2017-2018 News

  • Students Across District Win with Track and Field Day

    Nearly 400 fourth and fifth-graders from 10 schools across D49 participated at the all-district track meet May 17 at Falcon High School. Students were gathered together to practice physical education skills learned throughout the year and to experience competition.

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  • BOE Celebrates Students, Staff During Fantastic 49

    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.

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  • RVES Earns National Recognition for Capturing Kids’ Hearts

    An emotionally safe and caring culture is the heart of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. That environment is seen every day at Ridgeview Elementary School, and it’s the commitment of staff that earned the school a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Award for the 2017-18 school year.

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  • BOE Recognizes Teams from FMS and RVES During Fantastic 49

    Two teams, which included both students and staff members, were honored for their contributions to the district prior to the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Feb. 8.

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  • Falcon Education Foundation Awards $31,000 For Learning in District 49

    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.

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  • Ridgeview Fifth Graders Perform in “A Celebration of Our Country”

    Aaron Pitch, 10, fifth grader sings his solo to "American Tears" during the fifth grade hosted patriotic performance of the musical “A Celebration of Our Country” Nov.9 at Ridgeview Elementary School. Directed by Katie Stafford, music teacher, the musical was homage to veterans to celebrate and honor their service.

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  • RVES Students Round Up Change for School Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Students at Ridgeview Elementary School recently took their mission of community service to heart. With a “Round Up Change for Texas” campaign, students brought in spare change Sept. 18 - 22 for a school in Orange, Texas that had been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Ridgeview Elementary Welcomes New Kindergartners

    New Kids... New Halls

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RVES Updates

  • Dear RVES families,
    On Thursday at approximately 1:20 p.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department informed the D49 Safety and Security team members about an active investigation in neighborhoods near three of our schools. Administrators immediately initiated a lockout status at VRHS, SMS and RVES as police searched the area.
    The CSPD found the person they were searching for approximately 15 minutes after the initial alert, and the lockouts were lifted at 1:35 p.m. Please click here for more information.
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    Report an Absence

    Should you have a student that will be absent please call 494-8705.  Leave your name, student name, teacher, and reason for the absence.  Thank you and have a great day!

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  • Congrats to our Can-structure Winners!!

    See article and more pictures under 'Good Things'.Can-structure winners

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  • Capturing Kids' Hearts

    We are excited to share information with you about a priority initiative at our school called Capturing Kids’ Hearts! If you’ve been a part of our school community for more than a few months, you have most likely heard us talk about CKH already, but we wanted to send out more detailed information. If, after reading this, you desire more information, please do not hesitate to contact our principal, Mrs. Theresa Ritz, at

    Capturing Kids' Hearts Parent Information

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  • Good Things: Lifelong memories happen in our classrooms and hallways every single day at Ridgeview Elementary School. We want to share some Good Things, those moments that make a difference, with you!

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District Updates

  • D49 Response to alert in Denver-metro Area

    As most of the Colorado community is aware of media reports regarding the concern of a credible safety threat to Denver-metro area schools and the closures that have followed, we want to take this opportunity to share our efforts at D49.

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  • D49 Piloting New Emergency Alert System

    Dear D49 Families, We are pleased to tell you about an important step forward to fulfill our year-long strategic objective to enhance safety and security at our schools. On Monday, April 1, Sand Creek High School will begin a pilot program of the Blue Point Alert System.

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Ridgeview Elementary School

  • Ridgeview Elementary School AIMS (arts, inquiry, mathematics, science) to achieve. Our faculty members focus on building relationships and enhancing collaboration to ensure successes in learning and student achievement.

School District 49

  • Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.