DEDICATED TO CREATING ACTIVE LEARNERS
The JOI Club turned the HMS gym into a Christmas wonderland Dec. 8. for its annual day of service.
The Horizon Middle School student body gathered in the gym to hear an emotional story about overcoming a rough childhood, enduring abusive parents, entering foster care and being adopted. On Nov. 27 HMS students had the rare opportunity to listen to punk rock musician, motivational speaker and kindness promoter, Davey Muise.
If a D49 student needed something fun to do during summer break, all they had to do was ask someone in, of all departments, nutrition services. Michelle Suggs and Sophie Bettendorf made that part of their commitment to the D49 summer meal program, which also made them Fantastic 49 honorees for October.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
“She is truly a master at her craft and what is most impressive is that she doesn’t stay complacent”, said Horras. “She is always creating the best learning opportunities for students and is very motivated to grow and improve, as evidenced by her National Board Certification."
During the first Renaissance assembly of the 2017-2018 school year, Horizon Middle School staff surprised students with a flash mob performance of a medley of pop tunes.
Skills learned in health science class at Horizon Middle School came to life March 7 during a make-believe emergency.
Prior to the Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting, four District 49 team members were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the district.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Teachers break out into a flash mob performance to kick off the Renaissance Assembly, Aug. 11 at Horizon Middle School.
New students Khang Nguyen, 11 and Jeffrey Byrd, 11, participate in sixth-grade orientation, Aug. 1 at Horizon Middle School.
RSVP here for the next Parent Academy: Social & Emotional Wellness on 12/3 at 5:30pm at Sand Creek High School. Dinner and childcare provided. Check out the flyer for the event for more information!
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM JOI Club
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Weightlifting Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Create Space
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Council Meeting
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Sudo Cyber Club
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Weightlifting Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Art Club
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Battle of the Books
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.
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.
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.