Education

News and information about schools in the Fountain Valley.

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…