2015-2016 News

  • FHS Students Sign Letters of Intent

    Jordan McQuesten, 17, and Emily Troscher, 17, sign letters of intent Feb. 4 at Falcon High School.

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  • District 49 Schools Re-open After Historic Winter Storm

    After three days of closures following an historic winter storm in north easter El Paso County, students returned to class Feb. 4 in District 49.

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  • MRES Families ‘Start the Art’

    Third-grader Lola Venegas, 8, paints her name in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs during "Start the Art Night” Jan. 28 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School.

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  • Photo Essay: District 49 Wrestlers at Colorado Springs Metro Championships

    The 2016 Colorado Springs Metro Championships were held Jan. 22-23 in Colorado Springs. Follow our District 49 wrestlers in this photo essay as they earned hard fought victories and battled through challenges during the weekend tournament.

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  • District 49 Staff Honored During 'Fantastic 49'

    RJ Berry, bus driver, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Jan. 14, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49. Berry is beginning his 15th year coordinating Santa’s Toy Express for students facing special circumstances during the holidays.

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  • FHS Math Teacher Describes Powerball Odds in Light of Record Jackpot

    Nicholas Salas, math teacher, described lottery odds Jan. 11 at Falcon High School in District 49. Salas was interviewed by Jay Polk of KRDO News Channel 13, the ABC affiliate for Southern Colorado.

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  • FMS Gym Gets New Bleachers and Scoreboards

    Falcon Middle School students, staff and families enjoyed new bleachers and scoreboards for the first girl’s home basketball game of the season on January 7th.

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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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  • VRHS Physics Teacher Explains Hydrogen, Atomic Bombs

    Andrew Simmons, physics teacher, describes the difference between nuclear weapon systems Jan. 6 at Vista Ridge High School in District 49. Simmons was interviewed by Greg Miller, a journalist with KRDO News Channel 13, the ABC affiliate for Southern Colorado.

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  • Students Present Expeditions, Explain Learning

    Fifth-grader Ian Stratil, 10, explains the life and legacy of Patrick Henry during gallery night presentations Dec. 17 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in District 49. Fifth-graders were demonstrating their content mastery and presentation skills, as developed during their “The Story of U.S.” expedition.

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  • District 49 BOE Addresses SAC Processes, Vandalism Concerns

    District 49’s Board of Education held a special meeting Feb. 5 to address a grievance filed by a Falcon High School parent. After hearing several parents voice concerns about the district’s school accountability committee processes, and its handling of graffiti removed from the high school grounds, Marie LaVere-Wright, president, offered a statement.

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  •  District 49 plow operations

    UPDATE-Two-hour Delay: Thursday, Feb. 4

    Road assessment teams report plows have been through a number of neighborhoods overnight, but recognize that some roads are still untouched. We know some areas are still very difficult and a number of students will not be able to attend. Teachers will be extra accommodating to students who are absent Thursday—respecting the reality of road conditions and parent decisions.

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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.