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  • PHOTOS: Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges commence with graduation season

    The Gazette
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom,...

  • 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 school authorities back off survey changes

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado school officials backed off a plan Wednesday to change how the state asks kids about their sex lives and drug use in anonymous surveys. The decision came after health authorities pleaded to keep the survey intact to get the best data now that marijuana is legal for...

  • Al Kaly Shrine Circus fuels vital mission with shows in Colorado Springs

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    It's a Big Top for a big cause. When the Al Kaly Shrine Circus rolls into town this week, it will come packing three rings of thrills, including elephants and tigers - those perennial favorites of the animal world - along with human performers of all stripes. The fun fuels a vital...

  • Best and Brightest: See The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

  • Lines that bind: Mom tattoos aren't what they used to be

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Used to be, if you wanted to honor someone important in your life by having ink permanently embedded in your dermal layer, the tattoo said something simple such as "I (heart) Mom." What it said about you? You're a guy; probably a sailor who smokes cigars and doesn't floss. Tattoos...

  • Three Colorado Springs D-11 school to add restorative justice programs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    A mid-year budget appropriation of $52,000 for the discipline office in Colorado Springs School District 11 will pay for three more schools to learn the principles of restorative justice - the idea that misbehavior is not only about the wrongdoing, but also about repairing the harm...

  • Kids give mom a break from kitchen duty by making treats for her special day

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    OK, junior cooks: It's time to head to the kitchen, grab an apron and whip up something in honor of the busy woman you love who takes such good care of you. It doesn't have to be a complicated recipe. Think of dishes that require five ingredients or less. Even better, how about...

  • Colorado Springs school 'family' celebrates old charm, new attitudes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Narrow hallways, no air conditioning, heavy oak doors and winding staircases may not seem like ideal features for a modern middle school. But the 90-year-old architecture at North Middle School near downtown Colorado Springs is what two longtime employees like most about the...

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