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Local Jiffy Lube scholarship deadline approaching

The "What Drives You?" scholarship program, funded by Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain & Canon City area Jiffy Lube franchise group Griffin Fast Lube, LLC, is still accepting... — Updated 4/7/2021


WSD3 refinances to save $2.2 million over 15 years

Widefield School District 3 took advantage of the historically low-interest rate climate and on March 16 refinanced a portion of their 2018 bonds that were used to build Grand Mountain School and other capital projects around the... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Karin Hill    Schools 

WSD3 to offer unique summer courses to keep kids engaged

In a first for Widefield School District 3, students going into grades 6-12 next school year will have the opportunity to select from more than 30 unique topics in the Summer... — Updated 4/6/2021


Abrams principal named Principal of the Year for CO

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Principal Named 2021 Principal of the Year for Colorado Elementary Schools The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the... — Updated 4/6/2021


WSD3 addresses student, staff equity; some issues emphasized by pandemic

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) has entered a new phase of a program to address inequities among students. The program started in February 2020 when WSD3 spoke with the Board of... — Updated 3/23/2021


Credit union scholarships available for 2021-22 college year

The application process for Credit Union of Colorado Foundation college scholarships is now open to students from around the state. The foundation will provide a $5,000 annual scholarship to 10 students – for a total of $50,000... — Updated 3/23/2021


WHS student one of 10 worldwide in program for leadership skills

Widefield High School freshman Evan Burgess is one of 10 students across the United States and Europe to be selected for a special leadership program through the Military Child Educ... — Updated 3/23/2021


Fountain Middle School receives special recognition

Fountain Middle School has been recognized as a 2021 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch. The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education is proud to honor FMS with this... — Updated 3/16/2021


Lamborn makes service academy nominations

Congressman Doug Lamborn has announced that 50 students from Colorado's Fifth Congressional District would receive a nomination from his office to one of the following U.S.... — Updated 3/16/2021


Cynthia Vino a finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Cynthia Vino of Mesa Ridge High School was named a finalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. Cynthia, pictured above with her finalist certificate and MRHS Principal... — Updated 3/16/2021


FFCHS students fare well in competitions

Last week, Fountain-Fort Carson High School had about 50 students participate in the State HOSA competition. HOSA is brand new to the school, and these students only had a few months to prepare for their events. Students had... — Updated 3/16/2021


D8 to fill board seat vacated by Tom Downing

On Feb. 26, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Tom Downing as a member. Downing indicated to the board that he will be moving... — Updated 3/11/2021


Pair of FFCHS marketing students crowned DECA state champions

More than 3,000 DECA students from across the state competed virtually in 50-plus events with their sights set on the DECA International Career Development Conference later this... — Updated 3/9/2021


WHS student makes All State Choir

Matthew Kimminau, a student at Widefield High School, has been selected for the Colorado 2021 All State Choir. After the announcement, Kimminau said he was "truly elated." "I first... — Updated 3/2/2021


School districts plan return to in-person after Spring Break

Local school districts recently announced they will return students in middle and high schools to mostly full-time in-person schedules after Spring Break. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has students at Fountain Middle,... — Updated 3/2/2021


Fountain Middle School honors beloved former teacher

Last week staff and students at Fountain Middle School gathered for the unveiling of a bench outside the FMS Event Center that serves as a memorial to beloved former teacher Jimmy G... — Updated 3/2/2021


Widefield schools see success with suicide prevention program

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) is using a new program, Sources of Strength, to prevent suicide, bullying and substance abuse. Initially developed in 1998, Sources of Strength’s founder Mark LoMurray worked with rural... — Updated 2/23/2021


Charter Academy to hold virtual information night for prospective families

James Madison Charter Academy, a K-8 charter school in Widefield School District 3, is holding a virtual information night for interested families on Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. The school is now enrolling for the 2021-22 school... — Updated 2/23/2021


Local schools fare well compared to state graduation rates

Graduation rates for the 2019-2020 school year in public schools and districts across the State of Colorado were released earlier in January by the Colorado Department of Education... — Updated 2/16/2021


Widefield HS principal honored for support of music

Widefield High School Principal Aaron Hoffman received the 2021 Honored Administrator Award from the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) last week. Hoffman, a graduate of... — Updated 2/2/2021


The Beat Goes On

By Samantha Davis WSD3 Music Coordinator For many years, music in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) has been an important part of every child's education and a source of pride for... — Updated 2/2/2021


Local student chats with Jill Biden

Jake Parra, a student at Widefield High School, was one of several students who took part in a virtual teleconference with First Lady Jill Biden on Jan. 29. The teleconference was... — Updated 2/2/2021


Widefield School District 3

Carlos V Gonzalez, Jr. YEARS ON BOARD: One year FUN FACT: I helped build a bridge across the Euphrates River. HOPE FOR 2021: I hope we heal as a nation and work on trusting each oth... — Updated 1/20/2021


School board volunteers give time, talent to student success

Members of every local school district Board of Education are volunteers, elected by their community every four years. They give of their time to serve in these positions because they care about children, and they want what’s bes... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Christy McGee    Schools

FFC8 provides free COVID-19 testing to students and staff

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 began offering COVID-19 tests to all staff and students, as well as members of immediate households, on Nov. 30, 2020. For the 2020-21 school... — Updated 1/20/2021


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