Buena Vista Elementary Students Put Math and Science Skills to WorkColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/25/14
Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Buena Vista Elementary School, 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave., have been working very hard on projects for their Engineering Fair, which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 8:30-11 a.m., in the gym.
The students were to design and build a structure that includes simple machines, angles, volume, area, perimeter, etc. They were encouraged to choose a building that means something to each individual, specifically. (For example, children who love dance have made dance studios; one child who wrestles, built a wrestling arena.) A range of 'finished' works will be presented, some look like a decorated box and some are accurate, built-to-scale structures built out of wood, Plexiglas, and metal; some structures may even have elevators and electricity! You'll see everything from the Parthenon to a hobbit dwelling and more!
Students from preschool to third grade will come to the presentations and conduct a scavenger hunt for the math and science components. The media is invited to attend this event.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/24/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Policy AA: School District Legal Status
* FTE Approval
* Read Across America Resolution
* March - Women's History Month Resolution
* Eliminate the Negative Factor Resolution
The agenda is posted at http://www.d11.org/boe, click on meetings, click on February 26, and click on meeting agenda.
Palmer High School Students Raise Money for Fellow StudentColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/14/14
Palmer High School students have raised $1500 to purchase gift cards for fellow student Scott Beckman, who has undergone seven weeks of chemo and radiation therapies in Denver, staying at a Ronald McDonald House near the hospital with his mother, Magan Beckman, during the week.
On Sunday, February 16, at 3:30 p.m., a Palmer student will be presenting Scott and his mother with gift cards to help with expenses and to express their support. The media is invited to attend the presentation, which will take place at 2923 Hayman Terrace, Colorado Springs, CO.
Scott learned on Friday, February 14, that the treatments have not successfully removed all of the cancer and he will begin a more-aggressive chemotherapy treatment plan in April.
Martinez Elementary Teacher Receives Educator Leader of the Year AwardColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/12/14
School District 11 is proud to announce that The Education Center has selected Martinez Elementary School teacher Theresa Newsom to receive the Harriett Tubman "Moses" Educator Leader of the Year Award. This award will be presented to Theresa at the Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala, on Friday, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Denver-Stapleton. This event honors black educators in the State of Colorado who exemplify high standards of excellence in education. All awards will be presented by Colorado Legislators.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/10/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Contract Awards - Sale of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
* Resolution: HB14-1156, FRL Adjustment
* 2014-2015 School Year Calendar
The agenda is posted at http://www.d11.org/boe, click on meetings, click on February 12, and click on meeting agenda.
Peterson AFB to conduct live fire training todayPeterson Air Force Base - 02/06/14
The Peterson Air Force Base fire department will conduct live fire training exercises today, Feb. 6, from 1 to 4 p.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.