News & Events


Prayer Request UPDATED: Daniel Giffin

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

Here is a Facebook update written by his mother, Torie:

Continued prayers for our brave 11-year-old Daniel. We heard from Daniel’s doctors yesterday and he is going to have to go in for a 3rd brain surgery in less than 5 months sometime early next week – waiting on exact date and time. He’s so strong in his faith and God’s plans for him. Such a trooper. He went to school today, trying to finish strong.

If you would like to send him a card of encouragement he likes mail! Send to: 2 El Paso Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80904

Watch for Daniel’s story in Sunday’s Gazette.

Please continue to pray for them for the following:

Complete healing for Daniel and in particular, his upcoming surgery.

Decisions that must be made regarding his treatment.

Encouragement and peace for the whole family as they are facing this and other hard issues in their family.

Resolution for some health insurance issues that have come up.

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 - May 16



Next Meeting: Thursday, May 16 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


!!UPDATED REMINDERS!! 2019-20 Tuition Agreement-May 16 & 1st Payment-Jun 1

May 16  – Watch for your 2019-20 FACTS tuition agreement to be delivered to you via email by Thursday, May 16.

June 1 – First payment of 2019-20 Tuition due (via FACTS).

Gemie Roeda is the contact for any tuition questions.  (

IOWA Test Scores Have Arrived

Our Iowa Assessment scores have arrived, and the secondary students’ scores have been placed in the family boxes. Elementary teachers will distribute their students’ test scores in class.
Thank you for your help in making this a successful testing season!

Festival Fantastique 4!! Bring the Whole Family!! - May 22

Please Let us know You’re coming!! (To Help With Planning)

Festival Fantastique 4 Registration

Hello USCO Family, It’s that time of year again! The Festival Fantastique is back! The Date is Wednesday, May 22nd from 2 pm (or when students are released) until 8:30 which is the last day of school. This is an end of year party/BBQ/fundraiser. We spend the day together having fun, food, fellowship, and raising some money which which will be equally split between: Tabitha: support child sponsorship and school supplies for next year Ultimate Frisbee Teams: funding for sideline sunshades Theater Department: funding for building a new stage in the chapel There will be a water balloon fight, threesbee tournament, spikeball tournament, volleyball, giant slip-n-slide, dinner (We will BBQ hamburgers & hot dogs, chips and drinks), swimming pools, and much more! The end of night activity will consist of a Tabitha partnership update from Ryan followed by a worship time led by Puckett. Here is recommended donation schedule: $25 per person, $45 for 2 people, and $60 for a family. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE know that these are recommended but not required, whatever you can do is completely acceptable. We want the whole family to join us for this event no matter your ability to donate. ***WE NEED VOLUNTEERS****Any students, staff or parents that would be willing to help please use the button below to sign up and let us know. Elementary families are invited, however we don’t have constant supervision for unattended kids so they must have family supervision please. Students, be on the watch for the sign-up sheets for tournament (and details/rules)… Any questions please feel free to contact me, Joe Duran, or 719-213-1500

Volunteer for Festival Fantastique!!


The 2018-19 Yearbooks are here and they’re beautiful!

Pick yours up at the Butler Front Desk before they’re all gone!!  If you forgot to pre-order online, you can get one either by paying cash/check or charging it to FACTS.  The cost is $28.


1. All USCO Secondary textbook rentals are due back to the front office no later than Wednesday, May 22 at 3:00pm. Please LABEL EACH BOOK with your last name so that we know who returned it! Sticky notes are great for this!
2. All USCO Elementary textbook rentals are due back to your elementary classroom teacher no later than Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00pm. Elementary teachers will document the books returned by families.
In early June, we will post the cost to FACTS for any books that aren’t returned.

!!REMINDERS!! Teacher Appreciation - May 16


The school administration and board would like to thank all our students and families for joining us in expressing our gratefulness to all our WONDERFUL teachers this week.  There is one day more of this teacher appreciation focus  and will include the following events:


Brunch will be served  in both the Butler and Elementary buildings for our teachers to enjoy at their convenience. Also, a special gift boutique will be set up in the Butler conference room with a variety of gift items they might enjoy.  Throughout the day each teacher or staff member can come to browse to choose something that will be a blessing to them.  The school administration will be providing items but families are welcome to contribute towards the brunch and boutique as well!


