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2014-2015 News

  • Sixth graders Ayshiyon Woods and Jahzara Davis work with Kittrie Glen.

    International Award For HMS Junior Optimist Octagon Club Propels More Volunteering

    The Horizon Middle School JOOI club was recently honored with a Club Project Award from JOOI for having the best community service project world-wide. "The members of the Horizon JOOI club and the sponsor club should be very proud," said JOOI Director Amy Keller in a recent letter.

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  • HOSA Students Provide Valentine’s Day Focus on Heart Health

    Meridith Jensen, a dispatcher and trainer for the El Paso Teller County E-911 Authority, explains how to use an automated external defibrillator Feb. 14 during hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation training at Falcon High School in District 49. The CPR training was part of student-led weekend activities, called “Pump It Up Falcon,” which focused on heart health.

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  • Thomas Recognized by BOE for Musical Achievements, Scholarship Win

    Twelfth-grader Connor Thomas, 18, performs with an alto saxophone during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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  • Gilbert Honored by BOE for Academic Progress, Educational Leadership

    Tenth-grader Caleb Gilbert, 15, of Vista Ridge High School explains how assistive technologies have supported his academic career during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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  • HMS Honored for Impact in School Environments, Student Achievement

    Kim Miller, a humanities teacher at Horizon Middle School, explains rising levels of school pride during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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District Updates

  •  Meridian Ranch Elementary Wind Chill Chart

    Feb. 27: 2-Hour Delay

    Wind chills early Friday will be below -18° in parts of District 49 early Friday. At a wind chill of -18°, exposed skin can get frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.

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BOE Updates

School District 49

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.