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The Vista Ridge High School Boys Track and Field Team earns the school’s first state track and field championship May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The state finals meet was postponed and shortened to two days for the first time in history. The Wolves, led by strong efforts from their sprinters, ran away with the state title, scoring 93.5 points. Air Academy High School in District 20 was second with 58 points.
“Meleah is the first student in District 49 to complete her Associates of Arts and Business while completing her high school degree at the same time,” said Elisabeth Fisk, Vista Ridge High School concurrent enrollment dean during her introduction. Meleah earned college credit in high school through concurrent enrollment, a program for students to earn free college credits on high school and college campuses while completing high school graduation requirements.
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.
Twelfth-graders Jalen Sami, 17, and Philip Tuiava, 17, prepare to sign letters of intent Feb. 1 during National Signing Day at Vista Ridge High School. Jalen will play football at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., and Philip will play football at Eastern NM University in Portales, N.M.
More than 300 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
Caleb Gilbert, VRHS eleventh-grader, is legally blind, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passions. “You just have to go for it,” he said. So in his junior year, Gilbert decided to compete in track and field.
“We learned how to push ourselves to make stuff and learn how to use the resources at hand,” said Isaac Fraire, an eleventh-grader who served as a programmer for the team. Isaac explained that this isn’t like a traditional class, “there isn’t one figure, one person who we could always go to and ask for help.”
"A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."
Scores from the Colorado-provided April SAT® School Day administration will be available to students through their College Board account beginning May 17, 2017. See attachments for more information on accessing scores.
The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy. The Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy provides young adults with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County.
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.