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07/31/14
School District 11 Recognized for 25 Years of Participation in the Certificate of Excellence Program
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 07/31/14
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is proud to congratulate Colorado Springs School District 11 for 25 years of participation in the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) program. School District 11 is one of only four Colorado school districts to receive this prestigious recognition.

The Certificate of Excellence program supports and recognizes districts' high-quality financial reporting to the community through exceptional Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). ASBO has awarded school districts the COE for 42 years, and is proud to recognize districts that have continued to meet the program's high standards.

As a recipient of the COE, District 11 has verified that credibility, confidence, and transparency are essential to demonstrate sound fiscal management and professional growth. For the fiscal year ending in 2013, District 11 received an award plaque and certificate for the twenty-fourth time.

Please visit ASBO's website for more information about ASBO's Certificate of Excellence program and to view the list of participants: www.asbointl.org/COE.
Peterson AFB to conduct live fire training today July 31
Peterson Air Force Base - 07/31/14
The Peterson Air Force Base fire department will conduct live fire training exercises today, Thursday, July 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the base fire training center located on the west side of the installation near Airport Road and Powers Boulevard.

This routine training is conducted periodically to ensure base emergency responders are prepared to handle a wide variety of emergencies on the installation and the airport. As part of a cooperative agreement, Peterson firefighters are the primary response agency for handling all aircraft and civilian airport emergencies. Those traveling the Powers corridor and living adjacent to the airport 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.
07/25/14
Silver Key Asks for Help to Beat the Heat
Silver Key Senior Services - 07/25/14
The summer heat took its time getting here this year but it has finally arrived and is causing problems. Seniors may have a difficult time dealing with the skyrocketing temperatures and many do not have homes with fans or air conditioning. Over the last few weeks, requests have come in from clients who need assistance with cooling of their homes.

We are currently out of donated fans and are asking for the community's support. If you have a fan to donate, please contact Silver Key at 719 884-2350. We will distribute donated fans to seniors needing assistance.

Another way to beat the heat is by scheduling a ride through Silver Key transportation. We offer transportation in air-conditioned vehicles to other cooled locations around the city including the Colorado Springs Senior Center (CSSC), the mall or a friend's home. The rides can be arranged three days in advance. Please call 719 884-2380 to schedule a ride.

If you are concerned about over-exposure to the heat, look for symptoms of distress such nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle cramps, body ache, dizziness or weakness. Seek medical attention immediately if these warning signs occur and call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

For more information about Silver Key, please contact Mindy Quinn at 719 884-2318 or email at mquinn@silverkey.org.
07/23/14
Tomorrow's Global Workforce Starts Here
Harrison Dist. 2 - 07/23/14
Please see attached document for more information.

A group of students have traveled across the world to join our very own District 2 students for a week of exceptional speakers, leadership training, educational activities and more during the Junior Achievement Exchange Program this week.


Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1351/76246/2014_JA_China_Exchange_Trip.pdf
07/15/14
Innovation in Education
Harrison Dist. 2 - 07/15/14
HSD2 welcomes new teachers early with a New Staff Institute. New Teachers (newly graduated or new to D2) get a month long head start to launch them successfully into the workplace. These techniques are innovative enough that Google and Apple should take note! Join our new staff and Get on the Bus for a tour of the district on Friday morning...or call us for an interview so you can tell the public what's GREAT and innovative in public education.
07/11/14
Welcome ceremony to kick off Schriever Week
Schriever Air Force Base - 07/11/14
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Schriever will observe the 65-year lineage of the 50th Space Wing with a reveille 9 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the base's track and field.

The ceremony is the first in a weeklong schedule of events to honor the 50th Space Wing's lineage, which dates back to the 50th Fighter Group that was originally activated in June 1949. Since then the 50th has changed names and mission to what we now know as the 50th Space Wing, whose mission is to command satellites to deliver decisive global effects.

"We want to celebrate and honor over 65 years of technological advancements in air and space through the years which are a direct result of a dedicated community of military, civilians and contractors at in the 50th and at Schriever Air Force Base and around the world," said Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing and installation commander.

Reveille is the signal for the start of the official duty day and upon the commander's direction, a ceremony including flight formations may accompany the raising of the flag. Other Schriever Week events include a round robin softball tournament, the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble (obstacle course), a Chiefs versus Eagles softball game and will conclude with the base's annual summer picnic.

"Schriever Week is really about celebrating our history, our accomplishments and a time to appreciate each other, military, civilian and contractors, of what we do and recharge and get ready for the six months to come," said Senior Master Sgt. Patricia Ford, Schriever Week project officer.
07/10/14
4th Space Control Squadron to move to new home
Peterson Air Force Base - 07/10/14
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The 4th Space Control Squadron, formerly from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., stood up operations at Peterson July 1. The move brought approximately 90 active duty and civilian positions and will be officially marked with a Change of Command Ceremony here 11 a.m. July 11. The people assigned to the 90 positions are expected to be in place by the end of the year. The move consolidates the 4th and 76th SPCS missions under one roof, where parallel missions can benefit from shared infrastructure and resources.

The 4th SPCS provides combat space superiority effects to the commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Space and theater combatant commanders. The squadron also deploys globally to conduct mobile and transportable space superiority operations as directed by the Commander of Air Force Space Command.

"Relocating the 4th Space Control Squadron from Holloman to Peterson will benefit the space control mission area in multiple ways," said Lt. Col. Scott Brodeur, outgoing 4th SPCS commander. "We will certainly save money on TDYs and travel interacting with the 21st Operations Group and our sister squadron, but most importantly, we are maximizing our space control resources and expertise together in one location. This relocation creates efficiencies in manpower, improves and advances our space control training and evaluation programs, and allows us to focus on our expeditionary space superiority mission in support of combatant commanders."

In addition to a new home, the squadron will get a new commander July 11, when Lt. Col. Eric Lingle takes the reins from Brodeur. Lingle was formerly the 21st Operations Support Squadron's operations officer and responsible for the consolidation of Space Control Mission Qualification Training and Evaluation programs under the 21st Operations Group at Peterson AFB. The change of command ceremony, also marking the squadron's arrival to Peterson, is 11 a.m. July 11 at building 2027.