WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
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.
Skyview Middle School students with disabilities practiced math, reading and everyday life skills Sept. 11 when a local food truck visited the school. Paraprofessional, Devon Marry, coordinated the occasion with Stephanie Perry, case manager.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
Skyview Middle School hosted it's annual Health and Wellness Expo on Friday, March 16th. The Health and Wellness Expo touched every student at Skyview. The objective of the expo was to promote a variety of health and wellness topics to students. Each student attended three presentations during their enrichment periods.
A night of song and spoken word at SMS recognized the mission and values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his death.
Inspiration and empowerment were underlying goals of the Girls' STEM Experience at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Feb. 1. Students from Falcon Middle School and Skyview Middle School attended the event which was organized to encourage middle school girls to choose careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
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.
District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
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.
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."
Adam Velazquez, 13, SMS seventh-grader, high fives high school seniors during the senior walk May 17. "It makes me excited for high school," said Adam. "To see them about to graduate, it helps me know I can do it."
Retiring adaptive physical education teacher Bonnie Mendenhall shows Sand Creek High School tenth grader Brendan Ellis,15, how to cast, May 11 at the 10th annual District 49 Fishing Day event for special needs students at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs.
The Falcon Education Foundation is now accepting award nominations for outstanding individuals who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and education in District 49. These students, teachers, staff members, and community members are recognized at the Falcon Education Foundation’s annual dinner in April. Award winners stand out among their peers for their investment in their own education or the education of others and/or helping their community.
3:45 PM - 6:30 PM Wrestling @ Horizon
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pikes Peak Early Colleges - Enrollment Information Night
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Falcon @ Skyview
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAC Meeting (School Accountability)
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Wrestling @ Fountain
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Janitell @ Skyview
3:45 PM - 6:30 PM Wrestling @ Carson
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday School (invitation only)
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling vs. Watson @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Wrestling @ Sproul
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)