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Determination and hard work. That’s what took Jacob Waters, 17, twelfth-grader at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, from being born with a birth defect to world-class athlete. Waters is competing in the Para-cycling World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, March 22-25.
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy hosted two performance artists from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 26 - March 2. Funded via a Colorado Arts Partnership grant, the UCCS artists worked with sixth-grade literature teacher, Julie Gumerman, to deliver four days of intensive interpretation and physicalization of William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar."
Skills learned in health science class at Horizon Middle School came to life March 7 during a make-believe emergency.
Falcon Middle School ambassadors welcomed fellow classmates to school March 14 with kindness and a lesson in inclusion. Instead of a walkout, on a day when students across the nation were protesting against school violence, Firebird Nation student leaders orchestrated a "walk up."
Grace walked through the front door of Falcon High School on Thursday, March 8, and promptly found a place to sit for lunch. It didn’t take long for the seven-year-old Norwegian Buhund/Norrbottosnspet mix to make a few friends, including sophomore, Alina Basse, 15.
Four District 49 team members were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting March 8.
In order to be Nationally Board Certified, you must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, drive student learning, and lead the way in teaching and learning improvements. Heather Ullrich exemplifies these characteristics, becoming the only teacher in District 49 to qualify and earn the title this year of being Nationally Board Certified.
Evans International Elementary School students had a unique look into an astronaut’s life at a school wide assembly, March 2. Duane “Digger” Carey, NASA astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel, USAF retired, presented a video to students explaining an astronaut’s life in space.
Patriot High School students received leadership training from the Sources of Strength peer intervention program, Feb. 26.
First and second grade students at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning raised $286 to donate to the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo. The students studied birds this past semester by doing research, fieldwork, and working with experts at the Raptor Center.
Two teams, which included both students and staff members, were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Feb. 8.
A dark blue dome rose from the floor of the common area at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. A curiosity in itself, children and parents murmered while they circled the temporary addition as a small fan hummed to keep the inflatable planetarium upright and in operation.
Inspiration and empowerment were underlying goals of the Girls' STEM Experience at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 1. Students from Falcon Middle School and Skyview Middle School attended the event which was organized to encourage middle school girls to choose careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Meridian Ranch Elementary School’s “Start the Art” night hosted on Jan. 31, 2018 presented over 3,400 pieces of artwork in the theme of Animal Menagerie. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade worked on multiple pieces of art that were showcased during “Start the Art” night. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle.
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM District 49 Art Show
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC)
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
Construction work near Woodmen Hills Elementary School has caused the school to lose power, March 19. All students and Kids’ Corner staff at the Woodmen Hills Elementary School location were transported by District 49 buses at approximately 1:15 p.m. to Falcon Elementary School of Technology. FESOT is located at 12050 Falcon Highway, Peyton, CO 80831.
Due to wintery weather conditions, District 49 is on a two-hour delay for Monday, March. 19, 2018. District 49 leaders have reported slick conditions across parts of the district. With cold temperatures and heavy wind expected to continue, we don’t expect roads to improve before 5:00 a.m. when buses would normally start taking to the roads.