WELCOME TO FIREBIRD NATION
Three teachers in District 49 all have something in common. Parents and colleagues would say these teachers deserve recognition for going above and beyond in their classrooms. Once again, the Air Force Academy’s “Extra Yard for Teachers” campaign made that possible.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
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."
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.
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).
Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.
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.
“This year one of our Firebirds reached out and shared with me that her father was killed in Afghanistan in 2011,” said Karen Hobson, a nearly 17-year U.S. Army veteran and FMS administrative assistant, who planned the school's Veterans Day assembly. Hobson presented a folded American flag to a group of students in the middle of the school’s gymnasium. The students performed a traditional flag folding ceremony. “The American flag drapes the casket with the remains of a fallen hero, with the field of blue placed over the left shoulder,” said Hobson. “The flag is folded and given to the next of kin. Would you please rise to honor those who never made it home with a moment of silence and the playing of taps,” said Hobson.
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.
District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
Firebird Nation students looked to the skies from the baseball field and stadium Monday, Aug. 21 as they witnessed the solar eclipse.
3:30 PM Girls' Basketball at Sproul JH
4:15 PM Girls' Basketball at Panorama
3:35 PM Girls' Basketball vs. Skyview MS
3:30 PM Girls' Basketball vs. Watson
4:15 PM Girls' Basketball at Fox Meadow
3:30 PM Girls' Basketball vs. Horizon MS
3:30 PM Wrestling vs. Carson MS
To welcome a new year, and students back to campus, School District 49 is launching a mobile app for smartphone users. Those who download the app will find a wealth of information at their fingertips. D49 families will receive important notifications as well as having the option of logging into the app to get up to the minute information about their students, including grades, attendance and account balances.
Mission: Falcon Middle School is committed to a community built on trust, positive relationships, and high standards to create an environment that ignites academic curiosity and innovation.
Vision: Falcon Middle School will develop empowered learners who are intrinsically motivated critical thinkers with the perseverance to solve problems.