Westside schools:
Lady Cougar V-ball 3rd at state

       The Coronado High School Lady Cougars volleyball team placed third at the 4-A State Champion-ships in Denver Nov. 9-10. Cheyenne Mountain High repeated as the winner.

In honor of Veterans Day, West Elementary Principal Terry Martinez organized an all-school assembly Nov. 9 that focused on what it means to be an American and the military sacrifices that have assured the nation's freedom. At left is part of a student choir that sang during the assembly. Guest singer Todd Metz, also part of a paramedic honor guard, performed the National Anthem.
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       It was the second high finish at state in the past two years for Coronado, which took second to Cheyenne in 2011.
       Two Lady Cougars made the All-state team - Serina Nickle and Erica Lambert.
       Eat out, help schools
       People going out to eat can raise money for West Middle School at the Texas Roadhouse on Eighth Street Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. and for Jackson Elementary at the Garden of the Gods Road McDonald's Thursday, Nov. 29 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
       Name on the marquee
       Holmes Middle School has a standing offer for its marquee outside the school on Mesa Road. For $5, parents can have their students' names put on the sign for a week.
       Holmes golf 3-peats
       For the third straight year, the Holmes Middle School golf team has won the city championship.
       Austin Northern took individual first place with a 73, and Luke Travins was second with a 76.
       Other high placers for the Hawk linksmen were Ashton Rodgers and Tucker Travins.
       School-choice options
       The choice enrollment window in Colorado Springs School District 11 for the 2013-14 school year opened this month and will continue to Feb. 15.
       During this time, admission can be requested for schools outside attendance areas. Acceptance is based on space availability.
       For more information, go to d11.org/Choice or call 520-2297.

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