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FFC8 donated 400 turkeys

It might have only been 22 degrees, but that didn't stop this crew from serving the community. Fountain Police Department School Resource Officers and FPD Explorers worked... — Updated 11/22/2022

 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


WHS choir collects coats

The Widefield High School choir held a coat drive in honor of Mary Abiera-Lumbres, a WHS student who tragically passed away last year. Mary's Challenge was created by students and... — Updated 11/22/2022


FFC's Aiyana Mitchell Signs

Aiyana Mitchell celebrates her signing with Vanderbilt University on Nov. 9 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The senior plays volleyball and basketball. She received more than... — Updated 11/15/2022


Jr. Teen Miss Colorado Hailey Fulmer collects school supplies for Middle School Students

Fountain student Hailey Fulmer collected school supplies to donate to Fountain Middle School as part of her Colorado Jr. Teen campaign. The supplies are available for any student... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Karin Hill    Schools

FFC8 unveils first electric school bus in El Paso County

UPDATE: We had asked about the cost of the bus and the grant amount at the ribbon-cutting event, but officials said they did not have those numbers at hand. We obtained those... — Updated 11/2/2022


All three local High School Marching Bands attended State Competition

All three local high school marching bands went to the Colorado Bandmasters Association state competition at the Air Force Academy on Saturday. Fountain-Fort Carson (p.12) and Mesa... — Updated 11/1/2022

 By Karin Hill    Schools

Fountain District 8 outlines its security

In the days after a mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last May, parents, teachers and school officials all around the country undoubtedly felt shattered thinking about the... — Updated 10/29/2022

 By Karin Hill    Schools

WSD3 beefing up security

Widefield School District 3 has been making some major security upgrades in recent months, including adding armed security officers to elementary schools. To date, two K-5 campuses... — Updated 10/25/2022


Widefield student featured in series addressing youth mental health

A Widefield High School student who produced a short film through the Youth Documentary Academy this summer will have her film, along with 10 others, premiere on Saturday, Nov. 5, a... — Updated 10/25/2022


Webster students beaming with pride

Webster Elementary students are leaving their mark! All students got to write their names on a beam that will then be added to the rest of the remodel construction. Nunn... — Updated 10/18/2022


School districts partner to provide local community conversations

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) have teamed up to provide local information and resources to families on topics that impact the... — Updated 10/18/2022


FFC8 Board recognitions

The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Board of Education recognized several students and employees during the Sept. 28 board meeting.... — Updated 10/11/2022

 By Mike Alexander    Schools

WHS and MRHS Students participate in National Manufacturing Day

Thirty-four Widefield and Mesa Ridge high school students took part in National Manufacturing Day activities last Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Allegion factory located at 3899 Hancock... — Updated 10/11/2022


Scheels of Colorado Springs partners with the All Kids Bike movement

Students at French Elementary School were surprised with a large donation of bikes on Oct. 6. Scheels of Colorado Springs teamed up with All Kids Bike®, a national movement... — Updated 10/11/2022


FFCHS to host band competition

Fountain-Fort Carson High School is hosting a Colorado Bandmasters Association sanctioned marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the high school stadium. Tickets are $12... — Updated 10/4/2022


Lockdown alarm at Watson prompts investigation

Parents and students at Watson Junior High experienced a scare Friday morning, as the school was emptied after a lockdown alarm apparently was erroneously triggered. District officials said early on that they believed the alarm... — Updated 9/27/2022


Webster Elementary Fund Run

On Sept. 15, Webster Elementary School PTO hosted Webster's 11th annual Fund Run to generate money for the school. Due to ongoing construction to renovate and expand the existing... — Updated 9/21/2022


FFC8 students now have access to library PowerPass

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is the latest Colorado Springs area school district to join Pikes Peak Library District's (PPLD) PowerPass program.  PowerPass is a digital... — Updated 9/20/2022


FFCHS Domination!

Fountain-Fort Carson High School students participate in Domination on Sept. 15. In Domination, all grade levels compete in "field day" like games for points. The classification... — Updated 9/20/2022


Preschoolers learn from Army Band

Preschoolers at Conrad Early Learning Center got a special visit last week from musicians in the Army Band. The students' first unit of study is "Trees." They are learning through... — Updated 9/20/2022


Mesa Ridge High School's Homecoming Game

Congratulations to Queen Harmony Wooden for being crowned Mesa Ridge High School's 2022 Homecoming Queen. Name and photo of Homecoming King was not provided. The Grizzlies held... — Updated 9/20/2022


Fountain-Fort Carson High School's Homecoming Game

Congratulations to King Ryan Quintana and Queen Audra Yocum for being crowned as Fountain-Fort Carson's 2022 Homecoming King and Queen. The Trojans held their Homecoming Football... — Updated 9/20/2022


FFC8 Board recognizes students

The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Board of Directors recognized some students at the board meeting on Aug. 24.... — Updated 9/6/2022

 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


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