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2016-2017 News

  • Lena Howland, reporter at KOAA-TV News 5 and Falcon Middle School alumnus, poses with FMS students.

    Mini Courses Provide Peek at Possible Pathways

    Firebird nation uses mini courses as an opportunity to explore interests students have learned about as they begin to travel their unique pathway toward graduation. The courses span all types of interests and relate to various future careers or upper level course work students could take in their future.

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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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  • Falcon Zone Students Offer Friendships During Transitions

    Eighth-grader Ashleigh Putney, 13, explains activities to a group of sixth-graders during orientation activities Aug. 1 at Falcon Middle School in District 49.

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  • Student Urges ‘Teaching With SOUL’

    Evan Mahon, 17, scheduled to start 12th-grade at Vista Ridge High School, speaks July 27 to hundreds of school administrators and teachers during a District 49 back-to-school event at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs.

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  • District 49 Leads Regional Learning Efforts During Summer Break

    “We’re learning new ways that we can engage students in the classroom with updated activities that use technology to get students excited about learning,” said Patty Gioscia, Skyview Middle School assistant principal, at the Colorado Springs GAFE Summit July 20.

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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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  •  Brian Smith, principal, is interviewed on KOAA News 5 May 25

    Firebird Nation Celebration Highlighted on News 5

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  •  Leatha Hansz closes the door to her bus after conducting a safety check at the District 49 bus lot.

    "Buses Bring People Together"

    "While safety is the number one thing," said Leatha Hansz, District 49 bus driver, "it's the relationships that I have with the kids that are special."

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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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  • Former NASA Astronaut Visits FMS

    Former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao talked to students during an assembly Feb. 26 at Falcon Middle School.

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Upcoming Events

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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Falcon Middle School

Falcon Middle School, home of Firebird Nation, is committed to offering a variety of opportunities for all students to explore. Together we are committed to graduating and preparing all children for success in college and careers.

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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