Leaders, Liberty Day & Lamborn

There have been some exciting things happening at Cripple Creek – Victor School District recently.

Colorado FCCLA - CC-V School

Colorado FCCLA  CC-V      School Students pictured: Cutter Hutson, Tracie Crippen, Hailey Estes, Angelica Atkins, Michaela Brown, Cassie Castillo, Alex Best, Tatianna Howell.

CC-V FCCLA Members attended the 2017 Colorado FCCLA (Family, Career, And Community Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference in Denver Colorado and received the following recognition and awards:

Cutter Hutson, Tracie Crippen and Hailey Estes earned a bronze in the Focus on Children STAR Event.
Angelica Atkins and Michaela Brown earned silver in the Life Event Planning STAR Event.
Cassie Castillo and Alex Best earned silver in the Entrepreneur STAR event.
Tatianna Howell earned silver in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA STAR Event.
Congratulations to the FCCLA Members.!

What is FCCLA? FCCLA’s mission is:To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through–

  • character development
  • creative and critical thinking
  • interpersonal communication
  • practical knowledge and
  • career preparation

You can read more about FCCLA here: http://fccla.cccs.edu/fccla/

Congressman Doug Lamborn Honors Liberty Day Events at Cresson Elementary

Congressman Lamborn visits

Congressman Lamborn visits Cresson Elementary

Cripple Creek-Victor Cresson Elementary celebrated Liberty Day and took it a step further. Liberty Day is a celebration originated by Colorado Lions to call attention to both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Cresson Elementary 5th Grade teachers GariLu Schwab and Abigail Gregory invite local guest speakers Commissioners Marc Dettenrieder and Norm Steen, Cripple Creek Police Chief Mike Rulo, along with two Cripple Creek police officers. They came to Cresson Elementary to talk with students about the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Before they come to the school, teachers will spend time giving the students background information and a Liberty Day resource book so they can familiarize themselves with information to actively participate with the guest speakers. The teachers will spend 3 weeks teaching and preparing for Liberty Day.

On April 13th, Congressman Doug Lamborn came up to Cripple Creek to attend a Town Hall Meeting. After he was done he made a surprise visit to the Cresson 5th Grade to further honor the Liberty Day events. After an introduction and insight into what our liberty means he stayed around long enough to give students autographs then he was off to another Town Hall meeting in Woodland Park.

Thank you to article contributors:
Tracey Olnes and Merrill Ballinger, Cripple Creek-Victor School District

#CrippleCreek

Students Learn Through “Hidden Figures”

HIDDEN FIGURES FIELD TRIP
INSIGHTFUL FOR STUDENTS

Popcorn, drinks and a movie.

Popcorn, drinks and a movie.

FIELD TRIP!

By:Nevaeh Farr

On February 15, 2017, our English 7 and 5th grade classes got an opportunity to go on a field trip to the Gold Hill Theatre in Woodland Park, and see Hidden Figures.  Our classes have been working together and reading about female and African American inventors and heroes.  When we got to the school that morning, everyone was so excited and we wanted to just get on the bus immediately! We went to our morning classes and had lunch before we got on the bus. When we got on the bus we tried our best to not puke from an overload of excitement! We all enjoyed talking with our friends and listening to the music on the way there. When we arrived, we all got our popcorn and drinks, and we very much appreciated it.  The movie was amazing!  It was inspirational and gave us all motivation to treat others with respect and to always try to do our best. After the movie we were upset about the racial segregation that the women in the movie experienced.  We agreed that we need to move forward with equality. The movie theater’s manager came in and gave us some additional information about the movie, and asked us a few questions.  Then, all tired and excited, we got back on the bus and returned to school.  The following day, we wrote an essay about what makes a hero.  There was definitely plenty of information from the movie to use for our writing!

Cresson 5th grade class at the Hidden Figures movie.

Cresson 5th grade class at the Hidden Figures movie.

I asked Abbi Gregory, 5th Grade Teacher at Cresson Elementary why she, and 7th grade teacher Vickie Cooper wanted to take their students to see Hidden Figures.  She told me that they bring their classes together to read, present and write together.

