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2016-2017 News

  •  BOE Honors Elementary School Achievements

    BOE Honors Elementary School Achievements

    Natalia Roach, 8, a second-grader at Odyssey Elementary School, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 9, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. BOE directors honored students from Odyssey Elementary School, Stetson Elementary School, Remington Elementary School, Springs Ranch Elementary School and Falcon Elementary School of Technology.

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  •  BOE Highlights Selflessness, Dedication During ‘Fantastic 49’

    BOE Highlights Selfless Dedication During ‘Fantastic 49’

    Bobby Odom, a specific learning disability paraprofessional at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Jan. 12, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. When he works with students, Odom, who retired from the Air Force, shows a high level of respect and integrity, according to principal Malinda Keck.

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  •  Santa arrives at the District 49 Education Success Center during Santa's Toy Express.

    News 5: Fifteen Years of Santa's Toy Express in District 49

    "They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."

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  •  Odyssey Elementary School students run in Boosterthon run to raise money for a new playground.

    Parents, Teachers Help Comets Cruise to New Playground

    Boosterthon activities at Odyssey Elementary School culminate with a fun run Nov. 30. Students earned $8000 in pledges for new playground equipment while learning about leadership and healthy choices.

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  • OES Fourth-Graders Featured On NBC Nightly News

    Students in Amy Willis’ fourth grade class at Odyssey Elementary School were featured Nov. 14 on NBC Nightly News.

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2015-2016 News

  • Division 2 Winner

    Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."

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  •  OES students are excited to be on KOAA News 5

    Southern Colorado Meets OES Third-Graders on News 5

    Learning about weather and being on television was a highlight of the day for third grade students at OES on May 4.

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  • Elementary School Choir Participates in Music Festival

    Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on May 3.

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  • Fifth-graders Unfold A Year’s Reading, Novel Experiences

    Fifth-grader Lily Lyons, 11, turns her thumb up with a team from Evans International Elementary School during a regional Battle of the Books competition April 14 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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  •  Alayah Ashley

    OES STEAM Night Combines Families, Community Partners

    Third-grader Alayah Ashley, 8, watches Dr. Ron Furstenau, a professor of chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy, explain the low boiling point of liquid nitrogen, during a family night March 10 at Odyssey Elementary School in District 49.

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OES Updates

  • A Reading Odyssey: Kenny and the Dragon - Reading together as a community of students, families and teachers brings us together and creates life-long memories. Now through March 3, we are reading Tony DiTerlizzi's retelling of a classic story. Check out this week's recording below and learn more about this important experience on the library page.

    Listen to Chapter 6
    Read by: Amy Roberts, third grade teacher

     
    Listen to Chapter 7
    Read by: Ingrid Daniel, SOAR instructor

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  • Finding Clarity: An Odyssey With Dyslexia

    The LEx program at OES is the first of its kind program in Colorado schools that incorporates different learning techniques and opportunities into the larger classroom environment for students that display some of the characteristics of dyslexia. Students in the program not only receive specialized learning time with a highly-trainied specialist each day, but their traditional, larger classroom setting also utilizes techniques that meet their unique learning style. Watch this 20 minute documentary to see the impact its making to students.


     

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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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Odyssey Elementary School

Odyssey Elementary School's community provides a positive, caring and safe learning environment where all students are inspired to succeed. Our focus includes strategies that engage minds and prepare students to be innovative leaders that effectively apply skills for success in the 21st century.

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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