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  • Officer Visit in the Books at Woodmen Hills Elementary School

    Students at WHES hosted special visitors from the community at the school Jan. 11. Sergeant William Webster and Deputy Courtney Norman from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were onsite to read to young learners as part of the Badges and Books program.

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  • Cardboard Arcade Project Fosters Imagination, Innovation at WHES

    Teachers around the globe have latched onto the concept of Caine’s Arcade, a project-based curriculum that teaches students how to use innovation in creating projects from inception to completion. During November, students in Mary Hopper’s project-based learning classes at Woodmen Hills Elementary were given the opportunity to take on the cardboard arcade challenge.

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  • WHES Rock Your School Day

    Woodmen Hills Elementary School enjoyed a rock themed day full of fun activities and music Sept. 20. WHES joined thousands of educators around the world for Rock Your School day to capture students’ attention with fun experiences. Students were able to dress up in rock inspired garb and make fake musical instruments.

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  • Staff Members Receive Praise as Teachers of the Year

    Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.

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  • WHES Scholars Welcomed Back by Familiar Faces

    Woodmen Hills Elementary School may have welcomed some new students for the first day of class Aug. 2, but some things were as constant as ever. As young learners arrived, several long-standing staff members were there to greet them for another year.

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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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  • BOE Recognizes Individuals Who Make District 49 Fantastic

    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.

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  • WHES Students Rock Music, Physical Fitness Program

    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.

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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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  • WHES Teacher Nominated for National Award

    National Music Educator of the Year nominee, Melissa Ellenberger, directs third-grade students at Woodmen Hills Elementary School, Nov. 15.

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  • Two District 49 Teachers Awarded Grants in “Extra Yard for Teachers” Campaign

    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.

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  • CDE Names WHES' Murphy Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year

    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.”

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  • Kindergarten Kicks off at WHES

    Elizabeth Marshall's kindergarten class moves toward the lunch room during kindergarten orientation, Aug. 1 at Woodmen Hills Elementary School.

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  • Adjusted Boundaries in POWER Zone/Falcon Zone SY 19-20

    To answer a need in our rapidly growing district, D49 is building Inspiration View Elementary School, an exciting addition to our portfolio of schools. This development brings with it boundary changes that will impact elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019- 2020 school year.

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  • Special Education Records Destruction

    Special Education Records Destruction The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than March 26, 2019. Records to be destroyed will be 2012-2013 & earlier.

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Woodmen Hills Elementary School

  • 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.  

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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