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Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.
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.
The Odyssey Elementary School family is moving forward, literally, with their Walking Wednesdays program. A new initiative for the 2017-18 school year, Walking Wednesdays brings together students, teachers, staff and families for a time of fitness before school each Wednesday.
First grade learners in Sheila Kelly’s class were practicing listening to directions while cutting and coloring. “Remember that when one of our classmates is talking our job is to listen to what they have to say,” said Kelly. The first-graders were scheduled to quickly take a tour to locate the restrooms. Several hands in the air indicated that might need to be moved up on the agenda.
“Don’t judge something by its cover,” said Hayden Newberg, 9, Odyssey Elementary School fourth-grader. “Something may look mean, but if you get to know it, it may be nice. That applies to people too.”
Natalia Roach, 8, a second-grader at Odyssey Elementary School, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 9, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. BOE directors honored students from Odyssey Elementary School, Stetson Elementary School, Remington Elementary School, Springs Ranch Elementary School and Falcon Elementary School of Technology.
Bobby Odom, a specific learning disability paraprofessional at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Jan. 12, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. When he works with students, Odom, who retired from the Air Force, shows a high level of respect and integrity, according to principal Malinda Keck.
"They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."
Alex Lewis Founder and Creator of Car Window Poetry visits OES!!!
"We all have the ability to share words, even if you don't consider yourself a poet." 4th Graders in Mrs. Willis' class had the opportunity to write and share encouraging poems with unsuspecting people in our school community. Their poems were placed on car windows to make people smile! Check it out!
Beginning Monday, June 4, free meals are available at Evans International Elementary School. The breakfast and lunch services are part of the USDA summer food service program. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all children in District 49, ages 1-18, for free.
We thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have continued to engage about the teacher action day planned for this Friday at the state capitol in Denver. The number of planned absences has grown past the point where District 49 can ensure safe operations and a high-quality learning experience at all schools and sites. Accordingly, District 49 is converting Friday, April 27 from a student contact day to a professional work day. That means students will not attend school this Friday, April 27.
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