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“We are greeting the students and encouraging them to be kind to one another and have a great day as they enter the building for school,” said Teresa Murphy, sheriff deputy and Falcon Zone school resource officer. “It’s also the first event for the new Firebird Ambassadors program." Murphy, a 20-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, has been serving as a school resource officer in Falcon Zone for nearly six years. Working with students in grades K-12 has inspired Murphy and Kristyn Nordeman, fellow sheriff deputy and SRO, to create a new club to promote a positive message to the school community. “The Firebird Ambassador program will inspire students to cultivate kindness and gratitude,” said Murphy. “The goal is to develop a student culture where everyone feels appreciated and recognizes compassion, honesty, and simple acts of kindness.”
“The skill set I hope to bring to the board is one of cooperation and care,” said David (Dave) E. Cruson in his application to the District 49 Board of Education. “I very much prefer a collaboration style when it comes to a team decision. I make every effort to weigh pros and cons, while also thinking about the past and the future. I try to actively listen to one’s perspective, especially when it differs from my own. Once the decision is made, particularly in a group setting, I make every effort to suppress my own opinion for the sake of the group’s decision.”
Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and community members supported literacy efforts at Stetson Elementary School May 19. The end of year event focused on celebrating student achievement and providing parents with resources for continued literacy efforts during summer break.
The Vista Ridge High School Boys' Track and Field Team earns the school’s second state track and field championship May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The state finals meet was postponed and shortened to two days for the first time in history. The Wolves, led by strong efforts from their sprinters, ran away with the state title, scoring 93.5 points. Air Academy High School in District 20 was second with 58 points.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, then what’s the point?” said ShaeLynn Rickert, student commencement speaker, speaking from the podium, facing her classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “Go and get that dream.”
6:00 PM Graduation: Patriot High School
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Graduation - Vista Ridge High School
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Graduation - Sand Creek High School
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Graduation - Falcon High School
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Patriot High School at Legacy Campus Informational Night
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Colorado Springs Get Outdoors Day
Beginning Monday, June 5, free meals are available at Evans International Elementary School in support of District 49’s summer reading program. The breakfast and lunch service part of the USDA summer food service program. Breakfast is provided to all children, ages 1-18, for free.
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.
A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the Education Service Center. The revised agenda and packet are available for download.
The Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. in the board room at the Education Service Center. The revised agenda and packet are available for download.