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2017-2018 News

  • Falcon Middle School Students Have Stellar Learning Experience

    Firebird Nation students looked to the skies from the baseball field and stadium Monday, Aug. 21 as they witnessed the solar eclipse.

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  • News 5: Eclipse viewing party and science lesson at Springs Ranch Elementary

    KOAA News5 joined students, staff and parents at Springs Ranch Elementary School for the solar eclipse Aug. 21. Outbursts from students like, "You have got to see this," and "awesome" were heard across the playground. "That's the sound of learning right there," said Principal Jim Kyner, "We want our learners excited, to be thirsty to learn more."

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  • Horizon Middle School Renaissance Kick Off Assembly

    Teachers break out into a flash mob performance to kick off the Renaissance Assembly, Aug. 11 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • CDE Names WHES' Murphy Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year

    The Colorado Department of Education Aug. 15 named Wendy Murphy, an educator at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49, one of seven finalists for Colorado’s Teacher of the Year. “Colorado values the dedicated teachers from around the state who inspire and motivate our children every day,” said Colorado’s education commissioner Katy Anthes, in a release. “The Colorado Teacher of the Year award is just one of many ways we can honor our state’s educators. We look forward to hearing from the seven finalists in the search for the individual who will represent our state’s teaching profession.”

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  • Sand Creek Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Face Lift

    Sand Creek High School is celebrating their 20th anniversary and with the funs from 3B have been able to redesign areas in the high school to improve student's learning environments and increase safety.

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  • BOE Honors Staff for Service and Dedication during 'Fantastic 49'

    Nathan Pearsall, Vista Ridge High School social studies department chair, addresses Board of Education directors during “Fantastic 49” recognition Aug. 10 ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. Pearsall was recognized for recently being selected to the commissioner’s teacher cabinet, assembled by Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes. “We want to address things are important to teachers,” he said, “We've got some surveys to help capture their voice. If you have something to bring forward, please tell me.”

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  • Ridgeview Elementary Welcomes New Kindergartners

    New Kids... New Halls

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  • Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy Opens, Provides First Charter High School Option in District 49

    Students, parents, community members and staff attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the school Aug. 4. "Today we cut the ribbon on another excellent educational option for Colorado Springs students," said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. "Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy is our newest charter high school augmenting an already strong school system. Folks, you've done a great job. Thanks to all of you and congratulations."

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  • Comets Cruise into New Year with New Look, New Feel

    First grade learners in Sheila Kelly’s class were practicing listening to directions while cutting and coloring. “Remember that when one of our classmates is talking our job is to listen to what they have to say,” said Kelly. The first-graders were scheduled to quickly take a tour to locate the restrooms. Several hands in the air indicated that might need to be moved up on the agenda.

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  • SRES Bobcats Kick Off 2017-2018 School Year

    Students in Mrs. Beiner’s fifth-grade class play icebreaker introduction games on the first day of school, Aug. 2 at Springs Ranch Elementary School.

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  • New Year, New Look at Remington Elementary School

    Students rolled into Remington Elementary School on Aug. 2 for a new year and were welcomed with a new, fresh look in their school.

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  • Falcon Elementary School of Technology Flies into the New School Year

    Hawks fly into the new school year on Aug. 2 at Falcon Elementary School of Technology.

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  • Vista Ridge High School Students, Staff Welcome Newest Wolves

    Vista Ridge High School opened its doors for ninth grade students to begin the new school year Aug. 1.

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  • Opening Doors at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

    Carson Wright, 7, a second-grader at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence, gets his first "Aha!" moment of the new school year Aug. 2. ALLIES opened its doors serving approximately 85 students in grades 2 - 5 who fit a profile of dyslexia.

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  • Wildcats Start 2017-2018 School Year at EIES

    Students reunite and have fun with Evan the EIES mascot on the first official day of school, Aug. 2 at Evans International Elementary School.

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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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Upcoming Events

District Updates

  • 3B Progress Reports

    The purpose of these updates is to report on the current status of projects and serve as a summary of pertinent information related to projects up to report release.

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  • BOE Approves Bennett Ranch Elementary School

    The new Falcon Zone elementary school has been named and approved by the BOE. It's set to open Fall of 2018. The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

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BOE Updates

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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