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.
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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.
Eleventh-grader Phillip Held, 17, navigates an obstacle course April 21 at Sand Creek High School in District 49. Two teams of students with special needs, ranging from developmental to intellectual disabilities, had rushed into the school’s field house, where they discovered an adapted obstacle course based on the popular NBC television program “American Ninja Warrior.”
Heather Ulrich, a language arts teacher at Horizon Middle School, explains how the school earned a Junior Optimist Octagon International project award during “Fantastic 49” recognition March 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
The Horizon Middle School JOOI club was recently honored with a Club Project Award from JOOI for having the best community service project world-wide. "The members of the Horizon JOOI club and the sponsor club should be very proud," said JOOI Director Amy Keller in a recent letter.
Twelfth-grader Connor Thomas, 18, performs with an alto saxophone during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.
Kim Miller, a humanities teacher at Horizon Middle School, explains rising levels of school pride during “Fantastic 49” recognition Feb. 12, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.