2015-2016 News

  • 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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  • Horizon Middle School Recognizes Honor Students

    Horizon Middle School recognized students achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the school year at it’s first ever Night of Stars awards and ceremony on May 4.

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  • 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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  • HMS Students Make Connections

    Sixth-graders enrolled in the Innovations Institute created circuits and gaming control boards Feb.19 at Horizon Middle School.

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  • SRES Fifth-graders Tour HMS, Realigned For Sand Creek Zone

    Springs Ranch Elementary School fifth-grader Camrie McCombs, 10, enters a gym during a Renaissance program assembly Jan. 8 at Horizon Middle School in District 49. Students set to graduate from the elementary school were invited to the assembly, where students are recognized and rewarded for classroom achievements.

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2014-2015 News

  • 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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  • Science Teachers for the Day

    Eighth-grader Amber Muehlhausen, 13, teaches a lesson about reflection and refraction May 7 at Evans International Elementary School.

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  • Students With Special Needs Sharpen Warrior Skills

    Eleventh-grader Phillip Held, 17, navigates an obstacle course April 21 at Sand Creek High School in District 49. Two teams of students with special needs, ranging from developmental to intellectual disabilities, had rushed into the school’s field house, where they discovered an adapted obstacle course based on the popular NBC television program “American Ninja Warrior.”

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  • Students Share Artwork, Perform During Arts Gala

    Sixth-grader Logan Bogle, 11, views student artwork March 18 at Horizon Middle School’s arts gala.

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  • Horizon Middle School Junior Optimist Club Honored by District 49 BOE

    Heather Ulrich, a language arts teacher at Horizon Middle School, explains how the school earned a Junior Optimist Octagon International project award during “Fantastic 49” recognition March 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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  • Residents Share ‘Sweet Memories’ with Students

    Sixth-grader Jahzara Davis, 11, asks Vernta Tensbury about her “sweet memories” March 10 at the Summit Glenn Retirement Home in Colorado Springs.

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  • International Award For HMS Junior Optimist Octagon Club Propels More Volunteering

    The Horizon Middle School JOOI club was recently honored with a Club Project Award from JOOI for having the best community service project world-wide. "The members of the Horizon JOOI club and the sponsor club should be very proud," said JOOI Director Amy Keller in a recent letter.

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  • Thomas Recognized by BOE for Musical Achievements, Scholarship Win

    Twelfth-grader Connor Thomas, 18, performs with an alto saxophone during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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  • HMS Honored for Impact in School Environments, Student Achievement

    Kim Miller, a humanities teacher at Horizon Middle School, explains rising levels of school pride during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

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2013-2014 News

  • Brain Bowl Team 6 Competes Against BOE

    Sixth graders from Horizon Middle School's Brain Bowl Team 6 compete in oral quizzes against Board of Education directors March 13 ahead of a board meeting in Peyton.

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