• D49 Students Win from Amazing Pageant Experience

    There is a place in the spotlight for learners like Aislynn Cates, a sixth-grader at Falcon Middle School. “It made me feel unique, and like I can do anything,” shared Cates. She and other D49 students took the stage at the Colorado Miss Amazing pageant March 30. The event transcends pageantry, creating a platform for girls with disabilities to have their voices heard and their faces recognized.

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  • D49 Teachers Score “Extra Yard” Recognition from AFA

    Three teachers in District 49 all have something in common. Parents and colleagues would say these teachers deserve recognition for going above and beyond in their classrooms. Once again, the Air Force Academy’s “Extra Yard for Teachers” campaign made that possible.

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  • Staff Members Receive Praise as Teachers of the Year

    Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.

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  • FMS Firebirds go Back to School for 2018

    Quiet hallways are not an indication summer break is in full swing at Falcon Middle School. Behind closed doors, on the first day of school, rooms were buzzing with activity on August 2.

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2017-2018 News

  • Falcon Middle School Students Walk Up, Not Out

    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."

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  • BOE Recognizes Teams from FMS and RVES During Fantastic 49

    Two teams, which included both students and staff members, were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Feb. 8.

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  • FMS and SMS Girls Grow, Nurture Interests in STEM Field

    Inspiration and empowerment were underlying goals of the Girls' STEM Experience at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 1. Students from Falcon Middle School and Skyview Middle School attended the event which was organized to encourage middle school girls to choose careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

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  • Falcon Education Foundation Awards $31,000 For Learning in District 49

    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.

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  • Falcon Middle School Firebirds Find New Skills with Mini Courses

    Sometimes to be a good student, one needs to stretch their mind. That’s exactly what took place at Falcon Middle School, Thurs., Nov. 16, when the school hosted their sixth annual mini course day. A mini course is a one-day class designed for students to try something new and different. Mini courses were planned for Fri., Nov. 17 also.

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  • Firebirds Honor Fallen Father, All Veterans During Assembly

    “This year one of our Firebirds reached out and shared with me that her father was killed in Afghanistan in 2011,” said Karen Hobson, a nearly 17-year U.S. Army veteran and FMS administrative assistant, who planned the school's Veterans Day assembly. Hobson presented a folded American flag to a group of students in the middle of the school’s gymnasium. The students performed a traditional flag folding ceremony. “The American flag drapes the casket with the remains of a fallen hero, with the field of blue placed over the left shoulder,” said Hobson. “The flag is folded and given to the next of kin. Would you please rise to honor those who never made it home with a moment of silence and the playing of taps,” said Hobson.

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  • Firebirds Scorch Cheyenne Mountain Junior High to Win League Championship

    The Falcon Middle School Firebirds football team soared to success and won the Tri-County League Championship Oct. 7 against Cheyenne Mountain Junior High. The Firebirds were victorious with a score of 46-16.

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  • Students Explore Expansive Choices at College and Career Fair

    District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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  • Falcon Middle School Students Have Stellar Learning Experience

    Firebird Nation students looked to the skies from the baseball field and stadium Monday, Aug. 21 as they witnessed the solar eclipse.

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FMS Updates

    Due to the weather today, we will be running our 6th Grade Weather Schedule. 6th grade students will have 3rd and 4th periods twice today to eliminate the 2nd grand pass due to the weather. Students that are in Bennett Ranch Elementary for their morning classes will finish the day in Bennett Ranch Elementary. Students that have their morning classes at Falcon Middle will remain in Falcon Middle today and not pass to Bennett Ranch this afternoon. What this means is that students will be ending their day at the opposite building they are normally dismissed from for today, Friday, January 18th.
    Students will plan on following their normal pick up location, unless the parent calls the office to make other arrangements. 
    On Tuesday, January 22nd, students will only have periods 5 and 6 to make up the time from today. For Tuesday, students will have lunch in the opposite building that they normally do, but their dismissal will be from the usual place.
    As always, let us know if you have any questions.

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  • December 21, 2018
    Greetings Falcon Middle School Families,
    A smoke alarm was activated early this morning at approximately 7:58 a.m. FMS administrators immediately evacuated the school. All students moved quickly and safely to the softball field while our partners at the Falcon Fire Department dispatched a crew to FMS.
    FMS administrators discovered the source of the smoke was burning food in a microwave. FFD searched the affected area and gave the all clear to return to normal activities. Students returned to the building at 8:12 a.m., approximately 15 minutes after the initial alarm to continue their day at FMS.
    D49 thanks our partners at the Falcon Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will continue to be proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.  
    Brian Smith
    Principal, FMS
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  • Good afternoon Falcon Middle School family,
    District 49's safety and security team selected FMS for a lockdown drill on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
    This drill started at approximately 12:30 p.m. as part of ongoing efforts to continuously strengthen our safety procedures. Click here for more information. 
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  • D49 Response to alert in Denver-metro Area

    As most of the Colorado community is aware of media reports regarding the concern of a credible safety threat to Denver-metro area schools and the closures that have followed, we want to take this opportunity to share our efforts at D49.

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  • D49 Piloting New Emergency Alert System

    Dear D49 Families, We are pleased to tell you about an important step forward to fulfill our year-long strategic objective to enhance safety and security at our schools. On Monday, April 1, Sand Creek High School will begin a pilot program of the Blue Point Alert System.

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Falcon Middle School

  • Mission: Falcon Middle School is committed to a community built on trust, positive relationships, and high standards to create an environment that ignites academic curiosity and innovation.

    Vision: Falcon Middle School will develop empowered learners who are intrinsically motivated critical thinkers with the perseverance to solve problems.

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.