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Delta FFA Chapter hosts oyster fry and member auction
Delta FFA Chapter hosts oyster fry and member auction

Instead of having May flowers and light showers, members of the Delta High School FFA Chapter decided to host their annual oyster fry and member auction in the colors of fall and chilled winds.

Under the direction of Delta FFA Alumni organization to put less pressure on their supporters, they moved this to the fall.

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DHS shows gratitude through 11 for 11 Challenge

DHS Student Council presents an 11 for 11 Challenge during the month of November. The challenge involves 11 opportunities to show gratitude -- 11 acts as a school and 11 acts as an individual during the 11th month of the year.

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DHS students connect with Make-A-Wish Foundation

Delta High School students are always looking for ways to help out the community. Senior Reagan Clay thought out of the box this summer and found a way to help a family in our community along with other families in the United States.

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Kindness inspires writings of Lincoln Elementary students

Every fall, Lincoln Elementary School hosts "Pumpkins and Poems," an event to get the young authors' creative juices flowing.

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Donation buys graphing calculators for PHS
Donation buys graphing calculators for PHS

A recent donation to Paonia Junior-Senior High School will add up to a lot more students obtaining the proficiency in skills needed to get into engineering and other math-heavy fields of study.

The high school will purchase a set of 10 TI-84 graphing calculators Texas Instruments thanks to a donation of $1,500 from the Beta Sigma Phi of Paonia chapter.

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Bands compete

The marching bands from Delta and Cedaredge high schools traveled to Pueblo Monday, Oct. 29, to compete in the state championships sponsored by the Colorado Bandmasters Association.

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Food for Thought celebrates third Neighborhood Assist grant
Food for Thought celebrates third Neighborhood Assist grant

Last week, the Food for Thought program was recognized as the only three-time recipient of a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant in the United States. Such a remarkable accomplishment required a celebration to match, so Vision Charter Academy took the show on the road, starting a kick-off celebration at its Delta campus.

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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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