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Bethany Meyer, Horizon Middle School choir director, leads sixth grade students in a performance during the school's Fine Arts Gala March 16.
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.
"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."
Over 850 middle school students from District 49 attended the district’s second annual “College and Career Fair” on Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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!
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM District 49 Night with the Nuggets
The Colorado Springs Police Department responded Jan. 23 to the area of Blazing Trail Drive and Pony Tracks Drive, after teenagers reported an abduction attempt.
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.