More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Side Streets: Manitou woman's fascination with playground equipment leads to book, future museum exhibit

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Playing with her toddler at a Manitou Springs playground, photographer Brenda Biondo noticed the equipment had changed dramatically since she was a child. Gone were the wooden seesaws, metal slides, steel spinners and jungle gyms she fondly recalled. What happened to the classic...

  • Bighorn sheep star of the show at Bighorn Sheep Day

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., free; visitcos.com/bighorn. If you're lucky, a bachelor herd of bighorn sheep just might wander into sight this weekend. Colorado's state animal is the guest of honor Saturday at the 10th...

  • Questions abound as Colorado's standardized testing season looms

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    "What now?" is the question many are asking after the Colorado attorney general's ruling announced Tuesday that the State Board of Education does not have authority to grant waivers to school districts wanting to forgo state-mandated tests. With new standardized testing for third-...

  • Widefield teacher to speak to Congress about P.E. funding

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Josh Tutje, a P.E. teacher at Sproul Junior High in Widefield School District 3, will meet with lawmakers in Washington D.C. Tuesday and Wednesday to advocate for federal support for physical education and health programs in public schools. Tutje will be among 122 teachers from 37...

  • Students can show appreciation for bus drivers Friday during national campaign

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    One of the most underappreciated people working in public schools has got to be the bus driver. Friday the 13th is the chance for students and parents to show a little love for the person who makes sure students get to and from school safely. As part of the eighth annual National...

  • Valentine's Day: Eight ways to say 'I love you'

    By Heather Warlick The Oklahoman -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Valentine's Day is on its way, and while chocolate and roses are always tasty and lovely, there are better ways to say "I love you" to your spouse, partner, child and other treasured family members - ways that can pack even more of a punch than a candy heart. And they don't have to...

  • 2015 Western Spirit Coloring Contest

    Gazette Parents
    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Win a family four-pack of tickets to the Saturday matinee of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo on July 11, 2015 or other prizes!

  • Maternal marijuana use under microscope in Colorado

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use. Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have required dispensaries to...

  • Map Monday: See which school districts have the highest dropout rates

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Graduation and dropout rates tend to vary a lot from district to district in the Pikes Peak region. The above map highlights the on-time graduation rates for districts as well as their dropout rates.  Sound familiar? Debbie Kelley recently wrote about these rates for the class...

  • Photos: Touch-A-Truck in Colorado Springs

    Jerilee Bennett
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    It was the Super Bowl for toddlers at the annual Junior League fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck on Sunday in Colorado Springs. Here are photos from the event.

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