October 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Faith and Hard Work Led SMHS Cross Country Team to Success

St. Mary’s High School’s cross country team enjoyed a stellar year. For the first time in five years, the men qualified for the state championships as a team. And on the women’s team, Elena Slavoski became the school’s first cross country athlete to place first at regionals.

Head Coach Deb Hellman and Assistant Coach Mike Kloenne attribute the success to what they say is an incredible team chemistry that developed over the course of the season. That chemistry resulted from both shared…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 31, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

CC, Air Force Cadets Debate Presidential Election

The First Mondays event for Block 3 at Colorado College featured a debate in which members of the Colorado College debate team faced off against members of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s debate team.

The event, held Oct. 29, in the heat of the run-up to the presidential election, featured Colorado College…


Added by Leslie Weddell on October 30, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

FVS Hires New Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Fountain Valley School of Colorado announces the hiring of Dominic Aragon as varsity boys head basketball coach.

Aragon, a Colorado Springs native, graduated from Doherty High School, where he played football and basketball. He was all-state in basketball his junior and senior years. He began his coaching career in 1998 and has coached boys basketball at the junior high and high school level. He served three years as an assistant coach for Sabin Middle School, and his seven years of… Continue

Added by Fountain Valley School on October 29, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Waste Management offers tips for composting pumpkins and having an eco-friendly Halloween

This Halloween, after all of your ghosts and goblins have tricked for their last treat, compost your jack-o-lanterns instead of throwing them out in the garbage. Composting is just one of the ways Waste Management wants to remind customers to Think Green® by adopting eco-friendly habits this holiday season.


It is estimated that up to one-third of household garbage is organic waste from yards and kitchens, which is just the type of material used for composting.…


Added by Lara Rezzarday on October 29, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments



--  A Beloved Classic Sails Into Pikes Peak Center  --…


Added by Sean Anglum on October 29, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Free Picture with Santa for Your Christmas Cards

Terra Verde and Whimsical Portrait are teaming up again to make your Christmas just a little jollier by offering a free portrait with Santa Claus for your Holiday Cards. On Sunday, November 4th, from 2-4 we'll have Santa (from Old Colorado…


Added by Terra Verde on October 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Community Garden to Teach Healthy Habits at Ft. Carson Head Start Center

On Saturday, Oct. 20, approximately 60 community volunteers gathered at the CPCD Ft. Carson Head Start Center to install the latest of an expected 180 community Learning Gardens to be built across the country by Boulder-based nonprofit The Kitchen Community. The project, which was funded by JPMorgan…


Added by CPCD on October 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Prepare your car for safe Winter Driving!

Right now we’re enjoying the beautiful temperatures of autumn weather, but we all know that winter will likely be here before we know it. Now is the time to get your car ready for winter driving!

#1: Check the Stuff That Keeps Your Car Running

Check your battery, antifreeze level, brakes, and tires.  Don’t be caught on the side of the road, if your battery goes out or your car’s radiator or block crack due to lack of antifreeze.  Good tires and brakes are essential for…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on October 22, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

SMHS Students Hear about Chastity from Former Top Model Contestant

Christian teens hear the message of chastity often and from multiple sources—their parents, churches, and schools. So when Leah Darrow, an international Catholic speaker who was once a contestant on America’s Next Top Model, came to St. Mary’s High School to speak on chastity, the message wasn’t new.


But some of the students said what was new was how the message was delivered. Darrow, who is in her early 30s, shared her story of wrong choices finally made right by a return to…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 21, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony founder and conductor Gary Nicholson talks Turkey, Wyoming and Mahler

Free Concert on Sunday, October 28



Added by Sue Trinko on October 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kraus Shares About U.S. Educational System During Trip to China

A few months ago John Kraus, president of St. Mary’s High School, probably wouldn’t have thought he’d be spending 10-days in China at the end of September. But when China Project Hope asked him to speak in China about education in the United States, Kraus jumped at the chance.

This year six students from China are attending St. Mary’s through China Project Hope. The Chinese students are part of an international student program that Kraus would like to see grow.

“All of our…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Vacation Bible School??

In the photo, Matthew Wright

Typically, Vacation Bible School is held in the summer months, but Pikes Peak Park Baptist Church likes to get the bang for their buck.  Every year, in the month of October, they dust off the…


Added by Shelly Goodman Wright on October 17, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Ambassadors Represent St. Mary's in a Variety of Ways

The first 20 years or so of life are filled with transitions, some of which are harder than others. But the Ambassador program at St. Mary’s High School helps with those transitions even once high school is done.


Each year about 80 St. Mary’s students, including students in their freshman through senior years, are named SMHS Ambassadors. Once assigned that title, they are put to work representing the school in a variety of ways. Robyn Cross, director of admissions at St.…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

October is Head Start Awareness Month

Head Start began in 1965 as an eight-week summer program for young children of low-income families as part of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty." Today, it is a year-long pre-K program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to children and their…


Added by CPCD on October 15, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Thinking about Kindergarten?

Interested in a school where your child can be cared for, cared about and celebrated?…

Added by Jessica L. James on October 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Operation Christmas Child, After the Fire

Oh, the summer of 2012....one we'd like to "put in the history books" and put behind us!  So many of us were evacuated and went through the trauma of watching the fire, and so many lost everything material. 

For some of us, July was spent "sifting"....working with Samaritan's Purse, the international Christian relief organization.  It was cathartic, to just be able to do "something" amidst all the tragedy, helping homeowners sift through the rubble and find some precious items.  All…


Added by Melissa Klute on October 15, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Protect the children in your care from whooping cough

Parents and caregivers often are aware of the importance of whooping cough vaccines for children – and it’s just as important to remind adults that they need the vaccine, too. Increasing the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccination among adults helps prevent the spread of disease and protects…


Added by El Paso County Public Health on October 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free Picture with Santa for Your Christmas Cards ~ Save the Date

Terra Verde and Whimsical Portrait are teaming up again to make your Christmas just a little jollier by offering a free portrait with Santa Claus for your Holiday Cards. On Sunday, November 4th, from 2-4 we'll have Santa (from Old Colorado City) in the store and ready…


Added by Terra Verde on October 13, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

GREASE! Opens Tonight and Runs through October 20th at Pine Creek Theatre

GREASE!  The fun, memorable -- can't get the songs out of my head -- musical!  Pine Creek High School's performances open tonight and run October 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th & 20th at 7 p.m. (October 18th @ 7:30 p.m.) at Pine Creek High School's Theatre.…


Added by Teddi Domann on October 12, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

SMHS to Celebrate Homecoming in Oktoberfest Style

Fall football wouldn’t be the same without homecoming games. This year St. Mary’s High School’s Homecoming game will be celebrated Oktoberfest-style on Friday, Oct 12, during the game against the Trinidad Miners.


Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the festivities will begin with tailgating under the tent including food and fun for all ages. There will be face painting and other activities for kids. And on the menu are brats and hot dogs, which are being provided by St. Mary’s.…


Added by St. Mary's High School on October 11, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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