January 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Grant Money Provides for SMHS Science Lab Upgrades

The science labs at St. Mary’s High School are receiving a nice boost thanks to a grant the school received from the Carl W. and Carrie Mae Joslyn Charitable Trust.

The Joslyn trust awarded a grant last fall that will enable the school to purchase items that will be used in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology, and AP Biology. Those items will include 12 microscopes, one digital microscope, two stereomicroscopes, a lab incubator, and a water bath.

Kathy Hanshew, SMHS…


Added by St. Mary's High School on January 30, 2013 at 7:58pm — No Comments

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and I want to urge women to check in with their healthcare providers and talk about getting a pap test. Through routine pap tests, women can find out if they have any abnormal cervical cells.  It’s very rare that there are any signs or symptoms of cervical cancer, so a pap test is the best of line of defense. When it’s found early, more than 92 percent of women survive cervical cancer.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take the…


Added by Michelle A. Hubbard on January 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Sunday: Including the Kids with Snacks and Stories

If you have young children, you can include them in the festivities. Read this wonderful picture book. Invite them into the kitchen to help prepare some yummy and healthful Super Bowl Sunday snacks.…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 30, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Sunday: Including the Kids with Snacks and Stories

If you have young children, you can include them in the festivities. Read this wonderful picture book. Invite them into the kitchen to help prepare some yummy and healthful Super Bowl Sunday snacks.…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 30, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Toot'n Your Own Horn...what to do??

We’ve all been there…sitting at the stop light…a cazillion things on your mind, the light turns green, you don’t notice but, the caffeine crazed, late-for-his-meeting dude sitting six inches off your bumper, with the reaction time of a rattlesnake, knows exactly how to deal with your obvious incompetence…lay on that HORN!!! And what did he accomplish?  Well, you’re teed off and, more likely than not, you’re gonna spread that special feeling!  

So…before you rain on someone else’s…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on January 29, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

SMHS Book Drive Shares Books Both Near and Far

Books fill shelves in many American homes. But some homes, schools, and tutoring programs don’t have enough books to go around. That’s why the National Honor Society at St. Mary’s High School is joining with the local diocese and other area Catholic schools, as well as Monument Academy, St. Mary’s Youth Philanthropic Club and the Children’s Literacy Foundation, to hold its first book drive.


Robyn Cross, director of admissions for St. Mary’s High School and faculty adviser for…


Added by St. Mary's High School on January 27, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Do You Give Your Child Your Focused Attention?

01-ural-owl-670 Photo by Sven Zarek for National Geographic

Birds do it!

 bumblebee from Malou

Photo by Malou of the Netherlands

Bees do it!…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 26, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Guffey: Either you get it or you don't

I've split my time between Guffey Colorado and Colorado Springs for the past four years.  Times and lives change and I"m moving on now, selling the "Hobbit House" and concentrating on my little slice of heaven here in the Springs.

 From the start I"ve known that Guffey is a special place, a unique place in…


Added by John A Cunningham on January 26, 2013 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

CC Professor Discusses Ethics of Solar Radiation Management

Colorado College Associate Philosophy Professor Marion Hourdequin has written the opening chapter in a new book, “Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management,” edited by Christopher Preston. Solar radiation management (SRM) is an approach to climate engineering that aims to…


Added by Leslie Weddell on January 25, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Bestway Disposal’s Amazing Race Recycling Challenge

Last week marked Colorado Springs’ first-ever “Amazing Race” recycling challenge.


Arriving from Arizona, in route to their home base in Michigan, 24 students from Calvin College stopped…


Added by Brinn Pfeiffer on January 24, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Free Tax Aide for Seniors



            Since 1968, Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation volunteer-based program, has helped nearly 50 million low- to middle-income taxpayers with free tax preparation and consulting services.  Through a cadre of trained and IRS certified volunteers, Tax-Aide has helped taxpayers for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.  This assistance ensures that individuals receive applicable tax…


Added by Stan Beckner on January 24, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

Celebrate Youth in the Arts Annual Donation Breakfast

  Let's call it a love affair.  It's the responsibility of the current generation of business people, parents, politicians and teachers to make certain that the future is positively paved for the children of our time. Here in Colorado Springs, there may be no more direct way for these torch bearers to…


Added by Sue Trinko on January 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get a Glimpse of St. Mary's High School During Shadow Days and Open Houses

The early months of each year bring with them choices about which schools students will attend in the fall. For families considering St. Mary’s High School, January and February will bring several opportunities for parents and students to learn about the school firsthand.

Starting this week, eighth graders from area Catholic schools will begin coming to St. Mary’s for Shadow Days. The Shadow Day Program allows prospective students to experience a full-day at St. Mary’s by being paired…


Added by St. Mary's High School on January 22, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments




Is Your Child Heading To College Soon?   Don't miss this FREE workshop!


This workshop will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.


In this workshop:

-We'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!


-How to pick colleges that will…


Added by Barbara Swiatek on January 18, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

You could win up to $5,000 in Rotary raffle

Most of us could use some extra cash these days. Does the chance to win up to $5,000 sound good to you? By purchasing a raffle ticket from the North Colorado Springs Rotary Club, you could put some extra cash in your pocket and help the community too!

Here are the details

Cost:                        $20.00 each

# Of Tickets:            1,000

Grand Prize              $5,000

Second Prize            $2,000


But wait, there’s…


Added by Rosanne Gain on January 17, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments



When local start up church, Dominion Christian Center, invited the residents of Colorado Springs to their first Christmas Eve Service in the old "Mr. Biggs" building, located at 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd, 80919 they didn't realize that it would be the first and last time new guests visited Dominion Christian Center...Why?  Because, the already new start up church switched their name to FREEDOM…


Added by Chris Perez from Freedom on January 15, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A New Program Just for SIBLINGS of Kids with Special Needs

Introducing a New Program Just for Sibs of Kids with Special Needs

Brothers and sisters will have the longest-lasting relationship with a sibling who has a disability - one that can easily exceed 65 years.  During their lives, they will experience most of…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on January 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Freedom from Fear

You’re driving down the city's main thoroughfare, traffic is light, so you accelerate a bit; in seconds a police car appears in your rear view mirror.  Immediately your pulse quickens; your heart is pounding.  Approaching a red light you…


Added by Franklin D. Ohlin on January 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Protect Children from the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke is linked to influenza complications, bronchitis, pneumonia, wheezing, coughing, increased ear infections and more frequent and severe asthma attacks. Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. In this country alone, an estimated 443,000 people die…


Added by El Paso County Public Health on January 14, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

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