2016-2017 News

  • Student-Athletes Celebrate National Signing Day

    Twelfth-graders Jalen Sami, 17, and Philip Tuiava, 17, prepare to sign letters of intent Feb. 1 during National Signing Day at Vista Ridge High School. Jalen will play football at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., and Philip will play football at Eastern NM University in Portales, N.M.

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  • VRHS Soccer Player Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Joel Walker, 18, celebrates signing a letter of intent with his sister, Denise Walker, Dec. 15 at Vista Ridge High School

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  • VRHS Senior Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Lexi DeJong, 17, signs a letter of intent Dec. 9 at Vista Ridge High School. Lexi will play softball at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

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  • District 49 High School Students Attend College and Career Fair

    District 49 high school students attended the second annual College and Career Fair on Nov. 16 in Colorado Springs.

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  • VHRS Basketball Player Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Hunter Maldonado, 17, signs a letter of intent Nov. 9 during National Signing Day at Vista Ridge High School.

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2015-2016 News

  • Class of 2016: VRHS Marks Milestones, Considers Future

    More than 300 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • VRHS Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Twelfth-graders Louis Quinones, 18, and Elway Tubbs, 18, prepare to sign letters of intent May 6 at Vista Ridge High School.

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  • FOX 21: New Partnership Leads Blind Runner to State Championships

    Caleb Gilbert, VRHS eleventh-grader, is legally blind, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passions. “You just have to go for it,” he said. So in his junior year, Gilbert decided to compete in track and field.

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  • Game on! Student Demand Creates Game Design Pathway at VRHS

    “We learned how to push ourselves to make stuff and learn how to use the resources at hand,” said Isaac Fraire, an eleventh-grader who served as a programmer for the team. Isaac explained that this isn’t like a traditional class, “there isn’t one figure, one person who we could always go to and ask for help.”

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  • High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."

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VRHS Updates

  • Wolfpack Theatre Company - Presents “Into the Woods”

    April 20 & 21 at 7:00PM, April 22nd at 2:00PM and 7:00PM at Vista Ridge High School

    Adults $7

    Students $5

    All tickets are sold at the door- doors open at 1:30 and 6:30

    Into the Woods


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  • Senior Scholarship Information

    This form needs to be completed no later than April 14th to be included in the Senior Awards Ceremony being held on May 3, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Senior Scolarship Form


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  • Family Science Night! All Are Welcome!

    Friday April 7th From 5:30 - 8:00PM

    • See the night sky with great telescopes
    • Aviation
    • Ballon Glow
    • Genius Hour
    • Lego Makerspace
    • Astroclub
    • Chemistry Magic Show
    • Stetson E.S. Garden Club will be selling seedlings

    And so Much more!


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  • PSAT, SAT & CMAS Test Schedules

    Please see the information below for Vista's upcoming testing information beginning next week. 

    April 11th, Tuesday:
    • PSAT and SAT for all 10th and 11th grade students only.
    • 9th and 12th grade students will not have school on this day.
    • Regular student lunch will be available for students immediately following testing - estimated completion time: 12:30pm. Students will be released after this time.  
    •  Because this will take place on Tuesday, that Friday will be a Tuesdayschedule.

    April 14th, Friday:

    • Science CMAS for 11th grade students (all other grades will report to their regularly scheduled classes) 
    • Testing concludes approximately 11:30am with lunch immediately following. 
    • All students will report to their 6th and 7th periods as regularly schedule
    •  No students will be released early unless they are called out by their parent/guardians.

    Students who have been opted out of these tests by their parent/guardian will report to all of their regularly scheduled classes. 
    PARCC and CMAS make-ups will begin after Spring Break and will continue until the 28th of April

    The buses will be running on their regular schedule on both of these testing days.


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District Updates

  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.

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  • District 49 Dispatch Published April 17

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights a change to the before and after school program, upcoming events, and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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Vista Ridge High School

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School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.