LIFE LONG QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE
There is a place in the spotlight for learners like Aislynn Cates, a sixth-grader at Falcon Middle School. “It made me feel unique, and like I can do anything,” shared Cates. She and other D49 students took the stage at the Colorado Miss Amazing pageant March 30. The event transcends pageantry, creating a platform for girls with disabilities to have their voices heard and their faces recognized.
Individuals in D49 aspire every day to make our educational community the “Best Choice to Learn, Work and Lead.” Before the monthly board of education work session March 27, one staff member and two students were celebrated during Fantastic 49 for leading in notable ways.
Friday night-lights in Falcon were bright for Falcon High School’s homecoming activities on Sept. 14. The festivities included fireworks, football game, homecoming court crowning, and special alumni cheer presentation.
Falcon High School Link Crew members pump up the incoming freshman Class of 2022 during orientation day, Aug. 1.
Aubrey Thomas, 16, tenth-grader from FHS, attended the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Conference April 9 – 13 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The national program focuses on identifying leaders in Student 2 Student (S2S) programs that show great leadership potential to take knowledge and skills learned back to their campus to grow their school’s S2S program.
Falcon Safeway hosted a re-grand opening on February 28. Safeway presented Falcon High Athletics with an initial donation of $2,500. “We want to support our local schools and we chose Falcon High,” said Catherine Brown, Falcon Safeway manager.
Six students from Falcon High School were selected to attend the Adams State University "Top of the Nation" honor choir event Feb. 17. The FHS vocalists joined others from around the state to rehearse and perform a concert in Alamosa.
Families, friends and graduates gathered at the World Arena on the morning of May 26, 2018 for Falcon High School’s Class of 2018 Graduation. Falcon’s 2018 class had 242 graduates receiving their high school diplomas Saturday morning. Graduates quietly lined up in the tunnels before entering the world arena floor to kick off the event.
District 49 students and staff members were honored for their achievements in the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting April 12.
Grace walked through the front door of Falcon High School on Thursday, March 8, and promptly found a place to sit for lunch. It didn’t take long for the seven-year-old Norwegian Buhund/Norrbottosnspet mix to make a few friends, including sophomore, Alina Basse, 15.
Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.
“Career and technical education is more than a buzz word,” said JaDee Harsma, DLR Group project architect and design leader for the addition. “It’s the pathway to prepare students for college and career. We fully embrace this idea. We design spaces that enable this concept of applied learning and allow for new programs and coursework in the future.”
Falcon High School senior Darrian Escobar-Winter signs his National Letter of Intent to play Division I NJCAA baseball, at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
Falcon High School celebrated homecoming festivities Sept. 22 with a football game and tradition. “It’s about a bunch of students coming together and celebrating school spirit,” shared Tyler McCormick, 15, tenth grader.
Juniors celebrate a win during a peach fuzz volleyball game Sept. 20 at Falcon High School in District 49. After three games of boys coached by the girls volleyball team, juniors defeated seniors, 2-1
Vista Ridge High School twelfth-grader Darian Taylor, 17, talks with A&B Bank representative Becky Moore, at the District 49 and School District 11, College and Career Fair, Sept 14 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
A group of 18 students, several from each district high school, volunteered to serve on the student board of representatives, adding the student voice to the district’s governance process through the community’s elected representatives. The student representatives were chosen by their teachers and peers to help bring a student voice to the district’s governing processes.
Marissa Edmonds, 17, Falcon High School twelfth-grader and link crew team member, shares her high school experience with incoming freshmen Aug. 1. Link crew members welcomed the FHS Class of 2021 under the 'We're All In This Together' theme.
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Thick autumn clouds spitting rain were of no interest to 145 elementary students in Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 Wednesday. Their attention was riveted on tiny specks that hovered 200 feet above before cascading to the ground. "It's a good white background to see the rockets - we won't lose them in the glare of the sun," said Principal Sheila Hartley, eyes cast upward. With the help of 13 students from the Aero Club of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Falcon High School, 32 youngsters in Miami-Yoder's Rocket Club each pushed a button and launched the Estes model rockets they had built over the past month.
Sometimes it's the little things that count. We are showing students how to choose the healthier choice when it comes to snack bars. No need for chocolate covered bars to fuel your body, pick a nut or fruit based bar instead. We are also watching students gain strength in their core with new balance chairs. Keep an eye out for pictures coming soon of new learning tools that encourage movement in the classroom and the roll out of the test kit of heart monitors for our PE classes. FHS Wellness Team
7:30 AM - 11:50 AM Final Exams, Periods 7 - 8 Early Release at 11:50
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Graduation Practice
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sand Creek High School Graduation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Falcon High School Graduation
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM FHS Graduation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Vista Ridge High School Graduation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Goal Academy Graduation
Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.