At the Creede School District, we strive to continually recognize outstanding Creede Miner behavior. Please feel free to nominate a current Creede Miner student to a Creede School District staff member when you notice them demonstrating some of these outstanding behaviors.
* The Holy Moses Award
A Legendary quote made by Nicolas Creede upon discovery of a vast and rich silver vein. This award recognizes any upstanding behavior demonstrated by our students.
* The Major Miner Award
This award recognizes selflessness and random acts of kindness towards others.
* The Creede Community Contributor
This is awarded to students that have gone out of their way to help their fellow citizens or community.
“I would like to nominate this team of students who have worked hard to make our classroom more efficient and organized through their innovative inventions! They recognized a need for a way to organize our many anchor charts and posters and worked for 2 weeks to create an attractive and handy poster organizer for our classroom. When they saw that I had troubles reaching high to erase the markerboard they created a long handled eraser. When Mr. Crispell brought to our attention that the auto shop doors needed something that could be placed in the holes and removed when necessary they 3D printed a solution! It doesn't stop there! They are currently working on creating appreciation gifts for teachers this May! Congratulations to Waverly, Asher, Lucy, Paisley, and Charlie!” Mrs. Crispell
"We appreciate that sophomore, Levi Van Ry, has volunteered to coach the 5th - 7th grade Mini Miner soccer team this year! He is totally immersed in this effort, and the kids are playing well under his leadership. Levi is worthy of this Community Contributor recognition and Creede Parks and Recreation is extremely thankful for his help!" Mr. Goss
"I would like to nominate Chase for a Major Miner award. Over the last few weeks, Chase has been very supportive, giving and encouraging to her peers. For example, she complimented a student on how well she was reading and encouraged another student during a competition. She is a great asset to her 3rd grade class." Mrs. Haynie 4/28/21
“I would like to nominate Will Roden for a Miner Award. Will just completed an incredibly intensive Wilderness First Aid Course through the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. This course required him to complete 15+ hours of online training, pass a rigorous exam, and then participate in over 20 hours of in-person training over a single weekend (much of which was outside in the snow!). Will had to practice giving himself an intramuscular injection, cleaning an actual wound, and how to address issues in the wilderness like hypothermia, concussion, and other trauma. While he was initially interested in the class to build his personal resume, Will is eager to be able to assist someone in the wilderness that may need help. He was also the only CSD student to complete the course, and the only high school student in the entire 14 person class. We are proud that Will is a Miner!”
Kate Michaels, CSD School Nurse
Also: Thank you to Creede Parks and Recreation for making this amazing opportunity available to Creede's youth!
"I would like to acknowledge Blain as a Major Miner. He is always focused, kind and inclusive, and eager to learn. He offers to help explain things (especially math concepts and strategies) daily." Mrs. Ormsby
"Maren has been my remote learner all year. As the year has progressed, she has become very responsible by actively engaging in class and for longer periods of time than required. Thank you Maren for your effort and being Minor Strong!" Mrs. Haynie
"JT has been a great help with remote teaching this year. He may be a 3rd grader, but his technology knowledge is far beyond that! Thank you JT for being my class tech go to person and being Minor Strong!" Mrs. Haynie
"Thank you, Levi, for your selfless act of kindness, thinking of others first and setting a great example!" Mrs. Haynie
“I would like to recommend Ava for a Major Miner award. She has consistently been a kind and hard working student who goes above and beyond. An example of this is when she gave up her free time to help another student write his math problems because his arm was hurting (he has a broken wrist and is in a cast). She is one of the first to volunteer to help out and to invite others to join her group at recess or during any classroom activities. She has also worked very hard this year on her academics often taking home practice work.” Michele Crispell
3/22/21: Congratulations to Jhaloni for receiving a Major Miner Award today!
He received this for going above and beyond to show consideration and caring for his classmates!
For example: he shoveled snow all recess long without being asked and used his Freckle coins to purchase an expensive item for a classmate.
These five kids went out 3/2/21 during recess and thoughtfully filled the "ice bowl" around the "rocket" on the playground with wood chips, then covered ice under the "umbrella" to make the area safer for everyone! They recognized the hazards and selflessly gave their play time to work for the greater good.
Way to go Abigail, Bradlee, Bryson, Clay and Josie!
