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A Closer Look at Widefield School District 3's Ballot Issues

Widefield School District 3 2017 Bond & Mill Levy Proposal Facts 3A & 3B - The Facts There will be two proposals on the 2017 Coordinated Election ballot from Widefield School District 3. Both ballot questions were carefully constructed after several... Full story


School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles

Michelle A. Hopkins Age: 42 Present/Past Employment: Health Promotion Officer & Ready and Resilient Director, Fort Carson & 4ID (2009-Present); Past work experience: Army Community Service- Fo... Full story


School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles cont.

Loretta (Lori) Kimball (Incumbent) Age: 59 Present/Past Employment: Present-2013-2017 D8 Board member; 2012 Retired from teaching in D8 Past-3 years (1984-1987) Para educator in Elementary Special... Full story


School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles continued

Rose A. Terrell Age: 65 Present/Past Employment: Special Education Teacher locally and internationally - 35 years; 27 years in Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8 (Carson Middle School) Education: BS... Full story


Mesa Ridge Wins First-Ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition Held at FFCHS

The first-ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition was held recently at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Ten Front Range schools competed with seven advancing to the finals. The show...  PDF


Widefield Teacher Wins $1,000

A surprise swooped into Frances Kettren's kindergarten class at Widefield Elementary on a recent Wednesday. The United States Air Force Academy's mascot, The Bird, and Sara Muirhead with the Air... Full story


WHS Cabinet Members Volunteer at the Race for the Cure

Members of the Widefield High School Student Cabinet volunteered to help at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held recently at the Garden of the Gods Park. They arrived at the park at...


First-Ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition Saturday at FFCHS

The first-ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition kicks-off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The show is sponsored by Ascend Performing Arts and the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Band Boosters. Bands are... Full story


Widefield School District 3 Hosts Back-to-School Pep Rally for Staff

Widefield School District held its annual convocation for staff on Friday, Aug. 11.  The back-to-school pep rally is meant to set the tone for the school year and pep our staff up for the upcoming...


When it comes to safety in Widefield School District 3, we have many layers to protect our community.

One of those layers is our Safety & Security Team. You've likely seen them driving around our neighborhoods in white SUVs with the district logo on the side. The team consists of director John Mor... Full story


Keeping Our Community Safe: Widefield School District 3 Safety & Security Team Includes School Resource Officers

We are pleased to profile our three School Resource Officers serving Widefield School District 3. We provided three questions to them to answer, which are shared with you below. Deputy Amanda Torres...


One Team. One Goal.

As the best-kept secret in Colorado Springs, Widefield prides itself with coming together as one team. Our team consists of community members, parents, students, and staff. We rally together in times...


Two Seats Open on District 8 School Board

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight will have two seats open for Board Director – 4-year terms. Incumbent Board Vice President Lori Kimball’s position will be open and the incumbent can seek re-election; while Board President Suzanne... Full story


Four Seats Open on District 3 School Board

For Widefield School District 3, three directors will be elected for four-year terms presently held by President Charron Schoenberger, Vice President Susan Graham and Treasurer Theresa Watson, all of whom can seek re-election; and one director will... Full story


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


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