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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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2016-2017 News

  • 2017 Teachers of the Year Honored

    Heather Reading, kindergarten teacher, is recognized as Remington Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year during ‘Fantastic 49’ ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting June 8 in District 49.

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  • 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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  • Special Olympics Brings Social and Physical Support for Students in Extended School Year Program

    Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."

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  • VRHS Graduates Encouraged to "Take Calculated Risk to Build and Dream"

    More than 360 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 27 during a commencement ceremony at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • Vista Ridge Boys' Track and Field Sprints to Second State Championship

    The Vista Ridge High School Boys' Track and Field Team earns the school’s second 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.

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VRHS Updates

  • 2018–19 Back to School Information

    • Registration
      • July 25th, 4:00-8:00 PM - 9th and 12th grade students
      • July 26th, 4:00-8:00 PM - 10th and 11th grade students
    • First Day of School
      • August 1st - 9th grade first day
      • August 2nd - All other grades first day
    • 9th Grade Parent Information Night
      • August 1st - 6:00-8:00 PM

     

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  • 2017-2018 VRHS Wellness Success Story

    As a result of grants from The Colorado Health Foundation and Medicaid, the resistance training department in cooperation with the athletic training department has been able to purchase functional training tools and equipment. 

    This functional training / athletic training capability between the two departments has allowed us to do preventative (prehab) protocols to help limit and even decrease the chances of severe injuries in our athletic teams as well as our general student population.  In addition, these items allow us to deal with injuries and provide top quality rehab to get those student / athletes back to normal activity. 

    Without the opportunity to purchase such items, our efforts to limit / prevent such injury would be inherently difficult.  We as a cooperating unit have seen a welcome decrease in our Lower Extremity injuries such as Knee ligament strain, ACL and ankle issues specifically.

     

    Marla Clayton, MS, ATC

    Scott Schultz, MS, RSCC*d, PES


     

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  • March 1, 2018: Please visit our Leadership Updates Page on information regarding non-credible unsubstantiated rumor at VRHS. 


     

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  • VRHS 10th Grade Course Selection Sheet for 2018-2019 School Year


     

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District Updates

  • Introducing New, Bundled Athletic Fees for 2018-19

    Based on discussions with our AD’s, the business and education offices, along with the results of a community survey, District 49 will combine the baseline fee with the projected former out-of-pocket (trailing cost) amounts, into a single, up-front, bundled price.

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  • Updated Schedule for April 27th

    We thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have continued to engage about the teacher action day planned for this Friday at the state capitol in Denver. The number of planned absences has grown past the point where District 49 can ensure safe operations and a high-quality learning experience at all schools and sites. Accordingly, District 49 is converting Friday, April 27 from a student contact day to a professional work day. That means students will not attend school this Friday, April 27.

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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.
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