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2016-2017 News

  • VRHS Graduates Encouraged to "Take Calculated Risk to Build and Dream"

    More than 360 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 27 during a commencement ceremony at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • ‘Cool Science’ Inspires Third Graders Ahead of Summer Break

    Third-grader Landon Gaytan, 9, makes bubbles using dish soap and dry ice May 25 at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy in District 49.

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  • Patriot High School Graduates "Persevere, Push Through"

    “The greatest lesson taught in high school is the ability to persevere through all things,” said Jacob Leslie, 17, facing his classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “High school isn’t just about what we learn. It’s about persevering and pushing through when it’s difficult.”

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  • Nearly 100 Students Participate in RES Continuation Ceremony

    Hunter Romero, 11, walks back to his seat May 25 after receiving the Dave Pratt Citizenship Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Remington Elementary School student. The award was named after Pratt, a former Colorado Springs Police Department officer when he conducted the D.A.R.E. program in the 1990s. Pratt currently serves as a safety and security specialist in District 49.

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  • Third, Fourth-Graders Pitch Products To Investors In "Shark Tank"

    “Hi, I’m Beau and I’m nine-years-old,” said Beau Leach, third-grader, extending his hand to Matt Isner, a mechanic and owner of Timing Belt King, a local automotive repair shop. Beau pitched a closet system that automatically sorts and organizes clothes by color, the entrepreneur explained his costs of doing business and the profit margin of his product. “I charge 105 dollars for my product,” said Beau. “It costs 46 dollars to make and I have a profit of 59 dollars.”

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District Updates

  • Summer Meals Available At No Cost To Children

    Beginning Monday, June 5, 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.

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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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BOE Updates

School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.
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