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School Announcements
Change is Good!
 Please provide us with your feedback for the Library ReDesign. Click here for the survey.

Town Hall Meetings
 District/Zone community members, we appreciate the conversation and guidance you have already added to our discussions about the capital planning process. In round one, we held school level meetings to introduce the proposal from the capital planning committee. 
Now, as we enter the second round of discussions, we are reconvening at the district/zone level to discuss how we can customize the proposal for each zone and school. The purpose of this second round—much like an old-fashioned town hall meeting—is to let those who attend direct the conversation. District, zone, and school leaders will attend to answer questions and listen to the community, but each meeting will be largely led by the questions and contributions of the community. We hope to see true conversation, not just a presentation with Q and A, but a community conversation that clarifies points of agreement as well as remaining questions and objections to the proposal.
The Capital Planning Committee and then the Board of Education will be revising the plan at the end of April (on the 22nd and 23rd respectively) so these town hall meetings will be an important way for those two groups to learn about the support and reservations in our communities.
We invite you to attend any district or zone town hall meeting that works in your schedule.  These are not exclusive or private, so please invite friends and neighbors—especially if they don’t have children in the district, because we crave input from our larger community. Also, these are not highly structured meetings, so please feel free to arrive and leave anytime that works in your schedule.
Scheduled Town Hall Meetings:
POWER Zone Town Hall Meeting—Vista Ridge High School, Wednesday, April 9th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Falcon Zone Town Hall Meeting—Falcon High School, Tuesday, April 15th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
iConnect Zone Town Hall Meeting—District 49 Central Office Board Room, Wednesday, April 16th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Sand Creek Zone Town Hall Meeting—Sand Creek High School, Thursday, April 17th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
All-District Town Hall Meeting—Vista Ridge High School, Monday, April 21st from 6:30-8:30 PM.

2014-2015 New Administrator
 The Sand Creek Zone is pleased to announce the appointment of Dustin Horras as the Principal of Horizon Middle School beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  Dustin is a familiar face to our community, most recently as the Principal of Evans International Elementary and Zone Specialist for the Sand Creek Zone.  Mr. Horras is excited to work with the students, staff, and community of Horizon Middle School.  Please help us congratulate Mr. Horras as we are excited about having such a talented Principal in the Sand Creek Zone District.

District Art Show
 Click here for information to have your artwork entered in the district art show!

Click here for information regarding the district art show! 

Spring Sports Schedules
 Click here for the Spring 2014 Softball Schedule
here for the Spring 2014 Track Schedule 

Pre-Engineering Program at SCHS

Sand Creek High School

Ronald Hamilton, Principal
7005 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 719-495-1160 (phone) 719-494-1196 (fax) EXCELLENCE... the Scorpion way!

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are extremely excited about the coming year and the opportunity to invite your student to be a part of the Sand Creek High School pre-engineering program! We have a long tradition of success and we would be proud to have your student as part of our SC Engineering family! Our goal is to help them learn to innovate and create in ways that will make them a world-changer. Our program has been around for 15 years and is part of the largest and best STEM education program around, Project Lead the Way ( Sand Creek HS is considered to have one of the best programs in the nation, focusing on INNOVATION and INVENTION.

We have won some extremely prestigious awards to prove it!

  • Four years ago, two of our students won the PLTW Innova Award. The award was only given to two other high school students across the whole nation, and included a $10,000 scholarship to their college of choice. It was awarded for an innovation created in our senior capstone course, the Backpack Chair. (

  • This past year, we received a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-
    MIT InvenTeam program.
    22 of our junior and senior engineering
    students received a grant to pursue the creation of a new water
    purification technology. Our team has created partnerships with several international development organizations and is planning to introduce our technology to La Gonave, Haiti during the spring of 2015. (

    Our teachers are highly-qualified and want to prepare your students for a bright career, no matter what they choose to pursue. Todd Matia is a private business owner, a large-scale technical sales rep for a national company, and has also been a PLTW Master Teacher for 12 years teaching at Duke University, Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and several others. He has helped to develop the curriculum being used on a national scale for PLTW. Andy Smith has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, and a fun fact is that you can see him in a few movies! If you look hard you should be able to find him in Forrest Gump!

