2015-2016 News in District 49

  • Exploring Colorado: Camp Helps Students Develop Language, Friendships

    Emmanuel Lozano Padilla, 13, wraps duct tape around PVC pipes for a shelter concept June 3 outside the Creekside Success Center in District 49. Originally from El Salvador, he previously attended schools in Mexico.

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  •  Brian Smith, principal, is interviewed on KOAA News 5 May 25

    Firebird Nation Celebration Highlighted on News 5

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  •  Leatha Hansz closes the door to her bus after conducting a safety check at the District 49 bus lot.

    "Buses Bring People Together"

    "While safety is the number one thing," said Leatha Hansz, District 49 bus driver, "it's the relationships that I have with the kids that are special."

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  •  High school and middle school students licorice race at the Middle School Leadership Conference.

    High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."

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  • Former NASA Astronaut Visits FMS

    Former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao talked to students during an assembly Feb. 26 at Falcon Middle School.

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2014-2015 News in District 49

  • Romain: Mend Hardships With Friendships

    Trevor Romain, author and illustrator, meets with students May 13 at Falcon Middle School in District 49. While serving in the army of his native country, South Africa, he was inspired to assist children through hardships. Now a resident of Austin, Texas, Romain has published dozens of self-help children’s books—selling more than 1 million copies.

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  • Take Me Fishing!

    The ninth annual fishing event for students with special needs was held May 7 at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. Gross and fine motor skills, fish biology and habitat, knot tying and water pollution were featured as part of the curriculum for the event.

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  • LiveChat: District 49 Building Strong Relationship With Its Community

    District 49, a school district from Colorado, believes that good communication is a key to a healthy and fruitful relationship with its community. Well-informed and kindly-serviced parents bring their children to the schools from a chosen district and give financial support to it.

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  • Falcon Middle School Art Rises To The Top

    "I never knew that this piece would make it that far," said Falcon Middle School eighth grader Delaney Hensley, "I am speechless." Hensley's photograph earned a Scholastics Gold Key award in Colorado and now advances to the national competition.

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  • Middle Schoolers Advance in National Cybersecurity Competition

    Sixth-grader Colin Ralph, 11, and eighth-grader Cole Snyder, 13, compete in the national CyberPatriot VII middle school division semifinals Jan. 18 at Falcon High School in District 49.

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  • Santa’s Toy Express: How a Colorado Community Rushes in Joy

    A child speaks with Santa Claus, played by retired firefighter Jim DeGeorge, after shopping for his family Dec. 6 during Santa’s Toy Express at the transportation department in District 49. Fifty-one students, most 4-8 years old, received a call this year from the “elves” of Santa’s Toy Express.

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  • Mini Courses Help Students Discover Talents, Skills, Friendships

    Sixth-grader Nicholas Bartos, 11, works on a 3-D chalk art project during mini courses Nov. 25 at Falcon Middle School in District 49. Students selected from 46 one- and two-day activities, both on and off campus, based on their interests.

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  • Falcons Eye Eagles For Semifinal Showdown

    A strong ground game and stout defense power Falcon High School over Pueblo South 38-21 in the 4A football quarterfinals.

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  •  Falcon High School celebrates being KOAA News 5's Team Of The Week

    Falcon High Soars As News 5's Team Of The Week

    Green and gold school spirit was on display for all of southern Colorado Friday morning, October 10.

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  • Flack Honored by District 49 BOE During 'Fantastic 49'

    Alexis Flack, 13, an eighth-grader at Falcon Middle School, explains why she’s become known as a class leader with strong character traits during “Fantastic 49” recognition Sept. 11, ahead of a meeting in District 49.

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