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Colorado Springs/Pueblo News Releases for Fri. Apr. 18 - 8:08 am
Silver Key Needs Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers
Silver Key Senior Services - 04/17/14
April 17, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO - Silver Key Senior Services is in need of volunteer drivers for our Meals on Wheels program. There are currently 100 seniors on the waiting list for Meals on Wheels' delivery because of a shortage of delivery volunteers.

Since 1971, Silver Key Senior Services has been administering the Meals on Wheels program, serving Colorado Springs' metro seniors ages 60 and older. Volunteers not only deliver the meals but also visit with the seniors, offering companionship and reducing isolation that so many seniors feel. These visits provide emotional health for a senior and serve as an informal "wellness check".

For more information about volunteering as a Meals on Wheels Driver, please contact Linda Arguello at 719 884-2319 or email her at larguello@silverkey.org. For more information about Silver Key Senior Services please contact Lorri Orwig at lorwig@silverkey.org or 719 884-2313.
Media Alert: Martinez Elementary Leadership Day
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/08/14
Martinez Elementary School, 6460 Vickers Drive, will have a Leadership Day on Friday, April 11, 9-11 a.m., and the media is invited to attend. See the students shine as they learn, live, and lead! This is the day students of Lt. Col. Martinez Elementary are eager to share with the community as they show the values of leadership they've been learning through the implementation of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/07/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* Instructional Materials and Secondary Courses Approval
* Policy FCB: Closing Schools
* Contract Award: Award of the Construction Boiler Replacement at Palmer High School
* National Volunteer Week Resolution

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over Meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 9 agenda is featured.
School Celebrates 50 Years - Opens Time Capsule (Photo)
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/02/14
Please see attached document.

You are invited to time capsule opening and anniversary celebration at Stratmoor Hills Elementary School on Friday, April 4th at 4:00pm.

Attached Media Files: Release Info , Invitation
Hey Diddle Riddle...
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/02/14
Local author, Wendi Silvano, visits Pikes Peak Elementary School today, 8am to 3pm, to share her books.

Attached Media Files: Author Information
2014 Armed Forces Community Run
Peterson Air Force Base - 04/02/14
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The 2014 Armed Forces Community Run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 10 on Peterson AFB.

Scheduled for 5k and 10k runs, this 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 advanced entrance fee is $30 to run in either race, however, registration on race-day will increase to $35. Race materials will include a running shirt, water bottle and other fitness-related items. Additionally refreshments will be provided for all participants and the Air Force Academy's band, Blue Steel, will be performing.

Registration can be made online at www.21fss.com or www.runningguru.com/event/AFCR or by visiting on of the following locations:
* Boulder Running Company, 3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 32, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 - Pay by cash, check.
* Peterson AFB Fitness and Sports Center, 225 W. Ent Ave., Peterson AFB, CO 80914 - Pay by cash, check, credit card. (accessible by military ID holders only)
* Runners Roost, 121 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 - Pay by cash, check.

Race materials may be picked up May 5-8 at Runners Roost, Boulder Running Company and the Peterson AFB Fitness Center, or they may be picked up the morning of the race at the start area.

For more information about the 2014 Armed Forces Community Run, call (719) 556-2767.
Multicultural Day at Mitchell High School
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/01/14
The media is invited to attend the Multicultural Celebration at Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, on Thursday, April 3, 2-3 p.m. There will be demonstrations, costumes, singing, and dancing from other countries, to include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Japan, Panama, Iraq (Kurdish), Italy, Germany, China, Portugal, Nigeria, East Africa, Cuba, Libya, Vietnam, Nepal, and Guatemala.
Coronado High School Students Preserving American War Veterans' Stories
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/01/14
For the seventh year, Honors U.S. History classes at Coronado High School will be participating in the Veterans History Project, which is designed to honor American war veterans, along with civilian workers who supported them, by preserving stories of their service to our country. Students are directly involved, as they will be conducting the interviews of our local veterans. They will be working in groups and have been given information packets that include all directions and interview questions. The final product will be a student-produced video that will ultimately be sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. More information on the Veterans History Project may be found at www.loc.gov/vets.

The media is invited to attend this auspicious event, which will take place on Thursday, April 3, at The Palisades at Broadmoor Park, an independent/assisted living community located at 4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO.

Student transportation costs have been provided by a grant received from the Foundation for School District 11. Students will work this event in shifts, some students will be gone from about 8 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., and others will be gone from about 11:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
District 11 Receives Financial Reporting Award
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/24/14
Colorado Springs School District 11 is proud to announce that we have received the Association of School Business Officials International's (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This is the twenty-fourth time District 11 has received this prestigious award. The District was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2013.

Sponsored by VALIC, the Certificate of Excellence (COE) award confirms the school business office's commitment to financial accountability and transparency and demonstrates District 11's commitment to fiscal prudence and financial responsibility.

For more information on the COE award, visit ASBO's website: www.asbointl.org/COE.