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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.”
Team members across District 49 impact learning in many ways. For some, it is teaching students in the classroom. For others, it is about helping ensure students and staff have the best learning environment possible. The board of education honored five staff members during Fantastic 49 festivities before the regular board meeting January 10 for their commitment to D49.
Thanks to partnerships with local military installations, D49 students with parents who serve in the armed forces have programs available made just for them. During Fantastic 49 festivities Dec. 13 before the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base were honored for their collaborative support of District 49.
School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition. The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare.
Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.
VRHS Ridgeline Yearbook was voted a finalist in Varsity Brands School Spirit awards. VRHS yearbook is one of five finalists.
Band music serenaded the audience during the gathering of family and friends for the Class of 2018 graduation of Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the World Arena. 325 Vista Ridge graduates filed into the World Arena floor to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by VRHS band.
Vista Ridge High School varsity basketball player, Kate Rohr, 17, hits her 1,000th career point, Jan. 3, at an away game at Falcon High School.
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.
The Vista Ridge High School show choir performs for students at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Nov. 16. "We are very proud of fine arts at Vista Ridge," said Shawna Beeler, VRHS choir director. "We represent almost every activity in the 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.”
Vista Ridge High School defeated Discovery Canyon High School 35 - 21 Sept. 29 during the homecoming football game at VRHS. Prior to the contest, the VRHS marching band entertained fans with a colorful display featuring flags, puzzle pieces, and a number of formation changes. At halftime, the coed cheerleading squad entertained fans before the homecoming court was introduced. Senior Leia Berry was named homecoming queen and senior Aidan Peña was named homecoming king.
Senior girls beat freshman and junior classes in the traditional powder puff football game Sept. 27 at Vista Ridge High School. After two games, seniors were the victors over all classes and juniors came in second place.
Vista Ridge High School students and staff learn about empathy and conflict resolution at a “Challenge Day” workshop, Sept. 5.
Vista Ridge High School twelfth-grader Darian Taylor, 17, talks with A&B Bank representative Becky Moore, at the District 49 and School District 11, College and Career Fair, Sept 14 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
A group of 18 students, several from each district high school, volunteered to serve on the student board of representatives, adding the student voice to the district’s governance process through the community’s elected representatives. The student representatives were chosen by their teachers and peers to help bring a student voice to the district’s governing processes.
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from Sand Creek High School and Vista Ridge High School joined together Sept. 8 to remember the anniversary of 9/11 and honor first responders prior to a football game between the two schools.
Vista Ridge High School students, parents, cheer team members, and football players travelled to Sand Creek High School for a District 49 showdown Sept. 8. The Wolves would jump out to an early lead and hold on for a 49-14 victory against the Scorpions.
Vista Ridge High School opened its doors for ninth grade students to begin the new school year Aug. 1.
Beginning March 28, 2019, Vista Ridge High School’s Wolfpack Theatre will be moving to an online ticket reservation system. We’ve been working toward this change since the announcement of the new auditorium for several reasons. The system will help audience members prepay and select the seat of one’s choosing, ensuring that a seat is reserved even if the show sells out. In addition, we can now offer two separate lines for entrance to a performance: a will call booth for prepaid ticket pickup and a general admission line for those who choose to pay at the door, which will decrease lines and wait time outside of the auditorium. Finally, we will join many other top theatre programs in the Colorado Springs area who have had tremendous success with online systems to better track ticket sales and customers. We look forward to the online reservation system making a night at the theatre a more organized, pleasant experience!
Wolfpack Theatre is proud to begin using this system through BookTix.com for our Spring Production of FOOTLOOSE. Tickets for the general public will go on sale March 28, 2019 and will remain on sale until two hours prior to Curtain.
Due to the added convenience and expense of BookTix.com, Wolfpack Theatre Productions will now be $9 Adults and $7 Students. Matinees will remain $7 Adults and $5 Students. The quality and ease of the BookTix.com experience will justify the slight increase in ticket prices, and we look forward to seeing you at FOOTLOOSE!
Student fees have now been attached to PaySchool accounts. Please log in to PaySchool to review and pay your student's fees. You may also pay fees at the school to Mrs. Wheeler using cash, check, or credit card. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM VRHS SAC Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Junior & Senior Academic Awards Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.75 Award Ceremony
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM D49 Art Show
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wolfpack Theatre Presents FOOTLOOSE *PG13*
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wolfpack Theatre presents FOOTLOOSE *PG13*
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wolfpack Theatre Presents FOOTLOOSE *PG13*
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wolfpack Theatre Presents FOOTLOOSE *PG13*
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Springs Studio Graduation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sand Creek High School Graduation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Falcon High School Graduation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Vista Ridge High School Graduation
To answer a need in our rapidly growing district, D49 is building Inspiration View Elementary School, an exciting addition to our portfolio of schools. This development brings with it boundary changes that will impact elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019- 2020 school year.
Special Education Records Destruction The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than March 26, 2019. Records to be destroyed will be 2012-2013 & earlier.