The Pioneers HS Speech and Debate Team had our first meet of the season yesterday in Woodland Park. Lulu Foulk is my lone competitor in November, and Madi Piotrowski will be joining the competitive fray in December. Lulu did a stellar job yesterday competing for the first time ever in Dramatic Interpretation. She *barely* missed finals (missing the cut by only ONE POINT!!!), and I am so impressed not only by her performance yesterday, but with how far she has come as a performer since competing 2 years ago. Once again, we are looking forward to a very competitive season! Additionally, the JH Speech and Debate Team (Clare Evans, Robert Gance, Egypt Lashley, and Nicolette Bruce) is gearing up for their first meet in December. I’m very excited to see what their season brings, as this crew is very talented and motivated.May 16th, at 5:30!
Alaura and Emily both performed very well this weekend. Emily did make it to semifinals in Program Oral Interpretation, and although neither made it to Finals, both ladies have had a very successful season, and I’m extremely proud of them both 😀 Thank you all for your support of this program and our amazing students!!



It is with great excitement that I am writing to introduce myself!  My name is Matthew L Baca, and I will be serving the community as one of the Assistant Principals for Cripple Creek-Victor School District.  The community has made me feel very welcome during the last four years in which we have called it home, and I look forward to expanding our relationship as the year progresses.

My resumé includes work in Denver, Boulder, and, Boston, with experience in educational software and curriculum development as well as K-12 education. My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Arts and Animation from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver in 2003. I have since furthered my education through the completion UCCS/Pikes Peak BOCES Teacher in Residency Program run in 2016, and the completion of Adams State/Mountain BOCES Principal Licenship Program in 2018.  Currently, I am working to earn a Master’s of Science Degree with an emphasis in Strategic Innovation and Change from the University of Denver.

As the school year approaches, I look forward to partnering with parents and the community to bring the absolute best educational experience to our students and families.

In closing, please join us for out Back to School Open House and Registration night on August 9th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  I’ll look forward to seeing you there!


Matthew L Baca
Assistant Principal
Cripple Creek-Victor School District