2017-2018 News

  • HMS Fine Arts Gala Showcases Student Talent

    Orchestra teacher Karen Leonhardt directs sixth-grade students, March 15, at the Horizon Middle School Fine Arts Gala.

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  • Disaster Drill Tests Horizon Middle School Health Science Students

    Skills learned in health science class at Horizon Middle School came to life March 7 during a make-believe emergency.

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  • BOE Honors, Thanks Staff Members During Fantastic 49 Celebration

    Prior to the Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting, four District 49 team members were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the district.

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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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  • HMS Club Fosters Holiday JOI

    “We believe in the importance of developing empathy, service, and leadership,” said Heather Ullrich, language arts teacher and JOI club sponsor. “In addition to many grade-level, school-wide, and classroom-focused service projects, our Junior Optimist International club is for students who want to further develop their service and leadership skills.”

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  • Military Service Members Honored at Horizon Middle School

    Students and staff filled the gymnasium at Horizon Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor family members representing all five United States military branches. The Veterans Day event commenced with over 50 veterans entering the gym to a standing ovation from the students, staff, and visitors in attendance.

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  • Students Explore Expansive Choices at College and Career Fair

    District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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  • Horizon Middle School Renaissance Kick Off Assembly

    Teachers break out into a flash mob performance to kick off the Renaissance Assembly, Aug. 11 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • Sixth-Grade Students Join Panther Den at Horizon Middle School

    New students Khang Nguyen, 11 and Jeffrey Byrd, 11, participate in sixth-grade orientation, Aug. 1 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • Two-Hour Delay: Wednesday, January 23

    Dear District 49 Families, We are keeping a close eye tonight on lingering conditions from this week’s winter storm. Due to slick roads and serious wind chills predicted to last into the morning, we will delay school by two hours for Wednesday, January 23.

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  • CLOSED- January 22

    Dear District 49 Families, An active blizzard is causing hazardous driving conditions, so District 49 is closed for Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Many roads are already impassable, and Highway 24 is closed indefinitely. Falcon High School will remain on an E-learning day schedule, and Springs Studio will have a virtual schedule.

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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.