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Holly Jenkins named Student of the Month
Holly Jenkins named Student of the Month

Holly Jenkins, a senior at Cedaredge High School, was recognized by Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore, as the November Orchard City Student of the Month.

Holly was the VFW Patriot Pen speech winner in her junior year.

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Students expand their vocabulary -- and yours

When most of us think of sixth grade, we probably don't think of etymology. Etymology is the study of words, and usually that involves understanding them, defining them, and studying their origin.

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Libraries introduce student e-card

Delta County Libraries' staff has long promoted library cards as one of the most valuable school supplies for students. A library card opens the door to endless resources for building literacy skills, conducting research, discovering new topics, and exploring ideas.

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English language teacher receives award at state conference
English language teacher receives award at state conference

On Nov. 4, Mindy Becker of Lincoln Elementary in Delta was recognized as the winner of the Virginia French Allen Award at the annual Colorado Teachers of English as a Second Language conference in Aurora.

Virginia French Allen is a well-known English language teacher who excelled in reaching students who are learning English as their second language; this award is named in her honor.

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Around DHS

If one were to walk down the halls of a small town's high school, they would find themselves heaving through to successfully travel the difficult path of hormone-crazed teenagers. They would pass four jocks standing tall, the seemingly dominant male.

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Awesome summer adventures await
Awesome summer adventures await

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is now accepting applications for its 2018 summer youth leadership programs. DMEA will sponsor one student to attend the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. and three students to attend the Colorado Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp near Steamboat Springs.

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DHS grad recognized by Society of Women Engineers
DHS grad recognized by Society of Women Engineers

Paige Bowling, a 2013 graduate of Delta High School, has been named an outstanding collegiate member for leading the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) collegiate section at the Colorado School of Mines, and for expanding SWE's mission by helping others find mentors and STEM-related opportunities.

Bowling, a chemical and biochemical engineering major with a double major in biochemistry, joined her SWE collegiate section in her first year at Mines and has led critically important roles ever since.

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DMS students plan trip

Delta Middle School teachers Jason Atchley and Deann Olivas are leading a group of DMS students on an exciting trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City the week of April 16.

The once-in-a-lifetime trip is offered by World Strides, which has been delivering top-quality educational travel programs for 50 years.

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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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