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Colorado Springs/Pueblo News Releases for Thu. May. 26 - 6:10 pm
Tue. 05/24/16
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/24/16 10:46 AM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Policy DH: Bonded Employees and Officers
Policy JLCE: First Aid and Emergency Medical Care
Policy JICH: Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
Resolution 2016-40: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Education Support Professionals
Resolution 2016-41: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Executive Professionals
Resolution 2016-42: Approval of Agreement between the Board of Education and Colorado Springs Education Association (CSEA)

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The May 25 agenda is featured.
Thu. 05/19/16
Media Alert: Russell Middle School's REACH Assembly
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/19/16 12:03 PM
Colorado Springs School District 11's Russell Middle School, 3825 Montebello Dr., will have their annual REACH assembly Friday, May 20, from 2 to 3:40 p.m. The media is invited to attend this event.

At the assembly, they will honor two WWII Veterans, William Lund, WWII, US Marine Corp, Pacific and William Roche, WWII, Army Air Corp/Air Force, Europe, whom they sponsored on Honor Flight in April.

In addition, they will recognize the Adopt-A-School partnership with Fort Carson's 4th ID Sustainment Brigade Soldiers. El Paso County PTA will be present to honor Anna Alber-Farro, one of Russell's 8th grade Elite Dancers who placed second in the Nation in the PTA Reflections Dance Composition. Anna will be recognized at the National PTA Conference in Florida this summer.
Mon. 05/16/16
Media Alert: Stratton's Short Film Club to Debut First Film
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/16/16 9:56 AM
On Wednesday, May 18, Stratton's Short Film Club will premiere their short film "The School that Time Forgot." The premiere will be part of the Stratton Elementary Talent Show, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The media is invited to attend this event; Stratton is located at 2460 Paseo Road.

The members of the Short Film Club wrote the story line, act in it, and participate as stage crew. The club is made up of thirteen students, mostly fifth grade, with few fourth grade students. Most of these students are in the gifted magnet program at Stratton. The film is approximately 10 minutes long. Copies of the DVD will be sold, as a fundraiser for Stratton.
Thu. 05/12/16
Vietnam Exhibit Opens at Peterson Museum
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/12/16 8:02 AM
"A Hometown Airman Deploys to Vietnam" is the new exhibit at the Peterson Air and Space Museum City Hangar.

The exhibit, which opens at 10 a.m. May 16, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and features the story of Staff Sgt. Jose "Mark" Aragon, a Colorado native, who was killed May 16, 1965, at Bien Hoa Air Base in Vietnam. The exhibit uses Aragon as a connection to the service members at Peterson Field and Ent Air Force Base between 1965 and 1968.

Members of Aragon's family will be in attendance for the exhibit opening. Peterson's dining facility is named in honor of Aragon.

"We want this exhibit to commemorate the contributions of the veterans and their families," said Gail Whalen, Peterson Air and Space Museum director. "Sergeant Aragon is a symbol of all the men and women from Peterson Field and Ent AFB who served during the Vietnam War."

The exhibit opening will also include a roll call for the 27 members who died at the Bien Hoa Air Base disaster. Other events are planned during the year to commemorate the anniversary.
Wed. 05/11/16
NOISE ADVISORY: Artillery fire during change of command events
Peterson Air Force Base - 05/11/16 7:36 AM
Artillery fire will be heard at about 10 a.m. May 12 and 13 as part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command change of command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base.

Two volleys will be fired May 12 for a rehearsal, and a 19-gun salute fired May 13 during the change of command when Gen. Lori Robinson takes over for Adm. Bill Gortney, who is retiring.

The artillery, part of Charlie Battery, 3-29 Field Artillery, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, fire "blank" charges and are of no threat to the public.
Tue. 05/10/16
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/10/16 9:19 AM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Proposed Board Meeting Dates for FY2016-2017
District Accountability Committee (DAC) Restructure
Policy AE: Accountability/Commitment to Accomplishment, Regulation AE-R-1, District Accountability Committee, and Regulation AE-R-2, School Accountability Committees
Policy IHCA: Summer School Learning Program
Contract Awards: New Lacrosse and Soccer Field at Garry Gerry Stadium
Real Estate Contract to Convey the Property Known as Helen Hunt Elementary School
District 11 Naming Committee Recommendations for the New Adams Facility
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The May 11 agenda is featured.
Fri. 05/06/16
Media Alert: Mayor Suthers to Speak at Comcast Cares Day at Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/06/16 10:07 AM
On Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., over 500 volunteers will descend on the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus (RJWAC), 2115 Afton Way, for Comcast Cares Day, and Mayor John Suthers is scheduled to speak to the volunteers at 8 a.m. The media is invited to attend this event.

