Silver Key Hosts 3rd Annual Holiday Party for ClientsSilver Key Senior Services - 12/12/13
December 12, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO -Silver Key Senior Services will host the 3rd annual holiday party for clients on Saturday, December 14, at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium.
"This event has become a tradition that our seniors look forward to for months as the holidays can be a particularly lonely time for them" said Pat Ellis, President of Silver Key.
Over the last few weeks, reservations have been pouring in from seniors who are excited to come to the party. Reservations are required as seating is limited and we anticipate 500 people will attend the event.
Generous donations from committed community volunteers, businesses, and families allow Silver Key to provide food and gifts to the seniors who attend the party. In addition, guests will be treated to musical performances by the Sweet Adelines, a Barbershop Quartet, and Randy Sinatra. This year's event promises to provide more companionship and holiday spirit than ever and will ensure that seniors are not forgotten at this very difficult time of year.
Sponsors for this year's event include USAA, HomeSource, and People's National Bank.
Reservations are no longer being taken.
Howbert Student to Receive 9-1-1 Hero AwardColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/11/13
On Friday, December 13, at 8:15 a.m., Howbert Elementary School, 1023 N. 31st Street, will hold an assembly to honor Kole Swihart, who will be presented with a 9-1-1 Hero Award. Kole dialed 9-1-1 when there was smoke in his home and the fire alarm was going off. Kole evacuated his residence, along with his two dogs, and did a great job staying safe and giving the 9-1-1 call taker information for first responders.
In October, Howbert students participated in a 9-1-1 Safety Trailer Demonstration, and in November Kole was nominated as a 9-1-1 Hero. The 9-1-1 Hero Program recognizes youth,16 years old or younger, who initiate a 9-1-1 call and whose actions saves a life, significantly reduces property damage, or lead to the apprehension of a criminal. The media is invited to attend this event.
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/10/13
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* District-Wide Closure Due to Inclement Weather
* Contract Award: Land Sale - Newport Heights
* Budget Transfers, Appropriations, and FTE Approvals
* 2014 Mill Levy Certification
* FY13-14 Amended Interfund Borrowing Resolution 2014-14R
The agenda is posted at http://www.d11.org/boe, click on meetings; click on December 11, and click on meeting agenda.
The Colorado Springs School to host African-themed Model UN Competition; Deicated to MandelaThe Colorado Springs School - 12/06/13
DATE: December 6, 2014
For Release: Upon Receipt
Contact: Jessica L. James
Director of Communications
(719)210-3499 - cell
THE COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL TO HOST AFRICAN-THEMED MODEL UN COMPETITION; DEDICATED TO MANDELA
Colorado Springs, Colo. - "Nelson Mandela proved that great injustices could be solved without violence, through compromise, kindness, and reconciliation," said a reflective Owen McLaughlin, senior at The Colorado Springs School and Secretary General of the Model UN team. "Few individuals have so perfectly embodied the peaceful, gentlemanly ideals of the United Nations, and he serves as a model for Africa and the world as a whole."
The Colorado Springs School will host 15 schools bringing over 200 students to campus on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a Model UN competition. Schools will be coming from all over the state, including schools from Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. The African-themed topics and simulations were developed for the 3 major councils through student leadership. The competitive simulation will position students to exercise leadership and United Nations-style decision-making regarding African-themed situations in history, including:
* Beginner's Council - Students will debate in the UN Security Council about the new conflict in the Central African Republic and the continuing conflict in the new South Sudan
* Intermediate Council - Students will simulate the African Union where they debate on how to avoid the Natural Resource Curse with all of Africa's new oil finds, as well as how to deal with Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria.
* Advanced Council - Students will tackle a historical recreation of the famous Berlin Conference, where European nations greedily split up Africa amongst themselves. Students have a special challenge of determining a different outcome!
While the African themes have been in the plans for months, student leaders will have a renewed focus on diplomacy given the passing of Nelson Mendela.
