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Posted 5/25/09

Clear Creek Education Foundation supports district The Clear Creek Education Foundation Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping public schools by providing resources not …

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Clear Creek Education Foundation supports district

The Clear Creek Education Foundation Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping public schools by providing resources not available through tax revenue. We want to fill the gaps and provide opportunities and resources for all Clear Creek RE-1 schools, students and educators. We rely on foundation grants and contributions from individuals, businesses, service clubs, professional associations and parent organizations that share a commitment to kids, education and a strong community.

The foundation raises funds to assist the Clear Creek School District in paying for improvements and teacher programs that can’t be met through school budgets. The all-volunteer board of the Clear Creek Education Foundation Inc. is working to fund equality of opportunity across the district and to assure the availability of countywide programs.

Our mission “to promote educational opportunity” is accomplished by creating strong alliances and partnerships with the business community, local citizens, students, parents and educators. Our vision is to:

• Generate and channel resources that enhance student academic achievement and support educators in the Clear Creek RE-1 School District.

• Recognize and reward individuals who make an impact in our schools while contributing to our community.

• Advocate for Clear Creek RE-1 School District by promoting positive outcomes and encouraging community involvement.

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference in education, we can help. There are many ways to get involved with our organization, and we invite you to be a part of the effort:  

• Volunteer to be a board member or work on a project committee.

• Attend and support our fund-raising events — Rockies, Avalanche and Nuggets Nights and our September Fund-raiser Celebration of Arts in Clear Creek Schools.

• Make a monetary or in-kind contribution.

• Nominate a “Kid of Character” — acknowledge a Clear Creek student who volunteers his or her time and contributes to the community.

• Obtain a donation from your business or employer.

• Purchase a “Support Education” specialty license plate.

• Establish a scholarship fund in honor of your business, teacher, family or friends.

• Be an ambassador and promote the positive attributes of all the schools in Clear Creek County.

For more information on our programs and progress,  visit www.cc-edu-foundation


The economic reality of the times and impending school district budget cuts make the support of the Clear Creek Education Foundation Inc. more necessary than ever. To provide a world-class education, we need to provide world-class opportunities for all students in the district. The foundation works to provide opportunities to all students.

Clear Creek

Education Foundation

Rite of Passage youths

aid animal shelter


The staff at Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter, would like to publicly thank the boys from the Mount Evans Qualifying House — Rite of Passage for the volunteer help they regularly provide us.

On Sundays, the boys clean cat and dog kennels and walk dogs. Recently, they have begun picking up our recycling every other week. In addition, when we have adoption events, they are there to lend a hand. The boys are always very respectful toward both the staff and the animals. We are very grateful for all of their help.

Sue Peterson

shelter manager,

Charlie’s Place

Marriage should be

for childbearing couples


In his column in the May 6 Courant, Jerry Fabyanic gives a plug for homosexual marriage. But is that the way our country should go?  For thousands of years, marriage has been a formalized first step into the nuclear family — mom, dad, kids — the very basic unit of civilization. Stripped of its frills, its task is to produce, shelter, protect and nourish the next generation. Hopefully in an atmosphere of mutual love and respect.

Marriage and the traditional family have taken a lot of hard knocks lately, and various groups would love to change the definitions of these words until they don’t mean anything at all. Big Government, for example, who would like to degrade all its subjects into indiscriminate breeders, the product of which (babies) become the property of the state, to do with what it wills.

I’d like to go the other way — to limit “marriage” to those couples who plan to produce and raise kids, and who will spend a good part of their lives doing so. The rest of us — singles, couples, partners, whatever — those that reap the benefits of the next generation’s toil in the form of Social Security checks and a broad tax base should do all we can to help them along. Of course, this would mean changing rules and laws, but isn’t that what’s going on anyway?

The nuclear family guarantees that the human race will continue, at least for a while. We childless ones have opted out of that “race for the race” and have, intentionally or not, removed our unique gene packages from the human gene pool. That leaves us as parasites on our own race — ouch!  The question for us is, how will we spend our lives?  Drones? Worker bees? Lots of work that needs to be done out there. How about “volunteers”?

Ginger McIntyre

Idaho Springs

Kindergartners say thanks

to the community


The kindergarten students at Georgetown Community School would like to thank the community for its very generous donations to our Kindergarten Garden project. We have begun planting our garden and would like to invite friends and neighbors to stop by and take a look at our beautiful little space.

Thank you again to everyone who helped us make our vision a reality.


Community School


class of 2008-09



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