Petitions now available for slots on MSD board

MEEKER I Janelle Urista, the formal Meeker Board of Education (BOE) election official, said Monday that three people, so far, have picked up petitions to become candidates for the Meeker Board.

County schools open Monday

RBC I Most students in Rangely and Meeker will return to their classrooms on Monday, filling the streets and sidewalks in both towns with young students walking or bicycling, older students driving to school, school buses busy delivering children to the schools and parents dropping off their children.

MSD welcomes new, returning staff for 2015/16

MEEKER I The Meeker School District has a number of new staff members this year, a few faculty members who are transferring from one role to another, as well as many returning staff members.

Supply lists for Meeker area schools

Meeker Elementary School Preschool — all 4-6 glue sticks 1 4-pack dry erase markers 1 two-pocket folder 1 large package napkins 1 composition notebook Backpack Preschool fee

Selle looking forward to first year as Meeker school superintendent

Chris Selle

MEEKER I Chris Selle took over the reins as superintendent of the Meeker School District in early July, and already he is looking forward to seeing the students back for the first day of school, which is Aug. 17.

Free junior high and high school sports physicals

MEEKER I Klark Kindler, the new athletic director at Meeker High School, announced the dates for free athletic exams for Barone Middle School and Meeker High School. All student athletes who will be entering interscholastic sports this fall at either school will need to have had their physicals before the start of athletics. According to […]

TELL Survey results mixed at MES

MEEKER I The state’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey has some telling figures regarding Meeker Elementary School, and the perception is that community support for the schools has slid sharply.

Rankin talks reality on school funding issues

MEEKER I State Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, led a public discussion and tutorial on public school finance Monday night at the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) board room. The meeting was originally generated from a discussion between Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and Rankin at a special dedication ceremony at the Rifle Airport several weeks ago. […]

Chinn is named interim MHS principal; funds still not found

MEEKER I ­­­­The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) held a “special” regular meeting July 7, primarily to review new superintendent Chris Selle’s recommendations to hire two new elementary school teachers and the Meeker High School principal. This was Selle’s first board meeting as superintendent, and previous superintendent Mark Meyer did not attend.

Amy Chinn to be submitted as choice for interim MHS principal

Amy Chinn

MEEKER I New Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle announced, via email to the Herald Times Tuesday morning, that his choice for Meeker High School principal for the 2015-16 school year is Amy Chinn.

TELL survey at Barone indicates school teachers pretty much satisfied

MEEKER I Principal Jim Hanks and the staff at Barone Middle School have something to be proud of. The BMS Colorado Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey results this year show high scores and improvements in teacher beliefs through several categories of school evaluation.

State GOCO grants $350,000 for MHS track, football field

MEEKER I The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board of directors awarded a $350,000 grant to Meeker High School’s track/football field renovation project during a June 18 meeting. GOCO’s support will facilitate the endeavor—a partnership between the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (ERBM) and the Meeker School District. It validates ERBM’s $400,000 pledge […]