Every year during Lent, Catholics worldwide prepare themselves for Holy Week as Easter approaches. Often devotionals focusing on the Stations of the Cross are used during this special time of preparation. This year St. Mary’s High School students will be able to use a personal devotional written and illustrated for them by their own students and teachers.
“Meditations for the Stations of the Cross” was the brain child of Karen Simkiss, SMHS’s art teacher. She’d had the idea…Continue
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The Colorado Springs Alumnae Panhellenic Association (CSAPA) will hold its annual Scholarship Brunch and Fundraiser: Bee Fabulous! on Saturday, May 3rd at the Garden of the Gods Club.
The brunch begins at 9:00 a.m. with a social and an opportunity to purchase a "Bee" for $20, which corresponds to a gift or gift certificate valued at $25 and above. Proceeds from the "Bee" fundraiser will be awarded at next year’s scholarship…Continue
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Over the last couple of years, the rivalry between St. Mary’s High School and Manitou Springs High School has really solidified with the introduction of the Pikes Peak Showdown football game in the fall of 2012. In 2013 a competitive food drive between the schools was added to the game festivities. But for the last several weeks, both schools have been working on a fundraiser through what’s being called a “cooperative rivalry.”
St. Mary’s High School and Manitou Springs High School…Continue
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On February 19, The Pikes Peak Sertoma District Freedom Essay Program winning recipients from 13 area middle schools were recognized and honored for their outstanding essays. With red, white and blue decorations at The Pinery at The Hill for a back-drop, David Wallace, aka General George Washington, gave the keynote speech.
The following three esayists were awarded top honors and received a plaque, a flag that had flown over the U.S. capitol and a monetary gift: 1st place winner…Continue
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St. Mary’s High School has recently received two grants to help offset the costs of technological and security upgrades. One grant is helping upgrade the school’s computer operating systems, the other to better secure the premises.
Matt Walter, vice president for development, began looking for grant opportunities after hearing that the school’s 150-plus computer operating systems were in need of upgrade. He found help from a Microsoft employee, who designated an $1,800 grant…Continue
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A new parents group, The Network, a support/educational forum for families caring for children with special needs is meeting on Friday March 14, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The Network meets at the Special Kids Special Families Adult Services Building at 3450 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The…Continue
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Currently, Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. - but it doesn't have to stay this way. Recommended screening can dramatically reduce your risk for this disease. Recommended screening means having your colon checked regularly if you are age 50 or older - or sooner if you are at higher risk.
By waiting - or avoiding - having their colons checked, many people are greatly increasing their risk for the disease. Seven out of ten people with colon cancer…Continue
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Power, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys And Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This musical is being performed by the Pine Creek Theatre Department on April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th at…Continue
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Local students met the challenge of public speaking on Tuesday, February 25 as they competed in the Academy Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest at the Rockrimmon Library. Megan Cho, a student at Rampart High School, Academy School District 20, achieved First place on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World.” Second place went to Elĺe-Anna Hirschorn; and Third to Cheyenne Hirschorn; both are students at the Colorado School for…Continue
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Dominate Colorado Wrestling Club is going to be running from April to September for any and all kids 10 and up. This is an off-season wrestling club that focuses on developing wrestlers into champions. We emphasize solid technique, character building and a strong work ethic. We will also be bringing in college/olympic level coaches to give the kids exposure to high level wrestling. Below you can find more information.
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Jorge Pullerio joined the U.S. Army upon graduating from BYU. He worked for the Special Forces Medical School, a Field Artillery officer, Rear Detachment Commander in Germany and deployed to Iraq. Due to health issues, he was medically discharged. He had an interest in teaching, “I remember a counselor in the…Continue
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One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership. February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents…Continue
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I was meeting a friend in Manitou Springs one Saturday morning for their annual jumbo mumbo gumbo cook-off. Manitou Springs, known for everything “weird and wild”, is made up of a series of little nooks and crannies just meant for exploring. One such nook I will never forget exploring.
The Mate Factor sits on the corner of the park where the gumbo cook-off was taking place. I thought I would just dodge inside and sip a hot beverage while waiting for my friend to arrive. I…Continue
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Good people are important to any organization, and dedicated people are priceless. Recently St. Mary’s High School honored four dedicated faculty and staff members who this year are celebrating milestones in their years of service to the school.
For Director of Admissions Robyn Cross, the last five years of service to St. Mary’s cap 23 years of work in Catholic education. And while her title is director of admissions, SMHS President John Kraus said her work encompasses so…Continue
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The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Terry Stokka presents a documentary…Continue
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"My work has focused on fistula and related issues in Ethiopia. In this time I have seen miracles. In our lifetime we have truly seen a change, what do we need to do now? In Ethiopia (North Shewa) we need to keep the girls protected and encouraged to finish their schooling as their next step to a full life not only for themselves but as example to their communities. This is the first generation of girls that has escaped early marriage and are now in the…Continue
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Special Kids Special Families will hold its 5th annual Bowl-a-Thon from 1-4pm on Sunday, March 16th at King Pin Lanes on 3410 N Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs. This St. Patrick’s Day themed Bowl-a-Thon has become an annual tradition involving the Colorado Springs community, SKSF staff, and local businesses…Continue
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Discover Goodwill is one of only 15 charitable agencies selected by the Colorado State Legislature to participate in the 2014 “Checkoff Colorado” campaign, a statewide initiative encouraging taxpayers to support leading nonprofits like Discover Goodwill by simply checking the “Goodwill Industries Fund” in the charitable giving section of their 2013 state income tax form. The Goodwill Industries Fund is referenced on page 5, line 48 of the form.
Contributions to the…Continue
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