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Boettcher finalist recognizes teacher who impacted his life
Boettcher finalist recognizes teacher who impacted his life

As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, finalists are given the opportunity to identify one teacher who impacted their lives and made significant contributions to their growth and education.

Delta High School finalist Caleb Frazier nominated Danielle Lopez for the honor this spring.

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DHS students to present air quality findings May 16

Through the University of Colorado Boulder's Air Quality Inquiry project, students in Delta County and beyond are asking questions like: How does air quality differ around dogs versus cats?

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Paonia seniors awarded 49 scholarships
Paonia seniors awarded 49 scholarships

Fifteen seniors from the Paonia High School graduating class of 2019 were awarded 49 scholarships totaling $69,200 Monday evening at the annual Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Among the Clem Audin Jr. and Evelyn Audin Youth Scholarship of $300 was awarded to Sabrina Leighton and Taralee Mautz; a Youth Scholarship of - Jade Ellenberger; and a Youth Scholarship of $900 - Jesse Burns.

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CES students raise funds for DI global finals
CES students raise funds for DI global finals

Cedaredge Elementary School's Destination Imagination team is headed to global finals for the first time ever, and the community is helping it get there.

The CES team, the "Aqua-Agents" is one of four DI teams in Delta County that excelled at the regional and state level in the spring to advance to the global competition.

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School survey: Now is not a good time to ask for tax increase

A survey conducted on behalf of Delta County Joint School District #50 indicates now is not the best time to ask voters for a mill levy increase. The survey was conducted by EIS Solutions in late April, and consisted of telephone calls, texts and emails.

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Grand Mesa Choice Academy students savor their first prom

With support from the community, the students of Grand Mesa Choice Academy enjoyed their first prom on Saturday, May 4. Amelia Baldwin, dean of students, said the students danced, sang, played games and truly had a magical evening.

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DMS recognizes students for effort, respect

Delta Middle School recently recognized February Students of the Month. The characteristic that was highlighted was effort.

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Boettcher finalist recognizes teacher who impacted his life
Boettcher finalist recognizes teacher who impacted his life

As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, finalists are given the opportunity to identify one teacher who impacted their lives and made significant contributions to their growth and education.

Delta High School finalist Caleb Frazier nominated Danielle Lopez for the honor.

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Host Day brings together deaf, hard of hearing students
Host Day brings together deaf, hard of hearing students

The first annual Host Day for students who are deaf and hard of hearing was hosted by Delta County Joint School District on Friday, May 3. This event was sponsored by the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Hands and Voices, Rotary Club and the school district.

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Donors present scholarships totaling $95,900
Donors present scholarships totaling $95,900

In the spirit of gratitude, Delta High School counselors and administrators welcomed a large crowd of graduates, parents and donors to the school's 11th annual scholarship breakfast May 1. The event is an opportunity for representatives from local businesses, service clubs and nonprofit organizations to meet the students who will benefit from their generosity, and for the students, parents and staff of DHS to thank the contributors who support the students' dreams.

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PEO Chapter GT honors scholars
PEO Chapter GT honors scholars

Recipient of the PEO Chapter GT/Delta local $1,000 scholarship is Amelia (Mimi) Lousignont. She received her certificate at the Delta High School 2019 scholarship breakfast on Wednesday, May 1.

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PHS named 'outstanding mixed choir' at festival

The Paonia High School Swing Choir was named "Outstanding Mixed Choir" at the 94th annual Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival in Grand Junction. The choir "All Superior" in Class 1A-2A.

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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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