"Our club is deeply moved by the passing of such a great leader. We have decided to dedicate our conference to his honor and memory and we will make a donation of a portion of our proceeds to Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund," said David Benson, Model UN Advisor and Upper School History teacher. "Also, our keynote speaker has changed his opening speech to address Mandela's legacy, and we will take a moment during the opening cermonies to honor Mandela with a moment of silence."
The donation to the Children's Fund will go to one of Mandela's last wishes --- the building of an African Children's Hosptial in Johannesburg, SA.
Visitors are welcome to come and watch the simulations throughout the day. Media may come to campus at 21 Broadmoor Avenue to cover the event. The main activity will be in the Maytag Dining Hall and the Trianon building.
For more information about Model United Nations at The Colorado Springs School, follow @CSSModelUN on Twitter or visit the club's website at http://cssmun.weebly.com.
For more information on The Colorado Springs School, contact Jessica L. James, Director of Communications, at email@example.com or on her cell phone at (719) 210-3499. Learn more about CSS at www.CSS.org, www.Facebook.com/TheColoradoSpringsSchool, or @CSSKodiaks on Twitter.
About David (Dahveed) Benson
David Benson has taught Upper School History at The Colorado Springs School since 2005. He teaches AP US History, AP Comparative Politics and African History and is the faculty sponsor of the school's Model United Nations team. Benson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in French and History. He earned his Master's degree in African History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also attained competency in Hausa and Swahili, two sub-Saharan African languages. Before moving to Colorado, Benson was the academic director of the School for International Training's college study abroad program in Cameroon, Central Africa for 10 years. He has done research and traveled extensively in Central and West Africa, including the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. Benson has led several groups of CSS students on seminars to Cameroon, Africa. In the summer, Benson is a camp director for the Concordia Language Villages, where he runs the French Voyageur program, a French language wilderness and historical immersion program that takes place in the north woods of Minnesota.
About The Colorado Springs School (CSS)
CSS offers an experiential educational curriculum for Age 3 - Grade 12 students. 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.
Schriever officials release identities of deceased AirmenSchriever Air Force Base - 11/22/13
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Schriever Air Force Base officials released the names of the two military members who died in a vehicle accident Wednesday, Nov. 20, on Highway 94.
Airman 1st Class Edward Yu and Airman 1st Class Abtron (Tron) O'Neal were active-duty Airmen assigned to the 3rd Space Operations Squadron here.
"We want to express our heartfelt condolences to Airman Yu and Airman O'Neal's families and friends, as well as the 3rd Space Operations Squadron family," said Col. William Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander. "This is a sad day for the Schriever family. The Air Force appreciates their service and commitment to our country. We will continue to provide assistance to their families. Edward and Tron will be missed."
Team Schriever is planning a memorial service to commemorate Airman Yu's and Airman O'Neal's lives.
More information will be provided as appropriate. A board of Air Force officers and Colorado Department of Transportation are investigating the cause of the accident.Attached Media Files: A1C Edward Yu , A1C Abtron O'Neal
2 Schriever Airmen die during vehicle accidentSchriever Air Force Base - 11/20/13
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, COLO. - Two military members assigned to Schriever Air Force Base died in a vehicle accident this morning Wednesday, Nov. 20, on Highway 94.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the two individuals," said Col. William Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander. "The loss of life pains Team Schriever deeply. We will do everything we can to support the family and friends in their time of need."
The accident is currently under investigation. The military members' names are being held until next of kin notification. More information will be provided as appropriate.
Special Banner Dedication at Hunt ElementaryColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 11/18/13
Hunt Elementary School, 917 E. Moreno Avenue, is proud to honor our local military and will hold a special banner dedication ceremony on Wednesday, November 20, at 1 p.m. in the school gym. Hunt is proudly adopted by the Golf FSC, 329FA unit from the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, as part of the Adopt-A-School program. This partnership has benefited the students, as well as the soldiers, and the ceremony will showcase some of the unique aspects of this program. The media is invited to attend this event.