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2016-2017 News

  • Talent on Display at Horizon Middle School Fine Arts Gala

    Bethany Meyer, Horizon Middle School choir director, leads sixth grade students in a performance during the school's Fine Arts Gala March 16.

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  • HMS Students Shine in Musical

    Eighth-grader Drew Smith 14, stars as Horton the Elephant in the musical, Seussical, March 9 at Sand Creek High School.

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  • BOE Honors Military Support Program, Musically Gifted Student

    Seventh-grader Austin Nordhaus of Horizon Middle School is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Dec. 15, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. Nordhaus,13, is the first student the district has recognized as gifted in instrumental music.

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  • HMS students bring 'JOI' to foster children and families at Christmas Carnival

    "Sometimes foster kids feel stigmatized, that they are different because of their situation," said Scott Mayeux, Fostering Hope Foundation regional director. "To have these middle schoolers treat them no different is such a gift for our kids."

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  • District 49 Middle School Students Explore Their Pathways at College and Career Fair

    Over 850 middle school students from District 49 attended the district’s second annual “College and Career Fair” on Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs.

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2015-2016 News

  • Exploring Colorado: Camp Helps Students Develop Language, Friendships

    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.

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  • Horizon Middle School Recognizes Honor Students

    Horizon Middle School recognized students achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the school year at it’s first ever Night of Stars awards and ceremony on May 4.

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  • High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "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."

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  • HMS Students Make Connections

    Sixth-graders enrolled in the Innovations Institute created circuits and gaming control boards Feb.19 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • SRES Fifth-graders Tour HMS, Realigned For Sand Creek Zone

    Springs Ranch Elementary School fifth-grader Camrie McCombs, 10, enters a gym during a Renaissance program assembly Jan. 8 at Horizon Middle School in District 49. Students set to graduate from the elementary school were invited to the assembly, where students are recognized and rewarded for classroom achievements.

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HMS Updates

  • Pikes Peak Community College Teen College Cover 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.


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  • HMS eighth-grader Drew Smith at All-State Choir Drew Smith on Key at All-State Choir: Horizon Middle School eighth-grader Drew Smith performed with some of the best singers in the Colorado at Middle School All-State Choir Feb. 2-4 in Denver. Approximately 1600 students auditioned for the all-state choir in the fall. As part of the Mens' choir, Drew was the only representative of District 49 at the middle school level. You make us proud, Drew!


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  • Students emailed home their mid-quarter progress report via email, please see our leadership page for details

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District Updates

  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.

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  • District 49 Dispatch Published April 17

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights a change to the before and after school program, upcoming events, and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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Horizon Middle School

At Horizon Middle School we strive to develop culturally responsible leaders, learners, and thinkers who have the desire to excel as individuals and engage in the global 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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