WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
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.
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Cheyenne Mtn. Jr. High @ Skyview
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Variety Show
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Harrison/Canon City @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling @ TCA
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Falcon @ Skyview
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday School (INVITATION ONLY)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Wrestling @ Fremont
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Wrestling @ Fountain
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PTSA Meeting (Parent-Teacher-Student Assoc.)
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Carson @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling @ Woodland Park
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Honor Choir/Jazz Band Concert
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Skyview Private Skate Night
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAC Meeting (School Accountability Committee)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM NJHS Induction Ceremony (Invitation only)