STRIVING TO EMBRACE LEARNING
Springs Ranch students lined the halls last Friday, November 10th, to honor, appreciate and recognize those that have served and are still serving in our military. In their second year coordinating the parade, Springs Ranch has made this event better each year. Students and staff cheered and waved as local veterans walked through the hallways.
Linda Hagerdorn, English Development Teacher at Springs Ranch, brings in her emotional support dogs, Kona and Ginny, to support her students through a program she created called PUP, Practice Upon a Pooch. “These animals can lower blood pressure and help the students feel more relaxed” said Hagerdorn of the response her students have when the dogs are present.
Dr. Tiffany Willard, medical student director for Memorial Hospital, began this program in a few local schools but has grown it to about 30 schools a year. “This program is about injury prevention” shared Willard, who runs the programs on her off weeks from working at the hospital. Dr. Willard, Dr. Reckard, and 5 interns coordinated the program for the students of Springs Ranch over a 2-day time period.
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.
Students at Springs Ranch Elementary School saddled up for a night of reading at “Ruckus on the Ranch” Sept. 26. The evening’s festivities included a staff skit, family reading time and the launch of the school book fair.
KOAA News5 joined students, staff and parents at Springs Ranch Elementary School for the solar eclipse Aug. 21. Outbursts from students like, "You have got to see this," and "awesome" were heard across the playground. "That's the sound of learning right there," said Principal Jim Kyner, "We want our learners excited, to be thirsty to learn more."
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.
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.
Eighth grade students at Horizon Middle School hosted second-graders from each of the three Sand Creek Zone elementary schools May 3 for a science show. In addition to helping the second-graders learn, the science show is an opportunity for the HMS students to learn and practice leadership skills.
Preschool students at Springs Ranch Elementary School hosted parents, grandparents, and older learners April 27 for the second annual recycle fair. As guests walked through classrooms, the students presented creations made at home using recycled materials and explained what they learned in the process. The event serves as the culmination of a unit on recycling.
We hope that you were able to have a restful Spring Break and are ready to get back to our last quarter of the school year. We have a full April and May and we want to finish the year well. We are excited about this coming month as we kick off One School, One Book. Each family at Springs Ranch will receive a copy of The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. You also received a letter that paces out the reading schedule and has topics and questions to help get the conversation going. We want to highlight that April 12 at 6:30 will be a family reading night with Humphrey. We hope you can join us then. And yes, we have an actual Humphrey the Hamster traveling around the school from class to class. We hope you enjoy this school wide activity and have a chance to spend some great family time together.
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sand Creek Health and Wellness Expo
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Mom's and Muffins
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chorus evening performance
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM 1st Grade Musical
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1st Grade Musical
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Field Day Grades 3-5
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 April 13, 2018. Records to be destroyed will be 2011-2012 & earlier.