Steve Spangler, “The Science Guy,” had 600 people on their feet filling plastic tubes with hot air – really! – during the 19th Annual Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Luncheon on March 15. Spangler called it a “Facebook moment” but it was really a fun learning moment as Spangler brought Bernoulli’s Principle to life for the crowd of educators and business leaders, who helped the Foundation raise $125,000 to support students and teachers in Cherry Creek Schools.Check out the Foundation Luncheon photo album on the Cherry Creek Schools Facebook page!
Three students were honored during the luncheon. Ka man Ling Chen and Yoonjoo Ji, both seniors at Eaglecrest High School, received 2013 AVID Giving Generation Scholarships and Christopher Madsen, a senior at Cherokee Trail High School, received the 2013 Monte C. Moses Future Educator Scholarship. Karen and Bill Fisher were honored as the Foundation’s 2013 Champions of Education for their long-time service and dedication to Cherry Creek Schools and public education. Assistant Superintendent Eric Flor, who has served the district for 26 years, was honored with the Catherine Canny Educator Award.
The Foundation also honored retiring Superintendent Mary Chesley, by announcing the creation of the Mary Chesley Professional Development Fund. Luncheon guests and other supporters have already contributed $35,000 to the fund, which will provide professional development opportunities for CCSD teachers, special education professionals and administrators.
In the past 18 years, the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation has raised and distributed more than $7 million dollars to support programs that impact student achievement and benefit students and teachers throughout the district. For more information visit www.ccsdfoundation.org.Posted March 19, 2013.