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SATs trigger calendar change

The SAT, the state's college entrance exam, will be administered for free in every school April 11 -- right in the middle of Delta County's spring break. That's pushing the district's 11th graders into the makeup date on Tuesday, April 25.

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LES, CES continue Souper Bowl of Caring tradition

"All I can say is WOW!" Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy (VCA) and Food for Thought stated after learning that Lincoln Elementary School Student Council continued the Souper Bowl of Caring on its own. LES donated 2,425 food items. As a thank you VCA Food for Thought provided a $25 gift card donated by Daveto's.

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Nursing students receive scholarships
Nursing students receive scholarships

Delta-Montrose Technical College hosted a scholarship luncheon Tuesday, March 8, for students in the practical nursing program. Through the generosity of the community twenty-five scholarships were awarded to DMTC practical nursing students, for a total of $13,400.

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Delta Middle School students challenged

Delta Middle School is one of 70 schools across the state participating in the Protect What's Next Challenge, a retail marijuana prevention program from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The challenge is a fun and easy way for schools to engage students with a positive message about prioritizing personal goals over retail marijuana use by having them complete quick, unique activities as a reminder of what it's like to set and accomplish goals.

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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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