2017-2018 News

  • Students Across District Win with Track and Field Day

    Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.

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  • MRES Celebrates Creatures Big and Small

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School’s “Start the Art” night hosted on Jan. 31, 2018 presented over 3,400 pieces of artwork in the theme of Animal Menagerie. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade worked on multiple pieces of art that were showcased during “Start the Art” night. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle.

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  • Falcon Education Foundation Awards $31,000 For Learning in District 49

    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.

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  • Badges and Books a Blast for Bulldogs

    “This is a great partnership,” said Sheehan Freeman-Todd, MRES principal. “Our students get excited about the deputies coming to spend time with them.”

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  • Bulldogs Bring “A” Game for Class Tournament at End of Basketball Unit

    “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.”

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  • MRES Third Grade Students Take On Math Challenge

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School student Arbaaz Thiam, 8, celebrates winning the third grade “Math Fact” tournament, Nov. 16.

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  • MRES Students, Staff Salute Military with Veterans Day Celebration

    Students and staff hosted a special Veterans Day assembly Fri., Nov. 10 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. The gymnasium was packed as military parents and community members attended to honor those who have served. Approximately 40 percent of all families at MRES are military.

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  • Students Surprised by Mom's Early Return From Deployment.

    U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Bethany Anderson-Burrs, (units), surprises her daughters Aug. 7 with an early return from deployment in Qatar. The surprise was orchestrated by Robert Burrs, the students' father and Master Sgt. Anderson-Burrs husband.

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  • Building Classroom Community During Kindergarten Orientation

    MacKenzie Williams, 5, Meridian Ranch Elementary School kindergartner, isn't impressed with her step-father's scissor skills during orientation activities Aug. 1. "“At home she’s the oldest and kind of in charge,” said Chris Lane. “As long as she remembers she can't do that here I think she'll be just fine.”

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2016-2017 News

  • 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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  • Celebrating our Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

    The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.

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  • Special Olympics Unites Preschoolers in Sport, Play

    Preschooler Quentin Shoats, 3, hops on floor markers May 3 during a Special Olympics event at Meridian Ranch Elementary School in District 49.

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  • Science Experiments Engage Preschool Students and Families

    “Families created rain clouds, rainbows and weather sensory bottles together,” said Avelyn Green, early childhood dean, describing family engagement night activities April 18. “As part of our spectacular summer science theme, they also went on a dinosaur dig, made volcanoes and watched colors fizz.”

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  • MRES Tops State in Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl

    A team of fifth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Meridian Ranch Elementary School participated in a multi-state Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl event February 11-13. The students earned the best score in Colorado and second place in the western region against teams from California, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

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MRES Updates

  • Falcon Zone Elementary School Fees

    "The Falcon Zone is focused on keeping elementary student fees as low as possible. Student fees assist with supporting Specials classes and classroom activities, helping provide a well-rounded education for our students. 

    We appreciate all you do to support our school and your child's education journey!"

    Sue Holmes

    Falcon Zone Leader, School District 49




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  • Unlock the Treasure of Reading

    Meridian Ranch Elementary invites YOU to embark on a summer of reading  with our 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Unlock the Treasure of Reading!"  


    To help our MRES Mateys set sail, each student has received a Reading Treasure Map! This map provides a list of reading adventures for students to explore. There is no order to the map and each matey can set their own course!


    As you complete the reading adventure, first find the correlating number and then color that picture on the map. Parents, don't forget to help our mateys fill in the date as they complete that leg of the journey!


    Aargghh..and the best for last!! A chest full of TREASURES awaits those who complete and bring their "Reading Treasure Maps" to Back to School Night!


    We wish ALL of our Bulldog Mateys smooth sailing this summer as you "Unlock the Treasure of Reading!"


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  • MRES Supports High Prairie Library: We support our students in having access to quality reading material whether at home, school, or anywhere else in life. As part of that commitment, we partner with the High Plains Library. Download their student-centered schedule of events for June or check out the full interactive calendar. Read about The Benefits of Having a Library Card! 

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  • D49 Volunteer Application: Click on the link below to begin a volunteer application:

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  • Balanced Enrollment in Falcon Zone Elementary Schools: As our community grows, opportunities and challenges are presented. Read information from Falcon Zone Superintendent Dr. Julia Roark about the balanced enrollment process for new Falcon Zone families.
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District Updates

  • Summer Meals Available At No Cost To Children

    Beginning Monday, June 4, free meals are available at Evans International Elementary School. The breakfast and lunch services are part of the USDA summer food service program. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all children in District 49, ages 1-18, for free.

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  • Updated Schedule for April 27th

    We thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have continued to engage about the teacher action day planned for this Friday at the state capitol in Denver. The number of planned absences has grown past the point where District 49 can ensure safe operations and a high-quality learning experience at all schools and sites. Accordingly, District 49 is converting Friday, April 27 from a student contact day to a professional work day. That means students will not attend school this Friday, April 27.

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Meridian Ranch Elementary School

  • Meridian Ranch Elementary School is educating students in a way that ensures success during their time at our school and beyond, as they look forward to 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.