• Back to School: Pikes Peak region districts offer new programs, new buildings

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    That six-letter "s" word, school, isn't just around the corner. It's here. Two of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts, Falcon School District 49 and Ellicott School District 22, resume classes this week. A few more start back next week, with most in session by the...

  • Settlement reached in church/state dispute at Florence High School

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    In a settlement reached this week, Cowboy Church at Crossroads will no longer be able to use Florence High School in Fremont School District RE-2 for its worship services and its pastor won’t be able to hold weekly pizza lunches that required students to pray to participate, run the...

  • Colorado Springs elementary teacher named 'Rookie of the Year'

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    For her work in her first year as principal at Centennial Elementary School in Harrison School District 2, Kimberlee Noyes has grabbed the 2014-2015 Reba Ferguson Memorial Rookie of the Year Award. The Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals honored Noyes Thursday at a...

  • Camp Shakespeare creates full-length production in one week

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    By Black Box Theatre's Camp Shakespeare, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., $5-$10; 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com. While other kids lounged by the pool or hung out at the skateboard park, almost two dozen young teenagers busied themselves getting to know...

  • UCCS to honor former dean who left a legacy in health care

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Nursing education wouldn't be as healthy and strong as it is in Colorado Springs if it weren't for a visionary woman who will be remembered Sunday with a community celebration and unveiling of plans to continue her legacy. The late Carole Schoffstall's contributions to Colorado...

  • Sports physicals for Colorado Springs student athletes held Saturday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will offer sports physicals to student athletes of Colorado Springs School District 11 and Academy School District 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the medical group's north campus at 4110 Briargate Parkway, Suite 300. Orthopedists and medical...

  • Colorado Springs car dealerships collecting school supplies

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with Volunteers of America, are participating in a "Stuff for Student's school supply drive, starting Friday and running through Aug. 31. Backpacks, pens, pencils, filler paper, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks,...

  • Free vaccinations, music, food, services at Harrison School District 2 summer fest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A back-to-school Summer Fest for students of Harrison School District 2 is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA. Attendees can park in the west Sierra High School parking lot by the baseball field, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. Free food and music and a variety of...

  • Colorado board's history class review leads to recall effort

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    GOLDEN — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism turned in signatures Tuesday to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push. The clash in Colorado's second-largest school...

  • Lawyer: Colorado school that blocked gay speech didn't discriminate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    LONGMONT — A school that pulled a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose his sexual orientation didn't discriminate by blocking the speech. That's the conclusion of an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision. The...

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