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2016-2017 News

  • District 49 Special Needs Students Learn Fishing Skills

    Retiring adaptive physical education teacher Bonnie Mendenhall shows Sand Creek High School tenth grader Brendan Ellis,15, how to cast, May 11 at the 10th annual District 49 Fishing Day event for special needs students at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs.

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  • Celebrating our Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

    The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.

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  • Families Engage With Partners in Health, Wellness

    Ninth-grader Andy Hong, 15, explains the health risk of using tobacco products during a health and wellness expo April 25 at Sand Creek High School in District 49. The annual expo unites local advocates for healthy choices with families from Sand Creek Zone elementary, middle and high schools.

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  • 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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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

  • All final quarter grades will be available on Friday, May 26 by 4PM.  Please see our leadership page for more announcements regarding the end of the year activities.

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Upcoming Events

District Updates

  • Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy

    The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy. The Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy provides young adults with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County.

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  • 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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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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