TO ACHIEVE, INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE EACH CHILD
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.
District 49 students and staff members were honored for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting April 12.
An emotionally safe and caring culture is the heart of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. That environment is seen every day at Ridgeview Elementary School, and it’s the commitment of staff that earned the school a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Award for the 2017-18 school year.
Two teams, which included both students and staff members, were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Feb. 8.
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.
Aaron Pitch, 10, fifth grader sings his solo to "American Tears" during the fifth grade hosted patriotic performance of the musical “A Celebration of Our Country” Nov.9 at Ridgeview Elementary School. Directed by Katie Stafford, music teacher, the musical was homage to veterans to celebrate and honor their service.
Students at Ridgeview Elementary School recently took their mission of community service to heart. With a “Round Up Change for Texas” campaign, students brought in spare change Sept. 18 - 22 for a school in Orange, Texas that had been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
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.
“All of our grade levels and teams have selected activities that are placed throughout the building,” says Theresa Ritz, principal. “Many of the activities combine art and math or inquiry and science.” Ritz says inviting the community to the school for evening events promotes a healthy and collaborative culture that pays dividends for student learning. “Seeing them with their families makes a big difference,” says Ritz. “When our families come in we connect in a personal way, especially for a fun event. To see families interacting with our teachers in a fun way is motivating. It’s a big deal.”
The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.
“Families created rain clouds, rainbows and weather sensory bottles together,” said Avelyn Green, early childhood dean, describing family engagement night activities April 18. “As part of our spectacular summer science theme, they also went on a dinosaur dig, made volcanoes and watched colors fizz.”
Capturing Kids' Hearts
We are excited to share information with you about a priority initiative at our school called Capturing Kids’ Hearts! If you’ve been a part of our school community for more than a few months, you have most likely heard us talk about CKH already, but we wanted to send out more detailed information. If, after reading this, you desire more information, please do not hesitate to contact our principal, Mrs. Theresa Ritz, at email@example.com.
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PTA General Meeting
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Parent Coffee
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Skate City
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.