More than 80 special needs students gathered lakeside May 10 to explore one of Colorado’s top outdoor activities. Roughly 100 yards of shoreline along Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs was devoted to Falcon School District 49’s annual fishing event.
As Skyview Middle School seventh graders entered a local aviation museum May 3, they became the first middle school students to participate in a new educational program. After opening in October, the founders of the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs partnered with the Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science. Together, the organizations are increasing youth interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, using a hook into history.
“I believe in the (International Baccalaureate) program,” said Stacey Buzbee, watching her 11-year-old son, Logan Buzbee, complete four months of studying nuclear power. “It makes the kids think. They’re constantly using their brains for problem solving… asking ‘why?’”
"We decided to join this cause because, being high school students, we see that bullying happens on an every day basis and it's definitely something that needs to come to an end," said Bree Bremser, a 12th grader at Sand Creek High School. Bremser, a singer and song writer, will open up for the Stand Up. Speak Out. anti-bullying concert Aug. 17 in District 49.
Musical artists from around the United States are joining voices in Colorado Springs to take a stand against bullying. Falcon School District 49 will host Stand Up. Speak Out., a concert to end bullying, Aug. 17 at Security Service Field.
District 49 would like to hear from high school seniors and alumni. Are you preparing for graduation in 2013? Did you graduate, and then move on to a college or career inspired by someone in District 49? Faculty members are proud of their graduates. They want everyone to know about their students' achievements. Share your story by completing the form in the alumni newsroom.
Our mission at Falcon School District 49 is to prepare students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. We strive to be a place of opportunity and specialized education for every child. We have built our curriculum with the mission to not only graduate all of our students, but to fully prepare them for success in college and careers after their time in the District is done.