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2017-2018 News

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

    Prior to the Oct.12 District 49 Board of Education Meeting, staff members and students were recognized for various achievements during “Fantastic 49.”

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  • Firebirds Scorch Cheyenne Mountain Junior High to Win League Championship

    The Falcon Middle School Firebirds football team soared to success and won the Tri-County League Championship Oct. 7 against Cheyenne Mountain Junior High. The Firebirds were victorious with a score of 46-16.

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  • RMCA Knights Break Ground on New Preschool, Kindergarten Wing

    Knights of all ages helped break ground on their castle’s new addition Oct 6 at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. The new Early Education Wing will house preschool and kindergarten, along with an onsite daycare for children of RMCA staff.

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  • SMS Cross Country Girls Race to Victory

    The Girls’ Cross Country A Team at Skyview Middle School wrapped up their season with a first place finish at the Tri-County League Meet Sept 30 in Elizabeth. This marks the first cross country league championship in SMS history.

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  • Pikes Peak Early College Students Rise with Mountain Adventure

    Students at Pikes Peak Early College journeyed into the mountains Sept. 25 to High Trails Outdoor Education Center near Florissant. The one-day trip taught students how to work together as a team, while providing the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

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  • “Ruckus on the Ranch” Spurs Reading at Springs Ranch Elementary School

    Students at Springs Ranch Elementary School saddled up for a night of reading at “Ruckus on the Ranch” Sept. 26. The evening’s festivities included a staff skit, family reading time and the launch of the school book fair.

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  • Wolves Dominate, Howl at Homecoming

    Vista Ridge High School defeated Discovery Canyon High School 35 - 21 Sept. 29 during the homecoming football game at VRHS. Prior to the contest, the VRHS marching band entertained fans with a colorful display featuring flags, puzzle pieces, and a number of formation changes. At halftime, the coed cheerleading squad entertained fans before the homecoming court was introduced. Senior Leia Berry was named homecoming queen and senior Aidan Peña was named homecoming king.

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  • Heart of Students Create Hurricane Harvey Help Through Hats, No Homework

    Touched by images and stories of struggle and loss in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey, third-graders at Evans International Elementary School in District 49 organized a fundraiser to help.

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  • Seniors Rule the Field in Powder Puff Game at Vista Ridge High School

    Senior girls beat freshman and junior classes in the traditional powder puff football game Sept. 27 at Vista Ridge High School. After two games, seniors were the victors over all classes and juniors came in second place.

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  • Two District 49 Teachers Awarded Grants in “Extra Yard for Teachers” Campaign

    Amber Kettinger, fifth grade teacher at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, and Anna Tapia, fifth grade teacher at Woodmen Hills Elementary School, were surprised Sept. 20 when they were selected as honorees in the “Extra Yard for Teachers” Air Force Athletics Campaign.

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  • Falcon High School Homecoming About Fanfare, Family

    Falcon High School celebrated homecoming festivities Sept. 22 with a football game and tradition. “It’s about a bunch of students coming together and celebrating school spirit,” shared Tyler McCormick, 15, tenth grader.

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  • Sand Creek High School Homecoming, Celebrating Twenty Years

    Sand Creek High School students, staff, parents and alumni celebrated homecoming activities Sept. 22. Prior to the football game, alumni and former staff gathered in recently built new learning spaces to reminisce and celebrate the beginning of the school in 1997. Current students and staff members participated in the annual chili cook-off in the parking lot.

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  • RMCA Knights Rappel Fear and Build Confidence

    Rocky Mountain Classical Academy sixth grade students attended school in the outdoors at Lutheran Valley Retreat Aug. 29 – Sept. 1. Seventh graders had their chance Sept. 5 - 9. A smaller version of the program is in store for fifth graders soon.

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  • VRHS Students And Staff Bond During "Challenge Day"

    Vista Ridge High School students and staff learn about empathy and conflict resolution at a “Challenge Day” workshop, Sept. 5.

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  • Deputy Visit in the Books at Falcon Elementary School of Technology

    Students in Amy McCarty’s third grade class at Falcon Elementary School of Technology hosted a special visitor Sept. 13. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lisa Webster dropped in at school to read to the class as part of the sheriff’s office’s Badges and Books program.

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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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  • FHS Ground Breaking - Academic Wing Addition

    You're invited to help us celebrate as we break ground on a new academic wing at Falcon High School. Made possible by the passage of ballot issue 3B in November 2016, a new academic wing at Falcon High School is part of Priority 3 of the Building Our Future Community plan. The ground breaking ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

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  • Almeida Named Chief Operations Officer

    District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida chief operations officer by a unanimous 5-0 vote at a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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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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