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2016-2017 News

  • Construction of Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy on Schedule, Set to Open in August

    “It’s wonderful watching the building take shape, and even more exciting as I meet the people – the students, teachers, staff, and families – who will be the heart of this place,” said Todd Morse, head of school.

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  • Yo-yos Help Students Display Virtuous Character Traits Through Ups and Downs of Life

    “If you want to be awesome at something, to be a champion at something, you’ve got to work at it,” said Andrew Booth, performing a series of yo-yo tricks during "The NED Show" March 17 at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. “You can’t just learn to walk the dog with your yo-yo right away, you have to practice.”

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  • Knights Kick Up Self-Awareness Through Karate

    Rocky Mountain Classical Academy eighth-grader Aubrey Smith, 13, kicks a karate instructor's pad in physical education class Feb. 13.

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  • Astronomy Night at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy is Out of This World.

    More than 500 students, family members, staff and community members attended the event, organized by Ariel Collins, third-grade teacher and amateur astronomer.

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  • ICA Students Compete In Science Fair

    Seventh-grader Adara Ceja Albarran, 12, explains how pressure affects weather to volunteer judges from the United States Air Force Academy during a science fair Jan. 23 at Imagine Classical Academy.

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2015-2016 News

  • Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."

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  • PPSEL Students Focus on Weather With News 5

    Students at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning explored weather and made multiple appearances on KOAA News 5, the NMB affiliate for southern Colorado, May 3.

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  • Fifth-graders Unfold A Year’s Reading, Novel Experiences

    Fifth-grader Lily Lyons, 11, turns her thumb up with a team from Evans International Elementary School during a regional Battle of the Books competition April 14 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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  • District 49 Schools Re-open After Historic Winter Storm

    After three days of closures following an historic winter storm in north easter El Paso County, students returned to class Feb. 4 in District 49.

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  • Students Present Expeditions, Explain Learning

    Fifth-grader Ian Stratil, 10, explains the life and legacy of Patrick Henry during gallery night presentations Dec. 17 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in District 49. Fifth-graders were demonstrating their content mastery and presentation skills, as developed during their “The Story of U.S.” expedition.

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  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    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.

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  • District 49 Dispatch Published April 17

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights a change to the before and after school program, upcoming events, and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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