More than 4,000 Runners (Photo)YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 11/26/14
Colorado Springs, CO, November 26, 2014...With more than 4,000 runners expected to turn out for the YMCA's 17th Annual Turkey Trot, who needs a parade? There's still time to be part of this fun and healthy Thanksgiving tradition set for tomorrow, Thanksgiving morning, at the Briargate YMCA.
The Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15am, while the 5K starts at 9:00am. Walk-in registration for the Turkey Trot is open today until 7:00pm at the Briargate YMCA at 4025 Family Place and tomorrow morning from 6:30-8:45am. For more information about this fundraiser, visit www.ppymca.orgAttached Media Files: 2014-11/3379/79916/IMG_3456.jpg , 2014-11/3379/79916/2014_YMCA_Turkey_Trot_Logo.jpg , 2014-11/3379/79916/Picture_012.jpg
17th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT SET FOR THANKSGIVING MORNINGYMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 11/24/14
Colorado Springs, CO, November 24, 2014...There are so many ways to give thanks, and one of the best is to exercise your good health while giving to those in need. There's still time to get registered for the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's 17th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning, November 27. Held at the Briargate YMCA, the Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15am, while the 5K starts at 9:00am.
Walk-in registration for the Turkey Trot is available Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 and 26 at the Briargate YMCA at 4025 Family Place. Registration is $28 and available from 9:00am-7:00pm. Registration will be available on race day from 6:30-8:45am for $30. For more information, visit www.ppymca.org
Funds raised from the Turkey Trot will give those in need a hand up with access to YMCA membership and programs. In 2013 the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region awarded over $1.4 million in financial assistance for children, families and seniors to access much needed YMCA programs and services.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region was founded in 1878.
Kids Stomping Out HungerHarrison 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.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado 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 CelebrationColorado 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 amYMCA 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
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
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.