News & Events


Prayer Request UPDATED: Daniel Giffin

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers for Daniel Giffin and his family!

Daniel has been back at school for a couple of weeks following his radiation treatment and has his follow up MRI on May 6 to see if it worked.  Please continue to pray that the MRI will show he does not have any new cancer!

Below are some other specific ways we can continue help:

GIFT CARDS – These will continue to be collected for them at the front desk.

GOFUNDME – Financial help for medical and related expenses.

Daniel Giffin Go Fund Me

Prayer Request ONGOING: Caroline Reed

Caroline Reed’s parents are requesting prayer for healing in her heart and mind.

Prayer Request ONGOING: Schafer Reichart

Thank you for your prayers for Schafer as he continues to recover from his illness!

Schafer Reichart Go Fund Me

Morning Prayer Meeting (Everyone Invited!) - Every Tuesday

7:45 – 8:15 in the Chapel

“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.”—A. T. Pierson

Prayer is the most essential work of our ministry and fruitfulness to God. Come join us as we praise God for His excellence and ask for His mighty hand to lead this school and change hearts for all of eternity. Without prayer, our work is arrogant and will only bear bad fruit (John 15:5).  Let us humbly and diligently seek and come together in one accord and do the greatest thing we can do––pray.

High School Lunch Prayer Meeting - Every Wednesday

12:40-1:20 The Loft

All are welcome.

Come and seek Jesus with us!

Mom's Prayer Meeting - May 2



Next Meeting: Thursday, May 2 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Meets 1st & 3rd weeks of each month.

At the Cooper’s House – 2704 W Cucharras, 80904 (across the street from elementary)

*Little ones are welcome and can play while we pray.

(Also, if anyone is available to watch our littles during this time, it would be greatly appreciated!)

For questions, please email Dawn Fletcher at


2019-20 Upcoming Tuition Payment Reminders

May 6 – Payment due via FACTS for the remaining balance of enrollment fees.

May 15 (approximately) – Watch for your 2019-20 FACTS tuition agreement to be delivered to you via email.

June 1 – Beginning of 2019-20 Tuition Payments via FACTS.

Gemie Roeda is the contact for any tuition questions.  (




Teacher Appreciation - May 14 & 16

Let’s tell our teachers how much we appreciate them for all they have done to make this a fantastic school year!!

The school administration and board invites all our students and families to join us in expressing our gratefulness to all our WONDERFUL teachers through the following events:

Card Day – Tuesday, May 14

Bring a card from home or use a card that will be provided here at school to write a note of thanks to your teachers!

Teacher Brunch & Gift Shop – Thursday, May 16

Breakfast will be served in both the Butler and Elementary buildings for our teachers to enjoy at their convenience. Also, we want to set up a special gift shop full of items that a teacher might like so each one can browse and choose something(s) that will be a blessing to them.  The school administration will be providing items but families are welcome to contribute towards this as well!

Ways You Can Help

  1. Write a Card or Letter to your teacher.
  2. Provide a breakfast item – Click the button below to sign up.
  3. Contribute to the gift shop items (Deliver to Butler Front Desk.  Recommended $10 price).  Examples of items might be:
    • Gift Cards
    • Journals/Journals
    • Beauty/Self-care Items
    • Jewelry
    • Gardening Items
    • Sports Items
    • Stationary/Pens
    • Food Items – Chocolates, etc.
    • Other Creative Items From You!
Elementary Teacher Breakfast Sign UpSecondary Teacher Breakfast Sign Up

!!DATE CHANGE TO MAY 14!! Chipotle Fundraiser For USCO Crush Ultimate Frisbee Teams

Our fundraise date has been moved to May 14, due to Chipotle’s national teacher appreciation day on May 7.

More details to come but here are the basics:

4:00pm-8:00 pm

1370 W. Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

End of School Year Schedule

It is hard to believe but the end of the 2018-19 school year is rapidly approaching!  To assist you with your planning here are important dates for the last couple of weeks of school:


Secondary – Last Day of Classes


Elementary – Last Day of School

Secondary – Finals

Transfer Credits Initial Deadline – Spring Credits: Report Card OR Request for an Extension Form


Secondary – Finals


Graduation Ceremony – 11:00 a.m. at USCO

These dates are also available on the school calendar on our website.

Save The Date for The Festival Fantastique!! - May 22

Join us for our end of the year family festival!!

More details will be coming but plan for a great time!

Substitute Teachers Needed!!

We have openings for substitute teachers!!

If you or someone you know is interested, we would love to talk with you about joining our team!  For further information, contact Gemie Roeda at or click below to apply.

Apply Here

Tabitha Trip Dec 2019 Info Meeting - May 1

An info meeting will be held on Wed, May 1st at 4:00 in the Chapel regarding the December 2019 trip to Tabitha in Guatemala City for next year’s juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors).

Madbro Group Updates

Be sure to check the school calendar or the Madbro webpage via the Quick Links at the bottom of the newsletter for updates to your student’s Madbro group schedule.

