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2017-2018 News

  • BOE Celebrates Students, Staff During Fantastic 49

    District 49 students and staff members were honored for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting April 12.

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  • RVES Earns National Recognition for Capturing Kids’ Hearts

    An emotionally safe and caring culture is the heart of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. That environment is seen every day at Ridgeview Elementary School, and it’s the commitment of staff that earned the school a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Award for the 2017-18 school year.

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  • BRIGHT Spring Training

    Educators from across the state participated in a ‘Restorative Practices’ training, March 19-20, at Sand Creek High School. ‘Restorative Practices,” is a social and emotional support program for school students and staff, funded through the BRIGHT grant, a grant awarded to District 49 by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

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  • HMS Fine Arts Gala Showcases Student Talent

    Orchestra teacher Karen Leonhardt directs sixth-grade students, March 15, at the Horizon Middle School Fine Arts Gala.

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  • Waters Drifts into Life as World-Class Para-Athlete

    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.

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  • RMCA, UCCS Partner to Teach Shakespeare to Sixth-Graders

    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."

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  • Disaster Drill Tests Horizon Middle School Health Science Students

    Skills learned in health science class at Horizon Middle School came to life March 7 during a make-believe emergency.

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  • Falcon Middle School Students Walk Up, Not Out

    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."

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  • Smiles rule when dogs meet Falcons

    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.

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  • BOE Recognizes Support Staff Members During Fantastic 49

    Four District 49 team members were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting March 8.

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  • Literacy Week at BLRA Launches with Dress Up Day

    Harry Potter. Olivia the Pig. Fancy Nancy. All were in attendance at the start of literacy week, March 5, at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy when students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character.

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  • Ullrich Earns National Board Certification

    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.

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  • EIES students soar to new heights with NASA astronaut

    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.

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  • Patriot High School Students Strive For Peer Support

    Patriot High School students received leadership training from the Sources of Strength peer intervention program, Feb. 26.

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  • PPSEL students help release rehabilitated hawk back into the wild

    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.

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  • We Want Your Feedback - Identity Update

    The Board of Education listened closely to the initial feedback of a survey on identity in February and March, and directed district leaders to continue learning about community preferences for a district identity.

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  • Special Education Records Destruction

    The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than April 13, 2018. Records to be destroyed will be 2011-2012 & earlier.

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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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