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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.
A student and three District 49 staff members were honored May 10 for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting.
Music and P.E. class melodiously blended together at Woodmen Hills Elementary School Jan. 22. Melissa Ellenberger, music teacher, and Joel Patton, health and P.E. teacher, merged their areas of instruction to bring cardio drumming to the school throughout January. Cardio drumming combines musical lessons with physical activity.
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.
Amber Kettinger, fifth grade teacher at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, and Anna Tapia, fifth grade teacher at Woodmen Hills Elementary School, were surprised Sept. 20 when they were selected as honorees in the “Extra Yard for Teachers” Air Force Athletics Campaign.
The Colorado Department of Education Aug. 15 named Wendy Murphy, an educator at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49, one of seven finalists for Colorado’s Teacher of the Year. “Colorado values the dedicated teachers from around the state who inspire and motivate our children every day,” said Colorado’s education commissioner Katy Anthes, in a release. “The Colorado Teacher of the Year award is just one of many ways we can honor our state’s educators. We look forward to hearing from the seven finalists in the search for the individual who will represent our state’s teaching profession.”
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.
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.
Woodmen Hills Elementary, a neighborhood school, educates and empowers the whole child to thrive through quality instruction, meaningful relationships and high expectations. Students are inspired to collaborate and use their unique traits to positively impact our community.