Creek Happenings

January 2020

A message from Campus Director, Audra Lane

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a restful and refreshing winter break with your family and friends.


Several important events are coming up for current and future Sand Creek High School Students. On January 28th, Sand Creek High School will host 8th Grade Night for incoming freshmen. During the event, incoming 9th grade students will be able to register their classes for the 2020-2021 school year. The counseling team will be presenting important school information along with representation from all athletic teams and clubs to encourage students to become involved at SCHS.


Please take some time to scroll through the newsletter and read about the positive impact our students, clubs, teams, and staff are having in our community. I invite you to check out the website and calendar for upcoming athletic events and school/zone activities. Your presence and support is greatly appreciated!

People

Siemieniec Honored by CDE

Erika Siemieniec was recognized by the Colorado Department of Education for being selected as one of the 7 finalists for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year. There are 56,000 teachers in the state of Colorado and Erika was chosen because of her hard work, innovation, and her impact on students and student achievement.


Patti Gleason, CDE Director of Special Grants and Achievements, and John Condie, Field Services Manager for CDE, came down from Denver to present Erika with an award and a check for $1,200. In addition, Richard Saum, from Blue Bell Creameries, presented Erika with her own stash of Blue Bell ice cream and enough to hand out to every student in the entire school. Congratulations, Ms. Siemieniec!

Staff Potluck Celebration

Sarah Garcia Temple, English Teacher at SCHS, coordinated an end of the year celebration for all staff including a pot luck lunch and baskets were raffled off, donated from each department. It was a great turnout and a wonderful time for staff to bond. Thank you Ms. Temple for organizing such a fun, new tradition!

Student Success

Winter Sports Off to a Great Start

  • Girls Basketball is currently ranked 5th in the state in 4A.
  • Wrestling has grown their numbers to accommodate two teams with a goal of taking more athletes to state this year!
  • Boys Basketball has started off strong with a record of 6-2.


Check out pikespeakathleticconference.org for a list of all three sports' schedule!

Collard Signs for Soccer

Congratulations to Lexie Collard for committing to soccer at Black Hills State!

Coach Jeremy Tafoya spoke at Lexie's signing about her being a team player, her ability to play different positions on the field, and his excitement for this next step in her athletic and academic career.

Coach also gave a shout out to Lexie’s mom for the hard work she has put in with not only Lexie but also the soccer program. Good Luck, Lexie!

Derrell Leads Lady Scorps to Victory

Nikki Derrell, 10th grade guard for SCHS Girls Basketball, led the Lady Scorpions to their 81-31 victory against Harrison on Saturday, December 21st. The Gazette recognized her talent and hard work, breaking down her stats to show how integral she is to her team.


Check out the full gazette article here

JROTC Evaluation, Inspection, and Rating

On December 11th, the SCHS AFJROTC program was up for its evaluation, a process that occurs every three years. All cadets in the program were involved in the assessment.

Cheer Finishes Strong at State

Congratulations to the Sand Creek High School Cheer Team for finishing in 5th place for the 2019 Cheer State Competition on December 7th for 4A All Girl!


Antanaysiah Singletary, senior cheer captain, was chosen for the 2019 all-state spirit team! We are proud of your accomplishment!

Innovation and Growth

ESports Make Playoffs

The SCHS eSports Team is 7th overall in a field of 31 teams in Colorado! The first playoff game is against Strasburg HS on January 9th.


Team members are Kaleb Ranck, Jayson Clark, and Zach Graham.


This is the first year for eSports as a CHSSA sponsored activity. This is their first season so it is quite an accomplishment for the Rocket League Team!


Next season is starting up in February and will run through May so listen for an information meeting soon! Games they play include League of Legends and Rocket League.


Good Luck!

Service

FBLA Amps Up Service for 2019-2020 School Year

NHS Earns Award from Care and Share

Each year, NHS coordinates the annual Harvest of Love canned food drive at SCHS. This year, Sand Creek earned the Giving Goblet award, which recognizes the highest percentage of increase of pounds collected over the prior year, for all schools in Southern Colorado! Security Service Federal Credit Union will be making a $350 donation to each Giving Goblet Award Winning School this year!


