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Angela Pretzeus, 17, junior, greets her family during the Patriot High School annual spaghetti dinner. Angela enjoyed dinner with six grandparents and her parents.
“This has been wild,” said Meridian Ranch Elementary School PE coach Tarike Adams. “Some of the kids who didn’t seem to be overly excited during class drills are getting super competitive out there today.”
Santa’s Toy Express dashed into District 49 Dec. 2 to bring Christmas cheer to a special list of guests. Thanks to a long-standing tradition of the transportation department, 52 students in need were hosted at central office for a jolly occasion.
“Career and technical education is more than a buzz word,” said JaDee Harsma, DLR Group project architect and design leader for the addition. “It’s the pathway to prepare students for college and career. We fully embrace this idea. We design spaces that enable this concept of applied learning and allow for new programs and coursework in the future.”
“It’s so exciting to be breaking ground on this building,” said Corina Martin, ALLIES parent. “This isn’t going to be just a school of bricks and mortar, this is a symbol of change and progress. This building will be a place for our children to receive support and services that they may not have otherwise received.”
"Each grade level adopts an organization in the community and gives donations to it as part of our International Baccaleaureate action to the community," said Lisa Hartman, counselor at EIES. "The idea is so show these organizations that we see what they do in the community, we appreciate them, and we recognize the importance that they make."
The Vista Ridge High School show choir performs for students at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Nov. 16. "We are very proud of fine arts at Vista Ridge," said Shawna Beeler, VRHS choir director. "We represent almost every activity in the school."
“So here’s to the art of humanity, the art of each other, the art of you and me, and the art of love. And the proper facility to celebrate it, to celebrate all of us,” said Sierra Tune, 18, twelfth-grader and president of the VRHS student body and thespian club. “Here’s to the new auditorium.”
Patriot High School culinary arts student Summer Nyseth, 17, helps serve food to local community members during a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon, Nov. 8.
Sometimes to be a good student, one needs to stretch their mind. That’s exactly what took place at Falcon Middle School, Thurs., Nov. 16, when the school hosted their sixth annual mini course day. A mini course is a one-day class designed for students to try something new and different. Mini courses were planned for Fri., Nov. 17 also.
Pikes Peak Early College student, Kristal Willis, 16, eleventh grade, was recognized as a “Fall Out Boy Champion” Nov. 10. Willis was nominated through an Instagram social media campaign in recognition of her community service project last year to raise money for Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.
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.
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."
Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM COMMUNITY NIGHT WITH THE DENVER NUGGETS
District 49 Board of Education directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting American Education Week Nov. 10 during a regular monthly board meeting.
The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14th in the board room at the Educational Service Center.
The Fantastic 49 segment will begin at 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of the business meeting at 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Education held a work session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the board room at the Education Service Center. The agenda and revised packet are available for download.