THE BEST CHOICE TO LEARN, WORK, LEAD
District 49 students and staff members were honored for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting April 12.
An emotionally safe and caring culture is the heart of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. That environment is seen every day at Ridgeview Elementary School, and it’s the commitment of staff that earned the school a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Award for the 2017-18 school year.
Educators from across the state participated in a ‘Restorative Practices’ training, March 19-20, at Sand Creek High School. ‘Restorative Practices,” is a social and emotional support program for school students and staff, funded through the BRIGHT grant, a grant awarded to District 49 by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
Determination and hard work. That’s what took Jacob Waters, 17, twelfth-grader at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, from being born with a birth defect to world-class athlete. Waters is competing in the Para-cycling World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, March 22-25.
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy hosted two performance artists from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 26 - March 2. Funded via a Colorado Arts Partnership grant, the UCCS artists worked with sixth-grade literature teacher, Julie Gumerman, to deliver four days of intensive interpretation and physicalization of William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar."
Skills learned in health science class at Horizon Middle School came to life March 7 during a make-believe emergency.
Falcon Middle School ambassadors welcomed fellow classmates to school March 14 with kindness and a lesson in inclusion. Instead of a walkout, on a day when students across the nation were protesting against school violence, Firebird Nation student leaders orchestrated a "walk up."
Grace walked through the front door of Falcon High School on Thursday, March 8, and promptly found a place to sit for lunch. It didn’t take long for the seven-year-old Norwegian Buhund/Norrbottosnspet mix to make a few friends, including sophomore, Alina Basse, 15.
Four District 49 team members were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting March 8.
In order to be Nationally Board Certified, you must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, drive student learning, and lead the way in teaching and learning improvements. Heather Ullrich exemplifies these characteristics, becoming the only teacher in District 49 to qualify and earn the title this year of being Nationally Board Certified.
Evans International Elementary School students had a unique look into an astronaut’s life at a school wide assembly, March 2. Duane “Digger” Carey, NASA astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel, USAF retired, presented a video to students explaining an astronaut’s life in space.
Patriot High School students received leadership training from the Sources of Strength peer intervention program, Feb. 26.
First and second grade students at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning raised $286 to donate to the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo. The students studied birds this past semester by doing research, fieldwork, and working with experts at the Raptor Center.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2nd Annual Military Family Appreciation Day
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC)
6:30 PM BOE Work Session
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
The Board of Education held a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the board room at the Education Service Center.