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2016-2017 News

  •  BOE Honors Military Support Program, Musically Gifted Student

    BOE Honors Military Support Program, Musically Gifted Student

    Seventh-grader Austin Nordhaus of Horizon Middle School is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Dec. 15, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. Nordhaus,13, is the first student the district has recognized as gifted in instrumental music.

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  •  Isabela Goodridge, HMS seventh-grader, helps a foster child and parent play skee-ball Dec. 10.

    HMS students bring 'JOI' to foster children and families at Christmas Carnival

    "Sometimes foster kids feel stigmatized, that they are different because of their situation," said Scott Mayeux, Fostering Hope Foundation regional director. "To have these middle schoolers treat them no different is such a gift for our kids."

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  • District 49 Middle School Students Explore Their Pathways at College and Career Fair

    District 49 Middle School Students Explore Their Pathways at College and Career Fair

    Over 850 middle school students from District 49 attended the district’s second annual “College and Career Fair” on Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs.

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  •  District 49 students attend the college and career fair Nov. 15, 2016.

    FOX 21 News Covers District 49 Eighth-graders at College, Career Fair

    Students from District 49 middle schools explored their career interests as part of their Individual Career and Academic Plan in 49Pathways.

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  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs speaks to Horizon Middle School students Nov. 11.

    Message to Students: 'You Have The Freedom To Be Great'

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs spoke to students at Horizon Middle School on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. "All veterans serve so you have the freedom to be great," said Combs during a ten minute address.

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2015-2016 News

  • Exploring Colorado: Camp Helps Students Develop Language, Friendships

    Emmanuel Lozano Padilla, 13, wraps duct tape around PVC pipes for a shelter concept June 3 outside the Creekside Success Center in District 49. Originally from El Salvador, he previously attended schools in Mexico.

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  • Horizon Middle School Recognizes Honor Students

    Horizon Middle School recognized students achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the school year at it’s first ever Night of Stars awards and ceremony on May 4.

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  •  High school and middle school students licorice race at the Middle School Leadership Conference.

    High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."

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  • HMS Students Make Connections

    Sixth-graders enrolled in the Innovations Institute created circuits and gaming control boards Feb.19 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • SRES Fifth-graders Tour HMS, Realigned For Sand Creek Zone

    Springs Ranch Elementary School fifth-grader Camrie McCombs, 10, enters a gym during a Renaissance program assembly Jan. 8 at Horizon Middle School in District 49. Students set to graduate from the elementary school were invited to the assembly, where students are recognized and rewarded for classroom achievements.

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HMS Updates

  • HMS eighth-grader Drew Smith at All-State Choir Drew Smith on Key at All-State Choir: Horizon Middle School eighth-grader Drew Smith performed with some of the best singers in the Colorado at Middle School All-State Choir Feb. 2-4 in Denver. Approximately 1600 students auditioned for the all-state choir in the fall. As part of the Mens' choir, Drew was the only representative of District 49 at the middle school level. You make us proud, Drew!


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  • Students emailed home their mid-quarter progress report via email, please see our leadership page for details

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District Updates

  • Preschool Roundup Feb. 24

    The 2017 Preschool Roundup & Screening takes place Friday, Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. It will be held at the Creekside Success Center, located at 3850 Pony Tracks Drive in Colorado Springs.

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  • Tips to Reduce Spread of Illness

    District 49 school nurses report an increase in illness in our community and throughout District 49.

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Horizon Middle School

At Horizon Middle School we strive to develop culturally responsible leaders, learners, and thinkers who have the desire to excel as individuals and engage in the global community.

School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.
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