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Palmer Students Take First Place in C-SPAN StudentCam Competition
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/20/19 9:47 AM

Colorado Springs School District 11 is proud to announce that Palmer High School students Cristian Granados and Gabe Wright earned a top spot at the C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition. Out of nearly 3,000 nationwide submissions, Cristian and Gabe took first place in the High School-West category. In May, CSPAN representatives will visit Palmer to award Cristian and Gabe their prize.

The documentary will air on Thursday, April 18, at approximately 6:50 a.m. Eastern Time, prior to the Washington Journal program. All winning videos may be viewed on the website, www.studentcam.org, or you may click on this link, http://www.viddler.com/v/8ccf59e, to view Cristian’s and Gabe’s video.

School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/19/19 9:56 AM

Because of last week’s inclement weather, Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education rescheduled the March 13 meeting to Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:

  • District-Wide Closure Due to Inclement Weather
  • Budget Transfers, Appropriations, and FTE Approvals
  • Contract Award: Community-Based Health Center at General William Mitchell High School
  • Contract Award: Contract Modification for a One Year Extension: Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
  • Contract Award: Contract Modification for a One Year Extension: CIVA Charter School
  • Contract Award: Contract Modification for a One Year Extension: GLOBE Charger School
  • Contract Award: Contract Modification for a One Year Extension: Roosevelt Charter Academy
  • Resolution 2019-26: Diversity and Equity in Education Month

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The March 21 agenda is featured.

Colorado Springs School District 11 Celebrates 2019 Rotary Club Diamond Award Winners
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 03/18/19 3:36 PM

To honor the outstanding work District 11 teachers do, and in recognition of the influence they have on our youth, the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs sponsors the “Diamond Award – A Cut Above.” For this award, students nominate teachers who have inspired them, and members of the awards committee announce winners by arriving in a classroom to advise students that their teacher is a Diamond Award winner. Annually, recipients are selected from each of the District 11 high schools and the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus. The awards are officially presented at a Rotary luncheon, where the teachers have an opportunity to talk with local community and business leaders about the state of education and their passion for teaching.

The 2019 Diamond Award recipients are: Kyle Yeh, Coronado High School; Steve Ottmer and Sarah Ortiz, Doherty High School, Kaitlin Harrington, Mitchell High School; Melissa Garlock, Palmer High School; and James Owino, Odyssey Early College and Career Options.