• Pikes Peak Early College Celebrated Class of 2019 and Continuing Students

    Pikes Peak Early College celebrated graduates and continuation students with a ceremony on May 20 at the Antler’s Hotel. Family and friends were gathered to celebrate student achievements.

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  • Patriot High Celebrates Graduates

    Patriot High School Class of 2019 celebrated their commencement ceremony on May 17 at Hotel Eleganté. Thirty-one graduates were celebrated for their milestone achievement with family and friends present.

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  • SSAE Class of 2019 Celebration

    Springs Studio for Academic Success celebrated the Class of 2019 on May 17 at the Doubletree Hotel. Families, friends, District 49 administrators and Board of Education directors gathered for the celebration of 74 graduates.

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  • EIES Pioneer New Learning Methods

    Evans International Elementary School fifth-graders had the opportunity to explore social studies and science units at the USAFA Equestrian Center on May 6 for Pioneer Movement Day. Students were able to review units in a Movement Method based way with ten stations to learn more about animal adaptation, Native American history, art expression, shelter building and much more.

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  • Sand Creek Graduates Inspire Young Scholars

    Sand Creek High School Class of 2019 donned their graduation caps and gowns to visit elementary and middle schools, thanking former teachers and offering inspiration to young students on May 9 for their annual Senior Walk.

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  • HMS Students Shine at the “Night of the Stars”

    Horizon Middle School staff recognized 130 academic student scholars with grade point averages of 3.50 or higher at the school’s annual “Night of the Stars” awards ceremony on May 14.

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  • Staff Members Show Heart for Students, Fellow Colleagues

    Team members contribute to success in District 49 every day, and many give it their all. The May 9 Fantastic 49 festivities honored five employees for giving their heart and soul to D49 students and colleagues.

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  • VRHS Unified Team Scores Big with Student Body

    Camaraderie and excitement filled the gym at Vista Ridge High School April 24 for the Unified basketball game against the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Unified basketball brings together students with and without disabilities on the same athletic team, and promotes inclusion through sports.

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  • D49 Shows Support for Military Families in April

    A sunny day and warm greetings welcomed military connected families and community members alike to D49’s 3rd Annual Military Family Appreciation Day.

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  • Texas Instruments Inspiring Young Programmers

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology third, fourth and fifth-grade students had the opportunity to work with Texas Instruments coding experts on April 26, 2019. Students learned how to program and code rover machines thanks to funding from the IGNITE grant, a Department of Defense Education Activity grant awarded to District 49.

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  • FMS Firebirds Go for Launch on Space Camp Adventure

    Two Falcon Middle School Firebirds will take the field trip of a lifetime later this summer. Alease Church and Gavin Adams have confirmed spots at Space Camp where they will train like astronauts.

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  • Staff, Students Recognized for Work Ethic, Dedication During Fantastic 49

    At a typical Fantastic 49 celebration, sentiments share a common theme, touching on hard work and commitment to District 49. Once again, the presentation before the April 11 BOE meeting included warm accolades for students and two D49 staff members, plus a district-wide department.

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  • D49 Students Win from Amazing Pageant Experience

    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.

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  • D49 Nutrition Services Department Serves Up Top Rated Customer Service

    “At the heart of everything the nutrition services department does is our customers- the students,” said D49 Director of Nutrition Services Monica Deines-Henderson. “We understand they have a choice every day to either have their meals with us or not, and we want to make each meal a positive experience for them.”

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  • Staff, Students Honored for Leading the Way in District 49

    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.

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  • VRHS Wrestler Pins her Name to History

    For a moment during the match, Bella Mitchell felt her advantage begin to slip. “I actually got a little scared at one point, because she had turned really far and my hips came off the mat,” the VRHS wrestler recalled. “I was scared that she was going to flip me over.”

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  • Honorees Go Above and Beyond to Make D49 Fantastic

    Individuals across District 49 aim for excellence every day. For some, it encompasses working hard in and out of the classroom. For others, it is about demonstrating D49’s values on a daily basis. The board of education honored four individuals during Fantastic 49 festivities before the regular board meeting February 14 for their commitment to always going above and beyond.

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  • Unified Basketball Players Shine at VRHS

    Vista Ridge High School students joined together to play a Unified basketball game exhibition, Feb. 5.

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  • Construction at Inspiration View in Progress and Ahead of Schedule

    IVES Principal Kristy Rigdon invited a group to tour the worksite at the end of January. Wearing hard hats and fluorescent vests, guests including the D49 Chief Officers as well as Board of Education Vice President John Graham explored the rapidly developing campus.

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  • S2S Teams Meet and Greet at Purple Ball

    A crowd of more than 400 attendees including elementary, middle and high school students with their parents in tow gathered for the evening to recognize the work taking place with Student 2 Student (S2S) programs around Colorado Springs.

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