• Falcon counselor honored for achievements in non-traditional school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    There are no walls inside Falcon Virtual Academy, an online and blended-learning school on Constitution Avenue off Powers Boulevard. Instead of classrooms with desks, brightly colored sectional couches and cushiony chairs arranged in a coffeehouse fashion occupy the school's large open...

  • Peyton Manning's kids' foundation donates $10,000 to Colorado Springs cause

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation has awarded Pikes Peak Community College a $10,000 grant for PPCC Kids College, a summer program for at-risk middle school students to explore possible careers. The grant enables PPCC to offer scholarships to qualifying...

  • New El Paso County school superintendent will keep principal job

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The principal at Prairie Heights Elementary School will put on another hat in a few weeks. He'll also become superintendent of the Pikes Peak region's smallest school district. Grant Schmidt, who has been principal at Prairie Heights for the past three years, will take over as...

  • Stalled plan for observatory atop Pikes Peak gains support from Colorado Springs leaders

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    City leaders once again support a project that would improve science and math education, enlighten and entertain 600,000 people a year and provide scientific research to benefit society, the military and universities worldwide. An observatory perched atop Pikes Peak also could - at...

  • Local Teen Court executive elected president of statewide association

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The assistant executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Springs Teen Court has been elected president of the Colorado Teen Court Association. Morgan Mote is the first president of the new statewide association, which unites Teen Courts in seven Colorado communities, including...

  • Expanded summer food program will feed thousands of Colorado Springs children

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Not all kids go hungry over the summer, but Janine Russell, assistant food service director for Colorado Springs School District 11, has heard enough of the heart-wrenching stories to know keeping the cupboard stocked when school's out is a real problem for some families. "We hear...

  • Colorado school fires employee who gave free lunch to hungry kids

    Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The Cherry Creek School District's nutrition services department fired Della Curry, who was kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, for giving school lunches to students who didn't have the money to pay for them, the Denver Post reports. The school district has...

  • Colorado school probing barring gay valedictorian speech

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    LONGMONT — The Colorado school that barred a gay valedictorian from coming out during his commencement speech says it will investigate what happened but is defending itself against accusations of discrimination from U.S. Rep. Jared Polis. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont...

  • Three local teams place in Colorado state high school fishing championship

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Three local teams placed in the top 10 in last weekend’s Colorado State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Pueblo. The two-person team event was for students in grades 7-12. 5th place: Ellicott Senior High School in Ellicott School District 22 – Michael Warner and Graydon...

  • Pikes Peak Range Riders place high value on maintaining traditions

    By Ellie mulder, ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    When Pikes Peak Range Rider Kevin Kaveney arrived at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Monday to help recreate a photo printed in a 1950 edition of The Gazette, he brought his two young sons. Involving family members in Range Riders activities is not unusual - in fact, passing down the group's...

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