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    The mission of Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 is to ensure that each child has equal access to receive an optimum educational experience. Our district recognizes the need to identify students from all backgrounds who demonstrate a potential for exceptional performance. Therefore, we are committed to providing relevant and challenging learning experiences to support the intellectual, behavioral, social, emotional, artistic and creative development of our gifted students.

  • Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to work with our gifted population on developing passion projects again this year! We will have an informational parent night in October to go over the new Advanced Learning Plan process. I will send out more information once we determine the exact date and time. 

    If you have any questions, please email me: jhellman@ffc8.org 

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  • Science


    FREE Fun Day of Science at UCCS.

    Saturday, October 13 from 8:00-4:00.  

    Our biggest and most popular event of the year, with dozens of family-friendly hands-on STEAM activities, shows and more. We'll have exciting demonstration shows, laboratory tours and demos, rockets, drones, animals and lots of other hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities and exhibits for kids (primarily K-8th grades).  It's all FREE and fun for all ages!

    Kicks off the 8-day Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival. 

    Visit the website for more details. 


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  • Maker Faire

    Saturday, October 20. 

    Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. 

    More information is available on the Colorado Springs Maker Faire website, including a form to submit a request to exhibit at the 2018 Maker Faire.

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Mrs. Jill Hellman



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Mrs. Jill Hellman

My name is Jill Hellman and I am the Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator at Carson Middle School. This is my thirteenth year at Carson Middle School and my third year in the Gifted and Talented program.  

I grew up in Castle Rock, CO and moved to Colorado Springs to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2000. I graduated with a BA in History in 2004. It was here that I met my husband. We were married in 2008 and have two wonderful boys--Davis (7) and Walker (4). I received my MA ED in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington and have a Pre-K-12 endorsement in Gifted Education from the state of Colorado.