More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 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.

  • Manitou Springs fruitcake toss returns in style after one-year absence

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    It wasn't the Super Bowl, and these weren't footballs they were throwing - deflated or otherwise. But Saturday's return of Manitou Springs' silly, but revered, Great Fruitcake Toss after a one-year absence brought out MVP performances in dozens of eager participants, some of whom...

  • Great Fruitcake Toss returns to Manitou Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; free, with suggested nonperishable food item donation; fruitcake toss@gmail.com or Manitou Springs Great Fruitcake Toss on Facebook Fruitcakes the world over shed candied tears of joy this month when it was...

  • For the love of reading: Two unique libraries open for elementary students

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Widefield School District 3 has opened two unique libraries at two elementary schools. The Kingdom of Reading room opened Jan. 22 at Talbott Elementary, 401 Dean Drive. The kid-friendly space is designed to provide a welcoming and magical environment where children can read books...

  • Girls' STEM initiative launches program for local middle school students

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Southern Colorado Girls’ STEM Initiative has launched a STEM program at Panorama Middle School in Harrison School District 2. The goal: to teach female students about careers and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields and help meet the growing demand for...

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