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D8 STEM Challenges

Students from all over Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 recently participated in a STEM competition at Fountain Fort Carson High School. Students from elementary through high school...

 

Superintendents support decision to extend school closures

To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered that all public and private schools across the state suspend in-person learning from March 23 to April 17. The...

 

D8 Board recognitions

The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Board of Education meeting on Feb. 26 included several special recognitions, including: · Taija Morales, a fifth-grade student at Jordahl Elementary...

 

Compare award letters to find the best deals for college

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, according to KHEAA. The letter will usually show the total cost of attendance for one...

 

Students honored in Congressional art show

On Friday evening at Library 21c in Colorado Springs, Congressman Doug Lamborn joined students, parents, and educators from the 5th Congressional District to celebrate beautiful art and local talent....

 

D3 Read-a-thon honors late teacher

In honor of a late school principal, Widefield School District 3's Positive Action Team organized the Tracy Vsetecka Read-a-thon. Vsetecka was a principal at Talbott STEAM Innovation School and a...

 

Student spotlight

A Widefield High School sophomore is one of 10 students in the nation selected to attend the Francis Hesselbein Leadership training at the Air Force Academy. Ella Sweezey is a member of the Student 2 Student (S2S) program, which serves the purpose...

 

Lamborn nominates 66 to service academies

On Feb. 15, during a ceremony held at the National Museum of WWII Aviation, Congressman Doug Lamborn announced the names of 66 students from Colorado's Fifth Congressional District who received a...

 

Spelling Bee Champs!

The Widefield Board of Education recognized the winners of the District Spelling Bee at the Feb. 20 board meeting. Graceyn Bonds (right) from Webster Elementary was the fourth-grade winner. Robert...

 

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, comprising 13% of the 131....

 

District 8 seeks historical school photos

By G. Connor Salter When Mike Maiurro started working with the Fountain Branch Library to collect historic photographs of Fountain's schools, he assumed it would be simple. Now, he says it's turned in...

 

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month. Local schools wanted to share with our readers the significance of the their school boards. Not only do school board members carry a great responsibility...

 

MiLL now offers welding

A new program is taking place at the MiLL (Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab) located in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3). In addition to the manufacturing and construction programs, high school...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson School Board members care about student success

The mission of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) is to develop generations of world class learners capable of being successful members of society by providing a positive, empowering, and...

 

Widefield School Board committed to every child in district

On behalf of the Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) community, we applaud our school board for their countless contributions to advocating for public education. Our five-member board is committed to...

 

Local students honored for college achievements, graduation

Jennifer Zakrzewski of Fountain graduated from Troy University during the Fall Semester/Term 2 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Zakrzewski graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Troy University is a public,...

 

Games to raise money for teacher

District 8 basketball teams will be playing for cancer awareness and to raise funds for a teacher battling an illness on Jan. 21-22. The games will be played at the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Gy...

 

County Sheriffs of Colorado offer scholarship to area high schools

Sheriff Bill Elder announced Monday that the County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the State Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving El Paso County student next spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978....

 

Fountain Valley Sports Wrap-Up

There is plenty of local high school sport action next week as team begin their post-break schedule. BOYS BASKETBALL Sat., Jan. 4-Pine Creek at Fountain-Fort Carson-1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 7-Fountain-Fort Carson at Palmer-7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 7-Mesa Ridge...

 

Local student named to Chadron Dean's List

CHADRON, Neb. – Chasidy Horton of Fountain was honored for her academic achievements this semester. Horton was one of 620 students who qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Chadron State College. The list consists of 322 students who earned...

 

Reindeer Games!

Students at Welte Education Center participated in the school's annual Reindeer Games before winter break. The event is a fun way to end the term....

 

State Champion FFCHS Trojan JROTC Rifle Precision Team Defends Colorado CMP State Championship

The Fountain-Fort Carson High School Precision Air Rifle, coming off their 9th state JROTC Championship last month, team successfully defended their Colorado Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)...

 

Widefield 180 Club feeds 43 families over winter break

A generous donation by a local church is helping a high school club to give back to the community this holiday season.  Mountain Springs Church donated $7,000 to the 180 Club at Widefield High...

 

Santa Claus visits D3 to conclude toy drive

Widefield School District 3 held its annual toy drive all month. Too cap off the event, Santa and his helpers drove around in a school bus to all the campuses to collect the toys on Thursday, Dec....

 

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