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2017-2018 News

  • New POWER Zone Elementary School Floor Plans

    A new POWER Zone elementary school, approved by voters in November 2016 as part of ballot issue 3B, is scheduled to open in August 2019. The school will be arts-focused,serving K-5 students.

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  • Wildcat Week of Thanks

    "Each grade level adopts an organization in the community and gives donations to it as part of our International Baccaleaureate action to the community," said Lisa Hartman, counselor at EIES. "The idea is so show these organizations that we see what they do in the community, we appreciate them, and we recognize the importance that they make."

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  • MRES Third Grade Students Take On Math Challenge

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School student Arbaaz Thiam, 8, celebrates winning the third grade “Math Fact” tournament, Nov. 16.

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  • New Performing Arts Spaces, Gym and Classrooms on the Way to Vista Ridge High School

    “So here’s to the art of humanity, the art of each other, the art of you and me, and the art of love. And the proper facility to celebrate it, to celebrate all of us,” said Sierra Tune, 18, twelfth-grader and president of the VRHS student body and thespian club. “Here’s to the new auditorium.”

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  • Patriot High School Students Give Thanks To Community

    Patriot High School culinary arts student Summer Nyseth, 17, helps serve food to local community members during a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon, Nov. 8.

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  • Falcon Middle School Firebirds Find New Skills with Mini Courses

    Sometimes to be a good student, one needs to stretch their mind. That’s exactly what took place at Falcon Middle School, Thurs., Nov. 16, when the school hosted their sixth annual mini course day. A mini course is a one-day class designed for students to try something new and different. Mini courses were planned for Fri., Nov. 17 also.

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  • Pikes Peak Early College Student Voted "Fall Out Boy Champion"

    Pikes Peak Early College student, Kristal Willis, 16, eleventh grade, was recognized as a “Fall Out Boy Champion” Nov. 10. Willis was nominated through an Instagram social media campaign in recognition of her community service project last year to raise money for Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.

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  • Firebirds Honor Fallen Father, All Veterans During Assembly

    “This year one of our Firebirds reached out and shared with me that her father was killed in Afghanistan in 2011,” said Karen Hobson, a nearly 17-year U.S. Army veteran and FMS administrative assistant, who planned the school's Veterans Day assembly. Hobson presented a folded American flag to a group of students in the middle of the school’s gymnasium. The students performed a traditional flag folding ceremony. “The American flag drapes the casket with the remains of a fallen hero, with the field of blue placed over the left shoulder,” said Hobson. “The flag is folded and given to the next of kin. Would you please rise to honor those who never made it home with a moment of silence and the playing of taps,” said Hobson.

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  • Military Service Members Honored at Horizon Middle School

    Students and staff filled the gymnasium at Horizon Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor family members representing all five United States military branches. The Veterans Day event commenced with over 50 veterans entering the gym to a standing ovation from the students, staff, and visitors in attendance.

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  • Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning Recognizes Military on Veterans Day

    Students and staff presented a special Veterans Day program Fri., Nov. 10 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning. “It’s nice to see schools honoring veterans,” shared David Nutting, who served nine years in the Navy. “It’s especially important to me with the NFL dishonoring the flag.”

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  • Stetson Elementary School Honors Veterans

    Retired USAF Brigadier General Ronald L. Huntley speaks to students at Stetson Elementary School during the school’s annual Veterans Day assembly, Nov. 10.

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  • MRES Students, Staff Salute Military with Veterans Day Celebration

    Students and staff hosted a special Veterans Day assembly Fri., Nov. 10 at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. The gymnasium was packed as military parents and community members attended to honor those who have served. Approximately 40 percent of all families at MRES are military.

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  • Falcon Elementary School of Technology Honors Veterans

    In Rita Engelhart’s first-grade classroom, Navy veteran, Jessica Demarco, read aloud to the students during FESoT's Veteran Day celebration. Each student was able to ask her questions about her service while her son, Damon, listened attentively.

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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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  • Senior FHS Baseball Player Signs Baseball NLI to Garden City Community College

    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.

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Springs Studio Updates

  • Springs Studio is full for the 2017-18 school year!  

    If you are interested in enrollment for the 18-19 school year, 2018-2019 Waiting List


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  • Olivia Khaliqi, eleventh-grader, Best in District 49 Art Show
    Olivia Khaliqi wins District 49 art show in the 11th grade 2-D division.
    Congratulaions Olivia Khaliqi, winner of the District 49 art show for 11th grade 2-D art.


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  • Pikes Peak Community College Teen College Cover Pikes Peak Community College Teen College: Explore your interests in fun college programs that can lead to cool careers. Sessions run weekly, with morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. When you sign up for same day morning and afternoon courses, lunch is provided. You can design a comic book, create something using a 3-D printer, build a robot, feed a boa constrictor, or make a gourmet dessert. Learn more at PPCC.edu/teencollege or download the course guide.


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  • A walking track at Springs Studio supports the healthy schools initiative. Supporting Healthy Schools Initiative: The Springs Studio for Academic Excellence supports the healthy schools initiative. This school year, money from a Medicaid grant helped fund a walking track at the K-5 campus. This walking track has provided a safe place for students and staff to exercise during break, recess and landsharks practices. According to Allison B., “the track helps her perform at her personal best.” She knows that three laps around the track is a half mile. The track has helped her compete against herself to set a personal best. Many of the older students walk on the track with friends during recess. Thanks to the this walking track, students and staff are getting more exercise during the school day.


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  • BOE Approves Resolution for American Education Week

    District 49 Board of Education directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting American Education Week Nov. 10 during a regular monthly board meeting.

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  • Two-hour Delay: Wednesday, Nov. 8

    District 49 called a two-hour delay due to icy and slick conditions over Falcon Zone and northern half of POWER Zone. Falcon High School is on an E-learning day schedule.

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