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Seventh-grader Austin Nordhaus of Horizon Middle School is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Dec. 15, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. Nordhaus,13, is the first student the district has recognized as gifted in instrumental music.
"Sometimes foster kids feel stigmatized, that they are different because of their situation," said Scott Mayeux, Fostering Hope Foundation regional director. "To have these middle schoolers treat them no different is such a gift for our kids."
Over 850 middle school students from District 49 attended the district’s second annual “College and Career Fair” on Nov. 15 in Colorado Springs.
Students from District 49 middle schools explored their career interests as part of their Individual Career and Academic Plan in 49Pathways.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs spoke to students at Horizon Middle School on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. "All veterans serve so you have the freedom to be great," said Combs during a ten minute address.
Emmanuel Lozano Padilla, 13, wraps duct tape around PVC pipes for a shelter concept June 3 outside the Creekside Success Center in District 49. Originally from El Salvador, he previously attended schools in Mexico.
"A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."
Springs Ranch Elementary School fifth-grader Camrie McCombs, 10, enters a gym during a Renaissance program assembly Jan. 8 at Horizon Middle School in District 49. Students set to graduate from the elementary school were invited to the assembly, where students are recognized and rewarded for classroom achievements.
Horizon Middle School students and faculty are hosting a coat and food drive Oct. 31 to Nov. 15. During the winter coat drive, community members can give gently used coats for a school sponsored delivery to the Springs Rescue Mission, which finds families in need. With the Harvest of Love food drive, they can donate money or non-perishable goods. With just $1, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado can harvest enough food to feed 10 people this holiday season. Students must drop off their donations to their Core 1 class.
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM JOI Club
3:45 PM Girls BBall vs. Carson (HOME)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Write Club
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Geography Bee Practice
3:20 PM - 4:15 PM Crochet Club
3:20 PM - 4:30 PM Robotics Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Seussical Jr. Play Rehearsal
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Art Club
3:45 PM - 11:00 PM Girls BBall vs. Skyview (HOME)
At Horizon Middle School we strive to develop culturally responsible leaders, learners, and thinkers who have the desire to excel as individuals and engage in the global community.