    If your student has already completed their schedule, just make a request to change it! As a first year student, you will want to take Intro to Engineering Design. We hope to see you in the fall! Please email me with any questions.


    Todd Matia
    SCHS Engineering Dept. 

SCHS Orientation for 8th Graders

February 6, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

Sand Creek High school is proud to host its annual 8th Grade Orientation Night. This  evening is for parents and students and will focus on the transition from middle school to high school. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to become

acquainted with Sand Creek High School and experience a glimpse of what we have to



There will be a formal presentation in the auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The presentation will provide you with details concerning such topics as the registration process, course selection, the International Baccalaureate MYP and DP programs and graduation requirements. In addition to providing you with essential information, we welcome your questions and will reserve time, at the end of the presentation, to address them. Immediately following the presentation, until 8:30 p.m., you may spend time speaking with teachers and representatives from various athletics/activities. You may also take a tour of the school.

Students! You will receive your registration materials this night. This is the critical information necessary to allow you to make requests for your high school courses.

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2018! We hope this night highlights the exciting and challenging classes and activities present at our school. If you have any questions regarding 8th Grade Orientation, you may contact the Sand Creek High School counseling office at 495-1161.  Click here for further information

Study Buddies Available
 Study Buddies are available in our After School Study Lab to assist students.  Math help is available on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Reading and Writing help is available on Mondays and Thursdays.  After school study lab is monitored by teachers from 3:20-4:20 and students receive a snack.  

Update Code of Conduct

Below is a link to  the 2013-14 Code of Conduct book.  The Spanish version will be posted shortly.  This is the parent/student responsiblity to be familiar with the conduct book.


The Code of Conduct page on was updated with the latest version:

Adult ESL Classes
 "We are starting adult ESL (English as a Second Language) classes here at Horizon! 

They are beginning this week, and will be held every Monday and Thursday from


Call Jaclyn McKinney or Rachel Connell for more information. 719.495.1149 ext. 4136 or 4146

"Empezamos con las clases de inglés de segundo idioma para adultos!

Cada Lunes y jueves 5:00--6:30 de la tarde

La primera clase es lunes el 4 de noviembre"

LLame a la Srta. McKinney o Rachel Connell para mas información. 719.495.1149 ext.4136, 4146

Why Try Program
 Dear Parents/Guadians - 

The Why Try Program helps students learn how to deal with life
s daily pressures and challenges by giving them tools to help them in their decision making process.  Click here for more information!

Announcement from our Library!
 Please click here to see the information that Jennifer McClain put out for students/parents/community members.  Contact her with any questions.

 If you missed schedule pick up at Horizon Middle School you have 2 options:

1 - Come into the building, with your student and complete the back to school paperwork.  Monday (29th), Tuesday (30th), and Wednesday (31st) from 8:30-2:30.

2 - Print out the following forms below and fill them out, your student can bring them to school during the above times to obtain a schedule

Click here for RTI Parent Permission Form
here for Student Dress Code
here for Student Communication
Click here for Locker Agreement
here for Academic Honesty Policy

Si ud necesita la información de inscriptciõn en español, venga a la oficina a buscarla

Student Lunch Information
Click here for meal prices 2013-2014

Click here for policy on charges

School Supply List 2013-2014
 Click here for the School Supply List for the 2013-2014 school year.  

Haz clic para ver la lista de suministro de estudiante 2013-2014 en español 

Accessing Fusion Announcements and Web Pages
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Many of you have started to receive email notification of announcements, messages, news and other events from Horizon Middle School. Many of these emails require you to login to read the messages that have been sent to you. Here are instructions for how to log in:

Email/Username: your student's Student ID Number
Password: your student's birthdate

Some examples:
A student born on March 2, 1999 would have the password, 3/2/1999
A student born on January 11, 1998 would have the password, 1/11/1998
A student born on October 1, 2000 would have the password, 10/1/2000
A student born on November 16, 1999 would have the password, 11/16/1999

If you have difficulties logging on, please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Dalzell-Wagers

Note: This login information is ONLY for accessing our website through SchoolFusion, and does not apply to accessing the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.
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