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04/23/15
Media Alert: Comcast Cares Day at Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/23/15
On Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., hundreds of volunteers will descend on the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus (RJWAC), 2115 Afton Way, for Comcast Cares Day. 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, with the help and suggestion of the D11 Volunteer Services and Community Partnership office, 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 eight 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.
04/21/15
Schriever leadership accept Omaha Trophy
Schriever Air Force Base - 04/21/15
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the Omaha Trophy for Global Operations to the 50th Space Wing in a ceremony here today at 2 p.m.

This is the third time in the last five years the wing has earned this honor, which is awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's mission areas. Selections are based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety, and other factors such as community involvement and humanitarian actions. The 'Masters of Space' are joined this year by the following other 2014 Omaha Trophy award winners: the 91st Missile Wing and 5th Bomb Wing, both from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; and USS Alaska (SSBN 732), Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia.

"We applaud the members of these professional units, and extend our heartiest congratulations on their selection for this prestigious award. I am proud of your contributions to our nation's defense," said Admiral Haney in a statement announcing the winners.
The Omaha Trophy celebrates USSTRATCOM's premier intercontinental ballistic missile wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic aircraft operations wing and global operations (space/cyberspace) unit. The tradition began as a single award in 1971, when the Strategic Command Consultation Committee created the trophy as a token of appreciation to (then) Strategic Air Command's best wing.

Those receiving awards represent units throughout USSTRATCOM which are critical to fulfilling the combatant command's primary mission: to detect, deter and prevent strategic attacks against the United States and its allies.

USSTRATCOM is one of nine unified commands under the Department of Defense and is responsible for strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting.


Attached Media Files: Omaha Trophy Presentation video
Peterson AFB hosts 2015 Armed Forces Community Run
Peterson Air Force Base - 04/21/15
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The 2015 Armed Forces Community Run, hosted by Peterson AFB, will take place May 9 here.
Both 5K and 10K runs will be available. The event is open to the general public, however a government issued ID card, such as a driver's license, must be presented to gain access to the installation.

The running routes will take people through the installation and is a rare opportunity for the local community to see the Air Force base.

Registration is $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event.

The 10K race will start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K race will start at 8:45 a.m.

Participants will also receive a t-shirt, water bottle and other goodies in their race bag. Participants can expect to enjoy live music and various festivities.

America's Kids Run will also be held on May 9 and starts at 8 a.m. Bouncy castles, face painters and balloon animals will be available for kids to enjoy. Registered children will also receive a race t-shirt.

The run is a qualifier for the bolderBOULDER.

Those interested in signing up for this event may do so in-person at the Peterson AFB Fitness Center, Runners Roost, Boulder Running Company or on line at http://www.21fss.com/news/americas-kids-run/ and http://www.21fss.com/news/armed-forces-community-run-2015/
Media Alert: ST Math Symposium with Dr. Matthew Peterson
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/21/15
On Thursday, April 23, Dr. Matthew Peterson, co-founder/CEO of MIND Research and chief developer of ST Math, or "spacial temporal" math, will be at the Tesla Auditorium, 2560 International Circle, 9 a.m.-noon, and the media is invited to attend this event. Dr. Peterson will discuss some very recent results from brain research, and he will also show how ST Math is explicitly designed to leverage results from brain research in supporting the development of mathematical schemas for users of ST Math. ST Math is used in every D11 elementary school, to supplement the math curriculum.
Media Alert: Chipeta Elementary School to Dedicate New Playground
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/21/15
Thursday, April 23, Chipeta Elementary School, 2340 Ramsgate Terrace, will hold an outdoor assembly to dedicate their new playground. This event will take place at 1:30 p.m., and the media is invited to attend.

The student-led assembly will incorporate the students' thoughts and ideas about the process of planning and creating the playground, the playground elements, and how the new play spaces have changed their recess experience. In case of adverse weather, the alternate date is April 27.
04/20/15
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/20/15
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Request to Relinquish Exclusive Chartering Authority - LAUNCH High School
* Resolution 2015-35: Executive Professionals Week
* Resolution 2015-36: National Teacher Appreciation Week
* Resolution 2015-37: Diversity in Education
* Mill Levy Override Plan Amendment Approval

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 22 agenda is featured.
CMAFS helicopter operations
Peterson Air Force Base - 04/20/15
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo. - Helicopters will conduct flight operations April 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. here for flood mitigation.

Increased dust and noise levels from this project can be expected during this time period due to hovering, movement of equipment and supply drops.

The purpose of the flight operations are to transfer equipment to pre-planned drop off points on Cheyenne Mountain to build a rock slide fence to mitigate against future flooding.

Cheyenne Mountain AFS Fire & Emergency Services will be on standby and emergency response actions are in place.

Flight operation dates may shift based on weather conditions.
04/17/15
Schriever leadership to accept Omaha Trophy
Schriever Air Force Base - 04/17/15
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, will present the Omaha Trophy for Global Operations to the 50th Space Wing in a ceremony here Tuesday at 2 p.m.

This is the third time in the last four years the wing has earned this honor, which is awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's mission areas. Selections are based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety, and other factors such as community involvement and humanitarian actions. The 'Masters of Space' are joined this year by the following other 2014 Omaha Trophy award winners: the 91st Missile Wing and 5th Bomb Wing, both from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; and USS Alaska (SSBN 732), Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia.