“We were inspired by Black History month and our inspiration got us thinking outside of the box.  We decided that we would go through the book Jackie’s Nine, which is a character skill building book based on the nine character skill that Jackie Robinson abided by.  We also wanted the students to learn about more black heroes and inventors as well as female heroes and inventors, so we went through a book called Heroes, which is a book about heroes or inventors, most of which students had never heard of.    As we were planning for those activities, we thought of Hidden Figures, which has both black and female inventors and heroes.  We boldly asked the theater if they would be willing to host us by watching the movie.

After we watched the movie, the manager of the theater lead a discussion about prejudice with the students.  There were great discussions about the movie, prejudice, enlightenment.

Charlotte Hemingway-Davis, GM, leads discussion after the movie.

Charlotte Hemingway-Davis, GM, leads discussion after the movie.

As a follow up, the 7th grade class will do a book study on the book Hidden Figures.  And once a week, both of our classes get together and learn the character building skills from the book Jackie’s Nine.  It is a wonderful time of leaning and collaborating.

The skills are:

Determination, Courage, Citizenship, Persistence, Integrity, Excellence, Commitment, Justice, and Teamwork.  It is our hope that we can inspire our students to dream big dreams as well as pick up and live out these character traits.
Publisher’s Note: If you haven’t seen “Hidden Figures,” I would highly recommend it. You don’t know what you don’t know, and movies like this help to reveal what’s been hidden to many of us for so long.

Cresson Elementary donates $592 to TCRAS

TCRAS receives donation from Cresson Elementary

Cresson Elem TCRAS donation

Cresson Elem donation check to TCRAS

Cresson Elementary staff and students did a Walk-A-Thon on Halloween to raise money for Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Pledges were taken the two weeks prior to Halloween. On November 17, TCRAS presented information to Cresson students and staff about TCRAS, brought two of their dogs, and we gave them $592.00 worth of Walk-A-Thon donations!

The student in the picture is Cole Bennett- he raised the 2nd most money in the school. The student who raised the most money was absent that day!

Submitted by: Miriam Mondragon, Cresson Elementary Principal.

Cresson Elementary Principal’s Corner

Cresson Elementary Election Results and Awards

Cresson Elementary

Cresson Elementary

Cresson Student Council  2016-2017

President: Lauren Lanning

Vice President: Brenna Larsen

Secretary: McKenna McNamara

Treasurer: Skyler Brennan

Class representatives: Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Kaylee Peterson

2016 Cresson Talent Show Winners May 26, 2016

1st Place

Mackenzie Best singing the “Cup Song”  (by Anna Kendrick from Pitch Perfect, When I’m Gone.)

2nd Place

Lilly Morehead and Jullianne Kisseberth dancing to Perfect Two.

3rd Place

Lauren Lanning singing and playing piano to “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” by Elvis Presley

Cresson 3rd Trimester Awards

Volunteers:

Amanda McGregor, Melanie Trujillo, Robert Trujillo, Lynne Barker, Tina Estep, Lisa Gilbert, John McNeley, Suzanne Montague, Pam Olachia, Richard Olachia, Richard Thomas, Jean Webb, Dianna from Lion’s Club, Don from Lion’s Club

Caring:

Madelyn Lohmeier, Dominic Moret, Drake Crose, Isabella Hocking, Isabella Maconachy, Eric Barker, Savanna Kisseberth, Jaide Snow, Chase Lohmeier, Savannah Wham, Tony Woods, Noah Nelson, Joseph Bernstein

Family:

Brennden Measaw, Lizbeth Alejandre Gonzalez, Samuel Estep, Eric Barker, Jacob Breitenfeld, Zoey Salman, Dayton Woods, Jesse Clark, Jaxon Snow

Respect:

Sincere Gaddy, Talysa Buschman, Susan Maconachy, Lana Allen, Madison Panzer, Sylvandrea Billah, Eli Dvorak, Layla Moret, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Ian Lohmeier, Tre Wolverton, Harley Darling, Shaelyn Smith, Wyatt Walsh, Tristan Peterson, Anthony Kessel

Responsibility:

Katie Bennett, Jamie Koch, Amelie Baca, Jacob Ketchum, Ezekiel Ketchum, Lorna McGregor, Angeline Harris, Sebastian Hurlstone,Chase Lohmeier,Ian Lohmeier, Lauren Lanning, Charlie Weeks, Skyler Brennan, Wyatt Faye

