• Special-needs couple reigns at Colorado Springs high school prom

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Sierra High School students were on their feet, stomping, clapping and whooping at last week's assembly for seniors. The most popular Prom Court couple had walked toward each other from opposite ends of the gym, met in the center, held hands and faced their peers. "The building was...

  • Academy D-20 to keep commencements on Air Force Academy grounds

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    While Lewis-Palmer School District 38 officials announced Thursday afternoon that heightened security measures at military installations led it to move its two high schools' May 22 graduation ceremonies to The Broadmoor World Arena, another local district is sticking with its initial...

  • Skills course for first-year Pikes Peak Community College students a resounding success

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Note: Click here to see the entire graduation calendar for colleges and high schools in the Colorado Springs area. Graduation season kicks into high gear Friday, May 15. An entrepreneurial skills course offered at Pikes Peak Community College to help low-performing first-year...

  • Colorado Springs-area high schools move graduation ceremonies over security

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Note: Click here to see the entire graduation calendar for colleges and high schools in the Colorado Springs area. Graduation season kicks into high gear Friday, May 15. Heightened security at the Air Force Academy and other military installations has prompted two local high...

  • A first at UCCS: Student to graduate from college before high school

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    From UCCS’ spokesman Tom Hutton comes this news: A Colorado Springs teen will earn a bachelor’s degree on Friday from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – two weeks before he graduates from high school or passes his driver’s license exam. With what he calls "faith, trust...

  • Colorado Springs school district to boost salaries

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    All employees in Colorado Springs School District 11 will get raises and one-time bonuses next school year. A new salary schedule for teachers also has been approved to make the D-11 more competitive with other regional school districts. The D-11 Board of Education agreed to...

  • Rural districts present test ideas to Colorado school board

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    DENVER — A dozen rural school districts from across Colorado are calling for relief from Common Core-linked testing and asked for a chance to take a local approach to measuring student success. The 14-district Rural Innovation Alliance boosted its case in a presentation to the state...

  • Alt-rock band from L.A. comes to aid of Colorado Springs high school band

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The meeting of the minds of two bands last summer has led to what both hope is one great idea. A Los Angeles-based alternative rock band with a loyal national following is throwing a concert Saturday night in Colorado Springs to raise money for a local high school's underfunded band...

  • Enjoy the ceremony, The Gazette will handle the photos - List of high school, college graduation ceremonies in Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Enjoy the ceremony. We'll handle the photos. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You'll soon be able to see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com, presented by Presented by Phil Long...

  • Harrison student scores big with Gates scholarship

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Keenan Wright is one of the most dedicated students his high school teachers have seen. For the past four years, he has kept a bulls-eye focus on his goals and accomplished most of them. He's also devoted to giving back to the community. And he has an infectious smile. Those...

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