The last day of school at North Fork School of Integrated Studies began with a chilly wind blowing out on the chairs and flowers set up outside for the occasion. As the parents seated themselves, the kindergarten and first grade came out with their chairs.
Lincoln Elementary School students recognized honor roll students at a year-end ROAR assembly.
The Delta County School Board is taking a close look at 2018 graduation dates in light of feedback from the community. This year, all four graduation ceremonies were scheduled on Sunday, May 21 -- two at 1 p.m. and two at 4 p.m.
The art of persuasion led Paonia Elementary second graders on a community outreach journey. In January, the class chose to "persuade" people to support the Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS). Students researched the positive impacts adopting and caring for pets provide for people of all ages.
Hotchkiss FFA Alumni vice president Jason Wrich awarded scholarships to two outstanding 2017 seniors. Lacey Rodriguez and Roggen Frick were awarded the Hotchkiss FFA Alumni Scholarship for $500 each and the Mopar Alumni Scholarship for $300 each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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