School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/26/16 9:32 AM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Policy IKF: Graduation Requirements
Policy EHC: Technology Resources and Internet Safety Responsible Use Policy
Resolution 2016-30: Authorizing the Execution of the Adams Site Lease Financing (COPs)
Resolution 2016-38: National Teacher Appreciation Week
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 27 agenda is featured.
Aventa Launches New Website (Photo)Aventa Credit Union - 04/25/16 10:13 AM
Aventa Credit Union recently launched their all-new website featuring a fresh, modern look, improved functionality and enhanced content. The new website is built with a responsive design, which automatically optimizes the graphics and content for viewing on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Visitors to the site will find the most requested information located on the home page, including online banking log-on, an ATM finder, branch locations and contact information. The site also includes alerts, upcoming news and events, product information and relevant financial tips while continuing to provide calculators and useful financial tools to help member's make sounds financial decisions.
"We are excited about our new website launch. We hope our existing membership and potential membership will find the new site more user friendly and interactive. " said Karin Kovalovsky, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing.
This new website was designed by in10sity.
Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 and serves Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Saguache County. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 22,000 members and $163 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide-variety of financial products and services throughout their branches in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the San Luis Valley.Attached Media Files: Old Website Homepage , New Website Homepage
Aventa Credit Union Chairman of the Board Celebrates 50 Years of Volunteer Service (Photo)Aventa Credit Union - 04/22/16 9:04 AM
Aventa Credit Union is pleased to announce that Michael Fansler, Chairman of Aventa's Board of Directors, is celebrating his 50th year of volunteer service to the credit union.
Mr. Fansler began his volunteer service in February 1966 when he became a member of the Supervisory Committee and later joined the board of directors. He has held the positions of Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman on the Aventa Board of Directors. He has spent 18 of the last 20 years as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Fansler has also served on the board of directors for the Colorado State League as well as the audit committee. Locally he had a strong influence on the former Pikes Peak Chapter of Credit Unions and various other credit union related organizations. Other credit union service includes serving in an advisory capacity for SunCorp Corporate Credit Union.
"Mr. Fansler is an engaged member, educator, supporter, credit union defender and advocate. He has continued to educate himself and has received numerous commendations, awards and certificates for his involvement and service. He is a visionary and at the same time applies those 50 years in a very steadfast, knowledgeable role. He is Aventa's walking library of history. We congratulate him on 50 years of service" said Gregory Mills, Aventa's CEO/President.
Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 21,000 members and $163 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide-variety of financial products and services throughout their branches in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the San Luis Valley.Attached Media Files: Michael Fansler, Chairman of the Board
Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire Department Conducts Fire TrainingPeterson Air Force Base - 04/21/16 1:30 PM
The Cheyenne Mountain AFS fire department will conduct flashover fire training exercises from 9-11:30 a.m. April 22 at the base fire training center, located on the CMAFS installation, southwest of Highway 115 and South Academy Boulevard.
This routine training is conducted periodically to ensure base emergency responders are prepared to handle a wide variety of emergencies on the installation. As part of cooperative agreements, the department assists with emergencies in the Broadmoor Bluffs neighborhood and the Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
Those traveling the I-25 and Highway 115 corridors and living adjacent to the installation should not be alarmed if they see smoke or fire from this area. The base fire training center has significant safety controls in place to ensure the training environment remains safe, yet provides the maximum educational environment for the firefighting teams.
Aventa Launches First Responder LoanAventa Credit Union - 04/21/16 12:30 PM
Aventa Credit Union recently launched a First Responder Loan offering a loan fixed-rate loan supporting those who are currently employed or volunteer as a first responder. The First Responder Loan can be used to help with the purchase of equipment and supplies such as dry suits, boots, gloves, uniform pants and shirts, patrol jackets and much more. The First Responder Loan is the first of its kind in the market areas in which Aventa serves.
"Aventa serves the City of Colorado Springs and Pueblo and we saw a unique need within these groups to offer a special loan that would help first responders with the extra expenses that they may incur because of their job. Aventa is proud to support our first responders by offering a First Responder Loan. " said Karin Kovalovsky, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing.
For more information on the First Responder Loan visit aventa.com
Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 and serves Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Saguache County. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 22,000 members and $163 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide-variety of financial products and services throughout their branches in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the San Luis Valley.Attached Media Files: 2016-04/1243/93758/First_Responder_Loan_Handout.pdf
Media Alert: Flowcabulary Showcase At Mitchell High SchoolColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/20/16 12:40 PM
On Thursday, April 21, Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, will host a Flowcabulary Showcase. The matinee will take place at 2:10 p.m., and the community evening event will begin at 7 p.m. The media is invited to attend this event.
Flowcabulary was birthed out of Saturday School in 2009, working with primarily at-risk, minority youth who were failing classes. The objective is to teach them and, subsequently, both encourage and require them to use high-level academic vocabulary, including SAT-vocabulary, while composing original rap lyrics to high quality, explosive beats.
