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2016-2017 News

  •  RMCA fourth-graders explore music using xylophones in Julie Seibert's elementary music course.

    Mountain West Conference funds two RMCA programs through 'Donor's Choice'

    "A New York teacher started Donor's Choice in 2000," said Seibert, elementary music teacher at the District 49 charter school. "Teachers register their projects and private donors fund them. We are just so thankful."

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  • Tenth-grader Angela Pretzeus, 16, shares her artwork during a final presentation.

    PHS Students Share Artwork with Community

    Tenth-grader Angela Pretzeus, 16, shares her artwork during a final presentation Dec. 15 at Patriot High School.

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  •  The Springs Studio for Academic Excellence student council accepts an award from Care and Share.

    Tradition of Fighting Hunger in the community continues at Springs Studio

    "This is a long-standing tradition of us presenting an awared to your school," said Shannon Brice, Care and Share chief development officer, as she presented the award. "Because of you collecting more than 15,000 pounds of food, so many families are going to have healthy meals and happy holidays."

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  • Rocky Mountain Classical Academy students starred in a Missoula Children’s Theatre production.

    RMCA Students Star in Reimagined Classic

    Rocky Mountain Classical Academy students starred in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Rapunzel Dec. 10. The renowned touring theatre team spent a week with students preparing for the play, providing costumes, props, makeup and other materials.

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  •  PPEC Students Explore Cybersecurity Concerns, Careers

    PPEC Students Explore Cybersecurity Concerns, Careers

    John Vennard hosts cybersecurity-related exercises Dec. 14 at Pikes Peak Early College in District 49. Vennard was set to graduate in two days from the 20-week accelerated cybersecurity program at SecureSet Academy.

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2015-2016 News

  • Division 2 Winner

    Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."

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  •  PPSEL on KOAA News 5

    PPSEL Students Focus on Weather With News 5

    Students at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning explored weather and made multiple appearances on KOAA News 5, the NMB affiliate for southern Colorado, May 3.

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  • Fifth-graders Unfold A Year’s Reading, Novel Experiences

    Fifth-grader Lily Lyons, 11, turns her thumb up with a team from Evans International Elementary School during a regional Battle of the Books competition April 14 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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  • District 49 Schools Re-open After Historic Winter Storm

    After three days of closures following an historic winter storm in north easter El Paso County, students returned to class Feb. 4 in District 49.

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  • Students Present Expeditions, Explain Learning

    Fifth-grader Ian Stratil, 10, explains the life and legacy of Patrick Henry during gallery night presentations Dec. 17 at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in District 49. Fifth-graders were demonstrating their content mastery and presentation skills, as developed during their “The Story of U.S.” expedition.

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  •  Dispatch Front Page Jan. 13.

    District 49 Dispatch Published Jan. 13

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights work beginning after the passage of ballot issue 3B, an award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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  •  Afternoon Busing Cancelled

    Afternoon Buses Curbed Jan. 9

    Due to high winds across the region, and high profile vehicle safety restrictions issued for El Paso County by the Colorado Department of Transportation, District 49 school buses will not run this afternoon, Monday, Jan. 9.

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