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Graduation Keepsake Edition Fountain-Fort Carson, Welte

Shine a Light for the Class of 2020 Click on PDF to view full keepsake edition A campaign to honor seniors encourages everyone to turn on lights for one hour at 8:20 p.m. on May 20... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story


Valley Christian Academy holds drive-through prootion celebration

Valley Christian Academy and Rainbow of Friends Preschool held their annual promotion and graduation ceremony drive-through style on Saturday. All students at the school, which... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story


PPIR celebrates Class of 2020 with 'Cruise to the Finish Line'

Spring break escapes, prom and endless backyard barbecue celebrations are what most seniors envision in the final few months of their high school careers. COVID-19 has changed... — Updated 5/27/2020


A different kind of graduation

A number of area schools have come up with creative ways to celebrate their students' graduations and transition from one campus to another. At Aragon Elementary in Fountain, for... — Updated 5/27/2020


Widefield, Fountain schools announce graduation plans

Both local school districts will have virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies for their high school seniors. However, ALL in-person ceremony plans are subject to final state approval. Widefield School District 3 said its in-per... — Updated 5/15/2020


High schoolers on graduation, online class

By Kristina Anthony Editor's Note: Kristina Anthony, an 11th-grader at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, reports on activities at her school. This is part two in a series where she... — Updated 5/6/2020


Construction of new wing visible at Mesa Elementary

By Christy McGee, APR, FFC8 Director of Communications After months of construction activity, students, families, and neighbors near Mesa Elementary School (located at 400 Camino... — Updated 4/29/2020


Cancer claims life of popular Fountain art teacher

Genuine, passionate, excellent, fun. Those are just some of the words people are using to describe Jimmy Garcia, a beloved teacher at Fountain Middle School who died of cancer last... — Updated 4/23/2020 Full story


Area schools remain closed for 2019-2020

Both Fountain-Fort Carson and Widefield school districts announced Monday that their schools would continue distance learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year in light of... — Updated 4/22/2020 Full story


Homeschool with fun

This is a personal narrative by Jessica L. James, Director of Communications and Advancement, The Colorado Springs School. She is working from home, along with her husband, and... — Updated 4/1/2020 Full story


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... — Updated 3/25/2020


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... — Updated 3/25/2020


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... — Updated 3/11/2020


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... — Updated 3/11/2020


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... — Updated 3/11/2020


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... — Updated 3/4/2020


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... — Updated 3/4/2020


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... — Updated 3/4/2020


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... — Updated 2/26/2020


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, compris... — Updated 2/19/2020


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... — Updated 1/28/2020


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... — Updated 1/28/2020


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... — Updated 1/28/2020


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... — Updated 1/15/2020


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... — Updated 1/15/2020


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