More than 360 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 27 during a commencement ceremony at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
Third-grader Landon Gaytan, 9, makes bubbles using dish soap and dry ice May 25 at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy in District 49.
“The greatest lesson taught in high school is the ability to persevere through all things,” said Jacob Leslie, 17, facing his classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “High school isn’t just about what we learn. It’s about persevering and pushing through when it’s difficult.”
Hunter Romero, 11, walks back to his seat May 25 after receiving the Dave Pratt Citizenship Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Remington Elementary School student. The award was named after Pratt, a former Colorado Springs Police Department officer when he conducted the D.A.R.E. program in the 1990s. Pratt currently serves as a safety and security specialist in District 49.
“Hi, I’m Beau and I’m nine-years-old,” said Beau Leach, third-grader, extending his hand to Matt Isner, a mechanic and owner of Timing Belt King, a local automotive repair shop. Beau pitched a closet system that automatically sorts and organizes clothes by color, the entrepreneur explained his costs of doing business and the profit margin of his product. “I charge 105 dollars for my product,” said Beau. “It costs 46 dollars to make and I have a profit of 59 dollars.”
"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."
Roughly 280 Sand Creel High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
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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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.