"We applaud the members of these professional units, and extend our heartiest congratulations on their selection for this prestigious award. I am proud of your contributions to our nation's defense," said Admiral Haney in a statement announcing the winners.

The Omaha Trophy celebrates USSTRATCOM's premier intercontinental ballistic missile wing, ballistic missile submarine, strategic aircraft operations wing and global operations (space/cyberspace) unit. The tradition began as a single award in 1971, when the Strategic Command Consultation Committee created the trophy as a token of appreciation to (then) Strategic Air Command's best wing.

Those receiving awards represent units throughout USSTRATCOM which are critical to fulfilling the combatant command's primary mission: to detect, deter and prevent strategic attacks against the United States and its allies.

USSTRATCOM is one of nine unified commands under the Department of Defense and is responsible for strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting.


Attached Media Files: Media Advisory
04/16/15
Commander of Peterson AFB exit interviews
Peterson Air Force Base - 04/16/15
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - After two years of leading Airmen at the 21st Space Wing, Col. John Shaw will depart for a new assignment soon and is offering members of the media opportunities for exit interviews.

Thirty minute interviews are very limited and will be conducted in the afternoon on May 27, 2015.

Media wishing to interview Col. Shaw should RSVP no later than 4 p.m. April 17, 2015 to the Public Affairs office at 719-556-5185 or alethea.smock@us.af.mil.
04/09/15
Digital Citizenship Presentation with Acclaimed National Speaker Katie Koestner (Photo)
The Colorado Springs School - 04/09/15
Katie Koestner
Katie Koestner
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Ms. Koestner has lectured at over 2000 schools in North American, including about 600 independent schools over the last 15 years. She has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, on Oprah, CNN, MTV, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Later Today, Entertainment Tonight, is the subject of an HBO Movie, as well as dozens of other national news programs. The US Ambassador to India has invited Ms. Koestner to lecture for 19 days in India, and the US Department of Defense has had Ms. Koestner train their top 200 officers.

Katie's quick wit, humor and captivating delivering keep her audiences glued to every word! On the topic of Cyber-Safety and Cyber-Smarts, Ms. Koestner's witty, fast-paced program, packed with all the essential "nooks and crannies" of information that truly get students re-thinking their assumptions and use of technology, is in high demand.

She has presented to hundreds of top schools in North America, including Rye Country Day, Masters School, Dalton, Collegiate, Groton, Hotchkiss, Westminster,
Berkshire, Greenwich Academy, Germantown Academy, Flint Hill, Salisbury, Pomfret, Governor's Academy, The Hill School, VA Episcopal School, Harker School, Phillips Andover, Phillips Exeter, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, and many more.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Middle School Student Presentation; All parents (any division) welcomed.
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Louisa Performing Arts Center
Following the presentation, Middle School students will be dismissed to advisory classes for additional debriefing

Parent Question & Answer to Follow Presentation
2:30 - 3:00 p.m., Louisa Performing Arts Center
After the students leave, parents are invited for a continued dialogue on the topic.



Ms. Koestner will be a guest speaker at the United States Air Force Academy the day before her visit to CSS.


ABOUT THE COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL (CSS)
CSS offers an experiential educational curriculum for PreKindergarten - 12th graders. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the needs of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Learn more at www.css.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheColoradoSpringsSchool

For more information, contact Jessica James, Director of Communications at jjames@css.org or by cell at (719)210-3499.


Attached Media Files: Katie Koestner
04/08/15
Media Alert: Japanese Internment Speaker at Coronado
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/08/15
On Friday, April 10, a Japanese internment survivor will be speaking to students at Coronado High School about her family's experiences. The media is invited to attend this presentation. The presentation will take place at Coronado High School, 1590 West Fillmore St., 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jill Haffley at s.haffley@d11.org.
04/07/15
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/07/15
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Contract Award - District-Wide Trash Pickup, Removal, and Recycle Services
* 2015-16 Preliminary Budget Development Assumptions
* Capital Reserve Capital Projects Contingency Transfer Request
* Resolution 2015-33: National Volunteer Week

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 8 agenda is featured.
04/02/15
Teacher Job Fair for Harrison School District 2
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/02/15
Harrison School District 2 is hosting a Teacher Job Fair:
Saturday, April 18th
8:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:00pm
The Zalman Center, 2755 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(Adjacent to Harrison High School)

Principals will be interviewing on site.


Attached Media Files: 2015-04/1351/83187/2015_Teacher_Job_Fair.pdf
03/31/15
NORAD Road Restricted Access
Peterson Air Force Base - 03/31/15
As the weather heats up and people participate in outdoor activities more, we are sending out a reminder of the longstanding rules for using NORAD Road at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.

NORAD Road is federal property and is jointly patrolled by the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station Security Forces. Per 2002 agreement between the Secretary of the Air Force and the City of Colorado Springs, NORAD Road is restricted to official government business traffic, emergency vehicles and Broadmoor Bluffs residents and their guests in private passenger vehicles up to 12,000 pounds transiting to and from Hwy 115 only.
Walking, bicycling, hiking, skateboarding and other non-vehicle traffic are strictly prohibited and considered trespassing. Commercial vehicles are prohibited, unless on official government business at the request of Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.

You may see increased patrols in the area and ticketing for use of the road for anything other than official business and resident's vehicles accessing Broadmoor Bluffs.