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.
Student Achievement Honored During “Fantastic 49”
Students from Sand Creek High School, Skyview Middle School and Falcon High School were honored during “Fantastic 49” achievements ahead of a monthly board meeting May 12 in District 49.
Game on! Student Demand Creates Game Design Pathway at VRHS
“We learned how to push ourselves to make stuff and learn how to use the resources at hand,” said Isaac Fraire, an eleventh-grader who served as a programmer for the team. Isaac explained that this isn’t like a traditional class, “there isn’t one figure, one person who we could always go to and ask for help.”
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."
Planet or Not? That is the Question
Eighth-graders Summer Brownsberger, 13, and Ryan Foster, 13, study a professional letter template Feb. 26 at Skyview Middle School. Students in Jennifer Newberg’s eighth grade science class have been studying space, researching the 2006 controversy of Pluto losing it’s status as a planet.
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.
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.
Gilbert Honored by BOE for Academic Progress, Educational Leadership
Tenth-grader Caleb Gilbert, 15, of Vista Ridge High School explains how assistive technologies have supported his academic career during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
Students Coached by Authors, Write Short Stories
Sixth-grader Vanessa Trujillo, 11, receives guidance from author and illustrator Gail Ross while writing a short story Dec. 10 at Skyview Middle School in District 49.
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.
Middle School Choir Honors Veterans at Fort Carson
Eighth-grader Abigail Williamson, 12, sings “The Call” by Regina Spektor during a Veterans Day performance Nov. 11 at Fort Carson, Colo.
Wolves Howl For Southern Colorado As News 5's Team Of The Week
Playoff football game against Windsor draws local NBC affiliate to Vista Ridge High School
Hornberger Honored by District 49 BOE During 'Fantastic 49'
Jeanne Hornberger, kitchen manager at Sand Creek High School, explains to Board of Education directors how she earned a Louise Sublette Award of Excellence in School Nutrition, considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn, Aug. 14 ahead of a meeting in District 49.
SMS, Japanese Students Open Cultural Doors
Eighth-grader Hayden Fox, 13, listens to Kazuto Watanabe, 14, of Fujiyoshida, Japan, explain his classrooms during a cultural exchange Aug. 8 at Skyview Middle School in District 49.