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

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Thank You Cripple Creek Elks!

Elks presenting check for health center

Laureen Murray, RN, BSN accepting check from Kathee Mahar, Cripple Creek Elks BPOE #316

Health Center Receives Grant From Elks

The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center and School District are very grateful for the amazing support that the Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and The Elk’s National Foundation have given to our students with grants that they have written. The Elk’s presented another grant in December 2015 for $2,500 to support health needs of all children in the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, School Based Health Center (SBHC). This is the fourth year that the Elk’s have assisted with the wellbeing of many students. This grant funding is used for medications (i.e. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, eye medications, etc.), dental needs for children, and x-rays, to name a few. We are extremely privileged to live in a community that supports our children in such incredible ways! Thank you Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and The Elk’s National Foundation for helping our students stay healthy and in school.

There are some new services, as well as some continuation of services, being provided in the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, as Peak Vista Community Health Centers is no longer providing physical health care at our site. Teller County Public Health is providing both immunizations and Confidential Health Services to our students. Please call them at (719) 687-6416 to schedule an appointment. Community Partnerships is providing enrollment services for Medicaid and CHP+, assistance with Energy Outreach Colorado and LEAP Applications. You may contact Chandra at for an appointment at 719.686.0705 or chandra@cpteller.org, and she is on-site on Wednesday’s. Continuing services are with Doug Randolph and Therapyworks and AspenPointe Behavioral Health. Both organizations provide individual, family and group counseling for our students on-site.

Laureen Murray, RN, BSN
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center Coordinator
Cripple Creek-Victor Contract School Nurse
Cripple Creek-Victor District Behavioral Health Coordinator
(719) 286-1100 x 397

Summer Fun at CC-V Jr/Sr High

Pioneer mascot

Pioneer mascot

Did you know there are a lot of summer fun activities going on at Cripple Creek Victor Jr/Sr High?
Come out and “Do Something!

(The following schedule was submitted by Matt Baca. If you don’t know Matt, see his bio below the event schedule.)

Open Gym
Monday – Thursday until July 30th
1:00-5:00 pm for all CC-V students (incoming 7th – 12th grades)
Contact Coach Eivins at (719) 367-4111 / meivins@ccvschools.com or Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 /mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information, or to request specific equipment be available ie-volleyball, flag football, kickball, etc…

Strength and Conditioning
Monday – Thursday until July 30th
3:30-5:00 pm for all CC-V students (incoming 7th – 12th grades)
Contact Coach Sampson at (719) 332-3567 / msampsons@ccvschools.com or Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 /mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

CC-V Girls Basketball Skills Camp
Monday – Friday, July 6th-10th and July 13th-17th
1:00-3:00 pm for 1st-5th Graders
3:00-5:00 pm for 6th-8th Graders
5:00-7:00 pm for 9th-12th Graders
*Seeking high school leaders to help coach younger girls during the 1:00 – 5:00 pm sessions!*
Contact Coach Eivins at (719) 367-4111 / meivins@ccvschools.com or Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 /mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

Cripple Creek – Victor Community Block Party
Friday, July 17th
2:00-6:00 pm
*Join us for a day of sun, fun, food, and community building on North B Street between CC-V Secondary and Cresson Elementary! *
Contact Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com, Coach Eivins (719) 367-4111 /meivins@ccvschools.com, or Amy Payne (719) 200-7536 / amy@cpteller.org for more information.

CC-V Baseball Camp
Tuesday – Thursday, July 7th-9th and July 14th-16th
8:00-11:30 am at Hern Field
*Improve your hitting with Coach Thornberry in Hern Field’s new batting cage!*
Contact Coach Thornberry at (719) 748-9031 / dthornberry@ccvschools.com or Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 /mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

Cripple Creek Skatepark Clean-up and Maintenance
Wednesday, July 15th and Thursday, 16th
8:00am – 5:00pm
*Seeking CC-V students and parents to take ownership of our community skate park in a two day clean-up and maintenance project. Student and parent volunteers will help repair ramps and build a new skate park feature!*
Contact Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

