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  • Pikes Peak region's smallest school district gets big-district achievement

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's smallest school district is right there with the big guys. For the first time, Edison School District 54-JT, 50 miles east of Colorado Springs in Yoder, has earned an Accredited with Distinction rating in the state's annual review of district and school...

  • America's Top Teens searching for talent

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    A proposed television series, “America’s Top Teens,” is looking for students, ages 13-19, to be nominated for the pilot of a new video magazine. Teenagers who have overcome the odds, accomplished noteworthy achievements or have extreme talent will be considered. Students can nominate...

  • Colorado Springs woman tells students of her time in Hitler Youth

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Jack Yamiolkoski first heard about Adolf Hitler last year from the patriotic comic book superhero Captain America, who fights various foes, including the Nazi Party. Jack, 10, asked his dad who that guy Hitler was. "He said he was a very bad man and he did very bad stuff," Jack said....

  • Harrison school bus bumped on slick roads, no injuries

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Even a car sliding into the back of a school bus didn't keep Harrison School District 2 kids out of class on Tuesday. A bus carrying high schoolers was bumped early Tuesday morning in Stratmoor Hills, district spokeswoman Christine Lyle said. No one was injured, and the bus wasn't...

  • Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs school limits student's Constitutional rights

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday, on...

  • Faster airport screening set for Air Force Academy students

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Students of four U.S. military service academies are now eligible for expedited airport screening. The Transportation Security Administration announced the extension of the Pre-Check system on Monday. It will apply to students at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S....

  • 'Treatment train' a small step in solving stormwater issues

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    On a dry November day, the Millibo Art Theatre's new garden looked like just a bed of rocks snaking through breathtaking red, blue and white flowers. But in the rain, it can work like a "treatment train." Called a rain garden, the newly finished bed of flora routes flowing water like...

  • 'Shark Tank' winner gives AFA cadets a lesson in entrepreneurial spirit

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Justin Fenchel and his co-founders at BeatBox Beverage did their homework before going for a swim in the "Shark Tank." They watched every episode of the hit television series, which gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to make a pitch to a panel of celebrity investors - who may, or...

  • 'Gravity bong' prompts modified lockdown of Colorado school

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Adams City High School was put on modified lockdown Friday morning after a student's gravity bong — a device that uses the force of gravity to pull large amounts of cannabis into a chamber — released smoke in a classroom, officials said. "As a precautionary measure our students were...

  • Smelly smoke at Colorado Springs school sends students home

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A stinky smoke problem sent kids home early from Remington Elementary School on Friday. The school is in the middle of a roofing project, and a shift in the wind drove smoke into the building, said Matt Meister, spokesman for Falcon School District 49. The smoke triggered a fire...

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