Band and Choir took a trip to Denver competing in music in the parks festival. The choir did a really great job getting the highest rating possible of a Superior! The band tried their best with only two days of practice the week prior to attending, and received the second highest rating of Excellent! Our music students are continuously improving, and I hope you all get a chance to see them perform Thursday night, May 16th, at 5:30!
We were met with incredibly fierce competition at the State Tournament the last two days at Mountain Vista High School, with approximately 500 students in attendance. 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!!
On Saturday we took three teams (Destination Imagination,) to our regional competition in Pueblo. Our Game On team took 1st place with a score that currently beats all the teams’ scores (across the state) that have posted so far. Then, our Head’s Up team won second place. The second Head’s Up team earned a wild-card spot so all three teams will be heading to the state competition in April.
Both ladies went up in all their rounds, and both made it to the Finals round. Congratulations to Alaura, who is 5th alternate in Humorous Interpretation, and to Emily, who is 3rd alternate in Program Oral Interpretation. We have one more meet this year…STATE!!! They will be competing March 22 and 23 at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. This will also be Alaura’s last meet of her high school career, and we are especially ready to dominate this one
This past Saturday (March 9th,) Robert Gance and Thatcher Sandborn attended the Pikes Peak solo ensemble at Sand Creek High School and they both did extremely well! Robert received a superior performance on his piano solo, with an overall rating of 1! Thatcher and Robert also performed a saxophone duet and rated as a Superior Performance scoring 1’s in every single category! Congratulations to Robert and Thatcher!



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