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.
February 13, 2019
Greetings Horizon Middle School Families,
A fire alarm was activated this morning at approximately 9:28 a.m. HMS administrators immediately evacuated the school. All students moved quickly and safely out of the building while our partners at the Cimarron Hills Fire Department dispatched a crew to HMS.
CHFD searched the school and gave the all clear to return to normal activities. Students returned to the building to continue their day at HMS at 9:41 a.m., approximately 13 minutes after the initial alarm. There was no active fire and no threat to students or staff. HMS security discovered the cover of a smoke detector was damaged which caused the alarm to sound. HMS administrators are looking into how the detector was damaged.
D49 thanks our partners at the Cimarron Hills Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will continue to be proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.
Director of Communications
Come out for 8th Grade Night on Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm! Learn about the pathways, programs and activities we offer here at the Creek!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Soccer Club
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Battle of the Books
To answer a need in our rapidly growing district, D49 is building Inspiration View Elementary School, an exciting addition to our portfolio of schools. This development brings with it boundary changes that will impact elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019- 2020 school year.
Special Education Records Destruction The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than March 26, 2019. Records to be destroyed will be 2012-2013 & earlier.
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.