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2017-2018 News

  • Falcon High School Juniors Defeat Seniors at Peach Fuzz Volleyball

    Juniors celebrate a win during a peach fuzz volleyball game Sept. 20 at Falcon High School in District 49. After three games of boys coached by the girls volleyball team, juniors defeated seniors, 2-1

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  • Odyssey Elementary School Steps Up with Walking Wednesdays

    The Odyssey Elementary School family is moving forward, literally, with their Walking Wednesdays program. A new initiative for the 2017-18 school year, Walking Wednesdays brings together students, teachers, staff and families for a time of fitness before school each Wednesday.

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  • Students Explore Expansive Choices at College and Career Fair

    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.

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  • Districts Unite to Help High School Students Find Career Paths

    Vista Ridge High School twelfth-grader Darian Taylor, 17, talks with A&B Bank representative Becky Moore, at the District 49 and School District 11, College and Career Fair, Sept 14 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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  • Student Takes a Sledgehammer to SCHS During Summer Internship

    Eli Hawkins, 18, a Sand Creek High School twelfth-grader, kicked off his senior year by taking a sledgehammer to the school. As part of an internship with Nunn Construction, the general contractor for a major voter-approved 3B remodel at the school, Eli was part of the team that demolished a number of older style classrooms to create bright, collaborative new learning spaces.

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  • Mustangs Master Smoke and Fire Safety in 911 Mobile Classroom

    “They loved having the 911 dispatchers bring their trailer out to teach them what to do during emergency situations,” said Michele Meegan, first grade teacher at Remington Elementary School. “It's so important for kids to learn this skill at an early age and we are thankful we could set up this opportunity for them to practice.”

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  • Student Board of Representatives Brings Voice of Customers Directly to Board of Education

    A group of 18 students, several from each district high school, volunteered to serve on the student board of representatives, adding the student voice to the district’s governance process through the community’s elected representatives. The student representatives were chosen by their teachers and peers to help bring a student voice to the district’s governing processes.

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  • Spartan Race Tests True Grit of Stetson Elementary School Staff

    Their determination was challenged. Life lessons were learned. Participating in the Breckenridge Spartan Race Aug. 26 was a valuable experience for several Stetson Elementary staff members.

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  • Schools Battle on the Gridiron, Come Together to Remember 9/11

    Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from Sand Creek High School and Vista Ridge High School joined together Sept. 8 to remember the anniversary of 9/11 and honor first responders prior to a football game between the two schools.

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  • Falcon Elementary School of Technology Recognizes First Responders

    Student council members and Dr. Michael Roth, principal, address honored guests and the student body Sept. 11, at Falcon Elementary School of Technology.

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  • FESoT Students Thank First Responders

    Students at Falcon Elementary School of Technology thank first responders, in this short video presented at a school wide assembly, Sept. 11.

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  • OES Salutes Local Heroes

    Students greet Colorado Springs police officer Grant Nelson, Sept.11, at Odyssey Elementary School, during the school’s annual “Hero Day” event.

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  • FHEP Playground has New Home for Kids to Monkey Around

    Falcon Homeschool Enrichment Program students enjoyed recess on their playground equipment for the first time in its new home Sept. 5.

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  • Eyes on the Eclipse at ALLIES

    Students at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) witnessed the solar eclipse in a unique way Aug. 21.

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  • Future Bulls Help Commemorate New School Groundbreaking

    Little hands used big shovels to make history Aug. 25 in District 49. Staff, board of education members, students and families celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Bennett Ranch Elementary School.

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2016-2017 News

  • 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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  • "Blinding With Kindness" to Launch Firebird Ambassadors Program

    “We are greeting the students and encouraging them to be kind to one another and have a great day as they enter the building for school,” said Teresa Murphy, sheriff deputy and Falcon Zone school resource officer. “It’s also the first event for the new Firebird Ambassadors program." Murphy, a 20-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, has been serving as a school resource officer in Falcon Zone for nearly six years. Working with students in grades K-12 has inspired Murphy and Kristyn Nordeman, fellow sheriff deputy and SRO, to create a new club to promote a positive message to the school community. “The Firebird Ambassador program will inspire students to cultivate kindness and gratitude,” said Murphy. “The goal is to develop a student culture where everyone feels appreciated and recognizes compassion, honesty, and simple acts of kindness.”

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  • District 49 Special Needs Students Learn Fishing Skills

    Retiring adaptive physical education teacher Bonnie Mendenhall shows Sand Creek High School tenth grader Brendan Ellis,15, how to cast, May 11 at the 10th annual District 49 Fishing Day event for special needs students at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs.

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  • Almeida Named Sole Finalist for Vacant COO Position, Hiring Process Continues

    District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida the sole finalist for the vacant chief operations officer position Sept. 16 by a unanimous vote (5-0) at the conclusion of a special meeting. Prior to the vote, Almeida and two other finalists presented their vision for the operations department and responded to questions from board directors. “I was very impressed with the number of candidates we had,” said Kevin Butcher, board treasurer. “We had a very impressive short list. We had three very qualified, strong candidates and I’m grateful to everybody who participated in the process.”

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  • Annual Asbestos Notification

    District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools. As we complete more projects in the future, we will continue to abate it until all of it has been removed. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Carey at 719.494.8934.

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Falcon Middle School

  • Falcon Middle School, home of Firebird Nation, is committed to offering a variety of opportunities for all students to explore. Together we are committed to graduating and preparing all children for success in college and careers.

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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