Roughly 280 Sand Creel High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
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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Twelfth-grader Riley Schroeder, 18, explains his recent awards, recognitions and distinctions during a Board of Education meeting May 14 in District 49. “I just want to live a happy life and help others live a happy life,” said Schroeder, who’s been enrolled in the district since preschool.
Eleventh-grader Phillip Held, 17, navigates an obstacle course April 21 at Sand Creek High School in District 49. Two teams of students with special needs, ranging from developmental to intellectual disabilities, had rushed into the school’s field house, where they discovered an adapted obstacle course based on the popular NBC television program “American Ninja Warrior.”
Payden Ackerman, Sand Creek High School girls basketball coach, and 12th-grader Taylore Thomas, 18, point guard and shooting guard, explains the team’s recent state placement during “Fantastic 49” recognition April 9, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
Todd Matia, Sand Creek High School Project Lead the Way instructor, recognizes three Daniels Scholarship Program winners during “Fantastic 49” recognition April 9, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
Coach Haist's athletic and attacking team finish with a 23-4 record. Liah Davis scored 14 points.
Increasing numbers of District 49 students are taking college courses while in high school. Science teachers from District 49 high schools and Pikes Peak Community College department chairs and science professors met March 13 to discuss how both organizations can best serve this group of students.
"There are so many great things happening in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, and this is an example of that," said Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, congratulating engineering students.