February 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Vanguard Announces National Merit Finalists

The Vanguard School is pleased to announce that four seniors, Savannah Baron, Cooper Benson, Zaynib Hassan, and Claris Park have been chosen as Finalists in the 2013 National Merit…


Added by Janet Dinnen on February 28, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Grants Brings Teenpower to Girls at CMCA/The Vanguard School

This semester, junior high and high school girls at the Colorado Springs charter school, Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy & The Vanguard School, have been participating in a Teenpower workshop to practice skills for dealing with verbal attack, peer pressure and harassment as well as assaults from strangers and acquaintances. These workshops have been arranged at no cost to the school thanks to the collaboration between the Colorado…


Added by Janet Dinnen on February 28, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

What If? What Else? What Now?

How many of you focus on everyone but yourself?  Work? Kids? Husbands? Friends?  Women are always doing for others, but rarely take the time to focus on themselves.  Now is your chance!  A unique 2-day retreat, March15-17 will be held at the Cheyenne Mtn Resort.  Based on the book "What If? What Else? What Now?"...women will have the opportunity to think about and design the life of the their dreams.  This retreat has also pulled together experts to lead breakout sessions on topics including…


Added by Krista Butterworth on February 28, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

About Paint the Town, locally owned small business

Hey Ya'll!  Just wanted everyone to know how much we LOVE our painters at Paint the Town!  We are so grateful that you share the love & tell others about us!  

Do you know what makes us the most unique art studio in Colorado Springs….& all over…


Added by Bev Selby on February 28, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Stop in the name of....safety!

Will your car stop when you need it to?  Are you hearing squealing or grinding when you step on the brake pedal?  Do you have to push your brake pedal in further than you used to?  Do you feel or hear vibrations or clunking sounds?  These are all indicators of impending brake failure.  To keep you and your family safe, brakes should be inspected every other oil change, or about twice/year.  All brake pads, shoes, rotors and drums are designed to wear down with use and require periodic…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on February 28, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Prep to Launch Unique Evening Middle College Program

Pikes Peak Prep has been approved to launch a new innovative program this fall that is geared to serve young adults who wish to complete their high school career AND go to college. Pikes Peak Prep, an eight year old Colorado Springs public charter school located near downtown, will offer students who are high school aged up to age 21, the opportunity to attend high school classes from 5-9 each evening to earn their high school degree AND will pay tuition for students to enroll in Pikes Peak…


Added by Robert Fanger on February 28, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

St. Mary's Grad Finds Her Calling Teaching in Qatar

Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. Just ask Genevieve Skinner, a 2007 St. Mary’s High School graduate. Being a teacher had long been her goal, but a few years ago she never would have expected to be teaching in Qatar. Yet that’s where she is teaching first and second graders.


“I had always wanted to become a teacher but never gave teaching abroad much thought until college,” Skinner said. “At the University of Northern Colorado I encountered people from all…


Added by St. Mary's High School on February 27, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments

"Til' The Sun Sets Creativity Party" to Benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Join us at the Business of Art Center as we help raise awareness for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and fight the battle against blood cancer.

This is an event at NO COST TO YOU, just give your energy to an evening of family fun and help us spread the word! There will be live music and art demonstrations for those who would like to simply relax and enjoy a creative atmosphere.

Bring the kids, the neighbors, and anyone you feel that would enjoy…


Added by LnB Connectors on February 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

How to Build a Bridge (Player)

Not all kids are addicted to video games, but almost all are really competitive.  Kids at Steele Elementary in District 11 and at The Little School on Vermijo have been learning how to play a very involved and competitive game that even scares off  some adults.  It is Contract Bridge.



Added by Larry Killoran on February 27, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

ALL TKD Grand Opening at Chapel Hills Mall

     The Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo (ALL TKD) moved to Chapel Hills Mall in a single day.  No rented trucks, no hired workers, simply a team of people, all ages, moving like the water in a river to overcome any obstacles in its way.   The staff at the mall called it “Extraordinary!”  Owner/…


Added by Jan Speights on February 25, 2013 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits.

In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and fees deduction are available to taxpayers who pay qualifying expenses for an eligible…


Added by Karen Connelly on February 25, 2013 at 11:01am — No Comments

Good Sisters Trust Helps Current SMHS Students, Builds on Legacy

Teachers often leave a lasting legacy in the lives of their students. But two sisters who taught at St. Mary’s High School years ago have left a different kind of legacy—one that continues to give back to the school.


Sisters Valerie Usinger and Ann Monica Pierce set up the Good Sisters Trust with money that remained when they closed the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Colorado. Managed as an endowed fund by the St. Mary’s Catholic Education Foundation, the Good Sisters Trust…


Added by St. Mary's High School on February 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Don't buy a lemon!!

How do you know if you are getting a good deal, or buying yourself a set of problems in that used car you are considering?   A Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) by an ASE certified technician is good insurance against buying an expensive set of repair or maintenance bills along with your new, used car.  The technician will review systems and framework, and put you in a good bargaining position because you will know what is wrong, and what is right, with the car.  A PPI will…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on February 20, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

TECO -Train Expo Colorado Model Train Show

Teco Model RR show, Feb 23-24 sat 9-4, Sun 10-3 at Freedom Financial Services expo Center 3650 N Nevada, Colorado Springs. View Website www.tecoshow.org or call 719-574-4382 for info. Exhibit & vendor tables availble

Added by Roy Thompson on February 20, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Peterson AFB Exceptional Family Program Paints the Town!

Peterson Air Force Base Exceptional Family Program  “Painted the Town” Saturday Morning!  An exceptional family is one with a family member, regardless of age, who has any medical, educational, developmental, intellectual or mental health condition that requires on-going or specialized services.  The Exceptional Family Member Program (Information and Referral) is to provide special needs families with the most accurate and up-to-date information and resources regarding the EFMP,…


Added by Bev Selby on February 16, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Benedict 100 Tests the Will of Fountain Valley School Teacher

“When you do something truly physically demanding, it goes beyond muscles; it goes to your soul, to your spirit. Some transcendence occurs out there in the wild.” – FVS English Department Chair Dave Reynolds
Frigid temperatures. Grueling exertion. 17,000 feet…

Added by Fountain Valley School on February 15, 2013 at 3:43pm — 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…


Added by Barbara Swiatek on February 14, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Just The Way You Are from the writer of "Autistic Daughter Brings Pure Joy"

Today, we celebrate love. Many people think of this day as a time to honor and cherish and lavish your significant other with gifts.

But I want to take this time to honor the caregivers of children with special needs. …


Added by Tabitha Yates on February 14, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

New IRS Tumblr Site Helps with Tax Season

Tax issues can touch a wide range of people who need information in many different ways. For that reason, the IRS has added Tumblr to its list of social media platforms it is using to share IRS news and information.

The new Tumblr platform at www.internalrevenueservice.tumblr.com provides another way for taxpayers to get current tax information when and where they want it. Tumblr is a micro-blogging site where…


Added by Karen Connelly on February 14, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Stroke & Heart Attack Awareness

         How individuals can detect, and should respond to, potential stroke and heart attack situations involving friends and family was the featured subject at the February meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter.  Lts. Kathy Russell and Jim Rebitski and Fight Fighter Al Glock from the Black Forest Fire and Rescue presented a free two-hour instruction and discussion of stroke and heart attack symptoms.   Emphasis was placed on the time-critical identification and responses by family or…


Added by Stan Beckner on February 13, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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