As the school year ends, most schools are focused on final exams and graduation cermonies. However, a few schools in Colorado Springs have some news items worth checking into. Some of them allow you to support the schools or other good causes.
For example, Thomas MacLaren School is supporting the Touching Tiny Lives 5k Run on May 19th. It takes place at 9 a.m. at Cottonwood Creek Park.
James Madison Charter Academy will have a new web site at the end of the month. You may have to do a search for them after May 31st.
James Irwin announced that one of their teachers was named to the Star Teacher Council. The council is selected by the Colorado League of Charter Schools to assist charter schools around the state in developing high quality classroom instruction. Susie Richardson is a first grade teacher who will server for two years as a mentor to others around the state.
Recently, Community Prep School raised over $5,600 as part of St. Baldrick's Day. St. Baldrick's is a day set aside for those who support cancer patients. Supporters shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
Pikes Peak Prep and Family Dollar is having a "get to know your neighbors" event at the Family Dollar store on the corner of Monterey and Circle. The event will feature basketball and volleyball and food. There will also be a car wash and vendors. This neighborhood event is May 26th from noon to five.
GLOBE Academy has announced a new Director of Education, Heidi Breakey. This is Ms. Breakey's first administrative role, and the board is excited at the possibities that she brings to the school.
If you want to eat more chicken, the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning is having a fundraiser at Chick-fil-a on May 24th. This will be at the Garden of the Gods location. It's a way that you can support a charter school and have some good food.
So, as the year winds down, some schools are still working for the good of their students and the community to end the school year well.