2016-2017 News

  • Student Board Forms For Second Year

    Student Board Forms For Second Year

    High school students volunteering for a student board of representatives gathered with district leaders Aug. 11, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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  • Student Urges ‘Teaching With SOUL’

    Evan Mahon, 17, scheduled to start 12th-grade at Vista Ridge High School, speaks July 27 to hundreds of school administrators and teachers during a District 49 back-to-school event at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs.

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  • District 49 Leads Regional Learning Efforts During Summer Break

    “We’re learning new ways that we can engage students in the classroom with updated activities that use technology to get students excited about learning,” said Patty Gioscia, Skyview Middle School assistant principal, at the Colorado Springs GAFE Summit July 20.

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2015-2016 News

  • Division 2 Winner

    Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."

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  • Springs Studio For Academic Excellence Graduation, 2016

    More than 80 graduates received diplomas May 20 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs.

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  •  High school and middle school students licorice race at the Middle School Leadership Conference.

    High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."

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  •  Naomi Perkins, SSAE fourth-grader, looks at the surface of the moon on a Google Expeditions Journey

    MRES & SSAE Come Together for an Expedition Across the Universe

    "It shows how well our district works together," said Lori Hall, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. "Although we're at different schools, we really aren't different. We can learn, work and have fun together."

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  • District 49 Schools Re-open After Historic Winter Storm

    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.

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    District 49 Buses To Get Seat Belts

    "This is a long term strategy," said Gene Hammond, transportation director. "It will take many years for our entire fleet to be entirely seat belt equipped, but we have targeted our trip buses, those most likely to travel on high speed roads and into the mountains, as our priority for equipping with seat belts."

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  •  Dispatch Vol 1, No 2

    District 49 Dispatch Published Oct. 14

    Volume 1, number 2 features homecoming game activities at the three large high schools and featured stories across the district.

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