On Thursday, May 29, the Chinook Trail Elementary JOOI Club proudly presented assorted pet supplies and student-crafted pet toys to the Pikes Peak Humane Society as one of their many service projects throughout the school year. The JOOI Club collected donations that the Humane Society always needs for the hundreds of animals in their care by consulting the Animal Care Wish List (…Continue
Winners of a special and separate essay contest were announced by the Academy Optimist Club on May 20, 2014: First place Riley Sanders; Second, Antoña Duran; and Third, Alexandra Artusa. The students were presented with medallions and certificates of participation at a breakfast meeting attended by their English Teacher Bruce Phillips and their families. Despite circumstances in which the deadline for the essay contest scholarship had passed, to…Continue
The CO/WY District of Optimist International recognized the Academy Optimist Club’s BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Program with the Program of the Quarter Award. Receiving the award on behalf of the club was Liz Rand, team coordinator.
A ladyBUG named Dot (Frances Tencza) and an AOC team (Rand, Carol and Larry Brown, David Bogosian) have been…Continue
First place winner of the Academy Optimist Elementary Essay Contest, Eli Scott-Waid, a fourth grader, used the analogy of his love for baseball to delve into this year’s topic, “How Dreams Lead to Success.” Just as The Art of War by Sun Tzu has been applied to education, business management, the legal trial process, and to sports, Eli provided advice and strategies for pursuing one’s dreams with insights far beyond what might be considered…Continue