iConnect Zone Updates

  • Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning staff members took our annual spring institute training. This year our focus is a constructivist classroom and an integrated-interdisciplinary model. This work leads to revision of our expeditions (curricula). PPSEL leadership team is in Denver on June 6-7 developing their work plan goals for the year. This is accomplished with other leadership of the Mountain Region of Expeditionary Learning. Four PPSEL staff members are scheduled to attend the EL 101 conference in July. This is training for new or newer staff to learn more about our model and begin to align their practices with PPSEL values. The school is beginning to plan its School of Choice Week event for January.
    Comments (-1)

Student Media Release

  • Media Release

    District 49 often takes photos and videos and invites members of the media into its schools to tell the story of our mission to prepare every child for success. We appreciate your cooperation and consent in allowing us to capture imagery of your student for our use in various mediums. This includes, but not limited to, external media outlets such as television and newspaper, as well as internal media producers who update the district’s website, participatory media platforms, advertisements, promotional materials and other online and offline publications.
    Comments (-1)
  • Media Release, Español

    El Distrito Escolar 49 a menudo toma fotografías e invita a los medios de comunicación a las escuelas del distrito para que relaten la historia de nuestra misión de preparar a todo niño para el éxito. Apreciamos su colaboración y consentimiento al permitir que capturemos imágenes de sus niños para nuestro uso en varios medios. Esto incluye, entre otros, medios de comunicación externos tales como televisión y periódicos, así como productores de medios internos que actualizan el sitio web del distrito, plataformas de medios participativos, publicidad, materiales de promoción y otras publicaciones en Internet y demás.

    Comments (-1)

2014-2015 News

  • VRHS Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Twelfth-graders Louis Quinones, 18, and Elway Tubbs, 18, sign letters of intent May 6 at Vista Ridge High School.

    Comments (0)
  • Students Volunteer Time During Summer Workday

    Seventh-grader Bella Fajardo paints the Falcon Homeschool Program logo during a workday July 23.

    Comments (0)
  • Teachers of the Year Awarded During ‘Fantastic 49’

    Andrea Aragon, teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School, receives a teacher of the year award June 11 during a Board of Education meeting June 11 in District 49.

    Comments (0)
  • Nearly 900 Youth Earn High School Diplomas in District 49

    Nearly 900 youth earned a diploma during the 2014-2015 school year by attending one of the five coordinated high schools in District 49.

    Comments (0)
  • Class of 2015: Patriot Learning Center

    Patriot Learning center graduates turn their tassel May 21 during a commencement ceremony.

    Comments (0)
  • Grant Propels Learning at PLC

    Paul Austin, science educator at Patriot Learning Center, will use a $4200 Teachers and Technology grant from CenturyLink to purchase a 3D printer. Austin and his students will use the 3D printer to create different propellers in a boat drag racing unit. "Without this grant, there's no way we could do the tinkering phase of the project," said Austin. "It isn't cost effective and there's no way we'd be able to wait for a manufacturer to do that process for us."

    Comments (0)
  • Challenging Mission: To The Moon

    The POWER Zone schools in District 49 focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) ecosystem. Fifth grade students from the gifted program at the zone's three elementary schools visited Challenger Learning Center May 20. The students participated in a mission to a lunar base on the moon.

    Comments (0)
  • PPSEL Students Present Hundreds of Semester Expeditions

    Kindergartner Cassie Johnson, 6, tells principal Don Knapp that “engineers make machines to make life easier” during a gallery night May 20 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in District 49.

    Comments (0)
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

    "It's a great chance for our kids to be out and compete against other schools," said Kara Woolery, Evans International Elementary School counselor, "They are showing us what they can do and are such upstanding young people. It's a nice way to end the year."

    Comments (0)
  • Class of 2015: Falcon Virtual Academy

    Fifty-six students graduated from Falcon Virtual Academy on May 15. This is the last graduating class from FVA as it will evolve into Springs Studio for Academic Excellence during the summer.

    Comments (0)

2013-2014 News

  • Hundreds Gather for Patriot Learning Center Commencement

    Graduate Daniella Conway, 18, takes a seat after being awarded a $1,000 Coca-Cola scholarship during a commencement ceremony May 22 at Patriot Learning Center in Falcon School District 49.

    Comments (0)
  • Spec. Ed. Students Walk Miniature Horses

    Sierra Jarmon, 16, a Mello Memories volunteer, walks a miniature horse with seventh-grader Raneisha Clay, 12, during a special education activity May 19 at Skyview Middle School in Falcon School District 49.

    Comments (1)
  • 51 Honored at FVA Commencement

    Mikaela Lowry, 19, is recognized as Falcon Virtual Academy's first four-year student during a commencement ceremony May 16 at Falcon Virtual Academy in Falcon School District 49.

    Comments (0)
  • Education Secretary Collaborates in Colorado for Military Children

    “Nervous but excited,” said 10th grader Leah Petrie, standing May 9 along the hallways at Falcon High School in Falcon School District 49. Soon, she’d help influence public education’s support for military children.

    Comments (0)
  • District 49 BOE Honors HOSA Students at 'Fantastic 49'

    Eleventh grader Adrienne DeBauche, 17, discusses qualifying for the Health Occupations Students of America national leadership conference during a Board of Education meeting May 8 in Falcon School District 49.

    Comments (1)