News & Events


Prayer Request ONGOING: 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 next Monday, 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.

Mom's Prayer Meeting TOMORROW - 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


Congratulations to Luke Buesser!!

Congratulations to Luke Buesser, a USCO junior who has received the Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement in Math and Science. This award is given to juniors throughout Colorado who have excelled in math and sciences.


REMINDERS: 2019-20 Upcoming Tuition Payment

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.  (

!!REMINDERS!! Teacher Appreciation - May 14 & 16 - Please Sign Up!!

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

Write A Card Or Letter To Your Teacher

Provide A Breakfast Item – Click the button below to sign up.

Contribute To The Gift Shop Items (Deliver to Butler Front Desk/ Recommended $10 price) Examples of items might be:

Gift Cards


Beauty/Self-care Items


Gardening Items

Sports Items


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.

FYI: First Day of School 2019-20 - Aug 13

Check the online school calendar periodically over the summer months for other pertinent dates which will be posted as the schedule is further developed.

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

Secondary Class Advising (9th Grade) - Ending 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

Hello USCO families,

Hard copies of secondary class schedules for 2019-2020 were provided in the family boxes on Tuesday, April 30 for your review. Should you need to make any changes to your student’s schedule, the Add/Drop window is open from April 30th until May 9th. Please access the link via the button below to request an Add/Drop before the deadline.

As a reminder, we offer one FREE Add/Drop request per student for the 2019-20 school year. After one request, each additional Add/Drop throughout the year will cost $10, which will be charged to FACTS.

Thank you!

Add/Drop Form

Secondary Chapel - May 16

The next secondary chapel will be on Thursday, May 16 at 8:30.  Students enrolled in 1st period classes are required to attend and all other students are encouraged to come as well.

The class schedule for the remainder of the day is available via the button below.

Chapel Day Class Schedule

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

Secondary Sports - Game Schedules For This Week !!UPDATED!!

Come and support our USCO teams!

Here are the games scheduled for this week:

  • Friday, May 3 @ 6:00 & 8:00 p.m – Volleyball – Co-ed

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!


Elementary Chapel - May 9 - Parent's Invited

The elementary grades will be having their last chapel of the year on Thursday, May 9 at 8:30 in the chapel.

The 5th grade will be unveiling their legacy art project and then the Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grades will be giving a special presentation about thankfulness that you won’t want to miss!

As always, all parents are welcome to attend but we are especially asking that if at all possible, at least one parent be present for students from the Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grades. Please bring some tissues and be prepared to start your day with a bunch of warm fuzzies!

Letter for Upcoming 5th Grade Families

Hello upcoming 6th grader parents,

Yesterday we hosted an introduction to 6th grade meeting.  I know that a number of our families were unable to attend so I have attached the meeting’s agenda.  One key issue that was brought up was the timing of when we reveal which 6th grade section your student will be in.  Again, we have two 6th grade sections, led by Kim Hoekert and Kari McCabe.  In the past, we sent an email before the end school ended informing families which teacher they had.  However, last year this caused some drama amongst the students.  In order to prevent that, we have decided to postpone announcing which teachers your student will have until after school is let out.  If you have further questions regarding this or any other general 6th grade questions, please let me know.

We cannot wait to see what the Father has in store for this upcoming year!
In Him,
Jake Busby
6th Grade Meeting Minutes

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.


This is a resource to let others at USCO know about events that you are planning or know about and think others would appreciate having information about too.

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.

Furniture - !!Moving Sale!!

Negotiable/Price to Benefit USCO Adventure Program

Jeff Cooper's parents are offering several furniture items to families at our school that are interested. Instead of selling them, they are offering them for a small donation which will benefit the USCO Adventure Program.

Click the button below to view the items that are available. Email Jeff at if you would like to have an item saved. The items can be picked up on Saturday, May 4th or May 11th. They are also open to people coming by on those dates to look and decide if they would be interested.

View Furniture

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


Last weekend, the high school adventure leadership I class enjoyed a trip to Utah.  They had fun canyoneering through three canyons in Robbers Roost.  Enjoy some photos provided by Jonathan Puckett!

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Creative Ways To Support

There are many ways to partner with USCO