Comcast Cares Day is a celebration of the company's year-round commitment to service, and a tradition that has grown into the largest, single-day corporate volunteer event in the country. This year, the RJWAC will be the only school in Colorado Springs to benefit from this service day. Comcast will be providing approximately $4,800 in supplies, breakfast for the volunteers, and t-shirts. There are seven projects identified for beautification at the Campus for Saturday's volunteers, and they will begin by signing up at booths to participate in the project of their choice. At the conclusion of the day, based on the total number of volunteers, the Campus could also benefit from a grant from the Comcast Foundation.
Thu. 05/05/16
Silver Key Needs Help to "Stock the Pantry"!
Silver Key Senior Services - 05/05/16 2:59 PM
May 5, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO -- The shelves in the Silver Key pantry are getting dangerously low and we need your help to fill them. For more than forty years, Silver Key Senior Services has been providing much needed nutrition assistance to seniors in crisis in the greater Colorado Springs area and the need continues to grow as the senior population increases. While Silver Key works hard to meet the growing demand, we cannot help without the support of our community. This month, we are asking you to help us "Stock the Pantry"!

Food Items Needed:
Canned Tomato Products, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Cereals, Canned Meats, Pasta/Rice/Crackers, Low or No Salt Items, Gluten Free Items, and Sugar Free Items

Hygiene Items Needed:
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Shampoo/Conditioner (small bottles), Deodorant, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Lotion, Baby Powder, Tissues

Donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene products can be dropped off at the Silver Key office at 2250 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm. Your donation will help us provide much needed emergency food and hygiene products to seniors.

Each month, Silver Key provides nutrition assistance to more than 1000 seniors. Our Nutrition Programs consist of two federal food programs; Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Pantry program for clients meeting financial requirements but also having dietary restrictions, and the Emergency Pantry, a one-time assistance for seniors not currently enrolled in a program and having a dire need.

For more information about Silver Key Senior Services Nutrition programs, please call 884-2300 or visit www.silverkey.org.
Wed. 05/04/16
Media Alert: Unity Fest at Palmer High School
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 05/04/16 3:46 PM
Students at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave., will be celebrating their annual Unity Fest on Friday, May 6, in the Palmer Courtyard from 11:03 - 11:42. Unity Fest is a celebration of the shared qualities that help us understand each other, as well as a celebration of the community created at Palmer. The theme for the Fest this year is One Love, by Bob Marley. Students will act, play instruments, discuss projects, provide rice lunches to raise awareness of hunger related issues, and more. The media is invited to attend this event, which is for Palmer students only.
Tue. 05/03/16
Spring Cleaning for Silver Key
Silver Key Senior Services - 05/03/16 2:11 PM
May 3, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO --It is that time of year when we start thinking about getting rid of the musty winter feel and freshening up our homes. Along with the cleaning comes the de-cluttering and once you have finished cleaning, what do you do with the extra stuff you have accumulated over the winter? Bring it to Silver Key! Our thrift store is in need of your used and no longer needed household items.

The Silver Key Thrift Store is now located at 1438 N. Hancock in the Golf Acres Shopping Center, just a few doors down from the Colorado Springs Senior Center. We can always use those previously loved items and treasures discovered as you are spring cleaning. Smaller scale furniture and household items are in high demand and short supply. In addition to household items, we also accept clothing and shoes. All money raised in the store goes directly to support the services provided by Silver Key.

This year, spring clean for a good cause and donate your gently used items to Silver Key. Our store hours are Monday -- Saturday from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. For more information on donations please contact Cindy Barry at 719 884-2366. For more information about Silver Key Senior Services please contact Lorri Orwig at 719 884-2313 or email her at lorwig@silverkey.org.
Fri. 04/29/16
Media Alert: Two School District 11 Teachers to Receive Award from Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/29/16 3:18 PM
On Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m., the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association will honor two Fremont Elementary School teachers in a surprise visit. A representative from the association will present Simone Rogers, first grade teacher, and Tonya Mullaney, special education resource teacher, with a special recognition and a monetary award. The media is invited to attend this event; the school is located at 5110 El Camino Dr.
Thu. 04/28/16
Harrison HS to honor Daniels Fund and Scott Memorial Scholarship winners
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/28/16 1:31 PM
See attached

We hope you can attend! We're very proud of our four Daniels winners and would love to share the story of Mr. Scott's continued generosity on behalf of his wife

Attached Media Files: 2016-04/1351/93953/2016_HHSAwardCeremony.pdf