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 By Christy McGee    Schools

Community Day Lesson Encourages Families and Students to be Engineers

Empathy and engineering go together. This is what families and students at Mesa Elementary learned when they engaged in STEM lessons together last month. Mesa held their first... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Christy McGee    Schools

FFC8 brings back Foster the Future 5K to benefit student programs in the district

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) is hosting the Second Annual Foster the Future Fountain Community 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. on the Fountain-Fort Carso... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By Christy McGee    Schools

FFC8 scholars luncheons

On Feb. 9, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Superintendent Dr. Keith Owen recognized over 150 students from Fountain Middle School and Carson Middle School for earning a 4.0... — Updated 3/15/2022


YMCA awards FFC8 as community partner

Cowpokes from across the region, and up and down the I-25 corridor, settled in for a night of food and festivities at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region 143rd Annual Celebration at... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Christy McGee    Schools

FFC8 looks to future with facilities improvements

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 currently has a couple of large construction projects ongoing, both located in Fountain. The district is also looking to the future with a... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Christy McGee    Schools

FFC8 provides free COVID-19 testing to students and staff

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 began offering COVID-19 tests to all staff and students, as well as members of immediate households, on Nov. 30, 2020. For the 2020-21 school... — Updated 1/20/2021


District 8 building education center with unique purpose

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is currently constructing a new building off Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain, that will be called the A.I.M. Education Center. A.I.M. stands for... — Updated 12/15/2020

 By Christy McGee    Schools

Major construction project at Mesa Elementary progressing

Construction on the new addition at Mesa Elementary is progressing, with teachers and classes in grades kindergarten through third set to move in later in November, before the... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Christy McGee    News

FFC8's Dr. Owen named state's top superintendent

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Superintendent Dr. Keith Owen has been named the 2021 Colorado Superintendent of the Year. The Colorado Association of School Executives... — Updated 11/4/2020


Construction of new wing visible at Mesa Elementary

By Christy McGee, APR, FFC8 Director of Communications After months of construction activity, students, families, and neighbors near Mesa Elementary School (located at 400 Camino... — Updated 4/29/2020


STEM opportunities expand at District 8

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities abound in the workforce. As of 2016, 17.3 million workers ages 25 and older were employed in STEM occupations, compris... — Updated 2/19/2020


Hail Storms Lead to Savings and Improvements in School District 8

Along with community members and families south of Colorado Springs, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 suffered hail damage to all of its buildings from two storms that hit in... — Updated 9/11/2019


Mesa Elementary Renovation Project to Accommodate for Growth to 700+ Student Enrollment

Due to growing population and enrollment, along with facing the complications of an aging building, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 made the decision in the spring of 2019... — Updated 9/4/2019


New Program Launches Aragon Elementary in a Transformative New Direction

Each school day, all students at Aragon Elementary begin their day with a Morning Meeting. This practice is just one of the Elementary Classroom Practices outlined in the... — Updated 2/27/2019


Superintendent's Scholars from District 8 Middle Schools Honored at Luncheon

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 hosted its second annual Superintendent's Scholars Luncheon for middle school students Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Beckett Event Center. This... — Updated 2/27/2019


School District Eight News

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight trains throughout the year with various staff groups on safety scenarios. Over the Winter break, many new staff volunteered their time on... — Updated 1/16/2019


District Eight Students Makes Sure Fellow D8 Families

On Thursday, Nov. 15, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 )FFC8) students gave out hundreds of turkeys and meals to FFC8 families in need for the holiday season. Thousands of... — Updated 12/5/2018


Fountain-Fort Carson Schools Can Celebrate Some Successes from State Assessments

Each spring, students in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, and across the state, participate in assessments known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). CMAS... — Updated 9/26/2018


First in the State:

Fountain-Fort Carson School District is dedicated to the safety and security of all schools, students, and staff. Over the past three years, safety has become more of a priority... — Updated 8/29/2018


School Safety Focus of Safety Town Hall Meeting Last Week

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 held a Safety Town Hall Thursday, June 7, at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Panelists for the event included school administrators from every level, Fort Carson’s Department of Emergency... — Updated 6/13/2018


Bus Monitor Inspires Preschoolers

Bus Monitor Inspires Preschoolers story and photo by Christy McGee, APR, Public Officer, School District 8 Lisa Locke gets so much joy out of working as a bus monitor for a bus... — Updated 5/9/2018


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 spir... — Updated 8/9/2017


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... — Updated 8/2/2017


An Open Letter from School District Eight

To the Fountain Community, We very much appreciate the partnership and collaboration between the school district and our local paper. The Fountain Valley News is critical to our community and helps support our students by keeping... — Updated 7/19/2017


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.... — Updated 7/12/2017


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