Westside schools:
Internet safety in police talk at Coronado

       Colorado Springs Police Department school resource officers (SROs) will discuss Internet crimes, cell phone safety, and Internet bullying in a presentation at Coronado High School Thursday, Nov. 15.
       The public is invited to the talk, titled “Safe Schools and Social Networking Safety,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school library. Coronado is at 1590 W. Fillmore St.
       SROs, who are assigned to Holmes Middle and Coronado High schools, will also explain their roles at those schools and answer any questions.
       The event is hosted by the Coronado PTA and Holmes PTSA/BAAC.
       No recent incident inspired the meeting, but “parents are often interested in why police are at the schools so much,” said Nora Brown of the CHS Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). The meeting will also give parents information on Internet danger for kids and and explain a new division of crimes related to cell phones, she said.
       In its Math-a-Thon this fall, Whittier Elementary raised $1,667 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The hospital researches cures for catastrophic childhood diseases. Students used standard math skills as part of the fundraising effort.
       Colorado Springs Early Colleges (CSEC) passed the health inspection this week to offer a full hot lunch program, Keith King, CSEC co-founder and administrator, announced this week.
       In its first year, the state-accredited charter high school uses a portion of Colorado Technical University (CTU), 4435 N. Chestnut St., for its campus.

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