WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
Skyview Middle School students with disabilities practiced math, reading and everyday life skills Sept. 11 when a local food truck visited the school. Paraprofessional, Devon Marry, coordinated the occasion with Stephanie Perry, case manager.
School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition. The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare.
Friday night-lights in Falcon were bright for Falcon High School’s homecoming activities on Sept. 14. The festivities included fireworks, football game, homecoming court crowning, and special alumni cheer presentation.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
School District 49, in conjunction with its esteemed partners at Peterson Air Force Base are recipients of the 2018 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™.
Woodmen Hills Elementary School may have welcomed some new students for the first day of class Aug. 2, but some things were as constant as ever. As young learners arrived, several long-standing staff members were there to greet them for another year.
Ridgeview Elementary School picked up right where it left off on the last day of school before the start of summer break. On the first day of school, Friday, August 3, Andrea Aragon, RVES assistant principal, greeted every student at the front door.
New District 49 and Odyssey Elementary School kindergarten teacher Deanne Thoden, greets her students on their first day in class, Aug. 3.
Stephanie Hazelton, Innovation Lab teacher, greets students as The Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence opened its doors, Aug. 3.
Falcon High School Link Crew members pump up the incoming freshman Class of 2022 during orientation day, Aug. 1.
SRES physical education teacher Jeff Ingram greets kindergarten students, Aug. 1.
Skyview Middle School hosted it's annual Health and Wellness Expo on Friday, March 16th. The Health and Wellness Expo touched every student at Skyview. The objective of the expo was to promote a variety of health and wellness topics to students. Each student attended three presentations during their enrichment periods.
A night of song and spoken word at SMS recognized the mission and values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his death.
Inspiration and empowerment were underlying goals of the Girls' STEM Experience at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 1. Students from Falcon Middle School and Skyview Middle School attended the event which was organized to encourage middle school girls to choose careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
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.
District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
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."
Adam Velazquez, 13, SMS seventh-grader, high fives high school seniors during the senior walk May 17. "It makes me excited for high school," said Adam. "To see them about to graduate, it helps me know I can do it."
Retiring adaptive physical education teacher Bonnie Mendenhall shows Sand Creek High School tenth grader Brendan Ellis,15, how to cast, May 11 at the 10th annual District 49 Fishing Day event for special needs students at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs.
Hearing & Vision Screening: Colorado Revised Statute 22-1-116 mandates school vision and hearing screenings annually for all 7th graders. At Skyview, vision and hearing screenings will be done on all new students and 7th graders on October 4th, 2018. If you object to these screenings based on religious or personal grounds, please notify your student's school nurse or health para at (719) 495-5562.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 6th Volleyball vs. Fox Meadow @ Skyview
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Volleyball @ Mountain Vista
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cross Country @ Dist. 3 (Widefield Parks & Rec)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Informational Meeting - School Trip to DC & NYC
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Volleyball vs. Carson @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7th Football vs. CMJH @ SMS
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM 8th Football @ Cheyenne Mtn. Jr. High
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Volleyball @ Panorama
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Cross Country League Meet @ Iron Horse Park
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM District 4.9K Run/Walk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/8th Boys Basketball Tryouts
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/8th Boys Basketball Tryouts
District 49 is in the process of revising school boundaries in advance of a new school that integrates the visual and performing arts with traditional academic standards. We invite you to review some important information and take the survey on the discussion of boundaries.
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.