Trust:

Elijah Miller, Aspen Summers-Becker, Jennifer Gonzalez-Simon, Savannah Mead, Benjamin Parham, Rebecca Peterson, Oaklee Smith-Cole, Savannah Carrillo, Isaac Deakle, Nikia Walsh, Mackenzie Best, Chloe O’Shea, Ketcher Blevins, Bethany Hocking

Improved:

Rya Blevins, Baylee Donahoo, Connor Quaid, Katrianne Bradley, Sylvania Billah, Kyle Best, Aubree Kaiser, Colin Rook, Brenna Larsen, Dominic Mestas-Wilson

P.A.W.:

Elwood McGregor, Elita Tanyet, Brayan Guerrero-Islas, Angelina Mestas, Morgan Petri, Dylan Reyes, Kyleigh Atchley, Korbyn Diehl, Allyson Durham, Cole Bennett, Rebecca Peterson, Savannah Carrillo, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Ian Lohmeier, Nikia Walsh, Levi Krantz, Jesse Paradise, Charlie Weeks, Skyler Brennan, Chase Coiner, Lydia Estes, Elexis Gallagher, Connor Gemmecke, Addisyn Givens-Taylor, Halo Gonzales, Lilly Gonzales, Karol Gonzalez-Simon, Joseph Bernstein, Wyatt Faye, Jullianne Kisseberth, Caterina Lucas, Brycen Smith, Jaxon Snow

BUG Awards: Sarah Hicks – Reading, Josh Jenkins – AR, Rebecca Peterson — Math, AR- Ms. Gross, Jaide Snow – Math, Autumn Brandon, Jacob Breitenfeld, Nikia Walsh

Accelerated Reader Awards: Faith Atchley (31 points), Ruby Estes (37.4 points), Chase Lohmeier (40 points)

 Art Awards: 

Jackson Trujillo,  Elwood McGregor, Chloe Welch, Amelie Baca, Devon Reyes, Angel Farr, Morgan Petri, Allyson Durham, Andrea Vaccaro, Latarya Starkweather, Faith Atchley, Cole Bennett, Jadyn Blanchette, Jacie Johnson, Lily Colard

Principal’s Honor Roll – All As & Bs:

Angeline Harris, Layla Moret, Oaklee Smith-Cole, Jaide Snow, Reid Vigil, Sebastian Hurlstone, Ian Lohmeier, Nikia Walsh, Arial Johns, McKenna McNamara, Chloe O’Shea, Jesse Paradise, Abby Perry, Zoey Salman, Shaelyn Smith, David Taylor, Wyatt Walsh, Skyler Brennan, Elexis Gallagher, Lilly Gonzales, Wyatt Faye, Dawson Murray, Jaxon Snow

Superintendent’s Honor Roll – All As:

Rebecca Peterson, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Kaylee Peterson, Mackenzie Best, Jacie Johnson, Levi Krantz, Lauren Lanning

All Year Honor Roll:

Angeline Harris, Layla Moret, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Ian Lohmeier, Kaylee Peterson, Mackenzie Best, Jacie Johnson, Levi Krantz, Lauren Lanning, Abby Perry, Wyatt Walsh, Skyler Brennan, Elexis Gallagher, Lilly Gonzales, Wyatt Faye

Student of the Trimester:

Jackson Trujillo, Jennifer Gonzalez-Simon, Avery Smith, Madisyn O’Shea, Lana Allen, Jaide Snow, Jacob Breitenfeld, Nikia Walsh, Jacie Johnson, Lauren Lanning, Chase Coiner, Elexis Gallagher, Jullianne Kisseberth

Top Paw:

Joren Taylor

Elks’ Club Award:

Chase Coiner, Elexis Gallagher, Lilly Gonzales

Elks’ Club Teacher Award:

Tonya Copley, Gari Lu Schwab

 

Principal Miriam Mondragon

Principal Miriam Mondragon

Cresson 2nd Trimester Awards

Cresson Second Trimester Awards
Good Job Everyone! Keep Up the Good Work!

