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.
Principal's Post: Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great break and time to spend with friends and family. You may or may not be a New Year’s Resolution maker. Making resolutions at the start of the new year can be helpful in reflecting on how to be better. Growth is something we talk quite a bit about here at Springs Ranch. Having a growth mindset is important to have. Our learners who believe that they can and will learn show the most growth over time. This growth mindset can help students keep at it, keep trying, and never quit. With this type of attitude, we can expect great success. It’s not just our students that need a growth mindset, so do we. When we, as adults, believe in the success of our students it highly impacts their achievement. So, whether you call it a resolution or not, commit to encouraging your child daily so that they will develop that growth mindset to become the best that they can be.
New Dismissal Procedures: Please read the dismissal procedure update on the leadership updates page. As time goes on, the routines and procedures will become second nature. Remember to keep the middle, front walkway clear and stand behind the grade level signs. This will help us be able to connect you with your children in a safe manner.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Musical -4th grade
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Musical-4th grade
10:45 AM - 4:00 PM Winter Cheer Clinic
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PTO Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Skate City
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Dads & Donuts
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2nd Grade Musical
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Art & Design Expo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2nd grade musical
After a hiring process beginning in November, District 49 has announced that local television anchor David Nancarrow will begin serving the district on January 22 as the new director of communications.
District 49 has earned recognition as a peak performing organization from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx). D49 is only the tenth organization to earn the highest award from RMPEx and the first school district in the 18-year history of the program.