WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
Individuals in D49 aspire every day to make our educational community the “Best Choice to Learn, Work and Lead.” Before the monthly board of education work session March 27, one staff member and two students were celebrated during Fantastic 49 for leading in notable ways.
Team members across District 49 impact learning in many ways. For some, it is teaching students in the classroom. For others, it is about helping ensure students and staff have the best learning environment possible. The board of education honored five staff members during Fantastic 49 festivities before the regular board meeting January 10 for their commitment to D49.
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.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
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.
For those that have ordered, they will be handed out the week of May 20th through REACH teachers.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8th Grade Awards Night (invitation only)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EF Tours Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sand Creek High School Graduation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Falcon High School Graduation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Vista Ridge High School Graduation
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.