April 29, 2013 9:41 PM
A dangerous trend is hitting home. Discovery Canyon ninth grader Sean Hill died this weekend after playing the 'choking game'.
The Centers for Disease Control says the 'choking game' is played mostly by older children and early adolescents as a way to get a brief high. They either choke... more »
March 23, 2013 6:35 PM
BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Pop star Rihanna has dropped in on high school students in a northwestern Chicago suburb. Barrington High School earned Friday's visit as a reward for winning the singer's "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" video contest. The five-minute, student-produced video highlighted the school's volunteer and community service... more »
February 7, 2013 9:10 PM
The El Paso County Health Department confirms mealworms or weevils were found inside soup being served to students during lunch inside Harrison High School Wednesday.
The school has already sent out letters to parents notifying them about the incident. Now, the investigation begins to find out how this happened.... more »
January 30, 2013 5:32 PM
If you're into science at Cheyenne Mountain High School, chances are you know AP Chemistry teacher Janie Mueller. After 31 years, she's just as passionate about her job as ever. And that's why she's January's Teachers First award winner.
When you enter Mueller's chemistry classes, you can tell there's... more »
November 2, 2012 12:44 PM
Colorado Springs' oldest high school football rivalry will not be played under the Friday night lights this year, but rather in the Saturday afternoon sunshine. The Helmet Game between William (Billy) Mitchell High School and Roy J. Wasson High School will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Gary... more »
August 23, 2012 7:26 PM
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in... more »
August 10, 2012 9:14 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A university professor who wrote emails outlining a plan to attack the California high school that his late son attended before committing suicide wrote an additional email that described his attempts to burn the school and the assistant principal's home. Local media reports the email... more »
May 24, 2012 12:58 AM
MIAMI (AP) - More high school students are enrolled in math and science classes with increasing numbers seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer are wanting or able to find a job after school. Those are just some of the changes under way at the nation's high schools described in a report... more »
March 19, 2012 12:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report finds modest gains in the number of students graduating from high school. It says the graduation rate in 2009 was 75 percent. That means that one in four students isn't getting a diploma in four years. The report will be presented Monday at the... more »
March 15, 2012 7:40 PM
It was all about rifles, clean lines, and timing at Centennial High School.
Thursday, seven teams competed in the Drew Dix Regional Drill Meet.
Teams competed in regulation and exhibition drills, as well as color guard. Regulation drills require certain movements, whereas teams can choose what they do during... more »
February 28, 2012 7:42 AM
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is... more »
February 1, 2012 7:01 PM
As many as a third of all teens have been the victim of some form of physical or emotional abuse and counselors at the domestic violence advocacy group TESSA say the abuse is happening at a very early age. Clinical and Advocacy Manager Charity Richardson says they are finding children... more »
February 1, 2012 3:42 AM
Wednesday is the second national signing day of the high school year and probably the busiest. Many high school athletes from Southern Colorado are participating and some will receive full ride college scholarships. The following is a list of seniors from our area who have signed or are planning to... more »
December 9, 2011 7:48 PM
The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement.
The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by... more »
November 30, 2011 8:39 PM
One woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after crashing her car at the Powers and Old Ranch Road intersection in Briargate right before 6 am on Wednesday.
The intersection looks like many across the Springs, but in recent months, it's been the site of several crashes and... more »
November 19, 2011 2:54 PM
Pueblo high-schoolers are trying to get everyone ready for Thanksgiving.
They spent the day helping Tom and Louie's Cupboard with loading up boxed meals at the State Fairgrounds Saturday; making sure they get all the essentials for a Thanksgiving meal together.
"There's tons of things; potatoes, beans, rice,... more »
November 10, 2011 5:09 PM
Rocky Ford School District Spokesperson Carol Wilson has confirmed to News 5 that a bomb threat was communicated to school officials by a student around mid-day Thursday. Officials immediately evacuated students and staff from the school to the athletic field where parents were eventually allowed to come pick up their... more »
November 10, 2011 3:31 PM
News 5 has just confirmed with police officials in Rocky Ford that Rocky Ford High School is on a lock-down condition. Police will not release why at but has confirmed that there is no access to the school at this time.
The initial call went to police dispatch at... more »
August 14, 2011 5:38 PM
There is fresh paint on the stands, and the score board is all polished up. Palmer Field in Florence is ready for another season of high school football. But this field hasn't hosted a high school game in five seasons.
