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Debbie Kelley

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  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really...

  • Vice president of Woodland Park school board resigns

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The vice president of the board of Woodland Park School District RE-2 resigned during this week's monthly meeting. Rob Hunt, a native of Colorado Springs who works as a family law attorney, said he has been on the board for nine years and felt it was time to leave. "There are new...

  • Public meeting on Sept. 22 will cover proposed boundary changes for Academy D-20

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Academy School District 20 will hold a public meeting Sept. 22 to review a change in attendance boundaries for Chinook Trail Elementary and Edith Wolford Elementary schools. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building atrium, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. The...

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local...

  • Students encouraged to enter public transportation video contest

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the public transportation system in Colorado Springs, is holding a video contest for students age 18 and under. Students are asked to create a video, either through Vine or for YouTube, about Mountain Metro bus service, highlighting why public...

  • Local school superintendent selected for national board

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Andre Spencer, superintendent of Harrison School District 2 has been elected to join the national board of See The Change USA. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Colorado Spring and promotes science and engineering advancement by bringing physics curriculum to middle...

  • Six school districts in Pikes Peak region to ask voters to approve bond, mill levy issues

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Preliminary ballot questions for the Nov. 4 election are set. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is reviewing the questions, which had to be submitted by Sept. 5. Local voters will be able to make their views known on a variety of topics, from school funding to...

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in...

  • Local middle school awarded for having a strong PTA-staff relationship

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Jenkins Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11 has been named a National PTA School of Excellence. The program recognizes partnerships between parent-teacher associations and schools to improve students’ educational experience and the school environment for every child....

  • New play field adds to the fun at Wolford Elementary

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The fun department keeps growing at Edith Wolford Elementary School. The school, which came close to being burned in the Black Forest fire in June 2013, got new playground equipment last school year. It now has a new play field. Over the summer, a dirt lot on the southwest side of...