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2023-2024 Projects

Staff Welcome Back Lunch: EPEF was honored to host a Back To School lunch for all EPSD Teachers and Staff! 2023-2024 is off to a great start. 

Thanks to Poppy's restaurant for the wonderful food and generous discount! 

2022-2023 Projects
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Bobcat Beats 2023: For the 2nd year, EPEF is thrilled to have helped fund EPES Music Teacher, Mr. Paul Maley, and the Bobcat Beats Video! This year's video features  Amelia Bryant & Minor Six High School Choir performing "Everything I Wanted".


Climbing Club: With funding from EPEF, Middle School Teacher and Climbing Club Coach, Mr. Matt Siler, took several middle school students on 3 different outdoor climbing adventures! The students were instructed by professional local climbing guides. Estes Park Mountain Shop provided the gear. CLIMB ON! 


Rain Barrels: EPEF helped Ms. Erinn Wharton and her middle school students to purchase rain barrels. These rain barrels were used to collect rain water to water plants and trees planted by the students. 


Classroom Planetarium: The Sky's The Limit!

EPEF is proud to have help fund the materials for a Classroom Planetarium for Ms. Jessica Scochat's High School Astronomy class!

The objective of this project is to bring the wonder of the night sky into the classroom. 


Teacher Appreciation Campaign 2023:  May 8 - 12 was National Teacher Appreciation Week! EPEF hosted a successful campaign whereby people could donate to EPEF in a valued teacher's or staff member's name. Recognized teachers received a Certificate of Appreciation. 100% of the proceeds went to the "Teacher/Staff support" pillar of EPEF Thanks to all that participated and many thanks to our incredible teachers and staff members! 

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Tubano Drums: EPES Music Teacher, Mr. Paul Maley, and a few of his students celebrate a new set of Tubano Drums, provided by a grant from EPEF. We are all excited to hear the incredible music!   


HOSA Future Health Professionals EPEF provided a grant to the HOSA Future Health Professionals Club to help provide HOSA uniforms and registration for the State Leadership Conference they attended in Denver on February 23, 2023.  EP students had a great performance in several of the competitions! Our future health is in good hands.

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Bass Trombone: EPEF would like to thank Estes Park Sunrise Rotary for their generous 2022 grant that supported the purchase of this incredible Bass Trombone for the High School Band! EPMS & EPHS Band Director, Ms. Kaylin Brennan, is excited to have this instrument as it allows both concert and jazz bands the ability to perform all parts called for in a musical piece. 

Engineering Brightness: EPES Instructional Coach, Ms. Jen Maley, helped students create lanterns which will be sent to students in Liberia to help improve light poverty. Students learned technical skills such as engineering, soldering, and 3D printing as well as teamwork and empathy as they connect with students in less developed parts of the world.

Hexagon Tiles: A great Critical Thinking tool! EPEF supplied Hexagon Tiles to Ms. Marsha Weaver's AP Human Geography class to help take concrete thinking to the next level. Using these hexagon tiles is a method for considering the connections between ideas and finding the nuances in those connections.

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Online Scholarship Management Program: Year 2 of the Online Scholarship Management Program launched in January 2023! Seniors at EPHS now have a one-stop shop to apply for applicable local scholarships that our generous community provides.  EPEF provides the funding and EPEF board members support EPHS counselors in the system design and implementation.

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Teacher and Staff Lunch: EPEF hosted a lunch at all 3 schools plus the admin building to say THANK YOU to all the EPSD teachers and staff for all they do for our students! 

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Pumpkins & Pilsners The 2022 Pumpkins & Pilsners event was a great success! Thank you Estes Park for your support!  

SAVE THE DATE!  Pumpkins and Pilsners 2023 will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th in Bond Park! 

2021-2022 Projects
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Bobcat Beats Video:  Thanks to a partnership with Estes Park Sunrise Rotary, EPEF and Sunrise Rotary sponsored this video production of BOBCAT BEATS! Bobcat Beats is a musical group led by EPES Music Teacher, Mr. Paul Maley. Video released in May 2022.

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CSU Cadaver Lab:  Ms. Pam Frey's Sports Medicine class had a unique opportunity to visit the CSU Cadaver Lab in April 2022. EPEF was able to fund this incredible 'hands-on' experiential learning occasion. Several of the students are considering future studies in health care.

CTE at work:  At EPEF's request and funding, the construction geometry class is designing and building a storage shed for EPEF. It will be used to store materials used for events.  Thank you students and teacher, Sarah Schmidt!

Elementary School Self-Regulation Room: EPEF funded items to help create a mindful space at the Elementary School. This provides a quiet setting for students who need time and strategies to regulate their emotions so they can return to class feeling ready to learn.

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HOSA Future Health Professionals EPEF provided a grant to the HOSA Future Health Professionals Club to help provide HOSA uniforms and registration for the State Leadership Conference they attended in Denver on February 22, 2022.  Congratulations to all the students who placed well in the competitions.  Then, with a grant from Sunrise Rotary, 2 HOSA students and their advisor were able to attend the International Conference in Tenessee. 

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The David Martin Fund for Classroom Innovation:  In honor of former EPHS teacher, David Martin, who loved the creativity, you may contribute to a designated fund in his name by clicking below or by sending a check with 'David Martin Fund' on the memo line to EPEF at PO Box 4444, Estes Park, CO  80517. 

TUXEDOS FOR CHOIR EPEF provided a grant to the EPHS choir for student attire for all to attend their performance of the national anthem at a Nuggets game in March. These tuxedos will be used for future students and concerts.

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