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Cañon City Police Department, businesses welcome interns at Cañon City High School career fair

From getting a first-hand look at how law enforcement works to helping local businesses run their shops, high school students in Fremont County are getting real-world work experience around the community.

And it all starts with Cañon City High School's internship program.

The school hosted its second career fair Thursday with businesses, preschools, law enforcement officers and more local employers. CCHS officially launched the program last spring as it began transitioning to Pathways, a complete overhaul in curriculum.
Article courtesy of Canon City Daily Record
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Cañon City High School fundraiser set to help elementary children buy presents

Eggs, bacon and a chance to help children buy Christmas presents this December.

That's what Cañon City High School is serving up at Mugs restaurant from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The school, which is gearing up for its third annual "Shop with a Tiger" event, is planning to raise money to buy local elementary school-age children $50 gift cards to Wal-Mart, where they will shop with CCHS students.
Article courtesy of Canon City Daily Record
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McKinley Elementary School gets new playground

When the students of McKinley Elementary School imagined their ideal playground early this year, the TV show "American Ninja Warrior" came to mind.

That vision became a reality this year when the school swapped a tall slide and limited equipment for two separate obstacle course that mimic the show, which features action-packed challenges for athletes. The school hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday with students and district officials to officially open the new playground.
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Preliminary ratings show Cañon City School District remains accredited

The Cañon City School District remains accredited by the state of Colorado, according to preliminary ratings released by the Colorado Board of Education.

The accreditation status and ratings are based on how well students perform on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and other state-created tests, such as the SAT. The tests are used to measure two major components: student achievement and student growth.
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9 percent of Cañon City School District enrolled in gifted program

GATE program has 306 students enrolled this year
The Cañon City School District has 306 students enrolled in its gifted and talented program this year, making up about 9 percent of the student population.

Shyla Christiansen, the district's gifted and talented coordinator, presented information about the program Monday to the Cañon City School Board.
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