the metrics released by the Colorado Department of Education.

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