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Debbie Kelley

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  • Colorado Springs School District 11 sponsors orientation to college admission process event

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 will sponsor an orientation to the college admission process 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Students and parents are invited to hear Peter Van Buskirk, author, motivational speaker, former dean of...

  • Liberty High's Wind Ensemble chosen to perform at national band festival

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Liberty High School Wind Ensemble band has been invited to perform at the 2015 Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, March 12-14. A representative from A Music for All Festival will formally invite the group to participate during a meeting Monday at 6:30...

  • Dog houses offer warmth, shelter and, for some, style

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Humans might not like being in the doghouse, but many dogs enjoy having their own digs. River, a 2-year-old Frisian pointer who lives near Garden of the Gods Park, loves hers, says owner Susan Smith. "She uses it all the time. She uses it just to rest. She runs in it at the first...

  • Former D-20 leader pushing effort for new Colorado Springs charter school

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A former top administrator at The Classical Academy, the only charter school in Academy School District 20, is leading an effort to open a second K-12 charter school in the district. In 2000, Monument resident Merlin Holmes became the first principal of The Classical Academy High...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

  • Walk-a-thon nets Woodland Park elementary thousands of dollars more than selling stuff

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    P.E. classes at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park seemed normal Tuesday. All 410 students, from preschool through fifth grade, took turns being on the school's field for half an hour at a time. But the activity was abnormal in a good way. By grade, students ran, walked,...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will...

  • Colorado Springs-area schools adapting to new food regulations

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    The school food police are cracking down. The criminals? Transfats, sugar, sodium and other dietary bad guys. A national push to develop healthier children has resulted in even more restrictions on what students can consume at public schools. Like other hot-button issues,...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...