2014-2015 News

  • Students Reveal Inspirational Characters at Literary Parade

    First-grader Braidan Haskell, 6, dressed as an astronaut, participates in a parade of students dressed as literary characters Oct. 31 at Imagine Indigo Ranch in District 49. Haskell was inspired by family friend, astronaut and pioneering test pilot Bill Dana, who died at 83 earlier this year.

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  • Horizon Middle School Honors Achievements, First Renaissance

    Individuals and societies teacher Whitney Apodaca, playing the role of “Effie Trinket,” recognizes academic successes during a Renaissance “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” assembly Oct. 30 at Horizon Middle School in District 49.

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  •  Baylea Larson and other Stetson Elementary School students work on their canstruction project.

    Stetson Elementary School Students 'Canstruct' An End To Hunger

    "We're learning to use team work and at the same time help kids that are hungry," Stetson Elementary School fifth-grade student Baylea Larson. Larson and other SES students took part in the Care and Share Food Bank Canstruction Event Wednesday, October 29.

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  • Paul Richards (left) of KRDO News Radio interviews District 49 CEO Peter Hilts (right).

    Local Airwaves: District 49 Election Featured On Local Radio

    "We have grown 1,000 students per year since 2005, the last time a school finance measure was passed in District 49," chief education officer Peter Hilts told Jim Arthur, host of AM 740 KVOR's 'Southern Colorado's Morning News' Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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  •  Cody Peel, senior at Falcon High School.

    FHS Senior Takes Flight After Fight With Cancer

    Cody Peel, a middle defender on the FHS boys soccer team, was featured as part of the Fantastic 49 ahead of the District 49 School Board meeting on October 9. Peel shares how the support of friends, coaches and staff at FHS has allowed him to grow and become a leader after battling cancer.

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  • DOJ, District 49 Reach Settlement Agreement To Resolve Complaints

    The Department of Justice has entered a comprehensive settlement agreement with District 49 to resolve complaints about the district’s response to racial harassment and discrimination.

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  • District 49 BOE Approves Ballot Resolution of Support, Policies

    The District 49 Board of Education approved Oct. 9 several policies, as well as a resolution of support for the school finance request headed to the November ballot.

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  • Book Drive: Make a Difference

    In an effort to help some of our struggling readers, we are asking you to donate any gently used books that you may have in your home.

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School District 49

District 49's mission is to prepare students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. We strive to be a place of opportunity and specialized education for every student. We build curriculum with the mission to not only graduate all students, but to fully prepare each learner for success in college and careers after their time in the district is done.