More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • PHOTOS: Graduations hit full stride for Colorado Springs-area high schools, colleges

    The Gazette
    Updated: 15 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...

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    CHICAGO — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains is very low, it's still two times greater...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is...

  • Video Game Haiku Review - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Title: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Format: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Price: $59.99 Developer: CD Projekt Red Publisher: WB Games ESRB Rating:  M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: A Witcher 3 Haiku Review Geralt’s story ends Find Ciri (not that Siri) Wild Hunt are bad dudes...

  • Brainiacs from Colorado Springs middle school head to national Brain Bowl

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's the brainiacs' turn. Five eighth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Challenger Middle School have become superheroes using the power of knowledge. The team won the state Optimist Brain Bowl championship for their grade level in March and on Friday fly to New Orleans...

  • English, math tests for 3-11th graders will be shorter next school year

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Education commissioners and superintendents from 11 states and the District of Columbia, that are members of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have agreed to shorten test time and consolidate testing of English language arts and math, starting next...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention...

  • National Spelling Bee launches fantasy-style mobile app

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year. The bee has launched a mobile app that will allow people to follow a group of spellers and earn points when they advance in the competition. Users can...

  • 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...

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