Education

News and information about schools in the Fountain Valley.

Free Kindergarten Classes Live

Megan Jessen a form Kindergarten teacher from Lake Bluff, Illinois is providing children who are out of school due to COVID-19 a digital classroom. She teaches colors, songs and reading lessons on Facebook at 8:00 AM MST. She is also coming out with a CD with some of the songs she teachers the children. Here…

School Closures Starting Monday

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Starting Monday, March 16, several El Paso County and surrounding county school districts will close school facilities for 16 days. Those schools closing include: Colorado Springs School District 11 Academy School District 20 Manitou Springs District 14 Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Elbert 200 Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Pikes…

Military Music Class Connection

Citizen Soldier Connection is pairing with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to offer Music Classes for the Military! This amazing opportunity is for a 8 week session, with offerings in piano, guitar, voice, song writing, and recording arts. The cost is $100, payable to the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Citizen Soldier Connection is offering scholarships! Don’t miss…

Fountain-Ft Carson School District Closed on Monday

Based on weather predictions of heavy snow between 3 – 11 a.m. with freezing temperatures, FFC8 is making the decision to close all schools and buildings for Monday, Oct. 28. The decision is being made now in order to provide families and staff time to plan. This means that all activities and facility use, including…

Widefield Community Day Parade

The annual Widefield School District 3 Community Day Parade will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 starting at 10:30 am. The parade starts at the Big R parking lot at 10:30 am and ends at C.S. Foster Stadium behind Widefield High School. Their will be a cookout, Fall Festival and Football game following the parade.…

FFCHS Senior Leaves Memorial Garden as Part of Her Legacy

Fountain, Colo. (May 22, 2019) — Fountain-Fort Carson High School senior has a passion for the outdoors, agriculture, and making the world a better place. That’s why, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., the school and district will cut the ribbon on a Memorial Garden she has led and been instrumental in installing.…

Fountain Valley Scholars Golf Tournament

Fountain Valley school districts 3 & 8 are hosting their annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Fountain Valley Scholars.  This is their largest fundraising event of the year and would like to invite you to participate in this event and take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain exposure and advertise your business to the community.…

Free Book for 4-year-olds at the Library

Between April 8 and 22, any 4-year-old can stop by one of 14 Pikes Peak Library District locations for a free copy of Penguinaut! by Marcie Colleen. Pikes Peak Library District is one of many library systems across the state participating in One Book Colorado. The program gives away over 75,000 copies of the same…

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School Teachers Honored

The Boettcher Foundation announced in April that it is recognizing a group of standout Colorado teachers for their impact and dedication to students.  Band teacher Josh Race and  science teacher Tobin Chandler from FFCHS teachers are month the group to be recognized for 2019 As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, which provides Colorado’s most…

CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Training Classes

Whether your job requires the training, you work with youth or you just want to get certified; these classes are for you. Get the information you need to provide assistance when someone is faced with a cardiac or breathing emergency, or needs First Aid. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification through…

Cool Science Festival in Colorado Springs

The Cool Science Festival kicks off with the Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids at UCCS on Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 4 pm.  There will be exciting demonstration shows, laboratory tours and demos, rockets, drones, animals and lots of other hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities and exhibits for kids (primarily…

Renters Rights 101 in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division is pleased to offer “Renter Rights 101,” two informational sessions this Fall for renters in collaboration with Colorado Legal Services. A staff attorney from Colorado Legal Services will present the session content. Pikes Peak Library District and Community Development staff will also present local resources and materials…

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…