POSITIVE, CARING AND SAFE LEARNING
“Don’t judge something by its cover,” said Hayden Newberg, 9, Odyssey Elementary School fourth-grader. “Something may look mean, but if you get to know it, it may be nice. That applies to people too.”
Natalia Roach, 8, a second-grader at Odyssey Elementary School, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 9, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. BOE directors honored students from Odyssey Elementary School, Stetson Elementary School, Remington Elementary School, Springs Ranch Elementary School and Falcon Elementary School of Technology.
Bobby Odom, a specific learning disability paraprofessional at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Jan. 12, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. When he works with students, Odom, who retired from the Air Force, shows a high level of respect and integrity, according to principal Malinda Keck.
"They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."
Boosterthon activities at Odyssey Elementary School culminate with a fun run Nov. 30. Students earned $8000 in pledges for new playground equipment while learning about leadership and healthy choices.
"We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."
Learning about weather and being on television was a highlight of the day for third grade students at OES on May 4.
Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on May 3.
Fifth-grader Lily Lyons, 11, turns her thumb up with a team from Evans International Elementary School during a regional Battle of the Books competition April 14 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Third-grader Alayah Ashley, 8, watches Dr. Ron Furstenau, a professor of chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy, explain the low boiling point of liquid nitrogen, during a family night March 10 at Odyssey Elementary School in District 49.
A Reading Odyssey: Kenny and the Dragon - Reading together as a community of students, families and teachers brings us together and creates life-long memories. Now through March 3, we are reading Tony DiTerlizzi's retelling of a classic story. Check out this week's recording below and learn more about this important experience on the library page.
Listen to Chapter 14
Read by: Nicole Shipley, counselor
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.