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2017-2018 News SCHS

  • Science Instructors Learn Best Practices from SCHS' Walters

    Robin introduced several effective teaching strategies focused on formative assessment as she modeled a sequence of lessons on enzyme activity,” said Sandy Smith, a former SCHS instructor currently teaching in the Falcon Homeschool Program. “The experience was well-received by the participants, with many indicating their intent to incorporate one or more of the strategies in their own teaching.”

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2017-2018 News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Student Experience: Sand Creek High School Football

    Whether in the stands, the marching band, the concession stand, as a cheerleader, or on the field, Sand Creek High School students experience Friday night lights a number of different ways Sept. 8 during a home football game against Vista Ridge High School.

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  • Sand Creek Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Face Lift

    Sand Creek High School is celebrating their 20th anniversary and with the funs from 3B have been able to redesign areas in the high school to improve student's learning environments and increase safety.

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  • Link Crew Welcomes Incoming Freshmen at Sand Creek

    Link Crew sponsor Eric Bauer welcomes the Sand Creek Class of 2021, Aug. 1 at Sand Creek High 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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  • SCHS Graduates Prepare For Next Chapter As ‘World Changers’

    Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • Graduates in Caps and Gowns Encourage Excellence

    Members of the Sand Creek High School Class of 2017 visited elementary and middle schools in caps and gowns May 17 to thank former teachers and inspire younger students. Some of the young studentes gave high fives while others shook hands or waved signs. "Congratulations," said one young student. "Good luck in college," yelled another.

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SCHS Updates

  • Congratulations to Alex Bautista for being one of Max Preps/United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week for the State of Colorado! Check out the Scorpion Bulletin for the full article!


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  • Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Court!  Check out the list here!  Voting will take place during lunches on Tues (9/19) - Thurs (9/21).  Get out and vote!


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  • Homecoming tickets are on sale NOW during both lunches!  We take cash or check.

    $20 9/18-9/22

    $25 9/23

    Tshirts are also available! $10 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeve!

    Creek HoCo LoGo


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  • Athletes! You can now complete registration for Girls and Boys Basketball and Wrestling! Check out the Athletics Page for access the FamilyID site!


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District Updates

  • 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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Sand Creek High School

  • The mission of the Sand Creek High School community, dedicated to excellence, is to empower learners with rigorous and varied academic and co-curricular opportunities to be successful global citizens. Sand Creek High School will become a community of excellence.

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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