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  • It's time to put those butts out

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high school students have joined forces with El Paso County Health to educate others about the harmful effects of tobacco. At Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the Students Working Against...

  • Local high school ranks No. 1 in Newsweek and will get mayoral recognition

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to The Vanguard School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at The Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, 1605 S. Corona Ave. The Vanguard School, a charter high school for grades 9-12, was ranked as the...

  • Fast facts from "America After 3 p.m." report on kids after school

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    What do kids do after school? Nationally, one in five kids are unsupervised. The After School Alliance Report this month released its "America After 3 p.m." report, which surveyed 30,000 families across the country. The alliance works with community gorups and government to provide...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...

  • Muslim students embrace America, hope to teach others about their homelands

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    While their homelands may be fraught with strife and unrest, local Muslim foreign exchange students want Americans to know this: Just as Americans are not defined by the bad actions of a few, the same goes for people of Islam. "We have problems in Yemen, but it is a beautiful country...

  • Students' computer skills gain importance with new Colorado testing program

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The irascible goat in the purple jumpsuit is teaching the class how to keyboard. He tells everyone to put their fingers on the "home row" and exclaims "Let's rock and roll." Ashlyn Cortez, 8, positions her fingers perfectly on the keyboard and carefully types what she sees on the...

  • Cold weather no obstacle for Girls on the Run in Colorado Springs

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    They were two girls on the run, wearing fun animal stocking caps and sneaking under the starting line tape to join participants just as the Girls on the Run 5K got underway Saturday morning at America the Beautiful Park. Dakota Turner, 10, said she and her friend Maddy Bishop, 10,...

  • Night in the cold gives Colorado Springs residents a taste of homelessness

    By kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazetteBy kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazette
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    They could have stayed at home, or gone inside, or left early.
But because homeless teens don't have those kinds of options, 22 people set out to sleep in the cold on Thursday night in solidarity, and most of them stuck it out. Nineteen of the participants in Urban Peak's first Night...

  • Colorado Springs high school seniors join growing protest against standardized tests

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Superintendents and school boards started a protest, and now, parents say it's their turn. "The beef is with us," said Jeff Kemp, 
father of two children who attend James Irwin Charter Schools in Harrison School District 2. Some local parents have joined what is amounting to...

  • Four local students ace the ACT

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Four of the 22 students who achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT during the 2013-2014 school year are from the Pikes Peak region. All of the students were recognized at this week's State Board of Education meeting in Denver. The local students are: - Hailey Dikeman, Cheyenne...

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