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2 years 5 months ago

Firsthand history lesson

Honors history students from Coronado High School are getting a personal lesson about our nation's wars from the men and women who fought them. Around 90 students spent the day Wednesday at the Inn at Garden Plaza Retirement Community recording interviews with veterans of World War II, the Korean War...

2 years 5 months ago

Mitchell HS celebrates its cultural diversity

Students at Mitchell High School celebrated their diverse cultural make up Tuesday with a lunch-hour pot luck and afternoon asseembly. Spanish teacher Dolores Borrero organized the Multicultural Celebration and says the school is unique in that so many first and second generation immigrants attend classes here. The students...

2 years 9 months ago

Upgrades warm buses on cold days

An effort to reduce air pollution in Colorado Springs has the positive side effect of making school buses warmer for students. Colorado Springs School District 11 received a regional air quality grant to install fluid heaters in about 90 percent of their buses. The upgrade cuts the amount...

3 years 1 month ago

Back to School: Preschool and Kindergarten

All this week, News First 5 and KOAA.COM are helping parents to get their children ready to go back to school. This morning on News First Today, we are focusing on the youngest students: preschoolers and kindergarteners. I spoke with Kathy Howell, the Early Childhood Coordinator for Colorado Springs...

3 years 5 months ago

Soldier surprises sister at school

A local soldier on leave from Afghanistan made a surprise appearance at his little sister's school this week. Greg Jones visited his little sister Brianna at Russell Middle School on Tuesday, right in the middle of band class. Jones was home for some rest and relaxation during his deployment....

4 years 7 months ago

UPDATE: School lockdown lifted in D20

Foothills Elementary in D20 was on lockdown for a short time this afternoon after someone called in saying they saw a man with a gun at the south end of the playground. Officers and security have NOT found anyone so the move was a precaution.

4 years 10 months ago

No time for lunch

Everyday after school, Barbara Wanke makes her granddaughter Kiara a snack. She worries that Kiara and her classmates aren't getting enough to eat at school because their lunch period is so short. "I'm very upset about this. I feel that our children aren't being taken care of at school,"...

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