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2016-2017 News

  • ‘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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  • 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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  • Class of 2017: SSAE Celebrates Academic Success, Challenged to 'Find Your Amazing'

    “If your dreams don’t scare you, then what’s the point?” said ShaeLynn Rickert, student commencement speaker, speaking from the podium, facing her classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “Go and get that dream.”

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  • BOE Honors Student For Excellence in Classroom, Activities

    “I simply need to say thank you to not only Ms. Bonavita but to the teachers at both Springs Studio and at PPEC,” said Alexandra Stoller, 17, twelfth-grader at Pikes Peak Early College . “Even as I’ve become more college than high school, I still have teachers asking, ‘How are you doing?’ or, ‘Is there anything I can help with?’ and there is nothing better than that.”

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iConnect Zone Updates

  • All District charter school applicants must file this intent to apply form with the District by March 16, 2018 before submitting an application to the Board of Education. This provides formal notice to the Falcon 49 School District regarding the applicant’s intention to submit a new school proposal to open in the 2019-2020 school year.

    The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018; therefore, the Intent to Apply form must be submitted no later than close of business of March 16, 2018. The intent to apply form may be returned by in person to the iConnect Zone office at 3850 Pony Tracks Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80922 or e-mail to afranko@d49.org. This form should also be the first document included in the charter school application.

    Request for Proposals

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  • PPSEL Spring Institute Training: Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning staff members took our annual spring institute training. This year our focus is a constructivist classroom and an integrated-interdisciplinary model. This work leads to revision of our expeditions (curricula). PPSEL leadership team is in Denver on June 6-7 developing their work plan goals for the year. This is accomplished with other leadership of the Mountain Region of Expeditionary Learning. Four PPSEL staff members are scheduled to attend the EL 101 conference in July. This is training for new or newer staff to learn more about our model and begin to align their practices with PPSEL values. The school is beginning to plan its School of Choice Week event for January.
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District Updates

  • Updated Schedule for April 27th

    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.

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  • Special Education Records Destruction

    The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than April 13, 2018. Records to be destroyed will be 2011-2012 & earlier.

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iConnect Zone

  • Rather than geographical boundaries, District 49's iConnect Zone encompasses schools and programs acting on new and innovative ideas in education, or those seeking to serve students in exceptional circumstances. iConnect Zone's schools represent a wide range of approaches to education, but each of them has in common a genuine commitment to student centered learning environments. We're exploring new and exciting opportunities in the world of education.

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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