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  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

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

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to...

  • Hairy fundraiser at Colorado College deemed a success

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Colorado College raised nearly $1,000 to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness during a “haircut-a-thon” Tuesday. Stylists from Veda Salon did 67 haircuts, at a suggested donation of $10 each, and raised $987. This is the third year for the campus to host the fundraiser,...

  • Manitou Springs students wear ribbons in support of Pakistan attack victims

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Many Manitou Springs High School students are showing their support for those affected by this week's brutal Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The teens are wearing black ribbon around their arms and on their clothes Thursday and Friday, as a sign of solidarity with the Pakistani...

  • Having pets in classroom remains tradition for Colorado Springs school

    BY CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Draco won't have to fight traffic and airport lines Friday like the millions heading out on holiday. Instead, the bearded dragon will be wrapped in a warm beige towel and stuffed into a blue bag for the short ride to Palmer Elementary School teacher Laura Wirsig's home. It's a...

  • Former high school educator joins local school district board

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Gwynne Dawdy, a former high school counselor and coach, was appointed to the Woodland Park School District RE-2 board of education at the Dec. 10 meeting. Dawdy has lived in Woodland Park since April 1998 and worked as a counselor and coach at Woodland Park High School from 1999 to...

  • Pikes Peak region has several high schools ranked among Colorado's best

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Five local high schools get the gold star this year. Half of the state's top 10 public high schools - as ranked by Colorado School Grades, an online comparison site created by a coalition of 18 nonprofit organizations - are in the Pikes Peak region. Three are public charter schools...

  • Colorado Springs charter school becoming property owner

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    A charter high school in Colorado Springs and two others affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings with a $17.3 million loan in a transaction expected to be completed Thursday. Colorado Early Colleges administrator Keith King said in a news release Monday...

  • Small fire damages wall at Colorado Springs middle school

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    A small fire in the gymnasium of Mann Middle School caused minor damage, but not enough to cancel classes or delay the school day for children who might have been hoping for more snow. Colorado Springs School District 11 tweeted about the fire around 7:45 a.m. and it didn't take long...

  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. — The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed...

  • Snow closes schools in northeastern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    STERLING — Kids in northeastern Colorado are getting an extra day off from school because of heavy snow from this weekend's storm. Schools in Sterling, Akron, Julesburg and Yuma are among those closed Monday because of the weather. Sterling got about 7 inches of snow. While the...

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