SCHS brought in 181 lbs and $1,770; adding up to almost 18,000 meals! Thank you to Ms. Stephanie Laramie and all of the NHS students who went above and beyond this year for Care and Share!

Thank you, Front Office Staff!

Each month, the Renaissance Committee of StuCo, led by Maia Case, honors a different group of staff members. For December, they honored our Front Office Staff. Thank you to our front line, Ms. Angela, Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Barb and Ms. Sacy! They also recognized Ms. Lane, Mr. Sory, Mr. Carrol, and Mr. Petzold for their hard work and dedication to the staff and students at SCHS. We appreciate you!

Boo Bash Success

Sand Creek AFJROTC in conjunction with STUCO, NHS, FBLA, Theater, and JOI Club provided a spooktacular Halloween experience for the Sand Creek Community on Saturday, October 26th.

Over 500 kids and parents enjoyed the games and haunted house during the annual Boo Bash event.

The safe Halloween alternative raised $325 and collected approximately 200 food items which will all go to Care and Share Food bank

Wrestlers Volunteer Their Time

On January 2nd, members of the SCHS Wrestling team volunteered at Care and Share. Our athletes were able to help out at the Constitution facility by sorting food. Thank you Creek Wrestling for your service to our community!

Athletics Update


  • Utilize pikespeakathleticconference.org to get the latest updates on schedules for sports and activities! Sign up for notifications to be in the know about cancellations or moved events.

Parent Resources

Save the Date: Annual State Testing

State Testing is right around the corner! All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students should mark their calendars for the SAT/PSAT/CMAS on April 14th and 15th!


Make up days will be on the April 28th and 29th ONLY.

Counseling Corner

Athlete Credit Requirement

If a student is playing a Winter or Spring sport during the second semester, they need to be enrolled in 5 credit bearing classes, which means earning 2.5 credits for that semester. If you play a winter/spring sport and are not meeting this requirement, please reach out to your counselor TODAY!

Falcon Education Foundation Scholarship

The Falcon Education Foundation provides a scholarship for graduating seniors that continue to an institution of higher education. Scholarships are awarded up to $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) to selected District 49 seniors, depending on availability of funds and the qualified applicant pool. Interested? Check out their page for more info!

Alumni Happenings

Cristina Tust, Military Magazine

Cristina Tust, former Sand Creek student, was featured on the cover of Futures, an annual publication that highlights various opportunities available in the Military and provides a 360-degree view of Military life. It is so great to see the amazing things our former students are doing!


Check out the full article on Cristina on page 37: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.todaysmilitary.com/docs/FUTURES-MAGAZINE-2019.pdf

Class of 2009 Reunion

Thank you to the Class of 2009 for coming back and visiting Sand Creek! Alumni reminisced through old pictures, stopped by their lockers, got a tour of the new learning spaces and caught up with old friends. Alumni were surprised to see all of the new renovations at the school and were impressed with the technology and open spaces that are currently available to students.

Upcoming Events

1/10: Full C Day w/CCP

1/15: Sand Creek Zone Partners Meeting (Parent Engagement) @Springs Ranch

1/17: PLC Late State; Full C Day

1/20: No School - District Closed

1/24: All 8 Periods w/CCP

1/28: 8th Grade Night (See flyer below)

1/31: PLC Late Start; All 8 Periods

2/14: No Students

2/17: No Students - District Closed

3/13: Mr. Sand Creek

3/16 - 27: SPRING BREAK

4/4: FBLA Garage Sale (see flyer below)

4/14: Senior Breakfast

4/14-15: State Testing (9, 10, 11th grade students)

4/16: Art, Health and Wellness Expo

5/8: Prom at the Wedgewood in Black Forest

5/23: Class of 2020 Graduation @1pm

For more detailed information on C&N Day Calendars for January and February, use this link: https://www.d49.org/Page/4538
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