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Fountain, Widefield school districts report first COVID quarantines

By Karin Hill Both Widefield and Fountain school districts have already identified possible COVID-19 exposures since the school year began, prompting specific classes to be sent... — Updated 8/31/2020

 By Samantha Briggs    Schools 

Widefield School District 3 leaders to retire in 2021

Two long-time leaders in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) will be retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. The Board of Education approved the resignations of Scott... — Updated 10/21/2020


MiLL earns statewide award

The Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (The MiLL) won the prestigious 2020 Colorado Succeeds Prize in the "Transformational Impact in a High School" category, sponsored by Slalom.... — Updated 10/14/2020


CDHS partners with CSU-Pueblo to enroll DYS youth in college courses

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and Colorado State University-Pueblo have announced that youth involved in the Division of Youth Services (DYS) will be able to enroll in college courses while they are in DYS care.... — Updated 10/13/2020


James Madison Charter Academy surviving and thriving

Kyle Morin is having an interesting first year as school principal. He had been teaching fifth to eighth grade for three years at James Madison Charter Academy (660 Syracuse St. in... — Updated 10/13/2020


Two FFC8 principals recognized

This year two principals in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 were selected for awards from the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE). Patriot Elementary School... — Updated 10/7/2020


Colo. Department of Higher Education launches four new statewide transfer agreements

Agreements in computer science, dance, journalism and public health provide a seamless pathway from associate to bachelor’s degrees DENVER — The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) recently launched four new... — Updated 9/30/2020


College applicants can file for free on Oct. 13

Colorado colleges, universities will waive application fees; institutions received about 44,500 applications in last year’s free file campaign To encourage more Coloradans to continue their education, Gov. Jared Polis announced... — Updated 9/30/2020


Mesa Ridge HS student makes semifinals in scholarship contest

Cynthia Vino, a student at Mesa Ridge High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the list of 16,000 semifinalists in a... — Updated 9/17/2020


Five tips to build resilience in school-aged children

(Family Features) - Resilience - the capacity to prepare for, adapt to and grow through disruption, trauma and loss - is a skill many parents want for their children. However,... — Updated 9/16/2020


Tips to ace college entry exams

( Because most colleges and universities require applicants to submit ACT or SAT results as part of admissions consideration, prepping for the test itself can be a... — Updated 9/16/2020


Ease into education

(Family Features) If there's one constant this year, it's change. With another school year comes even more change, but you can help your family make a smooth transition with some... — Updated 9/9/2020


Creating a stable back-to-school routine for children

(Family Features) If there's one thing parents know, it's children thrive on routines. When it seems like everything is changing, routines can create stability. "When children know... — Updated 9/9/2020


Polis visits Fort Carson school

Last week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis stopped for a brief visit with Ms. Riegsecker's first-grade class at Patriot Elementary School where he read them a short book. Polis met with... — Updated 9/9/2020


Back to School for Widefield D3

Widefield School District 3 began in-person classes for preschool–5th grade this week, while 6th–12th grades began distance learning.... — Updated 8/26/2020


Going to college or technical school remains a beneficial investment that allows Coloradans to be more resilient during economic challenges

DENVER — Obtaining a certificate, associates, or bachelor’s degree is a wise investment for Coloradans wanting to earn a higher income, according to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education... — Updated 8/26/2020


VFW announces kick-off of its annual $30,000 scholarship competition

LAKEWOOD – Commander Robert Kidd SR of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., State of Colorado, announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the o... — Updated 8/26/2020


Safety tips for students going back to school online

Many school districts may be picking up where they left off in March when schools all over the country suddenly shut down due to concerns over coronavirus. Now, as we approach the... — Updated 8/26/2020


Back to School for District 8

Fountain Fort Carson District 8 students started back at school.... — Updated 8/19/2020


WSD3 and FFC8 school districts begin some in-person classes

Both Widefield and Fountain school districts are moving forward with their plans to reopen both virtually and in person based on the latest data from the county. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 brought back students in... — Updated 8/19/2020


Back-to-School Support

(Family Features) The COVID-19 pandemic presents many new challenges for this back-to-school season, particularly for teachers and families as they prepare for a new normal, whether it’s in a traditional or virtual classroom.... — Updated 8/19/2020


Emotionally preparing children for back-to-school season

(Family Features) Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall.... — Updated 8/19/2020


American Legion hosts back-to-school bash

The American Legion hosted a back to school event on Aug. 8. Roughly 80 people showed up for the event, all of which left with brand-new backpacks and other school supplies... — Updated 8/12/2020


DHS wants to help families maintain SNAP eligibility

As of Aug. 5, more than 2,000 SNAP recipients had files that were not complete and must take immediate action to receive benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps... — Updated 8/12/2020


MiLL finalist for statewide award

The Colorado Succeeds organization has announced that the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) is a finalist for one of its Succeed Prizes. Colorado Succeeds picks 12... — Updated 8/12/2020


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