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Congratulations D3 graduates!

See our special section for Widefield School District 3 high school graduations inside this issue. Best wishes to all graduates from Discovery, Mesa Ridge and Widefield high... — Updated 6/10/2020 Full story


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


American Legion distributing school supplies

American Legion Post 38 is holding a Back to School Event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is open to military personnel and Fountain residents who have school-age children. Volunteers will be giving out basic school... — Updated 8/5/2020


EPCSO school supply giveaway

On Aug. 3 the El Paso County Sheriff's Office partnered with Servicios de La Raza to provide backpacks to community members in need at the southeast YMCA. There was free COVID-19... — Updated 8/5/2020


American Legion collecting school supplies

American Legion Post 38 is holding a Back to School Event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is open to military personnel and Fountain residents who have school-age children. Volunteers will be giving out basic school... — Updated 7/29/2020


Because you asked...

Question: What school district gets all of the property tax revenue for the new Amazon building on Powers? Just curious. That is a lot of money. Answer: The short answer is that... — Updated 7/29/2020


Applications for Military Service Academies, Class of 2025, now accepted by Lamborn's office  

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) is now accepting applications for students interested in seeking a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies. The deadline for submitting a completed application to his office... — Updated 7/29/2020


Widefield schools post in-person school plans

Widefield School District 3 formally announced its plans to return to school on Aug. 17 as "close to normal" as possible. Masks and social distancing are part of the modified... — Updated 7/23/2020 Full story


Fountain schools preliminary plan

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has announced it will return to in-person learning the week of Aug. 17 – a week later than scheduled in order to give staff and teachers... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story


School districts planning for fall

Local school districts continue to make plans for this fall, under no pretense of certainty, but with hopes that classes will resume as closely to normal as possible. “Widefield School District 3 is committed to safely reopening... — Updated 7/1/2020


Fountain Middle School principal receives statewide honor

Fountain Middle School's principal, Dr. William Dallas, got a great honor recently. He has been named 2020 Colorado Middle Level Principal of the Year. The Colorado Association of... — Updated 7/1/2020


Teachers address unusual end of senior year, graduates' future

Ms. Kassie Crandall has been teaching English for two years and student-taught at FFCHS before teaching eighth grade in Grand Junction for a year. This year, she taught freshmen and... — Updated 6/17/2020 Full story


Graduation on aisle 1, please

On May 29 the Fountain Walmart on Hwy. 85/87 held a special ceremony for 25 of the store's employees who are graduating high school seniors. The store set up a stage near the front... — Updated 6/3/2020


Widefield HS student filmmaker faces pain, wins acclaim

By G. Connor Salter When Tom Shepard started Youth Documentary Academy in 2013, he was hoping to get young people making documentaries showing their views on difficult issues. To... — Updated 6/3/2020


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


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


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