Ordinarily, the team would play at the new Husky... more »
June 29, 2011 5:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a high school football star was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out between his father and parking attendants following his graduation.
Police charged the father, Andre Muller, with assault stemming from the argument in which he brandished a weapon.... more »
June 6, 2011 5:05 PM
Three dozen high school sophomores and juniors from across the country are in Colorado Springs this week to attend a three day Teen Aviation Camp at the Air Force Academy.
The students will be building gliders, attending briefings about the Air Force and the Academy as well as taking... more »
April 26, 2011 6:02 PM
A study from the Alliance for Excellent Education projects a boost to economy in Colorado Springs and Pueblo if the high school drop out rate could be cut by half.
"The best economic stimulus is a high school diploma," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education... more »
April 8, 2011 1:21 PM
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A former girls' basketball coach at a suburban Denver high school is suspected of having a sexual relationship with a second student. Lakewood police said Friday they were investigating the latest allegations against Wesley Adam Specht.
The semi-professional basketball player was arrested Wednesday on allegations... more »
February 18, 2011 5:33 PM
Graduation and summer internships are on the horizon and one high school offered a program for their students to meet potential employers.
Rampart High School in Colorado Springs hosted a Career Day on Friday morning. It was an opportunity for students to meet and talk with a variety of professionals.... more »
February 14, 2011 11:29 AM
Canon City High School students got a Valentine's Day surprise this morning. No electricity in the building meant a day off.
No word yet on when the problem may be fixed. more »
February 10, 2011 5:31 PM
A report released this week ranks Lewis-Palmer High School highest among traditional high schools in Colorado for preparing students for higher education.
The report cites the number of students who needed "remediation" in college, because they graduated from high school but did not have the basic skills they needed... more »
February 10, 2011 5:18 PM
DENVER (AP) - Former Bronco wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and an NFL official support a Colorado bill that would protect youth athletes who suffer concussions.
Senate bill 40 would prevent high school athletes believed to have suffered a concussion from returning to a game without a medical evaluation. Coaches... more »
January 5, 2011 10:19 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police say high school vice principal Vicki Kaspar has died after being shot by a student. The student who police say opened fire earlier today was Robert Butler Jr., the son of a police detective.
The principal of the school was also shot and... more »
December 13, 2010 5:03 PM
Pueblo Centennial High School has won an award from the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger for increasing participation in the school breakfast program.
To increase access to the School Breakfast Program, the Campaign partners created the Colorado School Breakfast Challenge which urged school principals to work with school nutrition... more »
December 6, 2010 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" have won a $100,000 grand prize in a competition honoring the nation's top math and science students.
The Siemens Competition announced the winners of its college scholarships Monday during a ceremony at George Washington... more »
November 11, 2010 6:43 PM
DENVER (AP) - A conservative Christian group is taking up sponsorship of a high-school outreach program to talk about sexual orientation.
Focus on the Family of Colorado Springs said Thursday it will take over sponsorship of the former "Day of Truth," which has been co-sponsored since 2005 by Exodus... more »
October 27, 2010 11:06 AM
Two Sand Creek High School graduates each have an extra $10,000 to pay for college.
David Hirsch and Brendan Isbell earned the awards in a national engineering competition. They created a semi-automatic folding chair as the final project in their high school engineering program. David is attending Colorado School... more »
October 22, 2010 6:43 PM
Wasson High School students were released early Friday afternoon due to a power outage.
Students who walk home, or had parents available to pick them up got out at 2 p.m.
Buses ran on schedule. more »
October 20, 2010 9:44 PM
A new NFL policy which will result in suspensions for players who commit dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets, is receiving a lukewarm reception from some in the sporting world.
The policy was enacted in response to several violent on-field collisions during NFL games on Sunday in... more »
September 29, 2010 2:09 PM
Central and Centennial meet up this Friday in what's become the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. Of course, we're talking about the Bell Game! Central High School says it has sold out of student tickets, but adult tickets are still available. The school says it will... more »
September 2, 2010 9:54 AM
Breast cancer awareness bracelets have been banned at a South Dakota high school.
The bracelets read "I Love Boobies".
While some school districts are allowing students to wear them inside out, Baltic High school is taking a zero tolerance approach.
"If you're supporting a cause then what... more »
July 30, 2010 9:47 AM
Sheriff's officials say a bicyclist who organized a charity race was injured by a small cannonball that was shot at him. The cannonball that was fired at the bicyclist Sunday during a multiple sclerosis fundraiser in Durango.
