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Widefield School District 3 students score at Lego Robotics Competition

On Saturday, Nov. 13, Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) elementary schools competed in a rigorous robotics competition. Students spent about eight weeks analyzing and evaluating th... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors

Heuser & Heuser has announced they’ve increased their commitment to the local community by offering more in scholarships. New Scholarship structure will be paid in the following totals: 1st Place- $3,000 2nd Place- $2,000 3rd... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Space grant to benefit WHS class

Space Foundation, a nonprofit located in Colorado Springs, has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Fifteen grants total were awarded through the... — Updated 11/16/2021

 

Widefield High School gets full orchestra program back

Widefield High School has returned to having a full orchestra for the first time in six years. Organized by WHS Orchestra Director Sara Miller and WHS Director of Bands Nick... — Updated 11/9/2021

 

MVEA sponsors student leadership contest

High school students whose families are Mountain View Electric Association customers are invited to apply for a youth leadership contest that includes a trip to Washington D.C. MVEA sponsors a youth leadership trip contest for... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Bands succeed at state competition

As reported last week, marching bands from all three local high schools qualified for the state championships on Friday, Oct. 29. Widefield performed in the quarterfinals, scoring 70.00.  Mesa Ridge reached the finals, placing... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

WESA Art Club creation for Dia de Los Muertos on display

The Art Club at Widefield Elementary School of the Arts has created ofrendas for Dia de Los Muertos, currently on display at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) in Colorado Springs. Art... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Kindergarteners visit Venetucci for pumpkins

Last week, kindergarteners from around the Colorado Springs area returned to Venetucci Farm to receive free pumpkins - a decades-long tradition. For more than 50 years, Nick and... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

FFCHS Band experiences exponential growth, success

By Christy McGee, APR, FFC8 Director of Communication Going from 23rd to 12th in state rankings in a year is a testament to the effort, dedication, and passion for music that... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

FFC8 hosts first annual 5k fun run for a good cause

By Christy McGee, APR FFC8 Director of Communication On Saturday, Oct. 2, the first annual Foster the Future 5k went off with a bang. Beginning at 9 a.m., over 200 participants... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Widefield student goes to West Point leadership program

Cassandra Nelson, a junior at Widefield High School (WHS), has been selected to participate in the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program held this week (Oct. 18-21) at the... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Free college application day extended to three: Oct. 19-21

To  encourage  more Coloradans to continue their education,  Gov. Jared Polis  announced  today  that  all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, as well as several private institutions, will allow students... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

FMS commemorates 9/11

Students at Fountain Middle School placed hundreds of American flags around the entrance to the school on Friday, the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, as they learned about the... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Teacher wins grant

Katie Hobbs, a science teacher at Mesa Ridge High School, was selected to participate in a weeklong Biotechnology Immersion Program at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) over the... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

VFW scholarship applications, awards for teachers, now open

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its 2021-22 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions, as well as the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. The... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

School year underway in Widefield

Junah and Bindi Heermans smile for their first-day-of-school photo at Sunrise Elementary on Monday. All Widefield School District 3 students are returning throughout the week. See... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

New school year starts in Fountain

Enjoy these snapshots of students' first day of school on Monday, Aug. 9, at Mesa Elementary, Eagleside Elementary and Fountain Middle School. Good luck to all in 2021-22 -... — Updated 8/11/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    Schools

Schools gearing up for 'normal' year

Area students will be returning to classrooms beginning next week, and district leaders have announced what the return-to-learn will look like – as close to normal as possible “We anticipate a much more normal school year,... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

Boundary changes coming to Fountain elementary schools

Based on projected student enrollment and new residential developments in Fountain, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 School Board voted to approve three changes to... — Updated 6/29/2021

 

Valley Christian Academy aims for quality Christian education

Since its inception over 20 years ago, Valley Christian Academy has become not just a well-known Christian alternative to state education, but an important part of the Fountain... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

CU Boulder honors MRHS teacher

Caryn Morin, a science teacher at Mesa Ridge High School, has received the 2021 University of Colorado Boulder's Outstanding Colorado High School Educator Award. The award goes to... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

MRHS NJROTC Change of Command

Submitted by c/P03 Haley Emter, Grizzly Company Public Affairs Officer On May 10, the Mesa Ridge High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps held their annual Awards... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Bombs away! ... Egg bombs, that is

The Fountain Fire Department came out to Jordahl Elementary School last Tuesday to help third-graders with their egg drop event. Firefighters hoisted the students' carefully... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

FFC8 graduation 2021

Fountain-Fort Carson High School valedictorians Gianny Venegas and Viseth Him and salutatorian Kristina Anthony-Semenova are honored on stage during the FFCHS graduation ceremony... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 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

 

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