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Parents Invited to Participate in State Assessments Discussion
 
Parents and professionals in Colorado Springs will meet to discuss
State Assessments for students in grades 3 to 8.
 
Colorado Springs – Parents of military-connected children in the Colorado Springs area will join other concerned parents to learn more about whether their students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. The conversation will also focus on issues facing military-connected and highly mobile students.
 
Supporters are invited to participate in the discussion on either April 27 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Fountain Fort Carson High School with keynote speaker, District 8 Superintendent Cheryl Serrano, or April 28 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at the U.S. Air Force Academy with keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Hatchell. Reservations for the events can be made by contacting Dee.Steel@MilitaryChild.org or by calling (571) 235-6667. On-site child care for ages 6-10 will be provided on a limited, reserved basis.
 
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), in coordination with the Partnership of Assessment Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), will facilitate a discussion identifying areas of strength and needs for students related to standards. 
 
MCEC has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MCEC is also approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
 
The Military Child Education Coalition serves the children of those who serve us all and encourages efforts that strengthen our military children and ensure opportunities for their quality education.
 



Fountain Quality of Life Project
 
Date: May 9, 2015
Time: Starting at 7:30 a.m.
Place: Olde Town Area of Fountain
 

On May 9, 2015 the Fountain Police Department will be hosting its annual Quality of Life Project in the Olde Town area of Fountain. The project is in partnership with all of the City of Fountain departments, local businesses and organizations to include: Fusion Church, Waste Systems, Scott’s Lawn Care, Bird Dog BBQ, Borriello Brothers, The Country Bar, Sarge’s Grill, White Knight Scrap, Free Appliance and Scrap Removal, Lowes, District 8 Schools, Fort Carson, and local volunteers.

 

The event will include a massive neighborhood clean-up, fire mitigation, and overall beautification for the residing residents. The event will take place beginning at 0730 where participants will stage in AGA Park, located at 216 W. Alabama Avenue. At 0800 clean-up will begin and conclude at 1200 hours. Immediately following the event a Community Celebration will take place back at AGA Park which will include free food, games, bounce house, K9 Demo, Fire Truck and fun for participants, residents, and children.

 
We ask anyone interested in participating as a volunteer or contributing to this great cause please contact Lt. Coates with the Fountain Police Department at the number shown below.
 
Fountain Police Department (719) 382-8555.
 



Keegan Carlson earns 2014
Army Reserve Soldier of the Year Recognition and

admission to the United States Military Academy
 
Fountain Valley resident (Widefield High School class of 2010), and School District #8 employee, Keegan Carlson was recently selected as the 2014 Army Reserve Soldier of the Year from a pool of 205,000 Army Reservists.  Keegan has been employed by School District #8 at Carson Middle School as an evening custodian since the first of the year.  Keegan is currently preparing for his June departure to West Point.  He has been working diligently for the past several years to earn a spot at the prestigious United States Military Academy and was recently notified that his application was approved.   The road for Keegan has been quite a journey already and he poised to make the final step onto the hallowed grounds of West Point.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE




 


DISTRICT RETIREMENT RECEPTION


Please join us in celebrating the careers of
our District Retirees:

Anne Cook

Ed Cummings

Kathleen Eide

Leisha Gould

Ann Honea

Holly Lewis

Michael Quong

Nora Robinson

Cheryl Serrano

Marsha Silva

Deborah Squire

Rose Terrell

Sharon Vickous

Cindy Wright


Monday, May 11, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Administration Building - Board Room

Note: This is in addition to retirement celebrations held at individual buildings
(please contact that building directly for more info).

 



SUMMER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE
INTERN OPPORTUNITY

The District has summer school administrative intern opportunities available. If you are interested in accessing this opportunity, email a letter of interest and your college/university internship requirements to Clint Allison by clicking on this link.
 



SUMMER PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY
Connecting with Colorado
Academic Standards





The District's Summer Professional Academy (SPA)
will be held on:
June 1-5, 2015 and June 8-12, 2015

Please click to here to view the catalog of courses...
 



APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

We are proud to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (April 2015) along with the Military Child Education Coalition.
 

Click here for a downloadable poster and certificate recognizing Military Kids, and look for Their Story, Our Mission on April 1, 2015. 
 


 

STEM CAMP VACANCIES HAVE BEEN POSTED
(INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Please Click Here to View Postings

 

 

APPROVED ACADEMIC CALENDARS

 

The academic calendars for the upcoming school years
 were approved by the Board of Education.

 

2015-2016 Certified Staff Calendar
2016-2017 Certified Staff Calendar

 


Fountain Valley Scholars

Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, July 20, 2015

 

Fountain Valley Scholars is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to high-achieving seniors from Fountain-Fort Carson, Mesa Ridge and Widefield High Schools to attend the college or university of their choice.
 

Click here for more info about this fundraiser…

 


 

 
IMPORTANT RESPIRATORY ILLNESS INFORMATION
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Important Dates  
 



UPCOMING MONTH:


April 13 - May 1
D8 K-12 Art Show
Air Academy Federal Credit Union
Art Scholarship Program Display @
Fountain Branch Library


Tuesday, April 28
ACT Testing

*Tuesday*, April 28
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 30

Awards Night for District Art Show @
Fountain-Fort Carson HIgh School
Refreshments and Viewing @ 5:30 p.m.
Awards @ 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 6
Special Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m.


Friday, May 22
Last Day for Students
EARLY DISMISSAL


Saturday, May 23

Graduation @ Fountain-Fort Carson High School
9:00 a.m.


Monday, May 25

Memorial Day
DISTRICT CLOSED


Wednesday, May 27

Regular Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m.

 


 
Professional Development Opportunities
 
CPR Training
In Town
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fountain Middle School Library

Wednesday, April 29
Thursday, May 7
Thursday, May 14


On Post
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Abrams Elementary School

Monday, May 4
 

 

 
     
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