CC-V Jr/Sr Football Camp
Incoming Junior  & High School Students:
Monday – Thursday, July 20th-23rd
Monday – Thursday July 28th-30th
8:00-11:30 am at CC-V Secondary
*Improve your football fundamentals and athletic strength with Coach Brown, Coach Sampson, and Coach Eivins!*
Contact Coach Brown at (719) 310-1435 / cbrown@ccvschools.com, Coach Sampson at (719) 332-3567 /msampsons@ccvschools.com, Coach Eivins (jr. High) at (719) 367-4111 / meivins@ccvschools.com, or Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

Hern Field Dugouts Maintenance
Friday, July 24th and Saturday, 25th
8:00am – 5:00pm
*Seeking CC-V students and parents to take ownership of our baseball field dugouts in a two day clean-up and maintenance project. Student and parent volunteers will help repaint dugouts, repair benches, and prepare our field for the 2015-2016 school year!*
Contact Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

CC-V Gym Logo Painting Party
Friday, August 14th and Saturday, 15th
8:00am – 5:00pm
*Seeking CC-V students and parents to take ownership of our gym in a two day CC-V Logo project. Student and parent volunteers will help boost school-spirit, and create a real ‘home court advantage’ for the 2015-2016 school year!*
Contact Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com for more information.

Cripple Creek – Victor Back to School Community Block Party
Friday, August 21st
12:00-4:00 pm
*Join us for a day of sun, fun, food, and community building on North B Street between CC-V Secondary and Cresson Elementary! *
Contact Matt Baca (719) 322-4911 / mbaca@ccvschools.com, Coach Eivins (719) 367-4111 /meivins@ccvschools.com, or Amy Payne (719) 200-7536 / amy@cpteller.org for more information.

Matt BacaAbout the Author

After spending his formative years in rural southeastern Colorado, Matt Baca relocated to Denver where he received a bachelor of arts from the Colorado Institute of Art. Denver quickly became home for Matt, and he worked throughout the commercial art industry in areas ranging from marketing to illustration and design in a career that took from Denver to Boston and back.

In the fall of 2014, Matt left children’s publishing leader, Starfall and set his sights on moving his wife and two small kids, off-grid. After purchasing land outside of Cripple Creek, it was clear that the Baca family was Teller County bound to realize their dream of homesteading!

In October 2014 Matt took a job with the Cripple Creek-Victor RE1 school district and soon found his computer and marketing skills being put to work helping CC-V Secondary move forward technologically. In early 2015 Mr. Baca was given an opportunity to work with the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s afterschool programming, which assists senior high students with project-driven vocational learning. Matt instructed and assisted students with the design, building, and implementation of an aquaponics gardening system. His participation in the 21st Century program later translated into him directing and coordinating the program.

Matt remains excited about the opportunity to engage with the Cripple Creek-Victor community, marketing the school, and tap into his green-building, gardening, and artistic skills to advance the CC-V student-body knowledge-base. For more information about 21st Century programs, or to discuss volunteer opportunities feel free to contact Mr. Baca atmbaca@ccvschools.com / (719) 322-4911.

District Accountability Committee Letter

Cripple Creek/Victor School District RE-1
District Accountability Committee
2013-2014 School Year Summary

Cresson Elementary

Cresson Elementary

December 2, 2014

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 importantissues 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 5:00 to 6:30 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 During the 2013-2014 school year, the DAC worked on multiple topics and made several recommendations to the school board. Most notably, we discussed:

  • Class size philosophy and policy ultimately resulting in a recommendation to the board to hire a second full-time 2nd grade teacher
  • Creation of an exit interview procedure (for students leaving the district)
  • Post-secondary readiness / career counselor position recommendation
  • IT usage agreement changes and input
  • Teacher and substitute teacher compensation recommendations
  • School year calendar recommendations
  • Reviewing textbook rotations

In addition, several DAC members participated in the interviews for our new high school principal and superintendent.

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

Sincerely,

Tim Krantz
2013/14 DAC Chairman