Here's your invitation to join the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and Cañon volunteers for a historical talk and hike on Sunday, September 8 to Jones Park via Seven Bridges. The hike is open to 12 years old and up. Come to Starsmore Discovery Center (2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Rd) at 9 am for an hour long overview of the history of Jones Park. Not a hiker? Skip the hike and attend the talk.…Continue
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A new school year brings lots of new for students: new friends, new classes, and sometimes even a new school. But schools also experience newness at the beginning of each year. And this year St. Mary’s High School has several new items to announce.
St. Mary’s new three-year Strategic Plan will be published in early September.
“Creating a three-year plan instead of the usual five- or 10-year plan compels us to focus on what are the school’s immediate and compelling needs” said…Continue
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August is not only the month that most children return to school, but it is also unofficially National Toddler Month. So it seemed appropriate to blog on something related to toddlers this month. Toddlers are defined as children between the ages of one to three. This is my favorite age group. They are those magical creatures that find awe in everything! Everything is new and exciting to them. They are working on figuring out how to assert their independence, but also want to know that…Continue
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Several members of the faculty and staff at St. Mary’s High School spent part of the summer taking part in professional development opportunities.
Science teachers Nora Frederick and Al Hartzell both completed the Flinn Scientific High School Lab Safety Course. Hartzell said the course provides the most up-to-date information on how to create a safe environment for high school students in a laboratory setting. During the course, they also learned about a new system being…Continue
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Attending a new school can fill students with anxiety. Questions about making friends and getting to class on time likely fill the minds of new students. But St. Mary’s High School has a program to help ease that anxiety; it’s called the Link Crew.
The Link Crew is made up of almost 100 current St. Mary’s students. The week before school starts each fall, the Link Crew takes part of an orientation with new students, including incoming freshmen, new international students, and…Continue
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"HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE"
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…Continue
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On Friday, September 6, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will be hosting an Art and Farmers Market featuring a variety of handmade goodies, garden produce, arts and crafts, and much more—organized and hosted by Discover Goodwill’s Possibilities program. The general public is invited to join Discover Goodwill and neighboring businesses and vendors for a half-day of good fun, tasty food and great buys on handmade and hand-picked…Continue
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Many high schoolers dream of world travel, including St. Mary’s High School students Sarah Kraus and Joe Wahl. But until recently, they probably hadn’t thought that they would spend part of the summer of 2013 in China.
Yet that is where Kraus spent two weeks and Wahl spent three weeks during summer vacation. Both trips were made possible by China Project Hope, an organization that has placed Chinese exchange students at St. Mary’s High School for the last few…Continue
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To provide information for residents and businesses dealing with flash flooding and related insurance coverage, El Paso County has invited United Policyholders, an experienced non-profit consumer group, to host a workshop to help residents and business owners better understand their policies and flood insurance options. …Continue
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Written by Tim Van Milligan, edited and posted by Jeff Lane.
Two young schoolgirls from Colorado Springs School District 20 will head to Kaspichan, Bulgaria next summer, representing the United States at the 20th World Championships for Space Modeling. This rocketry event is the Olympics of modeling, and is held every two years in a…Continue
Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.
With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise…Continue
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