School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/21/14
Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Policy IB: Academic Freedom
* Policy IMD: School Ceremonies and Observances
* Policy IMDB: Flag Displays
* Policy IKACA: Parent Conferences, Staff Meetings, and School Meetings
* DAC Accreditation Committee Membership
* DAC Budget Subcommittee Membership
* DAC Membership
* Appropriations: Increase in General Fund's Budget Appropriation
* FTE Approval
* Resolution 2015-10: In Honor of Veterans' Day
* Resolution 2015-11: Native American Heritage Month
* Resolution 2015-12: In Opposition of Proposition 104
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The October 22 agenda is featured.
Media Alert: Red Week Celebration at Jackson ElementaryColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/21/14
In celebration of Red Ribbon Week, the National Guard/DEA will be flying a helicopter to Jackson Elementary School, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave., on Wednesday, October 22, at 8 a.m. The media is invited to attend this event; however, DUE TO SAFETY PROTOCOL, THE DATE AND TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE PROMOTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Help Silver Key Fill Thanksgiving Food Bags!Silver Key Senior Services - 10/13/14
October 13, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO -- Help Silver Key fill Bountiful Bags on Saturday, October 25, 2014 by visiting one of four area King Soopers, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and making a food donation to help share the holidays with seniors. If you are not planning on shopping that day, you can drop off food items at Silver Key Senior Services, located at 2250 Bott Avenue, throughout the entire month of October.
The Bountiful Bags project provides seniors enrolled in our Nutrition Services food programs with Thanksgiving meal fixings in November. For more than 20 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help us make the holidays special for the seniors we serve. This year our goal is to fill 1,000 bags with all the trimmings for a memorable Thanksgiving meal.
Silver Key volunteers will be handing out Bountiful Bags Wish Lists at the entrances of King Soopers. By adding a few items to your shopping cart you can contribute to stuffing our Silver Key bus full of food! King Soopers participating locations are:
* 1750 W. Uintah Street
* 3620 Austin Bluffs Parkway
* 9225 N. Union Blvd
* 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd
If you would like to volunteer to help Silver Key sort food, collect donations, or stuff bags, please contact Linda Arguello at (719) 884-2318 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Bountiful Bags project please go to www.silverkey.org or call Lorri Orwig at (719) 884-2313 or email her at email@example.com.
Media Alert: Mann Middle School Students Work on Beautification ProjectColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/10/14
Eighth grade Gifted and Talented students at Colorado Springs School District 11's Mann Middle School, 1001 E. Van Buren St., have taken on a volunteer opportunity to renew a flower garden at Mann. These students have worked diligently to not only design paths for the garden, but to raise funds for materials and complete a plan that will improve the use of this wonderful space for all students and staff at Mann, as well as improve the community.
On Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., students, staff, and parent volunteers will come together to lay edging and dig out the paths designed by our students. The media is invited to attend this event.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/07/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Policy GBGF: Family Medical Leave
* Resolution 2015-8: ESP Week, October 20-24, 2014
* Resolution 2015-9: National School Lunch Week, October 13-17, 2014
* Accreditation of Schools and District
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The October 8 agenda is featured.
Media Alert: Palmer High School Hosting Fall 2014 High School Nation TourColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 10/01/14
Through a partnership with High School Nation, Palmer High School will be one of 25 schools nationwide hosting the Fall 2014 High School Nation tour, which will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014. The media is invited to attend this event.
The tour will bring a variety of performing artists to the campus, including Drake Bell from Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh show; Dakota Bradley, an opening artist for Tim McGraw; and up-and-comer Noelle Bean, among other performers. In addition to the performances of these artists, students will have the ability to experience an assortment of hands-on activities at specialized zones, featuring equipment and information from a variety of sponsors that include Aquafina, Sony, Pioneer, Gibson, Ernie Ball, the New York Film Academy, Volcom, Tilly's, DW Drums, Full Sail University and more.
The goal of the event is to expose students to a wide variety of career opportunities in fine and performing arts and the digital field. Before the activities and concert in the afternoon, students will have an opportunity to participate in more intimate question and answer sessions with the artists. Students in a variety of classes who are studying yearbook, video production, audio production, journalism, and theater stagecraft will also have an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the way that events are set up and recorded.
More information about High School Nation can be found at http://www.highschoolnation.org .