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2016-2017 News

  • FHS and SCHS Junior ROTC Cadets Honor Memory of District 49 Graduate

    Flanked by JROTC cadets from Falcon High School and Sand Creek High School, Falcon High School cadet Sylvia Conquest, 18, addresses the audience at the 10th annual “Dane Balcon Drill Competition,” Feb 11 at Falcon High School.

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  • Rocky Mountain Classical Academy eighth-grader Aubrey Smith, 13, kicks a karate instructor's pad

    Knights Kick Up Self-Awareness Through Karate

    Rocky Mountain Classical Academy eighth-grader Aubrey Smith, 13, kicks a karate instructor's pad in physical education class Feb. 13.

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  • MRES Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

    Kindergarten and first grade students commemorated the first 100 days of school Feb. 8 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School.

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  • RMCA first-grade student studies the moon Feb. 9.

    Astronomy Night at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy is Out of This World.

    More than 500 students, family members, staff and community members attended the event, organized by Ariel Collins, third-grade teacher and amateur astronomer.

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  •  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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2015-2016 News

  • 2016 Teachers of The Year Recognized

    Amy Rogers, math teacher, is recognized as Vista Ridge High School’s teacher of the year during “Fantastic 49” achievements ahead of a monthly board meeting June 9.

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  • 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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  • News 5 Features FESoT on Newscast

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology fifth grade students learned about being storm safe with KOAA News 5, the NBC affiliate for southern Colorado.

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  • Class of 2016: SCHS Reflects on Successes, New Possibilities

    Roughly 280 Sand Creel High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  •  Bryan Romero

    Class of 2016: VRHS Marks Milestones, Considers Future

    More than 300 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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2014-2015 News

  • VRHS Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Twelfth-graders Louis Quinones, 18, and Elway Tubbs, 18, sign letters of intent May 6 at Vista Ridge High School.

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  • Teachers of the Year Awarded During ‘Fantastic 49’

    Andrea Aragon, teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School, receives a teacher of the year award June 11 during a Board of Education meeting June 11 in District 49.

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  • Class of 2015: Patriot Learning Center

    Patriot Learning center graduates turn their tassel May 21 during a commencement ceremony.

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  •  Paul Austin with student design drag racing boats.

    Grant Propels Learning at PLC

    Paul Austin, science educator at Patriot Learning Center, will use a $4200 Teachers and Technology grant from CenturyLink to purchase a 3D printer. Austin and his students will use the 3D printer to create different propellers in a boat drag racing unit. "Without this grant, there's no way we could do the tinkering phase of the project," said Austin. "It isn't cost effective and there's no way we'd be able to wait for a manufacturer to do that process for us."

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  • Challenger Learning Center

    Challenging Mission: To The Moon

    The POWER Zone schools in District 49 focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) ecosystem. Fifth grade students from the gifted program at the zone's three elementary schools visited Challenger Learning Center May 20. The students participated in a mission to a lunar base on the moon.

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  • PPSEL Students Present Hundreds of Semester Expeditions

    Kindergartner Cassie Johnson, 6, tells principal Don Knapp that “engineers make machines to make life easier” during a gallery night May 20 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in District 49.

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  • Boys take off during a sprint at the District 49 field day.

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

    "It's a great chance for our kids to be out and compete against other schools," said Kara Woolery, Evans International Elementary School counselor, "They are showing us what they can do and are such upstanding young people. It's a nice way to end the year."

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  • Class of 2015: Falcon Virtual Academy

    Fifty-six students graduated from Falcon Virtual Academy on May 15. This is the last graduating class from FVA as it will evolve into Springs Studio for Academic Excellence during the summer.

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  • Father Shares Why Son’s Teacher Deserves Awards, Recognition

    Patrick Jewell, father of second-grader Brett Jewell, 8, shares his appreciation for significant support needs teacher Dawnise Sandwick of Falcon Elementary School of Technology during a Board of Education meeting May 14 in District 49. Jewell wrote a nomination for Sandwick to receive a teacher appreciation scholarship from the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association.

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  • BOE Honors Bonavita As Colorado Online, Blended Counselor Of The Year

    Dale Bonavita, counselor at Falcon Virtual Academy, explains her recognition by the Colorado Department of Education as online and blended counselor of the year during a Board of Education meeting May 14 in District 49.

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2013-2014 News

  •  Graduate Daniella Conway

    Hundreds Gather for Patriot Learning Center Commencement

    Graduate Daniella Conway, 18, takes a seat after being awarded a $1,000 Coca-Cola scholarship during a commencement ceremony May 22 at Patriot Learning Center in Falcon School District 49.

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  • Seventh-grader Raneisha Clay

    Spec. Ed. Students Walk Miniature Horses

    Sierra Jarmon, 16, a Mello Memories volunteer, walks a miniature horse with seventh-grader Raneisha Clay, 12, during a special education activity May 19 at Skyview Middle School in Falcon School District 49.

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  •  FVA's Mikaela Lowry

    51 Honored at FVA Commencement

    Mikaela Lowry, 19, is recognized as Falcon Virtual Academy's first four-year student during a commencement ceremony May 16 at Falcon Virtual Academy in Falcon School District 49.

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  •  Arne Duncan

    Education Secretary Collaborates in Colorado for Military Children

    “Nervous but excited,” said 10th grader Leah Petrie, standing May 9 along the hallways at Falcon High School in Falcon School District 49. Soon, she’d help influence public education’s support for military children.

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  • Falcon High School's Adrienne DeBauche

    District 49 BOE Honors HOSA Students at 'Fantastic 49'

    Eleventh grader Adrienne DeBauche, 17, discusses qualifying for the Health Occupations Students of America national leadership conference during a Board of Education meeting May 8 in Falcon School District 49.

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