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  • VRHS Class of 2019, You Are Dismissed!

    A formidable train of black fabric meandered into the Broadmoor World Arena the evening of Saturday, May 25. A Vista Ridge High School senior from the class of 2019 filled each billowing ebony robe -- the required dress for more than 330 student participants in the VRHS graduation ceremony.

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  • Falcon High Class of '19 Soars into New Season of Life

    At 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, more than 260 Falcon High seniors walked together for their last assembly as FHS students. In flowing robes of green and gold, the class of 2019 strode single-file to find their seats for a commencement ceremony at the Broadmoor World Arena.

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  • Creek Nation Celebrates Class of 2019

    The Sand Creek High School community highlighted student achievements, and set the stage for life’s next chapter during commencement exercises May 25 at The Broadmoor World Arena.

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  • District 49 Falcon Homeschool Program 2019 Completion and Continuing Ceremony

    Congratulations, District 49 homeschool graduates who received their certificates of completion on May 18.

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  • Pikes Peak Early College Celebrated Class of 2019 and Continuing Students

    Pikes Peak Early College celebrated graduates and continuation students with a ceremony on May 20 at the Antler’s Hotel. Family and friends were gathered to celebrate student achievements.

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  • Patriot High Celebrates Graduates

    Patriot High School Class of 2019 celebrated their commencement ceremony on May 17 at Hotel Eleganté. Thirty-one graduates were celebrated for their milestone achievement with family and friends present.

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  • SSAE Class of 2019 Celebration

    Springs Studio for Academic Success celebrated the Class of 2019 on May 17 at the Doubletree Hotel. Families, friends, District 49 administrators and Board of Education directors gathered for the celebration of 74 graduates.

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  • EIES Pioneer New Learning Methods

    Evans International Elementary School fifth-graders had the opportunity to explore social studies and science units at the USAFA Equestrian Center on May 6 for Pioneer Movement Day. Students were able to review units in a Movement Method based way with ten stations to learn more about animal adaptation, Native American history, art expression, shelter building and much more.

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  • Sand Creek Graduates Inspire Young Scholars

    Sand Creek High School Class of 2019 donned their graduation caps and gowns to visit elementary and middle schools, thanking former teachers and offering inspiration to young students on May 9 for their annual Senior Walk.

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  • HMS Students Shine at the “Night of the Stars”

    Horizon Middle School staff recognized 130 academic student scholars with grade point averages of 3.50 or higher at the school’s annual “Night of the Stars” awards ceremony on May 14.

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  • Staff Members Show Heart for Students, Fellow Colleagues

    Team members contribute to success in District 49 every day, and many give it their all. The May 9 Fantastic 49 festivities honored five employees for giving their heart and soul to D49 students and colleagues.

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  • VRHS Unified Team Scores Big with Student Body

    Camaraderie and excitement filled the gym at Vista Ridge High School April 24 for the Unified basketball game against the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Unified basketball brings together students with and without disabilities on the same athletic team, and promotes inclusion through sports.

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  • D49 Shows Support for Military Families in April

    A sunny day and warm greetings welcomed military connected families and community members alike to D49’s 3rd Annual Military Family Appreciation Day.

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  • Texas Instruments Inspiring Young Programmers

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology third, fourth and fifth-grade students had the opportunity to work with Texas Instruments coding experts on April 26, 2019. Students learned how to program and code rover machines thanks to funding from the IGNITE grant, a Department of Defense Education Activity grant awarded to District 49.

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  • FMS Firebirds Go for Launch on Space Camp Adventure

    Two Falcon Middle School Firebirds will take the field trip of a lifetime later this summer. Alease Church and Gavin Adams have confirmed spots at Space Camp where they will train like astronauts.

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  • Staff, Students Recognized for Work Ethic, Dedication During Fantastic 49

    At a typical Fantastic 49 celebration, sentiments share a common theme, touching on hard work and commitment to District 49. Once again, the presentation before the April 11 BOE meeting included warm accolades for students and two D49 staff members, plus a district-wide department.

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  • D49 Students Win from Amazing Pageant Experience

    There is a place in the spotlight for learners like Aislynn Cates, a sixth-grader at Falcon Middle School. “It made me feel unique, and like I can do anything,” shared Cates. She and other D49 students took the stage at the Colorado Miss Amazing pageant March 30. The event transcends pageantry, creating a platform for girls with disabilities to have their voices heard and their faces recognized.

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  • D49 Nutrition Services Department Serves Up Top Rated Customer Service

    “At the heart of everything the nutrition services department does is our customers- the students,” said D49 Director of Nutrition Services Monica Deines-Henderson. “We understand they have a choice every day to either have their meals with us or not, and we want to make each meal a positive experience for them.”

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  • Staff, Students Honored for Leading the Way in District 49

    Individuals in D49 aspire every day to make our educational community the “Best Choice to Learn, Work and Lead.” Before the monthly board of education work session March 27, one staff member and two students were celebrated during Fantastic 49 for leading in notable ways.

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  • 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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BRES Updates

  • Hey Bennett Ranch Families,

    We're already looking forward to next year!  Here are a couple of important information items for the 2019-2020 school year:

    1. Here is the school supply list for the upcoming school year.
    2. Our Back-to-School Night will be on July 30th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Click here for more information about this fun night.
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  • Bennett Ranch is hosting many activities this summer!

    Base 49 - Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., until June 29th.

    D49 Read Camp - Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., until June 28th.

    D49 Extended School Year - Monday-Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m., until June 27th.


     

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  • The front office at Bennett Ranch Elementary will be open from 9:00 - 2:00, except for June 7th, until June 11th. The office will re-open on July 15th, with hours again being from 9:00 - 2:00.

     

    Parent Portal access is disabled and will be re-activated on July 20, 2019.


     

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  • There were many events throughout the year that encouraged our students and staff to be healthy at Bennett Ranch Elementary.  Click here to read our success story.


     

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  • Wondering what picking up and dropping off your child will be like at BRES? Click the link to view a video describing the process. We look forward to seeing you all at school soon!

    Pick up/Drop off Video  

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  • Click here to view a video of some of the fun new technology opportunities we are looking at for BRES. 

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Upcoming Events

District Updates

  • D49 Summer Meal Program 2019

    District 49 will offer breakfast and lunch services this summer at no cost to children. Good nutrition during the summer months helps prepare children for success once school is back in session.

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  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    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.

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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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