CREATE, IMAGINE, BUILD AND EXPLORE
The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.
Hunter Romero, 11, walks back to his seat May 25 after receiving the Dave Pratt Citizenship Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Remington Elementary School student. The award was named after Pratt, a former Colorado Springs Police Department officer when he conducted the D.A.R.E. program in the 1990s. Pratt currently serves as a safety and security specialist in District 49.
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.
“This is our world art festival and we want to broaden horizons and open the world up to our community,” says Angela Reid, RES fine arts instructor. “We want to foster appreciation.”
2016 3B Priorirty Two Projects at RES: Overwhelming voter approval of ballot issue 3B last November means summer construction at Remington Elementary School is getting underway. Nearly $800,000 of projects to renovate and refresh the building are scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Visit the leadership updates page to learn more about the projects inside and outside the building.
In the next few months, we'll break ground on a new elementary school just north of Falcon Middle School. A school is more than the walls, doors and roof. It's about the students and educators working and learning together each day. Having a name, a mascot, and school colors to proudly wear is an important part of the identity of any school. Share your thoughts and opinions with us.
To help increase efficiency in the transportation department and maintain relatively low rates for the long-term, the Board of Education directors are considering a change to the fee structure for the 2017-18 school year. Moving from a structure with only per-ride, monthly and annual payment options to per-ride, quarterly, semester and annual payment options will provide additional cost saving options when families purchase annual or semester passes.