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2017-2018 News

  • Students Surprised by Mom's Early Return From Deployment.

    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.

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  • Building Classroom Community During Kindergarten Orientation

    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.”

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2016-2017 News

  • Busy Construction Season Blasts Off with Wall-Breaking Ceremony

    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.

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  • Celebrating our Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

    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.

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  • Special Olympics Unites Preschoolers in Sport, Play

    Preschooler Quentin Shoats, 3, hops on floor markers May 3 during a Special Olympics event at Meridian Ranch Elementary School in District 49.

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  • Science Experiments Engage Preschool Students and Families

    “Families created rain clouds, rainbows and weather sensory bottles together,” said Avelyn Green, early childhood dean, describing family engagement night activities April 18. “As part of our spectacular summer science theme, they also went on a dinosaur dig, made volcanoes and watched colors fizz.”

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  • MRES Tops State in Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl

    A team of fifth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Meridian Ranch Elementary School participated in a multi-state Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl event February 11-13. The students earned the best score in Colorado and second place in the western region against teams from California, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

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  • Almeida Named Sole Finalist for Vacant COO Position, Hiring Process Continues

    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.”

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  • Annual Asbestos Notification

    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.

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Meridian Ranch Elementary School

  • Meridian Ranch Elementary School is educating students in a way that ensures success during their time at our school and beyond, as they look forward to college and careers.

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.
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