THE BEST CHOICE TO LEARN, WORK, LEAD
“The skill set I hope to bring to the board is one of cooperation and care,” said David (Dave) E. Cruson in his application to the District 49 Board of Education. “I very much prefer a collaboration style when it comes to a team decision. I make every effort to weigh pros and cons, while also thinking about the past and the future. I try to actively listen to one’s perspective, especially when it differs from my own. Once the decision is made, particularly in a group setting, I make every effort to suppress my own opinion for the sake of the group’s decision.”
Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and community members supported literacy efforts at Stetson Elementary School May 19. The end of year event focused on celebrating student achievement and providing parents with resources for continued literacy efforts during summer break.
The Vista Ridge High School Boys Track and Field Team earns the school’s first state track and field championship May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The state finals meet was postponed and shortened to two days for the first time in history. The Wolves, led by strong efforts from their sprinters, ran away with the state title, scoring 93.5 points. Air Academy High School in District 20 was second with 58 points.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, then what’s the point?” said ShaeLynn Rickert, student commencement speaker, speaking from the podium, facing her classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “Go and get that dream.”
“I simply need to say thank you to not only Ms. Bonavita but to the teachers at both Springs Studio and at PPEC,” said Alexandra Stoller, 17, twelfth-grader at Pikes Peak Early College . “Even as I’ve become more college than high school, I still have teachers asking, ‘How are you doing?’ or, ‘Is there anything I can help with?’ and there is nothing better than that.”
6:00 PM Graduation: Patriot High School
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Graduation - Vista Ridge High School
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Graduation - Sand Creek High School
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Graduation - Falcon High School
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Colorado Springs Get Outdoors Day
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.
A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the Education Service Center. The revised agenda and packet are available for download.
The Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. in the board room at the Education Service Center. The revised agenda and packet are available for download.