• VRHS Wrestler Pins her Name to History

    For a moment during the match, Bella Mitchell felt her advantage begin to slip. “I actually got a little scared at one point, because she had turned really far and my hips came off the mat,” the VRHS wrestler recalled. “I was scared that she was going to flip me over.”

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  • Unified Basketball Players Shine at VRHS

    Vista Ridge High School students joined together to play a Unified basketball game exhibition, Feb. 5.

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  • BOE Recognizes Individuals Who Make Learning in D49 Fantastic

    Team members across District 49 impact learning in many ways. For some, it is teaching students in the classroom. For others, it is about helping ensure students and staff have the best learning environment possible. The board of education honored five staff members during Fantastic 49 festivities before the regular board meeting January 10 for their commitment to D49.

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  • Military Partnerships Saluted during Special Fantastic 49

    Thanks to partnerships with local military installations, D49 students with parents who serve in the armed forces have programs available made just for them. During Fantastic 49 festivities Dec. 13 before the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base were honored for their collaborative support of District 49.

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  • VRHS Wolves Loud, Proud for Homecoming Festivities

    School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition. The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare.

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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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  • VRHS Senior Soars Proudly

    AFJROTC cadet commander Mark Wilson starts his senior year at VRHS, after earning his private pilot’s license during summer break.

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2017-2018 News

  • Vista Ridge High Class of 2018 Leave with Degree in Hand

    Band music serenaded the audience during the gathering of family and friends for the Class of 2018 graduation of Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the World Arena. 325 Vista Ridge graduates filed into the World Arena floor to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by VRHS band.

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  • VRHS senior Kate Rohr earns basketball scoring milestone

    Vista Ridge High School varsity basketball player, Kate Rohr, 17, hits her 1,000th career point, Jan. 3, at an away game at Falcon High School.

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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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  • VRHS Show Choir Performs For Younger Students

    The Vista Ridge High School show choir performs for students at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Nov. 16. "We are very proud of fine arts at Vista Ridge," said Shawna Beeler, VRHS choir director. "We represent almost every activity in the school."

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  • New Performing Arts Spaces, Gym and Classrooms on the Way to Vista Ridge High School

    “So here’s to the art of humanity, the art of each other, the art of you and me, and the art of love. And the proper facility to celebrate it, to celebrate all of us,” said Sierra Tune, 18, twelfth-grader and president of the VRHS student body and thespian club. “Here’s to the new auditorium.”

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  • Wolves Dominate, Howl at Homecoming

    Vista Ridge High School defeated Discovery Canyon High School 35 - 21 Sept. 29 during the homecoming football game at VRHS. Prior to the contest, the VRHS marching band entertained fans with a colorful display featuring flags, puzzle pieces, and a number of formation changes. At halftime, the coed cheerleading squad entertained fans before the homecoming court was introduced. Senior Leia Berry was named homecoming queen and senior Aidan Peña was named homecoming king.

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  • Seniors Rule the Field in Powder Puff Game at Vista Ridge High School

    Senior girls beat freshman and junior classes in the traditional powder puff football game Sept. 27 at Vista Ridge High School. After two games, seniors were the victors over all classes and juniors came in second place.

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  • VRHS Students And Staff Bond During "Challenge Day"

    Vista Ridge High School students and staff learn about empathy and conflict resolution at a “Challenge Day” workshop, Sept. 5.

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  • Districts Unite to Help High School Students Find Career Paths

    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.

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  • Student Board of Representatives Brings Voice of Customers Directly to Board of Education

    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.

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  • Schools Battle on the Gridiron, Come Together to Remember 9/11

    Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from Sand Creek High School and Vista Ridge High School joined together Sept. 8 to remember the anniversary of 9/11 and honor first responders prior to a football game between the two schools.

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  • Student Experience: Vista Ridge High School Football

    Vista Ridge High School students, parents, cheer team members, and football players travelled to Sand Creek High School for a District 49 showdown Sept. 8. The Wolves would jump out to an early lead and hold on for a 49-14 victory against the Scorpions.

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  • Vista Ridge High School Students, Staff Welcome Newest Wolves

    Vista Ridge High School opened its doors for ninth grade students to begin the new school year Aug. 1.

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VRHS Updates

  • Unified Basketball Game

    The EPSO SRO's Vs. VRHS Unified Basketball Team

    April 24, 2019 Starting at 6:30PM 

    Unified Basketball Game

    Suggested Donations
    Adults - $3.00
    Students and Seniors (65+) -$1.00
    Donations will go to our local Colorado Springs Special Olympics.



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  • Thursday, April 4 

    Good evening Vista Ridge High School families,

    Working closely with our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department, we are confidently closing the investigation into a Safe2Tell notification referring to VRHS. Please click here for more information.

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  • Footloose Poster

    To purchase tickets for FOOTLOOSE, please visit:  or on or after March 28, 2019 to reserve your seats!




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  • Beginning March 28, 2019, Vista Ridge High School’s Wolfpack Theatre will be moving to an online ticket reservation system. We’ve been working toward this change since the announcement of the new auditorium for several reasons. The system will help audience members prepay and select the seat of one’s choosing, ensuring that a seat is reserved even if the show sells out. In addition, we can now offer two separate lines for entrance to a performance: a will call booth for prepaid ticket pickup and a general admission line for those who choose to pay at the door, which will decrease lines and wait time outside of the auditorium. Finally, we will join many other top theatre programs in the Colorado Springs area who have had tremendous success with online systems to better track ticket sales and customers. We look forward to the online reservation system making a night at the theatre a more organized, pleasant experience!

    Wolfpack Theatre is proud to begin using this system through for our Spring Production of FOOTLOOSE. Tickets for the general public will go on sale March 28, 2019 and will remain on sale until two hours prior to Curtain.

    Due to the added convenience and expense of, Wolfpack Theatre Productions will now be $9 Adults and $7 Students. Matinees will remain $7 Adults and $5 Students. The quality and ease of the experience will justify the slight increase in ticket prices, and we look forward to seeing you at FOOTLOOSE!


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Vista Athletics

District Updates

  • 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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Vista Ridge High School

  • Vista Ridge High School is dedicated to excellence, committed to learning, focused on results and built on relationships. To be an exemplary school, faculty keep clear goals, seek successful characteristics and request various stakeholder contributions.

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.