Bulls Lead the Way!
The list includes captivating projects from a science escape room to a nature store trading post. Thanks to the Falcon Education Foundation, students in District 49 will be exploring and learning from unique classroom experiences. Thirty-seven teachers received mini grants for innovative classroom projects during Fantastic 49 festivities before the Nov. 8 board meeting.
Red, white and blue decorations filled the gym. Thank you notes were posted on the wall. Men and women in uniform were the distinguished guests. Remington Elementary School honored area military during a Veterans Day appreciation luncheon Nov. 13.
District 49’s DoDEA grant funded program, BRIGHT, hosted its first annual Rocky Mountain Restorative Practices Conference, November 8-9, 2018 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs. John Register, keynote speaker, kicked off the conference Thursday morning with an inspiring message.
Board members all voiced sincere gratitude at the Nov. 8 Board of Education meeting. Each had words of thanks to the D49 community for voting in favor of ballot measure 4C. The initiative passed in the Nov. 6 election with 56% of voters in favor of the measure.
School District 49’s Pathbuilders team developed the Get a Life Expo to offer an engaging experience of discovery for students in middle school and early high school.
If a D49 student needed something fun to do during summer break, all they had to do was ask someone in, of all departments, nutrition services. Michelle Suggs and Sophie Bettendorf made that part of their commitment to the D49 summer meal program, which also made them Fantastic 49 honorees for October.
Somewhere in a cup of instant pudding-powder mixed with a few tablespoons of water and a gummy worm is a lesson about science.
Olivia Kirschbaum, a senior at Pikes Peak Early College, who is also enrolled in her first full year at Pikes Peak Community College, receives her 3.75 academic lettering sweater from principal Rochelle Kolhouse, Sept. 24.
Woodmen Hills Elementary School enjoyed a rock themed day full of fun activities and music Sept. 20. WHES joined thousands of educators around the world for Rock Your School day to capture students’ attention with fun experiences. Students were able to dress up in rock inspired garb and make fake musical instruments.
Three teachers in District 49 all have something in common. Parents and colleagues would say these teachers deserve recognition for going above and beyond in their classrooms. Once again, the Air Force Academy’s “Extra Yard for Teachers” campaign made that possible.
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.
School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition. The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare.
Friday night-lights in Falcon were bright for Falcon High School’s homecoming activities on Sept. 14. The festivities included fireworks, football game, homecoming court crowning, and special alumni cheer presentation.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
School District 49, in conjunction with its esteemed partners at Peterson Air Force Base are recipients of the 2018 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™.
Woodmen Hills Elementary School may have welcomed some new students for the first day of class Aug. 2, but some things were as constant as ever. As young learners arrived, several long-standing staff members were there to greet them for another year.
Ridgeview Elementary School picked up right where it left off on the last day of school before the start of summer break. On the first day of school, Friday, August 3, Andrea Aragon, RVES assistant principal, greeted every student at the front door.
New District 49 and Odyssey Elementary School kindergarten teacher Deanne Thoden, greets her students on their first day in class, Aug. 3.
Stephanie Hazelton, Innovation Lab teacher, greets students as The Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence opened its doors, Aug. 3.
Falcon High School Link Crew members pump up the incoming freshman Class of 2022 during orientation day, Aug. 1.
SRES physical education teacher Jeff Ingram greets kindergarten students, Aug. 1.
Young and excited scholars arrived at Falcon Elementary School of Technology August 1 and 2 for kindergarten orientation. Kindergarten is all about laying the groundwork for learning in the years to come.
Three major projects at School District 49 are ready for the start of school year 2018-2019. To mark these milestones D49 hosted three ribbon-cutting ceremonies, on three different days, a week ahead of the first day of school.
District 49 is thrilled to announce the completion of major construction projects made possible with the 3B MLO funding approved by taxpayers in the fall of 2016. Our school leaders and esteemed guests will celebrate these milestones and offer an up-close look at our new, and upgraded, buildings. We invite you to attend our ribbon- cutting ceremonies beginning the week of July 23, starting with Bennett Ranch Elementary School!
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.
“This has been wild,” said Meridian Ranch Elementary School PE coach Tarike Adams. “Some of the kids who didn’t seem to be overly excited during class drills are getting super competitive out there today.”
“Career and technical education is more than a buzz word,” said JaDee Harsma, DLR Group project architect and design leader for the addition. “It’s the pathway to prepare students for college and career. We fully embrace this idea. We design spaces that enable this concept of applied learning and allow for new programs and coursework in the future.”
“This year one of our Firebirds reached out and shared with me that her father was killed in Afghanistan in 2011,” said Karen Hobson, a nearly 17-year U.S. Army veteran and FMS administrative assistant, who planned the school's Veterans Day assembly. Hobson presented a folded American flag to a group of students in the middle of the school’s gymnasium. The students performed a traditional flag folding ceremony. “The American flag drapes the casket with the remains of a fallen hero, with the field of blue placed over the left shoulder,” said Hobson. “The flag is folded and given to the next of kin. Would you please rise to honor those who never made it home with a moment of silence and the playing of taps,” said Hobson.
Falcon High School senior Darrian Escobar-Winter signs his National Letter of Intent to play Division I NJCAA baseball, at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
Students, staff and family members of all ages hit the trail to wellness at the first D4.9K Run/Walk, Sat., Nov. 4 at Stetson Elementary School. The event sold out with 499 participants registered for the new race that took runners and walkers down the Sand Creek Trail behind the school.
Students in Amy McCarty’s third grade class at Falcon Elementary School of Technology hosted a special visitor Sept. 13. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lisa Webster dropped in at school to read to the class as part of the sheriff’s office’s Badges and Books program.
Juniors celebrate a win during a peach fuzz volleyball game Sept. 20 at Falcon High School in District 49. After three games of boys coached by the girls volleyball team, juniors defeated seniors, 2-1
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.
Student council members and Dr. Michael Roth, principal, address honored guests and the student body Sept. 11, at Falcon Elementary School of Technology.
November 30th is designated as a Manager's Choice for school lunch. Choice A will be cheeseburgers, and Choice be will be grilled cheese with tomato soup.
Hello Bennett Ranch Families,
This is just a reminder that our School Accountability Committee will be meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m. in our conference room.
This committee is a great opportunity to have a voice when it comes to important aspects in our school. You can learn about budget, test results, schedules, school safety, and more.
If you are wondering whether or not you should come, you should come! We hope to see you tonight!
Were you unable to attend the Watch D.O.G.S. Information Night? Take a day off work, volunteer in your child's school, and come have fun by being a Watchdog! Click here to view a presentation to learn about the program and the steps to signing up.
Calling all fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and more! Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer at Bennett Ranch Elementary and serve as a positive mentor for our students. Bring the kids, eat some free pizza, and learn more about how you can make a positive impact by attending our Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night on September 12th at 5:45 p.m at Falcon Middle School. See you there!
Were you unable to attend our PowerSchool Parent Support Night?
If you are looking to create your account to access PowerSchool, here were the two biggest tips that emerged:
For a step-by-step walkthrough, you can use this guide.
Cold, wet and snowy weather began moving into our area this evening and will likely continue through much of the night into Wednesday morning. Due to these conditions, District 49 is on a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Falcon High School will be on an E-learning day schedule.