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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 Full story


FFCHS student earns recognition at DECA's International Career Development Conference

Fountain-Fort Carson DECA member earned the organization's highest honors at DECA's International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held virtually during the month of April this... — Updated 6/1/2021


Fountain student named delegate to American Legion Auxiliary program

Fountain-Fort Carson High School junior Jenisah Mora has been selected as a 2021 American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State delegate. ALA Girls State is a premier program... — Updated 6/1/2021


Battle of the Books

Mesa Elementary School's Battle of the Books team took first place in round 1 of competition against other teams of 5th graders from the Pikes Peak region. Pictured above (left... — 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


What's the buzz? Hanover student artists honor SRO

Art students from Hanover High School painted a mural depicting a "Police Hornet" (their mascot - the hornets) dedicating it to their SRO, Deputy Hodge, for being a great role... — Updated 5/25/2021


WSD3 graduation

See our special section honoring the class of 2021 here: Best wishes to all graduates from Discovery, Mesa Ridge... — Updated 5/19/2021 Full story


New, retiring superintendents at WSD3 discuss transition

When Kevin Duren officially takes over as superintendent of Widefield School District 3 on June 1, he'll have some shoes to fill – shiny gold shoes perhaps, depending on the mood... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story


WSD3 Music in the Park

Student musicians from various choirs, bands and other instrumental groups at Widefield School District 3 performed during a series of Music in the Park shows at Pi-Ute Park on May... — Updated 5/18/2021


WHS Percussion Quartet wins 1st place

A student quartet from Widefield High School has won first place in the second annual Denver Percussion Competition. During the 3rd Quarter, WHS students Austin Almeida, Alyssa... — Updated 5/18/2021


Mesa Ridge students power through to get automotive certifications

On April 20, the following Mesa Ridge High School (MRHS) students passed the Automative Service Excellence (ASE) Brake A5 exam: Dominic Dytri, Caden McClements, Travares Lucas, Dono... — Updated 5/11/2021

 By Karin Hill    Schools

Fountain Middle School earns 'Trailblazer' status

Fountain Middle School has won another major honor, this time as a 2021 Colorado "Trailblazer Schools to Watch" as determined by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education... — Updated 5/11/2021


Mesa Ridge student talks to U.S. Secretary of Education

Juliana Crawford, a senior at Mesa Ridge High School, participated in a virtual roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona on April 26, along with 11 other... — Updated 5/5/2021


No cause for alarm!

First responders swarmed Fountain-Fort Carson High School on April 29 for a mock crash scenario during which numerous fire trucks, police cars and even a 'flight for life'... — Updated 5/4/2021


Nailed It!

For many students, COVID-19 has brought lots of isolation and a lot less time with friends. Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) decided to combat that problem by developing a fun... — Updated 4/29/2021


FFCHS student volunteers to teach younger students remotely

While a lot has been said about how COVID-19 affected extracurricular events like sports and student clubs, it's also limited students who want to do volunteer work. Savannah... — Updated 4/21/2021


FFCHS culinary students win gold

By G. Connor Salter On April 10-11, Fountain-Fort Carson High School (FFCHS) students Layla Urias and Gabriel Villalobos competed in a virtual culinary competition, the Gourmet... — Updated 4/21/2021


Local Jiffy Lube scholarship deadline approaching

The "What Drives You?" scholarship program, funded by Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain & Canon City area Jiffy Lube franchise group Griffin Fast Lube, LLC, is still accepting... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story


WSD3 refinances to save $2.2 million over 15 years

Widefield School District 3 took advantage of the historically low-interest rate climate and on March 16 refinanced a portion of their 2018 bonds that were used to build Grand Mountain School and other capital projects around the... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Karin Hill    Schools

WSD3 to offer unique summer courses to keep kids engaged

In a first for Widefield School District 3, students going into grades 6-12 next school year will have the opportunity to select from more than 30 unique topics in the Summer... — Updated 4/6/2021


Abrams principal named Principal of the Year for CO

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Principal Named 2021 Principal of the Year for Colorado Elementary Schools The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the... — Updated 4/6/2021


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