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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


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


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


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


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