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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,... Full story

 

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....

 

Fountain-Fort Carson CC/Track & Field Head Coach Ben Montoya to be Inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Ben Montoya will be inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame next year.  The Hall of Fame...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson Hosts DECA Competition

On Dec. 4, Fountain-Fort Carson High School hosted the Colorado State DECA District 8 competition. DECA is a club for students interested in business and marketing. Winners in this competition...

 

Widefield Schools get lower mill levy in '20

The Widefield School District 3 Board of Education swore in board members for the new term Thursday, and also authorized the mill levy for the 2020 calendar year. The mill levy, or millage rate, is...

 

'White Christmas' opens Thursday

Editor's Note: Kristina Anthony, an 11th-grader at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, reports on activities at her school. In this issue, she updates on preparations for an upcoming school musical,...

 

District 8 Board Recognitions

Marijana Jokicic (center), a Fountain-Fort Carson High School student from Serbia, displays the Serbian flag in observance of International Education Week (November 18-22, 2019). She is pictured with...

 

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Editor's Note: Kristina Anthony, an 11th-grader at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, reports on activities at her school. In this issue, she updates on preparations for an upcoming school musical,...

 

Two FFC8 Schools Recognized for Exceptional Student Growth

BY CHRISTY MCGEE, APR Director of Communications, FFCSD8 Weikel Elementary School and Abrams Elementary School were recognized with Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards for 2018-2019 at this...

 

King Elementary Praised for Performance with State Award

King Elementary in Widefield School District 3 was one of hundreds of schools statewide honored recently during the annual awards ceremony that recognizes and celebrates 2019 performance accomplishmen...

 

WSD3 MiLL Students Glimpse Career Opportunities at Fair

Industry Days at the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) is showing students career opportunities in the trades industry. "I've learned there are a lot of positions within a company. You can...

 

Mesa Elementary Students Salute Veterans With School Program

Mesa Elementary School second graders presented the production "A Salute to Veterans" on Nov. 6 to a full auditorium. Students sang patriotic songs and presented several scripts that included...

 

Widefield Gets $750K Grant for STEM Programs

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) has announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The grant will be used toward the science, technology,...

 

D8 Board, President Receive Recognition from City, State

Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega and Community Engagement Manager John Trylch (second and third from right) recognized FFC8 for its support of the City of Fountain's First Veterans Fair that was held this...

 

School District 8 Honors Custodial, Grounds, Maintenance Crews

The entire Custodial, Grounds, and Maintenance department of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 received special recognition by the School Board recently for all of the employees’ work over the...

 

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