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Eleventh-grader Ashaily Carson, 16, gives a "Bomb Squad" step team flier Aug. 13 to ninth-grader Nayo Lopez, 15, during Sand Creek High School’s “club crawl”.
"The community at this school is better than anything we've experienced during our time in the military," said Army Capt. Cameron Ek of 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, as he walks his sons Landon and Liam into Meridian Ranch Elementary School with his wife, Amy.
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.
Nearly 900 youth earned a diploma during the 2014-2015 school year by attending one of the five coordinated high schools in District 49.
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."
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.
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.
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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Meet Falcon Zone Leader Dr. Julia Roark
6:30 PM Board of Education Work Session
District 49 will no longer provide unlimited alternative meals to elementary school students who do not have money. Starting Sept. 15, elementary students will be allowed to acquire a negative balance for up to three breakfasts and three lunches. After that, they will be provided with three complimentary meals.
"SBB extends Colorado’s established system of 'local control' beyond district headquarters to decision-makers closer to individual students," said author Ben DeGrow. "It also bolsters parental choice, by directing more dollars to follow students directly to where they learn. District 49 has developed the state's most robust system of SBB...the low-funded district gradually has unveiled a system that significantly expands the potential to serve individual student needs through greatly empowered local decision-making."