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2017-2018 News

  • BOE Honors, Thanks Staff Members During Fantastic 49 Celebration

    Prior to the Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting, four District 49 team members were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the district.

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  • District 49 Board of Education Appoints New Director

    District 49 board of education president, Marie La Vere-Wright administers the oath of office to newly appointed director, Dr. Joshua Fry, Jan. 4.

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  • VRHS senior Kate Rohr earns basketball scoring milestone

    Vista Ridge High School varsity basketball player, Kate Rohr, 17, hits her 1,000th career point, Jan. 3, at an away game at Falcon High School.

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  • Military Partners recognized during special "Fantastic 49"

    Military partners were recognized during a special “Fantastic 49” presentation before the District 49 regular Board of Education meeting, Dec. 14.

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  • Falcon Education Foundation Awards $31,000 For Learning in District 49

    Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.

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  • Reading and Math Merge for Family Event at FESOT

    Third grade students and families celebrated reading and math achievements at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, Dec. 12. The true highlight of the evening was a special gift for every third grader – a bookshelf constructed for each one of them.

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  • Badges and Books a Blast for Bulldogs

    “This is a great partnership,” said Sheehan Freeman-Todd, MRES principal. “Our students get excited about the deputies coming to spend time with them.”

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  • A-Team Wins League Championship

    On December 8th, students from Horizon Middle School’s A team won the Tri-County League Championship with a buzzer beater shot, winning in overtime 57-55.

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  • HMS Club Fosters Holiday JOI

    “We believe in the importance of developing empathy, service, and leadership,” said Heather Ullrich, language arts teacher and JOI club sponsor. “In addition to many grade-level, school-wide, and classroom-focused service projects, our Junior Optimist International club is for students who want to further develop their service and leadership skills.”

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  • Patriot High School hosted its annual community spaghetti dinner, Dec. 7.

    Angela Pretzeus, 17, junior, greets her family during the Patriot High School annual spaghetti dinner. Angela enjoyed dinner with six grandparents and her parents.

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  • Bulldogs Bring “A” Game for Class Tournament at End of Basketball Unit

    “This has been wild,” said Meridian Ranch Elementary School PE coach Tarike Adams. “Some of the kids who didn’t seem to be overly excited during class drills are getting super competitive out there today.”

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  • Santa’s Toy Express Delivers Holiday Joy

    Santa’s Toy Express dashed into District 49 Dec. 2 to bring Christmas cheer to a special list of guests. Thanks to a long-standing tradition of the transportation department, 52 students in need were hosted at central office for a jolly occasion.

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  • Falcons Break Ground to Soar Higher

    “Career and technical education is more than a buzz word,” said JaDee Harsma, DLR Group project architect and design leader for the addition. “It’s the pathway to prepare students for college and career. We fully embrace this idea. We design spaces that enable this concept of applied learning and allow for new programs and coursework in the future.”

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  • Award winning motivational speaker visits EIES

    Evans International Elementary School third graders, Jaylen Gordon, 8, and Noelle Mogavero, 8, share life experiences with national motivational speaker Trevor Romain, Nov. 28.

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  • Breaking Ground on a Firm Foundation for ALLIES

    “It’s so exciting to be breaking ground on this building,” said Corina Martin, ALLIES parent. “This isn’t going to be just a school of bricks and mortar, this is a symbol of change and progress. This building will be a place for our children to receive support and services that they may not have otherwise received.”

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2016-2017 News

  • Kids Win With Soccer Kick Around

    Kids from the Evans International Elementary School neighborhood scored big by learning the basics of soccer at a “kick around” hosted by the Southeast Springs Soccer Initiative at the school June 19.

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  • 2017 Teachers of the Year Honored

    Heather Reading, kindergarten teacher, is recognized as Remington Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year during ‘Fantastic 49’ ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting June 8 in District 49.

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  • Busy Construction Season Blasts Off with Wall-Breaking Ceremony

    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.

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  • Special Olympics Brings Social and Physical Support for Students in Extended School Year Program

    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."

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  • SCHS Graduates Prepare For Next Chapter As ‘World Changers’

    Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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District Updates

  • 2 Hour Delay: January 22, 2018

    District 49 will be on a 2 hour delay schedule for Monday, January 22.

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  • Nancarrow Named District 49 Director of Communications

    After a hiring process beginning in November, District 49 has announced that local television anchor David Nancarrow will begin serving the district on January 22 as the new director of communications.

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School District 49

  • Financial Transparency 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.
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