STRIVING TO EMBRACE LEARNING
"Our One School, One Book is brings families together. It was so much fun to watch students, their siblings, and their parents get excited about reading a book together" said James Kyner, Principal of Springs Ranch Elementary. "This is a great way to support our community in building stronger families around reading."
"Pizza Bingo is one of our most popular events!" said James Kyner, Principal at Springs Ranch. "It was great to see so many of our families having fun and enjoying the time together."
Linda Hagerdorn, English Development Teacher at Springs Ranch, brings in her emotional support dogs, Kona and Ginny, to support her students through a program she created called PUP, Practice Upon a Pooch. “These animals can lower blood pressure and help the students feel more relaxed” said Hagerdorn of the response her students have when the dogs are present.
Dr. Tiffany Willard, medical student director for Memorial Hospital, began this program in a few local schools but has grown it to about 30 schools a year. “This program is about injury prevention” shared Willard, who runs the programs on her off weeks from working at the hospital. Dr. Willard, Dr. Reckard, and 5 interns coordinated the program for the students of Springs Ranch over a 2-day time period.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
SRES physical education teacher Jeff Ingram greets kindergarten students, Aug. 1.
May 2, 2019
D49 safety and security notified the staff at Odyssey, ALLIES, Stetson and Springs Ranch Elementary Schools along with Sand Creek High School and Creekside Learning Center to go into lockout status Thursday morning as police searched an area north of Sky Sox Stadium.
Students and staff remained safe, and the lockout was lifted a short time later. Click here for more information.
February 28, 2019
Dear Springs Ranch Elementary School Families,
On Thursday, at approximately 11:00 a.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department alerted SRES administrators about police activity east of the school. SRES administrators immediately placed the school on lockout status when they received the alert. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the school restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.
The CSPD has cleared the area, and the lockout was lifted at 12:45 p.m. Please click here for more information.
Practice doesn’t make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect. We actually aren’t looking for perfection. Excellence is a better word to use. As we continue our second semester, we are stressing to our students to keeping putting forth great effort and keep focusing on improving. Very soon our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the state CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) Tests. Our students have worked hard all year and these tests are a chance for our students to show what they have learned. Our K -2 students, though not taking state standardized tests have opportunities to show their growth on other assessments. Again, we work to help kids see the progress they’re making and emphasize what they can do to improve. We always want to celebrate their accomplishments and efforts! During February, you have the opportunity to hear from your child about their progress during our student led conferences. Please do not hesitate to ask questions of your child and your child’s teacher. As always, we our thankful for your partnership as we provide educational opportunities for your child.
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.