• 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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2017-2018 News

  • ALLIES Ribbon Cutting

    Please join District 49 as we celebrate the opening of ALLIES with a ribbon cutting ceremony. We invite you to join us for the ceremony and to take a good look at a benchmark achievement in the D49 Building our Future Community plan, Wednesday, July 25th at 3 p.m.

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  • Bennett Ranch Elementary Ribbon Cutting

    District 49 is thrilled to announce the completion of major construction projects made possible with the 3B MLO funding approved by taxpayers in the fall of 2016. Our school leaders and esteemed guests will celebrate these milestones and offer an up-close look at our new, and upgraded, buildings. We invite you to attend our ribbon- cutting ceremonies beginning the week of July 23, starting with Bennett Ranch Elementary School!

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  • Students and Friends Meet Through Summer Soccer

    D49 staff bring kids and community together with the Southeast Springs Soccer Initiative or SeSSI

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  • Military Students Learning to Hang in There

    The life of a military student is challenging. Frequent moves across the globe bring constant change and new beginnings. “Being a military kid can be hard, but things like this make it easier,” said third-grader, Becky Simpson.

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  • BOE Honors, Thanks Staff Members During Fantastic 49

    Three District 49 staff members were honored June 14 for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting.

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  • Students Across District Win with Track and Field Day

    Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.

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  • Falcon Class of 2018 Soars into Adulthood

    Families, friends and graduates gathered at the World Arena on the morning of May 26, 2018 for Falcon High School’s Class of 2018 Graduation. Falcon’s 2018 class had 242 graduates receiving their high school diplomas Saturday morning. Graduates quietly lined up in the tunnels before entering the world arena floor to kick off the event.

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  • 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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  • Sand Creek High Celebrates Class of 2018

    Sand Creek High School graduates and family members waited to enter the World Arena late afternoon on Saturday, May 26, 2018 for the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony. 274 Sand Creek seniors received their diploma on Saturday.

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  • SES Celebrates Learning, Commemorates History

    Science experiments, a wax museum, math bingo and a book walk were just some of the highlights of the “Learning Through the Decades” night at Stetson Elementary School May 15.

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  • Pikes Peak Early College Celebrates Grads and Continuing Students

    A room full of Pikes Peak Early College students sat quietly at tables surrounded by their family and friends early in the afternoon of Friday, May 18.

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  • Homeschool Students Honored at Completion Ceremony

    It’s the season for celebrating the milestone of completing a K-12 education. For area homeschool students, graduation is no exception. Five homeschool high school seniors were honored for their completion during a special ceremony May 19 at the Creekside Success Center.

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  • Springs Studio for Academic Excellence Congratulates Class of 2018

    Ninety-two purple-gowned seniors kicked off the District 49 graduation season the morning of Friday, May 18.

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  • Patriot High School Graduates Saluted for Success

    Twenty-seven graduates from Patriot High School were commended for their success during a ceremony May 18. The graduation took place at Creekside Success Center and highlighted accomplishments of the students and encouraged them for what is yet to come.

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  • D49 Celebrates New School with Official Groundbreaking

    A small team of School District 49 leaders put their shoveling skills to work on a breezy Tuesday afternoon.

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2016-2017 News

  • Kids Win With Soccer Kick Around

    Kids from the Evans International Elementary School neighborhood scored big by learning the basics of soccer at a “kick around” hosted by the Southeast Springs Soccer Initiative at the school June 19.

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  • 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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  • SCHS Graduates Prepare For Next Chapter As ‘World Changers’

    Sand Creek High School graduates prepare for a commencement ceremony May 27 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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2015-2016 News

  • 2016 Teachers of The Year Recognized

    Amy Rogers, math teacher, is recognized as Vista Ridge High School’s teacher of the year during “Fantastic 49” achievements ahead of a monthly board meeting June 9.

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  • Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "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."

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  • News 5 Features FESoT on Newscast

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology fifth grade students learned about being storm safe with KOAA News 5, the NBC affiliate for southern Colorado.

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  • Class of 2016: SCHS Reflects on Successes, New Possibilities

    Roughly 280 Sand Creel High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • Class of 2016: VRHS Marks Milestones, Considers Future

    More than 300 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Class of 2015: Patriot Learning Center

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

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • Father Shares Why Son’s Teacher Deserves Awards, Recognition

    Patrick Jewell, father of second-grader Brett Jewell, 8, shares his appreciation for significant support needs teacher Dawnise Sandwick of Falcon Elementary School of Technology during a Board of Education meeting May 14 in District 49. Jewell wrote a nomination for Sandwick to receive a teacher appreciation scholarship from the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association.

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  • BOE Honors Bonavita As Colorado Online, Blended Counselor Of The Year

    Dale Bonavita, counselor at Falcon Virtual Academy, explains her recognition by the Colorado Department of Education as online and blended counselor of the year during a Board of Education meeting May 14 in District 49.

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