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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Regular Board of Education Meeting
6:30 PM Board of Education Work Session
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.
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.