About Woodmen Hills Elementary School
Woodmen Hills Elementary School, located in Falcon Zone at 8308 Del Rio Road in Peyton, is in its 13th year of existence with an enrollment of more than 700 students, pre-school through fifth grade. The staff and community are proud of the fact that this large school has an overwhelming "small school" sense and feel about it. The teachers and students embrace new technology, engaging all learners with a Promethean Board or SMARTboard in every classroom.
CurriculaWoodmen Hills Elementary School has adopted Layers of Success, a new writing method, which is a building-wide emphasis on instructional strategies focused on generating strong ideas, vocabulary and challenging every child. Layers of Success is highly engaging and is embedded across all content areas. It's a positive behavior support school, which teaches school-wide behavioral skills directly. Similar to academic skills, these social behaviors are taught, reviewed and re-taught as necessary. This maximizes academic engagement and student success, while providing instructional support.
ExtracurricularWoodmen Hills Elementary School offers convenient before and after school care provided by Champions. This includes quiet homework areas, fitness and a character-building curriculum. The school also offer a variety of enrichment classes including: Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, land sharks running club, karate, basketball, cup stacking, rocket-building, arts and crafts, cooking, math and science enrichment, instrumental music and choir.
The students benefit from an active Parent-Teacher Association that goes the extra mile to make the school one of the best in the Pikes Peak region. They also have a tremendous amount of supportive parent volunteers, averaging more than 10 volunteers per day.
Falcon Zone Overview
Falcon Zone has a strong tradition that dates back to 1900. That tradition carries on today with six highly successful schools. Falcon Zone offers the following programs: Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Finance, Academy of Information and Technology, Air Force JROTC, FBLA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Student-to-Student program and many others. The zone offers more than 20 advanced placement and CU Succeed classes. Its schools have performed well on CMAS and SAT.
While the Falcon Zone greatly honors tradition, we also embrace that our learners today deserve a different learning experience from yesteryear—one that will prepare them to be successful in our ever-changing world.
Through Empower Falcon Zone (EmpowerFZ), we aim to empower our learners by offering three main things:
- Engaging Environments
- Enhanced Opportunities
- Elevated Instruction
We want our students to have more voice and choice in their education. We desire to cater more to their interests and needs, while at the same time providing them with unique, challenging, expanded and blended learning opportunities.
Our logo is that of a simple propeller which captures students’ passions. We see students as pilots and when they graduate into the community, they will be fully prepared to pilot their lives toward new horizons and with a passion to make a positive difference in the world.
We began our first cohort of EmpowerFZ teachers in 2018. We are excited to be on this innovative journey with our students!
Where we've been and where we are going
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.