Education

News and information about schools in the Fountain Valley.

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…

Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, May 9 – 12, 2017.  Thank a teacher that motivates and inspires your children in school.  Teachers can make a difference in a child’s life academically and everyday life. Teachers and families need to work together to ensure that every student in Colorado is prepared and unafraid to succeed in school,…

Cajun Boil Fundraiser Dinner At Fountain-Fort Carson High School

Fountain-Fort Carson Baseball team will be holding a Cajun Boil Fundraising Dinner to raise funds for their baseball program. Our Cajun Boil Fundraising Dinner will be Friday April 14th @ 6:30 p.m. in the FFCHS Cafeteria.  It will be an ALL You Can Eat Crab, shrimp, Sausage, and potatoes dinner for $25. Date:  April 14,…

Math Tutoring at PPLD.org

Is math homework getting you down? Are finals freaking you out? Do you need to brush up before the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GED? The Pikes Peak Library District has math tutors who can help you improve your grades and take the stress out of math. Tutoring for all ages and levels at the Colorado…

Winter Adult Reading Program

PPLD’s Winter Adult Reading Programs kicked off January 14!  Win prizes when you read a book, listen to an audio book, ebooks, books on CD or e-books.  The program is open to anyone age 18 and older with a Pikes Peak Library District library card.  Read any eight books of your choice.  After you read your first…

Fountain-Ft. Carson HS grad named Adams State University Porter Scholar

ALAMOSA, COLO. (Jan. 10, 2016) . . . Julie Starkey, daughter of Kathy and Sean Starkey, is among the 36 exceptional science and mathematics students named Adams State University Porter Scholars for 2016-17. A graduate of Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Starkey is majoring in cellular and molecular biology and plans to conduct microbiological research. Adams…

Power Outages Close Schools and Businesses

There have been several school and business closures due to power outages through out El Paso County. High winds have damaged power lines.  Here are the following closings: El Paso County Court House Evacuated Due to Roof Damage Widefield School District 3 is now closed.  See School District for more info. Pikes Peak National Bank…

Widefield District 3 Toy Drive

The Widefield School District 3 Positive Action Team cordially invites you to participate in this years Annual Toy Drive.  Toys can be donated through December 15  at all Widefield Schools, Fountain Valley Senior Center, Security Public Library and the Security Fire Department. Santa and his elves will be travelling by school bus to collect toys…

Fountain JROTC Receives Trophy

Students from Fountain-Fort Carson High School participated in this years Fountain Labor Day parade on September 5, 2016.  There were 214 sharp looking cadets in the parade and the Trojan JROTC Battalion received a trophy for being “Fountain Strong!”  Congratulations JROTC!

Class of “76 Widefield High 40 Year Reunion

Widfield High School Class of 1976 will be holding their Forty Year Reunion on July 8th and 9th, 2016. There will be a Dinner and Dance on Friday, July 8, 2016 and a picnic on Saturday July 9, 2016. > Reunion Website To remember the event, T-shirts have been designed and can be purchased.  T-shirts will…

Widefield Graduate Wins 800 Meter Indoor Championship

Widefield graduate Boris Berian won the World Indoor Championships and the U.S. Indoor Championships in the 800 Meter. WHS Track and Field coach Fred Marjerrison coached Boris all four years at Widefield. Boris then went to Adams State and won 5 state titles, broke 2 state records, and won 2 national titles as a freshman. …