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Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
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.
Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.
Meridian Ranch Elementary School’s “Start the Art” night hosted on Jan. 31, 2018 presented over 3,400 pieces of artwork in the theme of Animal Menagerie. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade worked on multiple pieces of art that were showcased during “Start the Art” night. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle.
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.
“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.”
Students and staff hosted a special Veterans Day assembly Fri., Nov. 10 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. The gymnasium was packed as military parents and community members attended to honor those who have served. Approximately 40 percent of all families at MRES are military.
U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Bethany Anderson-Burrs, (units), surprises her daughters Aug. 7 with an early return from deployment in Qatar. The surprise was orchestrated by Robert Burrs, the students' father and Master Sgt. Anderson-Burrs husband.
MacKenzie Williams, 5, Meridian Ranch Elementary School kindergartner, isn't impressed with her step-father's scissor skills during orientation activities Aug. 1. "“At home she’s the oldest and kind of in charge,” said Chris Lane. “As long as she remembers she can't do that here I think she'll be just fine.”
MRES Announces New Kiss-n-Go Lane
MRES is always striving to improve in all areas and now offers more efficient student drop-off and pick-up traffic flow for parents and guardians. We have also added two short-term visitor parking stalls in the front parking lot.
Students will now be able to be Dropped-off and Picked-up in our new Kiss-n-Go Lane in the South (gravel) parking lot. The image below shows the traffic flow for the new lane. There is also one minor change to the original kiss-n-Go: Vehicles may now only turn left when leaving the front parking lot during drop-off and pick-up times. This is to allow better traffic flow in the new lane. Click here to see a short video describing the traffic flow for all three lanes.
MRES Supports High Prairie Library: We support our students in having access to quality reading material whether at home, school, or anywhere else in life. As part of that commitment, we partner with the High Plains Library. Download their student-centered schedule of events for February or check out the full interactive calendar. Read about The Benefits of Having a Library Card!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Talent Show
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1st Grade Concert
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Start the Art Night - S.T.A.N.
6:30 PM BOE Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Teacher Work Day - No Students
A blast of cold weather started moving quickly into northern and eastern El Paso county Wednesday afternoon. Forecasts indicate wind-chills will dip below zero into the double-digits overnight with the potential for freezing fog to coincide with the normal departure time of our busses Thursday morning. Along with the dangerous temperatures we anticipate the possibility of hazardous travel Thursday, so School District 49 will delay two hours Thursday, February 7.
District 49 recognizes some of our families may be affected by the current partial government shut down. We would like to share some resources that might help during this difficult time. (D49 does not support or endorse any of these vendors, but are supplying this list for information purposes only)
The mission of Meridian Ranch Elementary School, a high-achieving, innovative community that puts kids first, is to cultivate critical and creative thinkers, collaborators, and communicators by fostering personalized learning experiences within a safe and nurturing environment built on a foundation of relationships that embrace diversity and individuality for success in a global society.