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Education

  • A matter of principal

    Clear Creek High senior Cody Hill has learned that being a school principal isn’t as easy as some might think.

    Cody was principal for a day on March 21, and he attended meetings, helped select songs the school choir will sing at graduation, distributed treats to teachers, and recognized students on the honor roll.

    “It’s been different; that’s for sure,” Cody said about halfway through his day as principal. “I like to see what they do. It takes a lot of leadership and decision-making.”

  • Honor Society inducts 10 students at high school

     By Tina Matthew

    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek High School National Honor Society inducted 10 members on March 5 at a ceremony in the school media center. 

    Current NHS members hosted the ceremony for the inductees. Members created a welcoming setting and told the audience of more than 20 parents, siblings, teachers and friends about the requirements for becoming a member.  

  • Honor Society inducts 10 students at high school

    By Tina Matthew

    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek High School National Honor Society inducted 10 members on March 5 at a ceremony in the school media center. 

    Current NHS members hosted the ceremony for the inductees. Members created a welcoming setting and told the audience of more than 20 parents, siblings, teachers and friends about the requirements for becoming a member.  

  • School district considers outside help to align curriculum

    Despite a looming budget deficit, the Clear Creek school board is considering dipping into reserve funds to pay a contractor to help align the curriculum throughout all grades rather than keep a curriculum director on staff.

    The contractor would cost between $25,000 and $300,000, Superintendent Todd Lancaster told the board during a study session last Thursday. The district is talking with four firms to narrow the estimate.

  • Students let it bee at King-Murphy

    What do fifth-grader Bode Dalton and second-grader Haley Cain have in c-o-m-m-o-n at King-Murphy Elementary School?

    They were finalists in the school’s spelling bee last Thursday. The two bested 28 other students, with Bode taking first place and Haley taking second.

    Bode spelled “preserve” and “amigo” to win. 

    After the bee, both were surrounded by classmates who congratulated them on their success.

  • Enrollment decline persists at schools

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series examining the cause and result of the declining population of Clear Creek County.

    The Clear Creek School District lost more students between October and February than it had anticipated, one of the largest declines the district has seen in several years.

  • Some teachers, district residents favor merging principal positions

    Teachers and community members who have attended meetings with the school superintendent favor merging the Clear Creek high school/middle school principal positions into one, according to Superintendent Todd Lancaster.

    However, the two groups differ on whether a curriculum director should remain in place or a teacher-leader should take up that responsibility at a later date.

    During the Feb. 18 meeting, Lancaster updated the Board of Education on his efforts to collect feedback on how the district should allocate resources in coming years. 

  • School district gets input on three possible paths

    Three proposals for different administrative structures for the Clear Creek School District generated optimism among parents and teachers at a community meeting last Thursday at the middle/high school.

  • The rest is history

    Eighth-graders at Clear Creek Middle School blended American history with contemporary politics last Thursday during the annual mock congressional hearings.

    Working in teams, they spoke knowledgeably about the country’s first political parties, compared with political parties of today; the application of the Bill of Rights; and state versus federal rights.

  • Mountain Area Science Fair 2014 winners

     Winners at the Mountain Area Science Fair, which was held Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School.

     

    Second and third grades

     

    Aerodynamics

    1st place, James Aldrich, Parachute Power, Bergen

    2nd place, Taylor Lozowick, Row, Row, Tow your Boat, Wilmot

    3rd place, Joshua Clapp, Floating Balloons, Parmalee

    4th place, Tori Field, Far Flying, Evergreen Country Day School

     

    Botany