Cresson Cougars

Caring:

Connor Quaid, Dane Terry, Drake Crose, Jacob Ketchum, Aubree Kaiser, Jacob Breitenfeld, Isaac Deakle, Bryan Tuvera, Heaven Clark, Trenton Lange, Savannah Wham, Dayton Woods

Family:

Madison Mead, Elita Tanyet, Kyle Best, Brayan Guerrero-Islas, Dylan Reyes, Autumn Brandon, Shiloh Houston, Ethan Lyon, Tre Wolverton, Jadyn Blanchette, Brenna Larsen, Lacy Hilfers-Garduno

Respect:

Amelie Baca, Sylvania Billah, Kyleigh Atchley, Jacob Breitenfeld, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Ian Lohmeier, Nikia Walsh, McKenna McNamara, Charlie Weeks, Jaxon Snow

Responsibility:

Madelyn Lohmeier, NaKaylee Hapes, Savannah Mead, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Ian Lohmeier, Arial Johns, Jullianne Kisseberth

Trust:

Elijah Miller, Jennifer Gonzalez-Simon, Isabella Hocking, Hannah Gaster, Joren Taylor, Isaac Deakle, Kaylee Peterson, Zoey Salman, Caterina Lucas

Improved:

Talysa Buschman, Jovanny Sanchez Amezcua, Jose Sanchez, Lily Colard, Jayden Wiedman, Tony Woods

P.A.W.:

Jackson Trujillo, Robbie Korb, Madisyn O’Shea, Lana Allen, Lorna McGregor, Benjamin Parham, Jaide Snow, Reid Vigil, Savannah Carrillo,
Ian Lohmeier, Jacie Johnson, Levi Krantz, McKenna McNamara, Donovan Blanchette, Skyler Brennan, Chase Coiner, Lydia Estes, Elexis Gallagher, Halo Gonzales, Lilly Gonzales, Karol Gonzalez-Simon, Kayley Sasnett

AR Awards:

Eli Dvorak, Faith Atchley, Jacob Breitenfeld, Chase Lohmeier

BUG Awards: (Bringing Up Grades)

Eric Barker / Math, Cole Bennett / Math, Eli Dvorak / Reading, Angeline Harris / Reading, Rebecca Peterson /Core Subject, Hannah Terry / Math, Jacob Breitenfeld, Latarya Starkweather

Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s & B’s:

Eli Dvorak, Angeline Harris, Layla Moret, Jaide Snow, Reid Vigil, Ian Lohmeier, Nikia Walsh, Mackenzie Best, Jacie Johnson, Abby Perry,
Wyatt Walsh, Skyler Brennan, Chase Coiner, Elexis Gallagher, Lilly Gonzales, Kayley Sasnett, Wyatt Faye, Caterina Lucas, Lillyan Morehead,
Jaxon Snow

Superintendent’s Honor Roll – All A’s:

Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Kaylee Peterson, Ben Johnson, Levi Krantz, Lauren Lanning

Student of the Trimester:

Riley Vigil, Katrianne Bradley, Angel Farr, Victoria Breitenfeld, Lorna McGregor, Rebecca Peterson, Reid Vigil, Ruby Estes, Chase Lohmeier, Simon Johnson, Damian Reyes, Skyler Brennan, Martin Sanchez Amezcua

Top Paw:   Amelie Baca

Submitted by Cresson Principal
Miriam Mondragon
Principal Miriam Mondragon

Principal Miriam Mondragon

 

 

 

District Accountability Committee Summary

Cripple Creek/Victor School District RE-1
District Accountability Committee
2014-2015 School Year Summary

October 2, 2015

To Our Stakeholders:

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is comprised of parents, teachers, students, school administrators, and community members of the Cripple Creek/Victor (CCV) School District RE-1. The committee is mandated by the Colorado Department of Education and provides recommendations to the school board on multiple important issues including school spending, school performance, and areas of concern which arise throughout the school year.

The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the CCV High School Boardroom from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. throughout the school year. We strive to be productive and positive, and this committee is a great way to get involved in our children’s future.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the DAC worked on multiple topics and made several recommendations to the school board. Most notably, we discussed:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program)
  • Advanced Placement class offerings in English, Math, Science, and History
  • Changes in graduation requirements
  • IT usage agreement changes and input
  • Teacher salary schedule
  • School year calendar recommendations

I sincerely hope to see anyone with interest in our community’s schools at our meetings. You always are welcome.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Krantz
2014/15 DAC Chairman

 

TK/jar