Authorities say the cannonball was similar to what is used at high... more »
July 7, 2010 8:58 AM
A custodian cleaning out lockers at a Massachusetts high school was so shocked when a 3-foot-long snake fell at his feet that he didn't even think it was real.
Ed Reardon tells The Daily News Tribune that at first he thought it was a change purse. Then he thought... more »
June 11, 2010 3:15 PM
A 22-year-old man accused of posing as a teenager to become a high school basketball star in Texas pleaded not guilty to the six felony charges.
A spokesman for Guerdwich Montimer's attorney said Friday that Montimer waived his arraignment and entered not guilty pleas. Montimer is accused of two... more »
May 7, 2010 6:26 PM
Los Angeles schoolgirls have been complaining for months to deputies patrolling transit lines about a man who allegedly had fondled, groped and felt them up while they road buses to and from school.
Deputies have been searching high and low for the man.
Thursday morning the manhunt ended... more »
May 4, 2010 11:44 AM
Kalamazoo Central High School has won a contest to have President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker this spring.
The western Michigan school was one of three finalists in the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winner Tuesday. The Denver School... more »
April 30, 2010 1:30 PM
Colorado Springs Police reported Friday morning that there was an armed robbery at Mission Trace Shopping Center. A Key Bank branch was robbed. Officers reported the suspect is a black man, about 30 years old, wearing a black hoodie, gray hat and white gloves.
Sierra High School nearby was... more »
April 27, 2010 10:43 AM
Windsor High School officials are considering whether to use random alcohol and drug testing to cut abuse by students. A meeting was planned on the proposal at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school's cafeteria. School district officials say they've been exploring the idea for the last two years and... more »
April 21, 2010 12:06 PM
Classes at a Colorado high school are canceled and students have been searched for weapons and sent home after administrators found an online threat. A spokesman for the Adams County School District would not release details of the threat at Westminster High School, including whether administrators found it on a... more »
April 18, 2010 10:56 AM
Students at New Jersey's Atlantic City High School have learned not to mess with the lunch ladies.
Cafeteria workers served only cheese sandwiches Wednesday and Thursday as punishment for a food fight.
School Superintendent Fredrick Nickles says the school supplies only the basic food requirement when there's been... more »
April 4, 2010 12:34 AM
If we all think back to our childhood we probably remember being bullied at one point. In Massachusetts a 15 year old girl committed suicide after being verbally and physically intimidated for months at her school. At least 9 kids are being charged because of the bullying. "You cannot minimize... more »
March 31, 2010 12:12 AM
School districts across the state have to tighten their belts and brace for budget cuts across the board. You can now add Pueblo School District 60 to that growing list. Many teachers in District 60 are not happy about proposed budget cuts. It has many worried they could lose money... more »
March 29, 2010 4:20 PM
The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators.
Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the... more »
March 17, 2010 11:36 PM
1:45pm... Crisis strikes Canon City High School. "Please help me!" screams one student, her arm broken and bleeding. Multiple students are injured after a car tears through the back lot. It's all part of Emergency Response final exam for a class of seniors. "It's a first act medical response team."... more »
March 8, 2010 12:55 PM
East High School in Pueblo was on heightened security status briefly Monday morning based on a possible threat that came through a national program called Safe to Tell.
Based on that information East High was on "lock in" status for a couple of hours. That means students can only... more »
March 4, 2010 9:53 AM
A Durango high school is open for classes after snow on the school's roof caused a scary rumble.
Students scrambled into hallways at Durango High School Wednesday after a rumble from the roof that sounded like an earthquake. Nobody was hurt. Engineers said the rumble was caused when 20... more »
February 10, 2010 2:27 PM
The College Board's sixth annual AP® Report to the Nation, released Wednesday, reports that 20.1 percent of Colorado's public school students in the class of 2009 achieved an AP Exam score of 3 or higher during their high school years - a larger percentage than most other states in the... more »
February 9, 2010 11:29 AM
An annual report by the Colorado Commission for Higher Education says roughly one-third of Colorado students entering college need remedial help in a core subject. Among Colorado high school graduates who enrolled in two-year colleges in Colorado in fall 2008, about 53 needed remedial help in math, reading or writing.... more »
February 5, 2010 1:55 PM
A Pueblo high school student is facing disciplinary action after bringing a gun to school.
Pueblo City Schools spokesman Greg Sinn confirmed Friday that a student at Central High School was caught at school with a handgun. The gun was not loaded and according to Sinn the student never... more »