• Best and Brightest 2015: Applications available for graduating seniors

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Gazette is looking for smart, self-motivated high school seniors who are involved in the community to honor in this year's Best and Brightest program. Now in its 24th year, The Gazette's Best and Brightest program will recognize 20 graduating seniors. The ideal applicant will...

  • 15 Colorado Springs-area high school seniors named Daniels Scholars

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Fifteen high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 239 students selected as 2015 Daniels Scholars. The program provides scholarships to any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and covers expenses that remain after all other scholarships and...

  • Rampart High School's Winter Guard team has all the right moves

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The battle scars on Josh Lahman's bedroom ceiling speak to his dedication to his sport. Sabers, wooden rifles and large flags have left dents from repeatedly being thrown in the air. "You don't learn to toss effectively on the first day. It takes years of hitting the ceiling in your...

  • Young 9-1-1 heroes honored by El Paso County Sheriff

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Two children were recognized on Friday by El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder with 9-1-1 Hero Awards. On Feb. 6, 11-year-old Rachel Reyes called 9-1-1 because her mother was choking in their home. She had the presence of mind to stay on the line for 12 minutes and give dispatchers...

  • Free online course from CU-Boulder explores water issues in the West

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    How has the scarcity of water in the West caused so much controversy? A free online course that begins Wednesday by experts at the University of Colorado in Boulder will answer that question and lead students on a virtual journey as water makes its way from snow-capped mountains to...

  • Local Boy Scouts Council gets donation to help all interested youth join

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Pikes Peak Council of Boy Scouts of America has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Scoutreach Program, which helps low-income youth join Boy Scouts and participate in activities.   The Pikes Peak Council has been serving youth for more than 100 years and...

  • Middle schools can compete for extreme science lab makeover

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five middle schools across the nation will win a $100,000 extreme makeover of their science lab under a new program, "Fab School Labs," sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. The contest is designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, learning in...

  • Colorado Senate Education Committee approves test opt-out bill

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would explicitly allow opting students out of required assessments, though its political prospects moving forward are questionable. The result of an alliance of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, Senate...

  • Local school district again makes top-10 list for technological advancements

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 placed fourth of the top 10-ranked large school districts in the annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. D-11 first made the list in 2009, when it placed 10th and has...

  • School has four programs coming to feed Colorado Springs homeless

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado College plans to replace a two decadelong program offering Sunday meals to the homeless with four new initiatives created by about a dozen students. Beginning this summer or early fall, the students will run a weekly writing and visual arts program, a mobile meals service, a...

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