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Engineering Club at Colorado Springs School

Registration for Girl Scout Camp near Colorado Springs opens this week
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Registration for summer Girl Scout Camp opens Thursday with this year's motto of "Camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and...

Kids can decorate an ornament for free Saturday at JCPenney
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

As part of a new JCPenney Kids Zone program, children can decorate a holiday ornament at all JCPenney stores 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 16.


Fountain police Explorers fundraiser to be held Wednesday night
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The McDonald’s restaurant at 6950 Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain will host “McTeachers Night” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Colorado Springs school advances in nationwide STEAM competition
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs is one of five schools in Colorado being recognized nationally for inspiring change in their local...

UCCS names two finalists for CFO position
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Two finalists are in the running for vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They will...

Two Colorado Springs teens to receive Girl Scout Gold Award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Two local teens are among the 25 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who have earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl...

Colorado Springs region students fare well in Math Bowl competitions
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Colorado Springs high school students performed well at the 40th Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held last weekend at Colorado...

Colorado Springs high school JROTC delivers Thanksgiving donations for homeless
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Doherty High School Navy Junior ROTC collected more than 400 pounds of canned goods and boxed items and is delivering 10 turkeys for Thanksgiving...

Fort Carson soldier lands in Apache helicopter at Colorado Springs school
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

In celebration of Veterans Day, The Colorado Springs School hosted an assembly last Friday featuring school parent and Apache pilot, Chief Warrant...

Astronaut to visit Boys and Girls Club in Colorado Springs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Col. Jack Fischer, a Colorado native and Air Force Academy graduate, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to youth at the Boys and Girls Club, 1455 S....

Fourth through eighth graders to compete in LEGO hydrodynamic challenge
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The Southern Colorado FIRST LEGO League will hold a state qualifier robotics competition 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Saturday at Discovery Canyon...

Colorado Springs school to benefit from residents filling up Thursday at gas station
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Specially marked pumps at the Circle K store at 5995 Dublin Road are helping raise money for Vista Ridge High School.

One cent of every gallon...

75 people to sleep on Colorado Springs streets as a fundraiser for homeless youth
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

More than 75 volunteers will sleep outside Thursday night as a fundraiser for Urban Peak’s shelter...

Colorado Springs student wins fourth runner up in Miss Colorado Teen pageant
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Colorado Springs teen wins fourth runner up in Miss Colorado Teen pageant


Lewis-Palmer High School sophomore, Emma Tillotson...

'All Things Marijuana' presentation on tap in Colorado Springs Thursday night
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Landmark Community School, the state's only sober high school, is hosting a presentation tonight, Thursday, Nov. 2, on "All Things Marijuana."


Two Colorado Springs schools win state marching band titles
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Air Academy High School reclaimed its 4A marching band championship title at this year’s Colorado Bandmasters Association finals competition, held...

Colorado Springs Boy Scouts chat with Vice President Mike Pence
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Seven Boy Scouts from Troop 777 in Colorado Springs ' Pikes Peak Council got to meet Vice President Mike Pence while he was in Denver last week.


Air Academy students debate causes and effects of war
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 30, 2017

For the first time, four Air Academy High School students were invited to attend the annual Academy Assembly, which is held at the Air...

State education leaders seek public input on academic standards
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The Colorado Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards that have been under...

Colorado College launches massive $435 million fundraising drive for several projects
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Colorado College launched over its Homecoming weekend a $435 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its 143-year history and among the...

PPCC to hand out free food to students Monday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Ramen and rice and beans don’t always cut it for college students.

Pikes Peak Community College held its first mobile food pantry...

Widefield School District 3 supporters to promote ballot issues Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The Widefield Information Network is hosting a community walk Saturday to inform voters about two ballot measures that, if passed, would provide...

Colorado Springs students help with disaster relief efforts
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Several Pikes Peak region schools have pitched in to help hurricane victims.


Mitchell High School Junior Reserve Officer...

Colorado Springs principal honored Thursday for student media support
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The principal of Early College High School at the Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11  has been named the 2017...

Colorado Springs school gets new $100,000 fitness center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Famed fitness icon and chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, Jake Steinfeld, and other dignitaries are visiting...

Colorado Springs student wins tutoring scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Sylvan Learning Center of Colorado Springs, 1791 S. Eighth St., has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to 10th grader Lucas Kucera of Colorado Springs to...

Thursday is grand opening of new manufacturing, construction trades training center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

A public grand opening of a unique partnership between two Pikes Peak region school districts and numerous industry partners will be held 6 p.m...

Colorado Springs student named a finalist in national STEM competition
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Palmer High School freshman Kathryn Kummel has been named a top 30 finalist in a prestigious science, technology, engineering and mathematics middle...

New middle school in northern Colorado Springs breaks ground Wednesday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Academy School District 20 will hold a groundbreaking ceremony 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for its newest school, Chinook Trail Middle School.


Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”