“I would like to submit Asher for a Major Miner award. Asher has been going above and beyond in class. He not only works hard to put his best forward on all his work but makes time to help his teacher and classmates. When a classmate is struggling on work or with another problem, Asher is there to help out. I love that when he helps a classmate with work such as math, he does so in a way that helps them learn which shows how well he knows the content! In times when a classmate is feeling down due to life circumstances such as a grandparent or pet passes away, he offers empathy and support. Asher is an outstanding student that works diligently to make sure our class is successful.” Mrs. Crispell
“Dean has shown concern, consideration, and kindness towards his classmates through his efforts to keep them safe and happy. He is always there with a humorous joke to cheer someone up and to offer his help when in need. An example of his concern for his classmates is his efforts to clear the playground for them so that those without boots would have more area to play in. After some windy conditions and snow drifts when our facilities director was absent, he pitched in to help clear off the drifting snow and some ice, sacrificing his own time to play and showing how his concern for others is important to him.” Mrs. Crispell
Jensen has been recognized in her class as a person who thinks of others first and will help them through challenging times. One such instance is when another student came to school after having some orthodontist work done. This student was very self conscious at the time and was worried that some people may take exceptional notice of how their speech was now altered. Jensen rose up to the occasion without being prompted to help this student out through this challenging event. Jensen assured the student this was normal and the transition period would soon pass. She even went so far as offering them advice on what foods to eat and how to eat them during the next few weeks while getting acclimated to the situation. It is for these reasons that we recognize Jensen as a Major Miner recipient for going the extra mile to help others feel better. Congratulations Jensen, you help make us Miners Strong!
Several CSD Team Members have noticed Abigail showing great care and concern for her classmates. On one occasion, after coming inside from recess, she noticed a student forgot their hat and volunteered to go back and get it for them. Another time, Mr. Goss was assisting art class and saw Abigail help other students after she completed her task. Abigail is caring and thoughtful of others and deserves recognition with our Major Miner Award!
“I would like to nominate Fisher, Mamie, Lindsey, Chris and Trenea for the “Creede Community Contributors” award. On their own time after school, these students have delivered food to 16 households in Creede and South Fork over the last two months. I am very proud of how eager they are to do this task every other week!” Mrs. La Zier
“I can vouch for that. I was very happy to see these students drop off supplies from the food bank at my house. It's difficult getting groceries while quarantined! And don't worry, they dropped the supplies at the gate while wearing masks. It's awesome seeing the Miners looking out for their community!” An appreciative Creedite Food Bank Recipient
Photos happen to be taken on “Cowboy Day” during Spirit Week
10/22/20: “I would like to nominate Zachary Barton for a Major Miner Award. He valued a prize that he had earned for making good choices, but gave it up so that his brother, Ian could have a Batman car from the Kindergarten Treasure Box for his birthday. What a caring and thoughtful act of kindness for others. Good job, Zac!” Mrs. Sliwkowski
10/7/20: Today Maddie came to the rescue! While a substitute teacher and an administrator struggled to connect a remote student to the live classroom, Maddie stepped up to volunteer her knowledge. After a few minutes of troubleshooting, Maddie was able to resolve the technological issue, making it all look very easy, and our remote student had joined the class. Thank you, Maddie; you saved the day with your expertise and willingness to assist! Congratulations on your Major Miner Award!
10/1/20: Congratulations, Ava, on your Major Miner Award! Mrs. Hester nominated Ava for demonstrating selfless behavior through random acts of kindness and stated that yesterday during the elementary field trip “Ava came out to my 1st grade group in the pumpkin patch and offered to help anyone that needed help carrying their pumpkin to the bus. She then took pictures for our group. She also got off the bus when we arrived back at school and helped carry 1st grade pumpkins to our classroom!” Thank you Ava for being so helpful, caring and thoughtful! What a great role model!
During Remote Learning and even over summer break, we had students being recognized for outstanding efforts!
Way to go Miners; we are SO proud of you!
4/7/20: Kala is receiving this award for helping people out during a time of need. She is using her acquired automotive mechanics knowledge and skills to fix an elderly neighbor's vehicle.
4/23/20: Congratulation Klara on your Major Miner Award! Mrs. Johnson recognized her for helping her sister, Ava, with her online studies. Ava was really excited and appreciative of this fact when she told Mrs. Johnson, "My sister is an amazing teacher."
7/16/20: Tyler is receiving this “Major Minor” award for exemplary behavior earlier this week. At STEM camp, his sister left her lunchbox unzipped and a chipmunk stole her sandwich. Tyler was immediately halving his lunch to share before a replacement lunch could even be whipped together. The team was so impressed with him and we are proud to celebrate this act of kindness!
7/30/20: Shelby is being recognized for personally assembling, counting, and readying the face shields for the CSD! Shelby also assists her mom at Silver Thread Public Health by wiping down and sanitizing door handles at the health clinic to keep workers and community members safe. She is passionate about fighting COVID and keeping people healthy!
February – March 2020: Being upstanding is outstanding! These Elementary students, Jack, Levi, Adalaide and Maren, were recognized by their staff and peers for standing up when they saw negative actions. They were awarded certificates and they got to share lunch with Principal Goss!