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2015-2016 News

  • ICA Kicks Off School Year With Community Focus

    Kindergartner Riley Aragorn, 5, meets teacher Amanda Ralston after finishing a school supply scavenger hunt during back-to-school activities July 31 at Imagine Classical Academy Indigo Ranch in District 49. Riley had just finished watching Samoan fire dancers perform, along with other members from Pacific Pride and Island Hearts, outside the school.

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2014-2015 News

  • 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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  • Nearly 900 Youth Earn High School Diplomas 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.

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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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District Updates

  • District 49 BOE Places School Board Representation Question on November Ballot

    The Board of Education approved a resolution to place a question on the November ballot giving the voters the option to ensure local representation on the District 49 School Board.

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  • CMAS Scores Set Baseline, 'Bright Spots' Show Promise

    The Colorado Department of Education released July 16 the second year results of the Colorado Measures of Academic Standards. District 49 leaders interpret the results as the baseline for future tests.

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BOE Updates

  • Two Board of Education seats currently held by Chuck Irons and Marie LaVere-Wright will be on the coordinated election ballot on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. At this election, two directors will be elected for a term of office of four years.


    District 49 will host an informational workshop for potential board member candidates. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2015, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the board room located in the Education Service Center at 10850 East Woodmen Road in Peyton. Learn more about the informational workshop.
     
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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.