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Moose Nation celebrates opening of Altitude Elementary

Dr. Scott Siegfried, Kelly Bates, Scott Schleich, Altitude Mascot“It’s a great day to be a moose!” declared Principal Scott Schleich on Oct. 26 at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Altitude Elementary. The newest school in the Cherry Creek School District, approved by voters in the 2016 bond election, has a moose for a mascot and features a state-of-the-art learning environment to help prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of the future. The 70,000 square-foot facility is located at 27300 East Southshore Drive in Aurora.

502 Altitude Elementary.jpgAltitude students began the school year in classrooms at Infinity Middle School while final work was completed on their new building. They began classes in their new home on October 22.

"Anything worth having is worth waiting for," Principal Schleich said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 26. The event was a celebration of months of planning, preparation and perseverance for the entire Altitude community. Schleich got a little choked up as he thanked his family, (including his parents who came in from out of state), as well as Altitude staff members and their families, students and parents, district leaders and the Cherry Creek Schools community for their support in making Altitude Elementary a reality.

 



“Opening up a new elementary is always a great opportunity,” said Dr. Scott Siegfried, superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools. “It’s such a wonderful thing to work with the community, work with kids, and open up something with a new vision, a new excitement around it. You can see that here today with the kids and the parents and the staff who have worked so hard for so many months to make something extraordinary for their students.”

Altitude students in costumeThe Altitude community didn’t waste any time establishing an atmosphere and tradition of family fun. Right after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Moose Nation held its first-ever Trunk or Treat. Kids and parents alike donned colorful costumes and went trick or treating through the school parking lot, where vehicle trunks were transformed into amazing displays, from Harry Potter and Hogwarts to Legoland to the North Pole. It really was a great day to be a moose!

Posted 10/29/2018 11:09 AM
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