How Dreams Lead to Success is the writing topic for a 700 to 800 word essay in the $2500 Optimist International Essay Contest for 2014. The contest is open to participants under the age of 19 who have not graduated from high school or the equivalent. The entry is due to the Academy Optimist Club by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more by contacting the essay chair at 719-322-8465 or…Continue
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Frutoso Chavez is a six-year Marine Corps veteran, honorably separating as a Staff Sergeant Select. Chavez has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and a Master’s degree in Special Education. He received his principal certification from the University of Denver as part of the Ritchie Program for School Leaders.…Continue
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Students in the region now have the opportunity to be workforce-ready, thanks to a great new partnership! The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWC) and Colorado Springs School District 11 have joined together to provide career pathway opportunities for students. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services.
“The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is excited to engage with School District 11 in order to assist eligible…Continue
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Athletics are about more than winning and losing. That was the message the members of the 2013 St. Mary’s High School Athletic Hall of Fame class had for those gathered to celebrate the inductees on Friday, Oct. 25.
The third class of nine former athletes, coaches, and athletic directors spanning 60 years of Pirate athletics joined the 20 athletes who have already been inducted. The SMHS Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have made outstanding contributions to St. Mary’s…Continue
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Experiencing living history in school is usually reserved for special projects or field trip days. But St. Mary’s High School history teacher Anna Sanzo has found a great way to make history real for her students on a regular basis.
This year Sanzo is incorporating the Teachers’ Curriculum Institute program into her classes, thanks to a grant from the Good Sisters Trust. The program is used in conjunction with her curriculum text but Sanzo said it is interactive and works…Continue
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In theory, three 4th and 5th grade student groups full of energy and in an enclosed space sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, when Globe Charter School, Buena Vista and Queen Palmer Elementary School’s Young…Continue
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The biggest successes are usually accomplished by having a plan. This fall St. Mary’s High School President John Kraus unveiled a three-year strategic plan that will increase the school’s well-established success.
The purpose of the strategic plan, according to Kraus, is to provide the vision, strategies, and goals that will guide improvements to the school during the next three years. Kraus decided to go with a three-year strategic plan—instead of the usual five- or 10-year…Continue
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Colorado Springs resident Lori Itson heard about Operation Christmas Child (OCC) in her church in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999. Lori found out that OCC is a simple, fun project whereby individuals, families, scout troops, businesses and churches fill shoe…Continue
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Dreams are often filled with goals that might seem unattainable. For many being a published author is one of those “maybe someday” dreams. But for Charlotte Meert being a published author is a dream she attained only a few months after graduating from high school.
Meert, a 2013 St. Mary’s High School graduate, published her first novel, The Cause, during the summer before starting her freshman year of college. She began writing the story while in high school after wondering what would…Continue
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Participants in the Youth Zone’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program completed two 4’ by 8’ murals for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC), which were recently unveiled and now hang prominently at PPWFC. This purpose of the project was to introduce art as a means of self-expression and communication and to show participants ways to give back to their community. The students worked under the direction of Concrete Couch, a local organization, with the mission “To work with kids and…Continue
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The Pikes Peak Council will hold an online holiday auction through MissionFish,eBay's charitable giving site. 100% of proceeds from the auction will benefit our ScoutReach program. ScoutReach is the Pikes Peak Council's commitment to make sure all young people in the Pikes Peak region have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood or ethnic background.
Start and end dates: Saturday, November 23rd until Cyber…
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NATHROP, COLO. – Yesterday, prominent Latino religious leaders from Colorado and California joined together to form Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance, which will develop stewards of God’s creations by engaging and educating this generation to leave a legacy for the future. This group seeks to…
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Golf has been described as a good walk spoiled. But the golfers who participated in the 2013 St. Mary’s High School Golf Classic would argue that point. This year’s event, held at the Country Club of Colorado, brought together alumni, parents of students past and present, school faculty and staff, and other supporters to enjoy a fun filled day.
Tournament chair Penny Heiniger said the event continues to grow and that this year there were more golfers, more sponsors, and more…Continue
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With more electronic entertainment options than ever before, it can be harder to get children up and moving. Setting limits on time spent with electronic devices is important. During the last 20 years, the number of children in the United States who are physically active has decreased while the number of…Continue
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The Cañon may be closed while flood damage repair is in progress but the party is on at Starsmore Discovery Center!Continue
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Fountain Arts Center is celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month by offering FREE Try It Classes to our community.
Monday October 21
Jazz/Tap 1 (ages 7-9) Monday 4:45pm
Kinderballet (ages 4.5-6) Monday 4:45pm
Hop 1 (ages 7-10) Monday…
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Dart contracted polio as a child and was told he only had three days to live. Dart survived the ordeal and started…
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