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."
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Trevor Romain, author and illustrator, meets with students May 13 at Falcon Middle School in District 49. While serving in the army of his native country, South Africa, he was inspired to assist children through hardships. Now a resident of Austin, Texas, Romain has published dozens of self-help children’s books—selling more than 1 million copies.
District 49, a school district from Colorado, believes that good communication is a key to a healthy and fruitful relationship with its community. Well-informed and kindly-serviced parents bring their children to the schools from a chosen district and give financial support to it.
"I never knew that this piece would make it that far," said Falcon Middle School eighth grader Delaney Hensley, "I am speechless." Hensley's photograph earned a Scholastics Gold Key award in Colorado and now advances to the national competition.
Sixth-grader Colin Ralph, 11, and eighth-grader Cole Snyder, 13, compete in the national CyberPatriot VII middle school division semifinals Jan. 18 at Falcon High School in District 49.
A child speaks with Santa Claus, played by retired firefighter Jim DeGeorge, after shopping for his family Dec. 6 during Santa’s Toy Express at the transportation department in District 49. Fifty-one students, most 4-8 years old, received a call this year from the “elves” of Santa’s Toy Express.
Sixth-grader Nicholas Bartos, 11, works on a 3-D chalk art project during mini courses Nov. 25 at Falcon Middle School in District 49. Students selected from 46 one- and two-day activities, both on and off campus, based on their interests.
Alexis Flack, 13, an eighth-grader at Falcon Middle School, explains why she’s become known as a class leader with strong character traits during “Fantastic 49” recognition Sept. 11, ahead of a meeting in District 49.