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.
Elementary School Choir Participates in Music Festival
Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on May 3.
SES Fifth Graders Featured On News 5
KOAA News 5, the NBC affiliate for southern Colorado, featured the fifth grade students at Stetson Elementary School during the noon newscast April 29. The students learned about severe weather during a classroom presentation from meteorologist Carlee Hoffman.
District 49 Board of Education Honors Community Initiatives
Members of the Stetson Elementary School choir, the “Raiders of the FINE ARTS,” perform during during “Fantastic 49” recognition April 14 ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
SES Kindergartner, Cancer Survivor Receives Cards From Across The Globe
Logan Green, kindergarten student, returns to Angela Moore's classroom for the first time since two brain surgeries to repair a condition that caused daily strokes. Logan had a brain tumor, that was believed to be inoperable at the time, removed in 2014.
2014-2015 News in District 49
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.
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."
Joy Of Singing Heard At Annual Elementary Choir Festival
The Stetson Raider Choir, led by Becca Garner, performs 'Pizza Love' April 27. Fifth-grader Shawn Escobar grabs the microphone at the end of the song an outro solo. Students attending the event went wild for Escobar. Before the performance, Escobar wanted to give the part to someone else, but encouragement from Ms. Garner was successful. The Elementary Choir Festival, an annual tradition in District 49, was held at Woodmen Hills Elementary.
District Battle of the Books Arms Students for Regional
Evans International Elementary School fifth-grader Alexis Gonzalez, 11, discusses a question about a story April 9 during a districtwide Battle of the Books competition at Evans International Elementary School in District 49.
Art Teacher Sculpting Community at Stetson Elementary School
"That's what this elementary school is about," said Mike Nowling, art teacher at Stetson Elementary School. "It should be something our kids can always fall back on. I tell the kids, when you get to high school and need something, we are always here."
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.
Kindergartners Show ‘Thanks’ to Veterans
First-grader Isaac Leacock, 6, recognizes faculty members on a kindergarten flag paying tribute to veterans Nov. 12 at Stetson Elementary School in District 49.
Teacher-Volunteer Team Keeps Kids on Track
Diana Coe helps second-grader Kobe Welch, 8, understand a writing assignment Nov. 4 at Stetson Elementary School in District 49.
Stetson Elementary School Students 'Canstruct' An End To Hunger
"We're learning to use team work and at the same time help kids that are hungry," Stetson Elementary School fifth-grade student Baylea Larson. Larson and other SES students took part in the Care and Share Food Bank Canstruction Event Wednesday, October 29.