If you have Provided A Breakfast Item

Click below for details:

Elementary Teacher BreakfastSecondary Teacher Breakfast

Contribute To The Teacher Boutique Items

Deliver to Butler Front Desk/ Recommended $10 price

Click here for details:

Boutique Gift Items

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

K4-12 Fundraiser for Tabitha - Winners Announced In Secondary Chapel Tomorrow!!





The 2019-20 course catalog is now available for use.  If you need further information, please contact the administration at


2019-20 Course Catalog


Available while supplies last!  Get yours soon!

Sizes run a little small but are labeled S – XL


Secondary Chapel TOMORROW - 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

REMINDER: Moving Up is a BIG DEAL!! Let's celebrate our 8th Graders!

Graduation Dinner and Party

WHEN: Friday, May 17th 6pm-9pm

WHERE: The Merrill Family Home (Monument)

ADDRESS: 14720 Pristine Drive, Colorado Springs, 80921


  • Teen Dressy event (that’s like business casual for adults 😊)
  • Cost for your students catered meal from Biaggis $21
  • Parents will be serving the students
  • Parents will be having pizza or another entree for dinner
  • Parents will present their student with a blessing prayer/life scripture/graduation scroll
  • No siblings at the event due to limited space
  • Lawn games and other fun!

Please contact Melody Masters at if you plan to join.


TRANSFER CREDITS: Spring credits – Report Card OR Request for an Extension Form Initial Deadline are due May 21st.

Click the buttons below to access the documents you need.


Transfer Credit InfoTransfer Instruction LogTransfer Activity LogTransfer Report CardRequest For ExtensionDeadlines & Fees


Please review the information below regarding our 2019-2020 Secondary Used Curriculum Sale.
If you are interested in selling any secondary curriculum at the sale, please follow these instructions:
1. Check that your books will be used next year using the attached Secondary Course Catalog. Only items on next year’s list can be sold at the sale.
2. Label each book individually (we recommend using paper/tape or sticky notes) with your last name and price.
3. Drop off your items at the front office by Thursday, June 6. Please note that the office will be closed from May 27-31.
Our 2019-2020 Secondary Used Curriculum Sale will be held in the Butler computer lab from 9:00am-12:00pm on the following dates: June 18, 20, 25, and 27. Rental book sign-ups will also be available at the sale during this time.
After selecting curriculum to purchase, plan to check out at the USCO front office. For payment, we can either charge your FACTS account, or you may pay with a credit card. USCO will reimburse individual sellers with a mailed check at the conclusion of the sale.
Thank you for your participation in the USCO Curriculum Sale!
2019-20 Course Catalog

ACT/SAT Prep Class Information - LAST ACT Classes For This School Year Starting 6/10!

New classes begin soon so sign up right away!

The final SAT Class has begun and is closed to new students.

ACT Class – Begins 6/10

Click on the button below for more information!

Prep Class Info

2019 Genesis Retreat

You may have noticed on the calendar that next year’s school year will start with the Genesis Retreat at Camp Elim from Aug. 13-15th as the first “official” school days. While we have many details to finalize, but we wanted to put it on everyone’s radar that we are currently planning on using the first days of school with this fantastic time of worship, fun, prayer.

After the retreat, Friday, Aug. 16th and Monday, Aug. 19th will be at-home school days for which students will be given “warm-up” work or pre-tests in preparation for the first “normal” school day on Tuesday, August 20th.

All specific details regarding this retreat will be communicated later in the summer.

Chapel Day Class Schedule

5th Grade Bottle Cap Art Project Unveiled

A big thank you to everyone who collected bottle caps throughout the year! They used 996 caps to complete it. The 5th grade unveiled their legacy project recently and it was a hit!

3rd Grade Wax Museum

The Third Grade presented their Wax Museum last week. We featured Laura Ingalls Wilder, two Helen Keller, George Washington, 3 Sacagawea, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Henry Ford, Amelia Earhart, and William Clark. (Behind the students are 1,000 paper origami cranes for our reading novel, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes).


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

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Creative Ways To Support

There are many ways to partner with USCO