THE BEST CHOICE TO LEARN, WORK, LEAD
Prior to the Jan. 11 Board of Education meeting, four District 49 team members were recognized for their dedication and contributions to the district.
District 49 board of education president, Marie La Vere-Wright administers the oath of office to newly appointed director, Dr. Joshua Fry, Jan. 4.
Vista Ridge High School varsity basketball player, Kate Rohr, 17, hits her 1,000th career point, Jan. 3, at an away game at Falcon High School.
Military partners were recognized during a special “Fantastic 49” presentation before the District 49 regular Board of Education meeting, Dec. 14.
Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.
Third grade students and families celebrated reading and math achievements at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, Dec. 12. The true highlight of the evening was a special gift for every third grader – a bookshelf constructed for each one of them.
“We believe in the importance of developing empathy, service, and leadership,” said Heather Ullrich, language arts teacher and JOI club sponsor. “In addition to many grade-level, school-wide, and classroom-focused service projects, our Junior Optimist International club is for students who want to further develop their service and leadership skills.”
Angela Pretzeus, 17, junior, greets her family during the Patriot High School annual spaghetti dinner. Angela enjoyed dinner with six grandparents and her parents.
“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.”
Santa’s Toy Express dashed into District 49 Dec. 2 to bring Christmas cheer to a special list of guests. Thanks to a long-standing tradition of the transportation department, 52 students in need were hosted at central office for a jolly occasion.
“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.”
“It’s so exciting to be breaking ground on this building,” said Corina Martin, ALLIES parent. “This isn’t going to be just a school of bricks and mortar, this is a symbol of change and progress. This building will be a place for our children to receive support and services that they may not have otherwise received.”
The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.
Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."
Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Preschool Roundup
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
After a hiring process beginning in November, District 49 has announced that local television anchor David Nancarrow will begin serving the district on January 22 as the new director of communications.
The Board of Education will held a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the board room at the Education Service Center. The agenda and REVISED packet are available for download.
Item 6.03a has been revised.
The Board of Education held a regular meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the Education Service Center. The revised agenda and packet are available for download.