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Fri. 12/13/19
CIVA Receives The Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
CIVA Charter School - 12/13/19 12:16 PM

CONTACT: RANDY ZIMMERMAN                                719-633-1306






The Colorado Department of Education announced on December 6, 2019, that CIVA Charter High School earned the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for 2019.  CIVA was also the recipient of this prestigious award in 2016 and 2017.  CIVA is the only high school in District 11 to earn this award.

Taken from CDE’S website, the award is: “The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth.  On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps”.


CIVA CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL                      4635 Northpark Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80918


Thu. 12/12/19
Media Alert: Kindergarten Kindness Abounds at Penrose Elementary
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/12/19 9:14 AM

Kindergarten students at Penrose Elementary School, 4285 S. Nonchalant Circle, have been busy collecting water and socks for the Springs Rescue Mission and toys, hats, and mittens to donate to One Nation Walking Together.

The kindergartners will walk to Village Seven Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 13, to donate the water and socks. On Tuesday, December 17, between 10 and 10:30 a.m., One Nation Walking Together personnel will bring a truck to Penrose, at which time the kindergartners will load the truck with the donations. The media is invited to attend this event.

Media Alert: Assembly at Doherty to Open Newly Remodeled Gym
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/12/19 9:11 AM

On Friday, 12/13, 10:10 a.m., Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, will hold an assembly to officially open the newly remodeled gym. The media is invited to attend this event. Upon entering the building, please check in with the office, and you will be escorted to the gym.

Wed. 12/11/19
Silver Key's Annual Holiday Tradition Continues
Silver Key - 12/11/19 9:55 AM

For nearly 30 years, Silver Key Senior Services has worked with the Colorado Springs community to brighten the holidays for seniors in need. This year's Giving Tree organizations have been so generous; donating gifts, volunteering staff time, and supporting our efforts financially. Our 9th annual holiday party for clients takes place on Thursday, December 12, at the Silver Key Community Rooms, 1655 S. Murray Blvd. We anticipate more than 300 people will attend the event.

"Our clients look forward to this annual tradition for months as the holidays can be a particularly lonely time for them" said Jason DeaBueno, President and CEO of Silver Key.

Committed community businesses and volunteers allow Silver Key to provide food and gifts to the seniors who attend the party. T. Rowe Price's employees and French students at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High have again played a key role in the celebration by providing homemade gingerbread houses which will be used as centerpieces and become prizes for our guests to take home. There will also be Holiday Activity Stations including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and entertainment from John Long, The Bluesman.

For more information about the event, please contact Laurie Onstott at 719 884-2321, or email at lonstott@silverkey.org.

About Silver Key:

Since 1970, Silver Key services have supported quality of life for seniors, allowing them the choice of safely aging in place with dignity and independence. Silver Key provides more than 7,000 seniors annually with a wide variety of services, including Silver Key Connections Café, Home Delivered Meals including Meals on Wheels, Reserve & Ride transportation services, Active Living services, and vital Senior Assistance services including case management and government food program distribution. To learn more about Silver Key and volunteer opportunities, visit SilverKey.org.

Attached Media Files: 2019-12/3595/129950/2019_CLIENT_HOLIDAY_PARTY.pdf

Tue. 12/10/19
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/10/19 10:53 AM

The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:

  • District-Wide Closure Due to Inclement Weather
  • Resolution 2020-14: Mill Levy Rates Component Certification
  • Resolution 2020-13: Additional Designation of Fund Balance

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The December 11 agenda is featured.