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A look back at MRHS student magazine

Like many high schools and colleges, Mesa Ridge High School had a student literary magazine. Titled "Envision," the first issue came out in 1999. Linda Schwartz, a tutor with the Wi... — Updated 12/29/2020


Hanover PTSA distributes toys

Santa visited the Hanover School District a little early this year! With the help of donations from the community and organized by the Hanover Parent-Teacher-Student Association,... — Updated 12/29/2020


District 8 building education center with unique purpose

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is currently constructing a new building off Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain, that will be called the A.I.M. Education Center. A.I.M. stands for... — Updated 12/15/2020


WSD3 appoints superintendent

Widefield School District 3 has selected a new superintendent to lead WSD3 starting next spring. The Widefield Board of Education approved the appointment of Kevin Duren at a board... — Updated 11/25/2020


WSD3 high schools online only

Both Mesa Ridge and Widefield high schools switched to online-only learning as of Monday, and the move was scheduled to last two weeks. Widefield School District 3 Communications Director Samantha Briggs said both high schools had... — Updated 11/11/2020


Widefield High School students perform virtual Shakespeare play

COVID-19 has created problems for many school programs, particularly drama and theater productions. Widefield High School Thespian Troupe 4202 got around the problem by performing... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Christy McGee    Schools

Major construction project at Mesa Elementary progressing

Construction on the new addition at Mesa Elementary is progressing, with teachers and classes in grades kindergarten through third set to move in later in November, before the... — Updated 11/11/2020


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


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


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


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