Education

News and information about schools in the Fountain Valley.

Help Keep Young Wildlife Wild

Denver – With spring appearing in every corner of Colorado, residents and visitors will soon see an abundance of new life, including young wildlife. Many birds and mammals give birth this time of year, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises that if you see young wildlife to leave them alone. Now through June, newborn wildlife…

New School Groundbreaking Widefield School District 3

Colorado Springs, CO – by Elizabeth Alexander Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) and Nunn Construction announce the groundbreaking ceremony on May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM for Grand Mountain School in Lorson Ranch. It is thanks to the voters for passing the bond back in the November 7, 2017 that the new prek-8th grade school…

Early Release for Widefield District 3 on Thursday

For the first time in Widefield history, we have two teams competing in the 4A Girls Basketball Final Four.  The Widefield High School Lady Gladiators and the Mesa Ridge High School Lady Grizzlies will play on Thursday, March 8 at the Denver Coliseum. Mesa Ridge High School vs. Pueblo South @ 4pm Widefield High School…

Webster Elementary Threat

On Tuesday afternoon, a student reported a threat written on the wall in the boys bathroom at Webster Elementary School. School administration immediately investigated, identified and secured the student who wrote the message, and took appropriate disciplinary action. Law enforcement is currently investigating to determine the credibility of the threat. Students and staff were never…

School Threats Town Hall Meeting

School threats are increasing at an alarming rate. Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting to include panel members of school district officials, law enforcement, mental health experts, and the judicial system to address this serious issue. The Town Hall is scheduled for Monday, March 12 between 6-9p.m. at the Shockley-Zalabek Theater located on…

Scholarships for Local Students

Fountain Valley Scholars is a non-profit organization that awards scholarship money to high-achieving and eligible seniors from Fountain-Fort Carson, Mesa Ridge and Widefield high schools to help them attend the college or university of their choice. District 3 and District 8 partnered more than 20 years ago to provide a local scholarships to students in…

Widefield Student Arrested for School Threat

Widefield, CO –  A student from Widefield High School was arrested for allegedly making a school threat.  Parents received the following letter regarding the threat: Dear WSD3 Parents, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest today off of school grounds which the district found out about late this afternoon. We were informed that…

Home & Garden HBA Show

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Home Builders Association will hold its annual HBA Home & Garden Show on February 23-25 at Chapel Hills Mall in the upper level (former Gordmans space)?  Bring your shopping list for the family. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of outdoor Colorado living as you wind through…

Slick Roads Cause School and Work Delays

Weather Alert  for El Paso County.  Roads are slick and temperatures are only 7° in Colorado Springs.  Many schools have a two hour delay. Several schools are closed including Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, D38 Lewis-Palmer, D49 Falcon and Frontier Charter Academy.  All military bases have a two hour delay.  Find all weather closing on our…

Frontier doctor comes to life in unique Cheyenne Mountain State Park hike

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cheyenne Mountain State Park launches the fifth season of its unique “A Literary Walk in the Woods” program on May 27 with a hike led by nationally known storyteller and writer, John Stansfield. Stansfield will be leading the hike in character, portraying Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner, who came to Colorado in…