WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
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 - 5:30 PM 6th Volleyball @ Harrison (Canon City)
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Volleyball @ Harrison
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 7th Football @ Falcon
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 8th Football vs. Falcon @ Skyview
4:15 PM - 7:00 PM Cross Country @ Fountain (Metcalfe Park)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAC Meeting (School Accountability Committee)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday School (INVITATION ONLY)
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Volleyball @ Horizon
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cross Country @ Fremont (Pathfinder Regional Park)
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 6th Volleyball vs. Canon City @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Volleyball vs. Canon City @ Skyview
3:45 PM - 6:30 PM 7/8th Football @ Horizon
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross Country League Meet @ Elizabeth High School
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 6th Volleyball @ Fremont
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Volleyball vs. Fremont @ Skyview
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6th Boys Basketball Tryouts
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.