Tuesday, November 06, 2007

UCCS Earns 1st Place in Army ROTC Competition

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs earned first place in an Army ROTC competition which is considered the varsity sport of ROTC.

A 9 member team of UCCS Army cadets earned top honors from eleven teams meeting at the U.S. Air Force Academy Oct. 13-14. Teams representing universities from Colorado, South Dakota & Wyoming competed in two days of events that ranged from rifle marksmanship to a 10-kilometer forced road march and a one-rope bridge competition that carried the cadets over a ravine.

“The purpose of the competition is to challenge cadets in tough mental and physical competition,” Lt. Col. James DesJardin, professor, Military Science, said. “The UCCS cadets trained six days a week since August for this, preparation that earned them top honors.”

In addition to testing physical abilities, DesJardin said the competition enhances leadership, develops team unity and promotes healthy competition between battalions.

The UCCS ROTC battalion has not won the competition since 1992. Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is a college based officer program that focuses on problem solving, professional ethics, strategic planning, and leadership development. The Army ROTC program at UCCS was established in 1983.

UCCS is located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs and is the fastest growing university in Colorado. It is one of the fastest growing universities in the entire nation. The University offers 29 bachelor’s degrees, 18 master’s, and 4 doctoral degrees with an enrollment of 7,700 students.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Doherty High School Principal Is National High School Principal of the Year

Doherty High School principal Jill Martin, 2006 MetLife/NASSP Colorado High School Principal of the Year, has been named the 2007 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year. Met Life and The National Association of Secondary School Principals focus attention on the incredible work principals do in middle and high schools across the country.

Jill Martin has lead Doherty in developing programs to help struggling students and programs to challenge high-achieving students. Doherty is implementing these programs to aim at closing the achievement gap and improving instruction. Doherty has improved from an “average” rating on the School Accountability Report in 2002 to “high” ratings for the last three years.

Find more info about the MetLife/NASSP State and National Principal of the Year programs and winners at www.principals.org/awards.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Colorado Springs Schools Reports

Colorado Springs is full of many diverse school districts. Your preferences will determine which schools will fit your children's needs. Your first step in finding out about the different schools should be to look at in depth school reports of each school in the area. School information for public, private, and charter schools can be found at Free School Reports.

This is the best resource I have seen to date for the imperative information needed to find your child's best school. Hope this helps.