STRIVING TO EMBRACE LEARNING
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
SRES physical education teacher Jeff Ingram greets kindergarten students, Aug. 1.
"Our One School, One Book is brings families together. It was so much fun to watch students, their siblings, and their parents get excited about reading a book together" said James Kyner, Principal of Springs Ranch Elementary. "This is a great way to support our community in building stronger families around reading."
"Pizza Bingo is one of our most popular events!" said James Kyner, Principal at Springs Ranch. "It was great to see so many of our families having fun and enjoying the time together."
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.
Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.
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."
RSVP here for the next Parent Academy: Social & Emotional Wellness on 12/3 at 5:30pm. Dinner and childcare provided. Check out the flyer for the event for more information!
We hope you had a restful fall break. It did not take long for our staff and students to get back in the routine of teaching and learning. As we begin our second quarter, we wanted to share some questions you can ask your child about their day (without saying, “How was your day?).
As we engage our students in conversation about their day it lets them know that their education and experiences are valuable. It will also give you insights to where they are having success or struggling. As always, please reach out to the school if you ever have any questions.
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent Academy: Social and Emotional Wellness
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3rd Grade Musical
Cold, wet and snowy weather began moving into our area this evening and will likely continue through much of the night into Wednesday morning. Due to these conditions, District 49 is on a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Falcon High School will be on an E-learning day schedule.