More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

  • Woodland Park to vote on community pool

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Residents in Woodland Park will decide in November whether the city will pay for a community pool. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to include a question in the Nov. 4 election asking voters whether Woodland Park should increase its debt to pay for aquatic facilities in the...

  • Robotics program gets a financial boost

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company recently donated $4,500 to the robotics programs taught throughout Woodland Park School District RE-2. The donation will pay for laptop computers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits needed for programs at Columbine and Gateway...

  • The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A recent survey by Spectrem Group's Millionaire Corner shows that Gen Xers, ages 41-50, are the biggest supporters of home schooling, over adults of other ages. Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling...

  • Greek Festival offers culinary, cultural treats

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Running out of food is a sign of a good party, or at least that was what folks said at the Pikes Peak region's 16th annual Greek Festival that culminated Sunday, when every pound of lamb, chicken and gyro meat had sold out an hour before the event was scheduled to end. More than...

  • Pediatricians' prescription for schools: Later start times

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the...

  • Denver Zoo celebrates hippo's 58th birthday

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo is celebrating the birthday of its longest resident — a 58-year-old hippo named Bertie. KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1p4cjnK ) the hippo moved in Dec. 16, 1958, after zoo supporters Arthur and Helen Johnson bought him at an auction for $2,450 plus tax...

  • Colorado Springs man part of project aiding Haitian children

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    The Spirit Airlines red-eye from Denver to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, connects through Miami, one of the richest cities in the world, and two hours later touches down in one of its poorest. "If you want to help people, there's an opportunity and you don't have to go to Africa or New...

  • Superintendent wants to end standardized testing in D-11

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A renegade attempt by the area's largest public school district to pull back from the pack of standardized testing stalled before it got legs. But one part of the movement will proceed. At a work session Wednesday night, Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas...

  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

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