School districts announce 2016 ratings

RBC I Annually the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) accredits (or not) every public school district in the state. Last week, Meeker School District (MSD) Superintendent Chris Selle announced that CDE had issued its preliminary 2016 accreditation reports and that the Meeker District has earned a rating of “accredited with distinction.” This is the highest […]

Understanding standardized testing in our schools

By Chris Selle Superintendent, Meeker School District Special to the Herald Times MEEKER | State testing. Those two words invoke strong feelings for many, and much conversation around the appropriate type and amount of state testing has occurred in Colorado in recent years. Over the past few weeks, we have received the final results from […]

King family will visit for MHS track dedication Friday

MEEKER | Renovations to the football field and track at Starbuck Stadium are now complete. With this new facility, the school district will once again be able to host high school and middle school track meets. For pictures of the project, please view the Meeker School District website (www.meeker.k12. and click on the “Football Field […]

School support…

Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle accepted a $10,000 check on behalf of the district from Chevron representative Chris Archuleta for the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. REED KELLEY PHOTO

Clarification on MSD carryover

MEEKER I Last week’s headline in the Rio Blanco Herald Times regarding school finance contained an inaccurate interpretation of information made available by the school district, Superintendent Chris Selle said.

Meeker and Rangely districts change to full-day kindergarten

RBC I This fall, the Rangely and Meeker school districts have transitioned from a traditional half-day kindergarten to a full-day program in which the county’s five-year-old students will begin attending school on the same seven-and-a-half-hour schedule as the older students.

MSD to carry over roughly $875,000

MEEKER I Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle says it wasn’t totally unexpected, but the amount of the dollars leftover from the 2015-2016 school year is “significantly more than we thought it would be.”

From the Superintendent: Selle welcomes students to new school year

MEEKER I This is an open letter from your Meeker school superintendent to Meeker’s parents, guardians, students and community members: As implied in our district vision statement, “Excellence in All We Do.” our purpose is to instill Meeker Excellence in the students who attend our schools.

Non-profit groups play vital role where school district is concerned

MEEKER I Upon completing my first year as superintendent of the Meeker School District, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal community support provided by various non-profit entities in Meeker.

MSD looks at high number of valedictorians, acts on budget

MEEKER I Meeker Board of Education (BOE) member David Smith reported during the board’s June 20 meeting that several people had asked him following the Meeker High School commencement what the deal was with having so many potential valedictorians for the Class of 2017. Nine 2017 students received mantles at the 2016 commencement.

Meeker School District deals with budget and mission statements

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) budget is expected to be approved later this month with a variety of changes proposed. Preliminary discussions in May led to the board approving the establishment of a full-day kindergarten, an additional fifth grade class, a credit recovery paraprofessional, a step increase for teachers plus a step […]

Letter to the Editor: MSD works to rebuild lost programs

Dear Editor: This is to inform constituents of the Meeker School District about recent decisions made by their school board.