WELCOME TO FIREBIRD NATION
Firebird nation uses mini courses as an opportunity to explore interests students have learned about as they begin to travel their unique pathway toward graduation. The courses span all types of interests and relate to various future careers or upper level course work students could take in their future.
Over 850 middle school students from District 49 attended the district’s second annual “College and Career Fair” on Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs.
Eighth-grader Ashleigh Putney, 13, explains activities to a group of sixth-graders during orientation activities Aug. 1 at Falcon Middle School in District 49.
“We’re learning new ways that we can engage students in the classroom with updated activities that use technology to get students excited about learning,” said Patty Gioscia, Skyview Middle School assistant principal, at the Colorado Springs GAFE Summit July 20.
Emmanuel Lozano Padilla, 13, wraps duct tape around PVC pipes for a shelter concept June 3 outside the Creekside Success Center in District 49. Originally from El Salvador, he previously attended schools in Mexico.
"A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."
Pikes Peak Community College Teen College: Explore your interests in fun college programs that can lead to cool careers. Sessions run weekly, with morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. When you sign up for same day morning and afternoon courses, lunch is provided. You can design a comic book, create something using a 3-D printer, build a robot, feed a boa constrictor, or make a gourmet dessert. Learn more at PPCC.edu/teencollge or download the course guide.
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM District 49 Night with the Nuggets
Four community meetings were held in early March to discuss the most efficient use of the new school to be built in Falcon Zone. Watch the meeting held at Falcon Middle School.