Falcon Elementary School of Technology

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Falcon Elementary School of Technology
District Falcon School District 49
Zone Falcon Zone
Coordinates 38° 55' 49.0116", -104° 36' 12.3336"
Address 12050 Falcon Highway
City Peyton
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-5272
School Information
Type elementary school
Charter No
Established
Principal Malinda Keck
Asst. Principal Ed Kulbacki
Grades preK-5
Enrollment 324 (2013-2014)
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Website http://falconelementary.d49.org


Built in 1981, Falcon Elementary School of Technology is located in Falcon Zone at 12050 Falcon Highway in Peyton. It has a welcoming environment, large classrooms and 21st century technologies throughout the school. In 2005, the Board of Education approved it as a technology focused school. In 2007, a Head Start preschool program was added.[1]

Curricula[edit]

Falcon Elementary School of Technology has a caring, knowledgeable staff that works hard to determine the needs of every child, and to differentiate instruction based on those needs. Every grade level has a literacy block to focus on reading and writing skills, and all staff use the enVisionMath program to help each child build their mathematical skills. Science and social studies are also included in daily instruction. Students participate in daily specials (i.e. physical education, art and music). A literacy interventionist co-teaches with teachers and works with small groups of students to fill in any gaps in learning. The school offers tutoring to help students who need academic support and implements the positive behavior support program. The focus is proactive rather than reactive, recognizing excellence in students’ behavior by catching students following three R’s: respect, responsibility and right choices.

Technology[edit]

The Falcon Elementary School of Technology is an iPad school, which means it uses a one-to-one distribution of iPads for students in grades 3-5 and one-to-three for students in grades K-2. The school has an LCD projector and SMART Board in every classroom, one computer lab and two mobile laptop carts available for checkout by teachers. It includes two sets of classroom response systems available for teacher and student use.

Extracurricular[edit]

Students may participate in any or all of the extracurricular activities, before or after school. The school offers Ascend basketball (grades 3-5), land sharks running club, High Plains Little League Baseball (grades 2-5) and Girls on the Run.

School Health[edit]

As a member of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, the school has a strong walking club that is offered four days a week with up to 50 participants. Family breakfasts are also offered monthly to support making healthy choices and family participation.

Community[edit]

The school benefits from an active Parent-Teacher Association that has been the key to the successful purchase and implementation of technology. A rock-climbing wall was recently installed in the gym with the help of families and the PTA. Additionally, the PTA has sponsored carnivals and other family nights to help bring the community together. The school has a close relationship with local businesses (such as Wal-Mart, Culvers, Skate City, etc.), which support the school through donations. A WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) program has also been implemented. We have more than 40 dads volunteering at the school to visit classrooms, help teachers, walk the halls and spend the day with their students.

References[edit]

  1. "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.