DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE AND LEARNING
Vista Ridge High School twelfth-grader Darian Taylor, 17, talks with A&B Bank representative Becky Moore, at the District 49 and School District 11, College and Career Fair, Sept 14 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
A group of 18 students, several from each district high school, volunteered to serve on the student board of representatives, adding the student voice to the district’s governance process through the community’s elected representatives. The student representatives were chosen by their teachers and peers to help bring a student voice to the district’s governing processes.
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from Sand Creek High School and Vista Ridge High School joined together Sept. 8 to remember the anniversary of 9/11 and honor first responders prior to a football game between the two schools.
Vista Ridge High School students, parents, cheer team members, and football players travelled to Sand Creek High School for a District 49 showdown Sept. 8. The Wolves would jump out to an early lead and hold on for a 49-14 victory against the Scorpions.
Vista Ridge High School opened its doors for ninth grade students to begin the new school year Aug. 1.
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.
Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."
More than 360 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 27 during a commencement ceremony at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
The Vista Ridge High School Boys' Track and Field Team earns the school’s second state track and field championship May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The state finals meet was postponed and shortened to two days for the first time in history. The Wolves, led by strong efforts from their sprinters, ran away with the state title, scoring 93.5 points. Air Academy High School in District 20 was second with 58 points.
Scores from the Colorado-provided April SAT® School Day administration will be available to students through their College Board account beginning May 17, 2017. See attachments for more information on accessing scores.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Golf: Boys Varsity - Cougar Classic
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM Golf: Boys JV Vs. Sand Creek
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Softball: Girls Varsity Vs. Falcon
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Softball: Girls JV Vs. Falcon
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wolfpack Theatre Company Presents: Improvapaloosa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Career & College Advising
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Softball: Girls C-Squad Vs. Widefield
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Football: Varsity Vs. Pine Creek
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Football C-Squad Game Vs. Pine Creek
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Soccer: Boys C-Squad Game
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Softball: Girls Varsity @ Lewis Palmer
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida the sole finalist for the vacant chief operations officer position Sept. 16 by a unanimous vote (5-0) at the conclusion of a special meeting. Prior to the vote, Almeida and two other finalists presented their vision for the operations department and responded to questions from board directors. “I was very impressed with the number of candidates we had,” said Kevin Butcher, board treasurer. “We had a very impressive short list. We had three very qualified, strong candidates and I’m grateful to everybody who participated in the process.”
District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools. As we complete more projects in the future, we will continue to abate it until all of it has been removed. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Carey at 719.494.8934.