2016-2017 News

  •  BOE Highlights Selflessness, Dedication During ‘Fantastic 49’

    BOE Highlights Selfless Dedication During ‘Fantastic 49’

    Bobby Odom, a specific learning disability paraprofessional at Falcon Elementary School of Technology, is honored during “Fantastic 49” recognition Jan. 12, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. When he works with students, Odom, who retired from the Air Force, shows a high level of respect and integrity, according to principal Malinda Keck.

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  •  Santa arrives at the District 49 Education Success Center during Santa's Toy Express.

    News 5: Fifteen Years of Santa's Toy Express in District 49

    "They shop for their brothers and sisters," said RJ Berry, bus driver, "not even knowing they have anything waiting for them."

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  •  Odyssey Elementary School students run in Boosterthon run to raise money for a new playground.

    Parents, Teachers Help Comets Cruise to New Playground

    Boosterthon activities at Odyssey Elementary School culminate with a fun run Nov. 30. Students earned $8000 in pledges for new playground equipment while learning about leadership and healthy choices.

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  • OES Fourth-Graders Featured On NBC Nightly News

    Students in Amy Willis’ fourth grade class at Odyssey Elementary School were featured Nov. 14 on NBC Nightly News.

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  •  STEM Workshop Aims to Inspire During Break

    STEM Workshops Aim to Inspire During Fall Break

    Fifth-grader Ha’ani Castro, 10, works on a poster board divided into four quarters, where she modeled a solid, liquid, gas and plasma, during a fall break workshop Oct. 18 at Odyssey Elementary School in District 49.

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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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  •  OES students are excited to be on KOAA News 5

    Southern Colorado Meets OES Third-Graders on News 5

    Learning about weather and being on television was a highlight of the day for third grade students at OES on May 4.

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  • Elementary School Choir Participates in Music Festival

    Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on 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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  •  Alayah Ashley

    OES STEAM Night Combines Families, Community Partners

    Third-grader Alayah Ashley, 8, watches Dr. Ron Furstenau, a professor of chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy, explain the low boiling point of liquid nitrogen, during a family night March 10 at Odyssey Elementary School in District 49.

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OES Updates

  • Finding Clarity: An Odyssey With Dyslexia

    The LEx program at OES is the first of its kind program in Colorado schools that incorporates different learning techniques and opportunities into the larger classroom environment for students that display some of the characteristics of dyslexia. Students in the program not only receive specialized learning time with a highly-trainied specialist each day, but their traditional, larger classroom setting also utilizes techniques that meet their unique learning style. Watch this 20 minute documentary to see the impact its making to students.


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  • District 49's safety team selected Odyssey Elementary  School for a lockdown drill Friday, Sept. 18.  Learn more in Leadership Updates.

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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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  •  Expected weather conditions plot for Friday, Jan. 6.

    Two-hour Delay: Friday, Jan. 6.

    Due to extremely cold wind chill temperatures early Friday morning, a two-hour delay has been called for Friday, Jan. 6. The air temp and wind chill will increase dramatically once the sun comes up.

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School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.