Media Alert: Dr. Suess STEAM Night at Bristol ElementaryColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/19/16 4:47 PM
On Thursday, April 21, 6-7 p.m., Bristol Elementary School, 890 N. Walnut Street, will hold a Dr. Suess STEAM Night, at which time parents and students will be working on different science, technology, engineering, art, and math tasks. This event has been made possible by a grant from the Colorado Springs Rotary. The media is invited to attend.
Palmer High School to Host High School Nation Spring 2016 TourColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/19/16 9:02 AM
On Thursday, April 21, through a partnership with High School Nation, Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave., will be one of 25 schools nationwide hosting the Spring 2016 High School Nation tour. The main event will be 1-3 p.m., and the media is invited to attend. (This event is for Palmer students only.)
The tour will bring a variety of performing artists to the campus, including Drake Bell from Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh show, Palaye Royale, and up-and-comers Far Young and Izzy Malik. In addition to the performances of these artists, students will have the ability to experience a variety of hands-on activities at specialized zones featuring equipment and information from a variety of sponsors including Sony, Pioneer, Roland, Gibson, Ernie Ball, the New York Film Academy, Volcom, Tilly's, Sparkling Ice, Takis and more. At the conclusion of the event, these sponsors and High School Nation will donate $10,000 worth of equipment and supplies to stimulate arts education at Palmer High School. More information about High School Nation can be found at http://www.highschoolnation.org
Low-flying aircraft during anniversary celebrationPeterson Air Force Base - 04/13/16 11:50 AM
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. -- Low-flying aircraft will be part of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station anniversary celebration April 15.
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station marks its 50th year of being fully operational with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. April 15. The ceremony and flights should end by 10:30 a.m.
The aircraft include F-16s from Buckley Air Force Base, and Apache and Black Hawk helicopters from Fort Carson, which will pass over the installation as a salute to its pivotal role to the defense of the United States, Canada and its allies.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/12/16 5:25 PM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Instructional Materials and Secondary Course Approval
Policy LBD: Relations with Charter Schools
Contract Awards: 6th Biennial Review of the District's Comprehensive Performance Plan
Resolution 2016-31: Executive Professionals Week
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 13 agenda is featured.
District Two Statement Regarding Parent Communication With Harrison High SchoolHarrison Dist. 2 - 04/06/16 8:59 PM
Several Safe2Tell tips were received by the District today sharing a rumored threat to Harrison High School tomorrow. The rumored threats may be linked to the off campus incident on Monday that resulted in non-life threatening injuries to two students. We take all Safe2Tell tips seriously. We are working closely with CSPD and have elected the following precautionary measures for Harrison High School tomorrow:
· Additional CSPD officers on campus
· Additional District security on campus
· Additional Administration Personnel on campus
· Lockout in place (classes occur inside the building, but doors are locked and secured for the school day)
We will continue to work with police as they complete their investigation and will work to ensure our campus is safe. We ask parents to be aware of their children's activity and behavior, especially during this extended weekend. We are always appreciative of Safe2Tell and our community who utilize this tool to keep our schools safe.
District Statement Re: Monday Incident at Harrison High SchoolHarrison Dist. 2 - 04/04/16 2:32 PM
An incident happened Monday afternoon near Harrison High School. Two students were hurt in altercation off-campus and were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two suspects were apprehended and the campus remained secure as classes continued as scheduled. However, parents were given the option to pick up their students from school early. All after-school activities were canceled. This is a CSPD matter and District Two will cooperate with the organization as it continues its investigation.
Cheyenne Mountain celebrates 50th anniversary (Photo)Peterson Air Force Base - 04/01/16 9:32 AM
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. -- Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station marks its 50th year of being fully operational with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. April 15.
Guest speakers include Gen. John Hyten, commander, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, and the Honorable John Hickenlooper, governor, State of Colorado.
Excavation for the massive 5.1 acre underground infrastructure began in 1961, and it reached full operational capability April 20, 1966. During construction, 693,000 tons of granite were removed from the site, and replaced with 12 three-story and three two-story buildings located behind two 25-ton doors designed to withstand the force of a nuclear blast. The construction included mission centers, offices, personnel support, and survivability capabilities such as water retention ponds, nuclear, biological, and chemical air scrubbers, and power generation.
Over the last 50 years, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex has played a pivotal role to the defense of the United States, Canada, and its allies. This $18 billion engineering marvel is managed by the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo., and is home to the 721st Mission Support Group hosting 13 mission partners including Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command Missile Warning Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, and Defense Manpower Data Center. It is also the only Department of Defense High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse certified underground facility.
Today, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station has the primary role of collecting information from satellites and ground-based sensors throughout the world and disseminating it through the Missile Warning Center to NORAD, U.S. Northern Command, USSTRATCOM, and national leadership through the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. It also serves as the alternate command center for NORAD and USNORTHCOM.Attached Media Files: The tunnel leading into Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is about one mile long, and leads personnel to the infamous 25-ton blast doors which protect the complex. (U.S. Air Force photo)