SCZ Summer Newsletter
From the Desk of Sean Dorsey
This school year has been challenging for students, staff, and parents yet the pandemic has presented opportunities. We are proud of our Sand Creek Zone community. More specifically, our schools and families partnered to do the very best for our learners under difficult circumstances. Moving forward, close partnership among families and schools is what will take the Sand Creek Zone to the next level in providing students with an excellent place to learn.
I want to say thank you to our staff, parents and community members. I very much appreciate everyone’s sacrifice, dedication, and enthusiasm in addressing students’ success in these unprecedented times. We hope to return in August under “standard” learning conditions and until then, it is important to find time this summer to relax, enjoy a break, and spend time with your family. Have an awesome summer! - Sean Dorsey
SCHS Celebrates Military Enlistments
EES Hosts Kindergarten Jump Start
We are overjoyed at the opportunity to bring our newest wildcats into the building and introduce them to all things Evans! Their JumpStart program will bring incoming kindergarteners into the building for two hours a day from Monday, July 19th through Tuesday, July 27th. They will receive amazing support from our veteran teachers in what it is like to be in kindergarten! Slots are limited, so please sign up using the link below if you are interested in attending and are an upcoming Evans student.
Future Grads Celebrate Success
SRES Principal For A Day
Students at Springs Ranch Elementary had the opportunity to challenge themselves to read everyday for at least 30 minutes for the entire month of March, including spring break. The winner of this contest was able to become Principal for a Day! Congratulations to Yusuf Muhammed! He was able to do classroom walkthroughs, sat in leadership meetings and has talked to all classes about being kind, working hard and having a positive attitude.
Zone Graduates Take Senior Walk
SCHS' New Campus Director
Read more about Amy here: https://www.smore.com/upg95-we-are-pleased-to-announce?ref=email
SCZ Fantastic 49
Congratulations to Sadie Russell (RES), Edith Georgas (RES), Lauren Stuart (HMS), Elise Clark (SCHS), and Mary Carter (EES)!
Read more about the event and our honored guests here: https://bit.ly/3u1TCKy
Retirees from the Sand Creek Zone
We wanted to give a shout out to this year's retirees for the Sand Creek Zone! Many have been with us for their entire educational career. You will all be missed!
Carol Hooey (SRES): Carol has spent 19 years in District 49, opening Springs Ranch and 28 years total in education.
Clo Fredrick (RES): Clo has been at Remington for the last 14 years, and has spent 15 years in education.
Bonnie Bonser (RES): Bonne has spent 15 1/2 years at Remington Elementary, and 25 years total in education.
Cheryl Stabler (SRES): Cheryl has been at Springs Ranch for the last 3 years.
Sue Bloyd (SCHS): Sue has spent 21 years at Sand Creek, helping open the school, 7 years at Horizon, and 31 years in education, all in District 49.
Amy Christian (HMS): Amy has worked at Horizon for the last 5 years but has spent 30 years in education.
Audrey Dazey (HMS): Audrey has spent 17 years at Horizon, 20 in District 49, and 38 years in education.
Christmas Unlimited Donates to SCZ
Innovation & Growth
Cave Simulation at RES
Brett Coddington, PLTW teacher at Remington, brought in a man made cave for students during the last week of school. CaveSim inventor Dave Jackson built the simulator on a 26-foot enclosed trailer as a training course for cave rescue teams, fabricating cavern formations like stalactites, stalagmites and sub caves to enhance the realism. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology educated electrical engineer then partnered with his wife, a Colorado College graduate with a master’s degree in education, to develop the CaveSim classroom experience.
Students completed a series of science labs, expanding their knowledge on a number of topics, including cave-dwelling creatures as large as bats and as small as slime-mold. Students even learned how to build a flashlight using basic supplies like a plastic water bottle. Thank you to Mr. Coddington for bringing this unique opportunity to our students!
Multicultural Night at EES
Copy Cat Foods
Mauna Snoa Ice
Adam & Son Auto Plaza
Mexico El Pire
Manava O Polynesia
Girl Scouts of America
Tiger Rock Martial Arts
One Nation Walking Together
HMS Students Leave Their Mark
SCHS “Gearing Up” for Fall 2021
Teachers from the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology Department at Sand Creek High School welcomed a brand new, commercial JET vertical mill to the school’s Manufacturing Lab.
The new mill is a step forward in modernizing the lab for the launch of the redefined Manufacturing Pathway. Jason Mackay, lead Manufacturing teacher, developed the new pathway to ensure students can learn to work in machining, metal fabrication, and welding industries by gaining hands on experience with commercial equipment.
Additional equipment has also arrived in time for the Fall 2021 launch. A 1400 pound Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma table and water jet cutting system will increase student’s knowledge of modern techniques as they solve engineering and manufacturing problems. The new equipment features integrated computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software and allows for mass production of parts instead of lone pieces.
Check out the newest edition of our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse family newsletter.
7/20-22: HMS Back to School Registration
7/21-22: SCHS Back to School Registration
7/30: SRES Open House 3-5pm
8/2: First day for K, 6th and 9th Grade Students | HMS Open House 4:30-6:30pm
8/3: Official first day of school for all students