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Victory!

December 15, 2018
By Rob Mitton, Director of Development

The sun was still asleep, and the September air on the golf course was cool and crisp, with the threat of rain hanging in the clouds. Before anyone was even visible, voices rang out across the parking lot, and it was clear that the student athletes had arrived! Most of them, though still half asleep at this early hour, brought their joy and spirit to the course. And before the shotgun fired to start the tournament, you were there—the person who cared and who gave. Your gift empowered a fleet of student athletes to reach for their goals, to grow, to learn, to improve, and to be victorious. Your support is helping them do all that God has designed them to do to bring about the victory.

And thanks to your support, this year’s Cougar Classic had the following:

• Most sponsorships ever (literally every sponsorship was sold!)

• Most student athletes on the course

• Most money raised: $33,000

Your gifts brought a victory for CCS student athletes. Thank you for making the difference in their lives!

And let’s not forget the winners of this year’s Cougar Classic: Tommy Collins and his team!

SpaceX Launched a Tesla into Space, CCS Launched STEM—You Made One of These Possible

November 18, 2018
By Good2Know Staff Writers

This year through the IMPACT Auction and other opportunities to give, you have displayed your love for the kids of CCS and your dedication to their success. Their future is bright, and their passions are being ignited, thanks to your generosity. Your gifts helped provide a new STEM program for the elementary campuses, complete with the innovative curriculum Project Lead The Way and staffing by a STEM specialist and veteran of science education, Ms. René Perry. Thank you.

G2K caught up with Ms. Perry to see how the launch of this program is going. She immediately began to talk about her students. She tenderly shared about how in her first class, as the rest of the students excitedly welcomed the new experience, a younger elementary student stood with crossed arms, isolating himself beside the door. “He let me know that he did not want to be there and wasn’t going to participate.” She continued, “Just two classes later, he is voluntarily working in a team environment, actively participating and furthering his own learning—even taking notes in his science journal.” The STEM style of learning, which your gift helped fund, encouraged this student to join in and become part of a team. He is now experiencing the joy of collaborating with friends to solve real problems and having fun learning. Imagine the impact this will have on his whole school experience!

Ms. Perry continues to paint a picture for us of the unique learning that happens in a STEM class and why she is a STEM teacher: “In a STEM class, each activity or action is focused on meeting our goal or solving a challenge. With our common goal, we follow the engineering design process together. As we journey through the process of exploring, building and analyzing, students realize that there may be more than one solution to a problem. They learn to ask questions, ask for help from a peer, and form their team. They practice empathy while they assist each other and build their team. Students work through the emotions of frustration and perseverance as they deal with design changes. All of these skills will have a positive effect in their lives now and in the future. Each student transforms like a butterfly … they complete their projects and leave more self-confident and full of potential!”

As Ms. Perry describes the love of learning and joy her students find in their new STEM class, her thoughts turn to you: “Cascade students have this opportunity because of supporters like you. May God bless you and your families. If you ever wonder whether you make a difference ... don’t wonder any longer. You do make a difference, every day.

Thank you for investing in the students you love and for ensuring that the future of innovation and of leadership will be in their discerning hands.

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