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"Each grade level adopts an organization in the community and gives donations to it as part of our International Baccaleaureate action to the community," said Lisa Hartman, counselor at EIES. "The idea is so show these organizations that we see what they do in the community, we appreciate them, and we recognize the importance that they make."
The Vista Ridge High School show choir performs for students at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Nov. 16. "We are very proud of fine arts at Vista Ridge," said Shawna Beeler, VRHS choir director. "We represent almost every activity in the school."
“So here’s to the art of humanity, the art of each other, the art of you and me, and the art of love. And the proper facility to celebrate it, to celebrate all of us,” said Sierra Tune, 18, twelfth-grader and president of the VRHS student body and thespian club. “Here’s to the new auditorium.”
Patriot High School culinary arts student Summer Nyseth, 17, helps serve food to local community members during a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon, Nov. 8.
Sometimes to be a good student, one needs to stretch their mind. That’s exactly what took place at Falcon Middle School, Thurs., Nov. 16, when the school hosted their sixth annual mini course day. A mini course is a one-day class designed for students to try something new and different. Mini courses were planned for Fri., Nov. 17 also.
Pikes Peak Early College student, Kristal Willis, 16, eleventh grade, was recognized as a “Fall Out Boy Champion” Nov. 10. Willis was nominated through an Instagram social media campaign in recognition of her community service project last year to raise money for Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.
“This year one of our Firebirds reached out and shared with me that her father was killed in Afghanistan in 2011,” said Karen Hobson, a nearly 17-year U.S. Army veteran and FMS administrative assistant, who planned the school's Veterans Day assembly. Hobson presented a folded American flag to a group of students in the middle of the school’s gymnasium. The students performed a traditional flag folding ceremony. “The American flag drapes the casket with the remains of a fallen hero, with the field of blue placed over the left shoulder,” said Hobson. “The flag is folded and given to the next of kin. Would you please rise to honor those who never made it home with a moment of silence and the playing of taps,” said Hobson.
Students and staff filled the gymnasium at Horizon Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor family members representing all five United States military branches. The Veterans Day event commenced with over 50 veterans entering the gym to a standing ovation from the students, staff, and visitors in attendance.
Students and staff presented a special Veterans Day program Fri., Nov. 10 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning. “It’s nice to see schools honoring veterans,” shared David Nutting, who served nine years in the Navy. “It’s especially important to me with the NFL dishonoring the flag.”
Students and staff hosted a special Veterans Day assembly Fri., Nov. 10 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. The gymnasium was packed as military parents and community members attended to honor those who have served. Approximately 40 percent of all families at MRES are military.
In Rita Engelhart’s first-grade classroom, Navy veteran, Jessica Demarco, read aloud to the students during FESoT's Veteran Day celebration. Each student was able to ask her questions about her service while her son, Damon, listened attentively.
Aaron Pitch, 10, fifth grader sings his solo to "American Tears" during the fifth grade hosted patriotic performance of the musical “A Celebration of Our Country” Nov.9 at Ridgeview Elementary School. Directed by Katie Stafford, music teacher, the musical was homage to veterans to celebrate and honor their service.
The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.
Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."
Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Springs Studio Annual Clothing Giveaway
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM BLRA Santa Sprint 5K
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM COMMUNITY NIGHT WITH THE DENVER NUGGETS
District 49 Board of Education directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting American Education Week Nov. 10 during a regular monthly board meeting.
The Board of Education will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the board room at the Education Service Center. The agenda and revised packet are available for download.
Item 10.a has been added.
The Board of Education held a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the board room at the Education Service Center. The agenda and revised packet are available for download.