WHERE EAGLES REACH FOR THE STARS
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.
District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.
Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."
Adam Velazquez, 13, SMS seventh-grader, high fives high school seniors during the senior walk May 17. "It makes me excited for high school," said Adam. "To see them about to graduate, it helps me know I can do it."
Retiring adaptive physical education teacher Bonnie Mendenhall shows Sand Creek High School tenth grader Brendan Ellis,15, how to cast, May 11 at the 10th annual District 49 Fishing Day event for special needs students at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs.
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Presented by David Pratt, D49 Safety & Security Specialist
Wednesday, February 21st
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Creekside Excellence Lab
Dear Skyview Middle School Families,
District 49 safety personnel received a Safe 2 Tell report on Friday, Jan. 19 about a bomb threat at Skyview Middle School.
Both school leaders and the Colorado Springs Police Department received the Safe 2 Tell report at 11:36 p.m. Based on information in the report, officers from the CSPD interviewed a student and that student's family at their residence.
Additionally, CSPD and district security officers and school leaders conducted a search at the school using an explosion detection K-9 unit to sweep the school and grounds.
There is no evidence or indication of any explosives at the school, and school leaders in collaboration with the CSPD have determined the school is clear of any unsafe condition. School will continue as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 22.
Student and faculty safety is the highest priority in District 49, so we treat every report of a possible threat seriously. The district's safety personnel coordinate with local law enforcement to investigate any reports of possible threat to schools.
Director of Communications
An informational meeting for Wrestling will be on Friday, January 19th at 3:00 PM in Room 309. Wrestling practice will start on January 29th. Students must have a physical on file at Skyview to participate.
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 6th Girls Basketball vs. Falcon @ Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Girls Basketball @ Falcon
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 6/7/8th Girls Basketball @ Canon City
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spotlight Skate Night
3:00 PM Wrestling begins
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Girls Basketball vs. TCA @ Skyview
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VRHS Freshman Showcase
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 6th Girls Basketball vs. CMJH at Skyview
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Girls Basketball @ Cheyenne Mtn. Jr. High
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM 7/8th Girls Basketball vs. Elizabeth @ Skyview
3:45 PM - 6:15 PM 6th Girls Basketball @ Elizabeth
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM SCHS 8th Grade Parent Night
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAC Meeting (School Accountability Committee)
After a hiring process beginning in November, District 49 has announced that local television anchor David Nancarrow will begin serving the district on January 22 as the new director of communications.
District 49 has earned recognition as a peak performing organization from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx). D49 is only the tenth organization to earn the highest award from RMPEx and the first school district in the 18-year history of the program.