CLASSICALLY, CULTURALLY, GLOBALLY LITERATE
Kindergartner Riley Aragorn, 5, meets teacher Amanda Ralston after finishing a school supply scavenger hunt during back-to-school activities July 31 at Imagine Classical Academy Indigo Ranch in District 49. Riley had just finished watching Samoan fire dancers perform, along with other members from Pacific Pride and Island Hearts, outside the school.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC players Carlos Contreras, Josh Phillips and Jaime McGuinness spoke to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students Feb. 6 at Imagine Indigo Ranch.
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.
First-grader Braidan Haskell, 6, dressed as an astronaut, participates in a parade of students dressed as literary characters Oct. 31 at Imagine Indigo Ranch in District 49. Haskell was inspired by family friend, astronaut and pioneering test pilot Bill Dana, who died at 83 earlier this year.
Principal Frank Fowler walks with students during a Walk to School Day event Oct. 8 near Imagine Indigo Ranch in District 49. More than 150 children, kindergarten though eighth-graders, participated from the charter school.
Fourth grader Zoey Paris, 9, shares her prediction for “Treasure Island” during close reading exercises Sept. 10 at Imagine Indigo Ranch in District 49. Her teacher, Sherry Anderson, was selected to serve on the Star Teachers Council by the Colorado League of Charter Schools.