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Kids Stomping Out Hunger
Harrison Dist. 2 - 11/19/14
Mountain Vista Community School is a K - 8 school in Harrison School District Two. Our students and families have rocked the can food drive that we host annually, and we still have a few days remaining. It's great to see our students tackle a local issue and we wondered if there is opportunity to recognize them for community outreach?

On Monday, we had a total of 1220 cans and the drive has not closed yet. The students and their families are very excited and motivated to help and I'm sure they would be thrilled to see their efforts recognized.

About Mountain Vista Community School:

Mountain Vista Community School, built in 2005, is the newest addition to Harrison School District Two. Mountain Vista effectively combines Kindergarten through eighth grade students as a "choice school" for parents.

Mountain Vista is a Gifted & Talented Magnet School.

Parents and community members of Mountain Vista are an integral part of each child's education by actively being involved in his/her learning. Mountain Vista staff is dedicated to providing a nurturing and positive learning environment for all students.

Throughout the school year, Mountain Vista utilizes the school action plan as a means to focus efforts toward improving student achievement. While there is still work to be done on raising student achievement, Mountain Vista students have made great gains in academic growth according to the Longitudinal Student Growth Model measurement used by the Colorado Department of Education.
HSD2 Students Develop Job Skills While Earning High School Diploma
Harrison Dist. 2 - 11/18/14
There will be a Career Readiness Academy Event at 8:45am on Thursday, December 4th. Event will be student-run and exciting! They will be sharing their successes in this innovative program.

The Career Readiness Academy in HSD2 allows students to develop job skills while earning their high school diploma. Classes include automotive and cosmetology.

Please see attached document for more information.

Attached Media Files: 2014-11/1351/79710/2014_Career_Readiness_Academy_Celebration_Event.pdf
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/11/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Resolution 2015-13: American Education Week
* Instructional Materials and Secondary Courses Approval
* New Charter School Application: Launch High School Charter School

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The November 12 agenda is featured.
Mitchell High School Hosts Veteran's Day Celebration
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/10/14
On Tuesday, November 11, Mitchell High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and students from the social studies and choir departments will host a Veterans Day celebration, in honor of the military men and women who have faithfully served our country. This year's theme is "Bring Your Veteran to School Day," and Mitchell students will be celebrating and recognizing their staff and family members who are veterans or currently serving in the military. The media is invited to attend this event.

The Veterans Day celebration will include the following activities:

* Continental Breakfast for Students and Veterans (8:45 - 9:15 a.m.)
* Flag Raising Ceremony, Reveille (9:15 - 9:30 a.m.)
* Veterans Day Assembly for Students and Military Veterans (9:45- 10:30 a.m.)

During the school assembly, cadets will perform a flag folding ceremony and there will be a tribute to the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action. The choir will sing patriotic songs, and students will be recognized for competing in a school-wide essay-writing contest.
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region honors Veteran's During Series of Military Appreciation Breakfasst beginning Fri, Nov 7, 9:00-11:00 am
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 11/07/14
Colorado Springs, CO November 6, 2014...More than 75 military veterans will connect Fri, Nov 7y from 9:00-11:00 am at the Southeast and Armed Services YMCA during a Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast. The event is part of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's year-round military outreach program that seeks to help make military life easier for families in our community. The Briargate YMCA is set to host a Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast on Nov 11 at the Briargate YMCA and Dec 12 at the Meridian Ranch Community Center, operated by the Y. More details are at https://www.ppymca.org/programs/military


For 136 years, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been committed to empowering people with the resources and support they need to live healthy, connected and secure lives. At the Y, we nurture the potential of children, empower people to lead fuller lives through healthy living and develop innovative and community-based partnerships and solutions to unite people from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change. We believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward.

Media Alert: Stratton Elementary Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program to Receive Funds from High Noon Sertoma Club
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/05/14
Through bingo fundraisers, the High Noon Sertoma Club has raised over $16,000, which they will give to Stratton Elementary School's Deaf and Hard of Hearing program on Friday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. The media is invited to attend this ceremonial check donation. The funds will be used to purchase special receivers that amplify the teacher's voice. Stratton Elementary is located at 2460 Paseo Rd.
Author who inspired "Mean Girls" visits District 2 TONIGHT
Harrison Dist. 2 - 10/30/14
Rosalind Wiseman is the guest speaker at a Healthy Schools Initiatives meeting in Harrison School District 2 tonight from 4:30-6:00pm at the Zalman Center (2755 Janitell Rd).

She is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World--the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls.

More information in attached document.

Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1351/79244/2014_Rosalind_Wiseman.pdf