Bulls Lead the Way!
D49 Chief Education Officer Peter Hilts looked out over a small crowd Monday, July 22. "How many of you out here are going to be students at Inspiration View?” He asked. "Raise your hands high!”
Aaliyah Russell, sophomore at SCHS with Hillary Douglas, learning specialist, visiting therapy dogs during the GO TEAM’s Tuesday morning visits to the extended school year program students.
Team members and students work hard every day to make District 49 the “Best Choice to Learn, Work and Lead.” During the June 13 Fantastic 49 festivities, the Board of Education recognized a group of honorees for their commitment to leading in D49.
A formidable train of black fabric meandered into the Broadmoor World Arena the evening of Saturday, May 25. A Vista Ridge High School senior from the class of 2019 filled each billowing ebony robe -- the required dress for more than 330 student participants in the VRHS graduation ceremony.
At 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, more than 260 Falcon High seniors walked together for their last assembly as FHS students. In flowing robes of green and gold, the class of 2019 strode single-file to find their seats for a commencement ceremony at the Broadmoor World Arena.
Congratulations, District 49 homeschool graduates who received their certificates of completion on May 18.
Pikes Peak Early College celebrated graduates and continuation students with a ceremony on May 20 at the Antler’s Hotel. Family and friends were gathered to celebrate student achievements.
Evans International Elementary School fifth-graders had the opportunity to explore social studies and science units at the USAFA Equestrian Center on May 6 for Pioneer Movement Day. Students were able to review units in a Movement Method based way with ten stations to learn more about animal adaptation, Native American history, art expression, shelter building and much more.
Team members contribute to success in District 49 every day, and many give it their all. The May 9 Fantastic 49 festivities honored five employees for giving their heart and soul to D49 students and colleagues.
Camaraderie and excitement filled the gym at Vista Ridge High School April 24 for the Unified basketball game against the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Unified basketball brings together students with and without disabilities on the same athletic team, and promotes inclusion through sports.
Falcon Elementary School of Technology third, fourth and fifth-grade students had the opportunity to work with Texas Instruments coding experts on April 26, 2019. Students learned how to program and code rover machines thanks to funding from the IGNITE grant, a Department of Defense Education Activity grant awarded to District 49.
Two Falcon Middle School Firebirds will take the field trip of a lifetime later this summer. Alease Church and Gavin Adams have confirmed spots at Space Camp where they will train like astronauts.
At a typical Fantastic 49 celebration, sentiments share a common theme, touching on hard work and commitment to District 49. Once again, the presentation before the April 11 BOE meeting included warm accolades for students and two D49 staff members, plus a district-wide department.
There is a place in the spotlight for learners like Aislynn Cates, a sixth-grader at Falcon Middle School. “It made me feel unique, and like I can do anything,” shared Cates. She and other D49 students took the stage at the Colorado Miss Amazing pageant March 30. The event transcends pageantry, creating a platform for girls with disabilities to have their voices heard and their faces recognized.
Hello parents and guardians,
Do you want to learn more about Bennett Ranch Elementary School? Watch this movie to find out about our mission and vision as a school and our goals for your child's education.
At BRES, we have worked hard to make sure our traffic pattern is safe for both students, parents, and staff. Here is a brief movie that explains how drop-off and traffic patterns work at our school.
Hey Bennett Ranch Families,
We are looking forward to great year at BRES!
Want to know what school supplies your child needs for his/her classroom? Here is the school supply list for this school year.
District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools.
The annual 30 day carry-over grace period for families who qualified for free and reduced meals during the 2018-2019 school year ends Wednesday Sept. 12th. If your family has previously qualified for free and reduced meals, and have not yet applied this year, please apply online today.