LIFE LONG QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE
Vista Ridge High School twelfth-grader Darian Taylor, 17, talks with A&B Bank representative Becky Moore, at the District 49 and School District 11, College and Career Fair, Sept 14 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
A group of 18 students, several from each district high school, volunteered to serve on the student board of representatives, adding the student voice to the district’s governance process through the community’s elected representatives. The student representatives were chosen by their teachers and peers to help bring a student voice to the district’s governing processes.
Marissa Edmonds, 17, Falcon High School twelfth-grader and link crew team member, shares her high school experience with incoming freshmen Aug. 1. Link crew members welcomed the FHS Class of 2021 under the 'We're All In This Together' theme.
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."
The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.
Parents and Guardians of Graduates of 2021 and Beyond,
Please join us on September 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Falcon High School Auditorium to find out more about graduation requirements for the classes of 2021 and beyond. We will discuss changes at the state and district levels and how those changes will impact current 9th graders and the middle school classes that will follow them. This will be an informational night where we will discuss ways that we can work together to help every student navigate high school and their chosen path successfully.
Students are welcome and encourage to attend as well to help them understand the new level of accountability for students receiving diplomas in D49. We will discuss what they can do to ensure their success as they begin or plan for their high school career. We look forward to seeing you there.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Financial Aid Information Night
9:00 AM - 2:40 PM Late Start PLC - Students report at 9:00 (All Classes)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Homecoming Football Game
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PSAT and SAT Test Prep Workshop
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Homecoming Dance
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Graduation Requirement 2021 Information Night
District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida the sole finalist for the vacant chief operations officer position Sept. 16 by a unanimous vote (5-0) at the conclusion of a special meeting. Prior to the vote, Almeida and two other finalists presented their vision for the operations department and responded to questions from board directors. “I was very impressed with the number of candidates we had,” said Kevin Butcher, board treasurer. “We had a very impressive short list. We had three very qualified, strong candidates and I’m grateful to everybody who participated in the process.”
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. As we complete more projects in the future, we will continue to abate it until all of it has been removed. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Carey at 719.494.8934.