Secondary Class Advising (9th Grade) - Now-May 3

For re-enrolled secondary students, advising and class selection will occur throughout the Spring semester. The initial draft of the 2019-2020 schedule is available via the button below. High school students will be contacted by one of  our advisors during your grade level’s advising window for class selection.
Please note: Some advisors may have changed as we aim to streamline the process for families with multiple children, and students may not select classes until they have completed the re-enrollment process:
High School Advising Windows (advising team will contact families):
Freshmen: April 16th – May 3rd
2019-20 Secondary Class Schedule

Add/Drop Window for Fall 2019 Semester - Apr 30-May 9

A link to make requests will be sent out on April 30.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s advisor.

ACT/SAT Prep Class Information - LAST Classes For The Year Starting 5/3 & 6/10!

New classes begin soon so sign up right away!

SAT Class – Begins 5/3 (NEXT Monday!)

ACT Class – Begins 6/10

Click on the button below for more information!

Prep Class Info

High School Sports - Game Schedules For This Week !!UPDATED!!

Come and support our USCO teams!

Here are the games scheduled for this week:

  • Friday, April 26 @ 7:00 p.m – Volleyball – Co-ed
  • Saturday, April 27 – HS Boys Ultimate Frisbee League Tournament – Contact Coach Peter Kiefer for details.
  • Tuesday, April 30 – HS Girls Ultimate Frisbee Game – Contact Coach Joe Duran for details.

For further info and game details, please use the buttons below or email the coaches at:

Ultimate Frisbee BOYS Game ScheduleUltimate Frisbee BOYS Season CalendarUltimate Frisbee GIRLS Game ScheduleVolleyball Co-Ed Game Schedule

Ultimate Frisbee Teams State Tournament - May 11-12

The USCO Crush HS Boys, HS Girls and JH Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Teams will be competing at the Altitude Youth league state tournament on May 11-12th.  More details will be coming soon but we invite you to join in the fun and come support our students as they compete in this annual tournament!

JH Ultimate Frisbee Team Forming! First Practice TODAY!

Hey all JH students (5th-8th Grade)!

This is a very short notice but we need your quick response!

If you are interested in playing in a 1 day Middle school tournament on Saturday May 11th at the State championships, please click the button below to fill out the form ASAP as we must have the names of all players right away.

Cost per player will be $35.

Practices will be Thursdays from 4-6 at the school starting April 25.

Tournament location will be at Long Lake Ranch in Arvada, CO.

Kalvin Fletcher and Dorothee Belli will be coaching.

For further info contact:

Joe Duran

Kalvin Fletcher –

Dorothee Belli –

JH Team Sign Up

Business Directory

This section contains businesses that are closely associated with the families who attend and work at our school.  Anyone involved with USCO may submit a business to this directory.

NOTE: USCO administration has final discretion regarding what is included in this listing.


Coming Soon!

This will be a resource to let others at USCO know about events that you are planning or know about which are coming up in the near future.

The tool to submit your events will be available very soon.  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which events are posted in this listing.

Jeff's Market (Buy/Sell Items)

This is a resource for USCO families to either buy or sell personal items.  (Think Craig’s List)

The tool to submit your items will be available very soon but until then, please send an email to  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which items are posted in this listing.

Bike - Specialized 16"

$40 OBO

Has been well loved and is ready for its next home! It has pedal breaks, plus we added a hand break. The purple tape can be removed 😉. $40 OBO Contact Jessica Linder via email at:

Space Rental @ The University School


Are you or an organization you are involved with looking for a space to rent? The school administration is announcing that our school facilities are available during off-school hours. If you are trying to figure out a location for: music Lessons, parties, meetings, events or sports practices, using one of the many spaces available in our buildings could be a great solution! Contact Jeff Cooper at for more information.

Jobs - !!Opportunities Available!!

This is a resource to let others in the USCO community know about available job opportunities or a job you are seeking.

Please send your submissions to and they will be added to the next weekly newsletter.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which job listings are posted.

Summer Group Leader/Camp Counselor - Springs of Life Church

$11.25 - 14.00/hr DOEE

We are a Christian, Evangelical Church with a large and growing Outreach to At-Risk Kids in central Colorado Springs. In addition to the church and it's ministries, we also operate 2 childcare centers with approx. 65 staff serving 325 children ages 6 weeks - 13 years. We are looking to hire applicants with a love for kids and a heart for ministry. This is an amazing Summer opportunity! DATES - Summer: May 17th - August 16th, 2019 HOURS - Mon-Fri FT (Exact hours TBD - Centers are open 6am - 6pm) Click Below for Duties/Qualifications/Benefits.
More Info

Needs !!Continuing Needs!!

To add items under this listing, please contact

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which listings are posted.

Students - Raising Funds For Mission Trips By Work Projects

Negotiable Per Project

Several USCO students are looking to raise money for summer mission trips through work projects. If you have jobs you need done like yard work, cleaning, etc., etc and would like to hire some help, please contact Jeff Cooper at


Congratulations to the secondary theater classes for the four stellar performances of Newsies last weekend!!  The cast along with the directors, Mikey and Avery Jefferies, want to say thank you once again to all volunteered in so many ways to make it such a quality production.  Enjoy these snapshots from the play!

Quick Links


Creative Ways To Support

There are many ways to partner with USCO