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Aiming for a Safer Way to School, Safe Routes to School Grant Applications Released

The Colorado Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is taking applications from schools, school districts, cities and towns, counties, and other eligible organizations for grants to help build infrastructure and expand non-infrastructure programs. For... Full story


District 8 Schools Start Tomorrow

It’s that time of year again to send our loved ones back to school and the Fountain Police Department would like to remind our citizens that school zones will be active again very soon! Tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 10) marks the beginning of another... Full story


School District Eight Welcomes Back Staff Members/Honors Employees of the Year

School District Eight welcomed back approximately 1000 staff members at a special Welcome Back Breakfast Monday morning. School Board President Suzanne Foster led the team in a spirit competition and... Full story


Local School Districts to Have Board Elections This November

Both Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight and Widefield School District 3 will have school board elections this November. School District Eight will have two seats open for Board Director – 4-year terms. Incumbent Board Vice President Lori... Full story


Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Welcomes 110 New Teachers

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 welcomed approximately 110 new teachers to its ranks Monday. They will spend the week in a New Teacher Orientation designed to introduce the group to the... Full story


Chemistry Magic Show Wows Summer Learning Institute Students

On Wednesday, June 28, students in the Literacy and Power Science classes in the Summer Learning Institute at Aragon Elementary were treated to a fun way to experience chemistry. Ronald Furstenau,... Full story


FFCHS Student Council Volunteers Read to Elementary Students

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Student Council members spent the 2016-2017 school year serving as volunteer readers/mentors to several Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 elementary schools:...


District 8 Board of Education Special Honors from May Meetings Below are recognitions from the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education's May meetings.  

This year, nine FFCHS students received the Fountain Valley Scholars scholarship. Fountain Valley Scholars has been awarding scholarships in the Fountain Valley Community for the past 23 years. Stude...


D8 School Board Honors Students with Special Recognitions

Ben Poitras and Bryce Kindall, both of whom recently graduated from Fountain-Fort Carson High School, were recognized at the District 8 School Board's April meeting, for qualifying and competing in... Full story


WHS Seniors honored at graduation now identified in photo

These Widefield High School graduates (some if not all who are honor graduates) were featured in this newspaper's recent graduation keepsake issue, but were not identified. Here are their... Full story


Mesa Elementary Students Receive BUG, Other Awards

Mesa Elementary Students Receive BUG, Other Awards Several Mesa Elementary students received BUG (Bringing Up Grades) awards at an assembly prior to summer break. The BUG pins and certificates are... Full story


MRHS Graduate Bridget Drinnon Receives National Honor, Jack Agee Memorial Scholarship

While attending Mesa Ridge High School, recent graduate Bridget Drinnon was selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have... Full story

 By Geof Clark    Schools    June 7, 2017

Mesa Ridge High School Graduate Cassidy Braggs Attending U.S. Military Academy in West Point

While a lot of her fellow Mesa Ridge 2017 graduates are going the traditional college route to earn their degrees, Cassidy Braggs is taking a different sort of route. She will be attending the U.S.... Full story


Saluting the Fountain Valley Area's Graduating Classes of 2017 This Week!!!

Inside this week's issue: Lists of local graduates, photos from local graduation ceremonies and much more!! See the link below for the Graduation Section  PDF


Fountain Valley Scholars 2017 Scholarship Awards Program

See the following link for the 2017 Scholarship Honorees Full story


Fountain Middle School Hosts Future 6th Graders Night May 3

Dr. Dallas, Principal of Fountain Middle School (FMS) is hosting a Future 6th Graders Night on Wed., May 3, to share opportunities available in middle school and stragies to help your child succeed. Teachers from the school will be available to... Full story


Aragon Elementary, District Eight Recognized by Colorado Department of Education

story and photos by Christi McGee, APR, Public Information Officer, Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight On March 1, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recognized Aragon Elementary with...


FFCHS Seniors Help Beautify Community

Approximately 100 FFCHS seniors went to Fountain Mesa Park on the 2017 Day of Service to clean garbage from natural spaces, cut down fallen trees and limbs for fire mitigation, and they also helped... Full story


FMS Students, Staff Sign "Top Out" Beam for New Middle School Building

Prior to Spring Break, students and staff at Fountain Middle School had the opportunity to sign a steel "Top Out" beam which will be used during the construction of the new middle school... Full story


giant gladiator still stands strong 30 years after it was built

Charlie, the 15-foot gladiator outside of Widefield High School, is turning 30 years old. The statue, made entirely out of chrome car bumpers, still stands strong today and celebrated its milestone...


The Chiyo Watanabe Miles Memorial Scholarship Soon To Award Scholarship for Third Year to Fountain- Fort Carson High School Senior

The Chiyo Watanabe Miles Memorial Scholarship Foundation, established in 2015 by her children in honor of their mother’s loving memory, will soon be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a deserving Fountain-Fort Carson High School Senior on May 24, as...


Conrad Early Learning Center Opens New Library

It takes a lot of effort, time and books to get a library started. That's just the project Conrad Early Learning Center (ELC) embarked on immediately after opening two years ago, along with namesake... Full story


Widefield High School NJROTC Cadets Get to Explore Blackhawk

A UH-60L Blackhawk from the Bravo Company, 3-4 Aviation Regiment, recently landed at Widefield High School. CWO4 Kyle Clark, father of Widefield NJROTC cadets Jaycee Clark and Michael Clark, brought...


School District 8 Hosts 2nd Annual STEM Competition

On Thursday, March 9, our district hosted the second annual STEM Competition. Students from 11 schools participated in three events. 1. Cardboard Expo - Participating schools entered one team into...


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