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Creekside to host open house, announces new council members

Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comStudents from Creekside's fifth and sixth grade class are jumping for joy. Check out why Creekside students are excited about learning at the March 6 open house.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Creekside Cooperative Charter School is currently accepting requests for admission for the 2012/13 school year and invites interested families to attend its and#8220;Experience Creeksideand#8221; Open House Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7 p.m., 330 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. This event, followed by a month of Observations Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. throughout March, is intended to share how Creeksideand#8217;s experiential learning approach to kindergarten through eighth grade public charter school education results in thriving, confident students.

and#8220;Creekside started in 1998 with a small group of students. We are thrilled that we have since grown to a student body of more than 75 students residing in Truckee, the West Shore and North Lake Tahoe,and#8221; said Creekside Director Camille Taylor. and#8220;We continue to attract new families who are drawn to our low student-teacher ratio; our practice of honoring individual student talents, interests and needs through experience and discovery within and outside the classroom and our proven success in such measures as consistently high API scores and strong student achievement as they graduate to middle and high school.and#8221;

Mark Gogolewski and Cameron Bordner, whose respective families recently chose Creekside for such reasons, and have quickly stepped into school leadership by serving on the schooland#8217;s Governance Council. Mark and Cameron join founding Council members and parents Lynda Walsh, who spearheads the schooland#8217;s enrichment ski program and Dawn Baehr, owner of Uncommon Kitchen and coordinator of the Creeksideand#8217;s healthy hot lunch program. Also on the Council are Don Edelstein, Phil Christian and Vince Sosnowski, the latter serving as Council Chairman.

Mark Gogolewski moved to Tahoe last year from Silicon Valley, where he served as CTO and CFO at Denali Software, a company he co-founded in 1995 and sold in 2010 to Cadence Design Systems. Markand#8217;s wife, Liz, is a teacher who uses her masterand#8217;s in environmental education to raise youth awareness of the world around them. Mark and Liz chose Creekside for their son, Jude, because they were impressed with the schooland#8217;s diverse educational options, its consistent integration of technology in the classroom, the degree of educational support apparent from the Creekside community, and the warmth of the community members they met at the schooland#8217;s Open House last spring.

Truckee resident Cameron Bordner is an attorney and partner at Molsby and Bordner LLP (aka MOBO Law). During his graduate work at University of Colorado, Boulder, Cameron was a professional freeskier and ski patroller. Moving to Truckee from Colorado, he continued to merge law with recreation, defending California ski resorts as part of his practice. Cameron believes the education his two sons receive at Creekside nurtures in them a sense of confidence, community and success that will allow them to thrive in their academic and professional endeavors.

About Creekside Cooperative Charter School

Creekside Cooperative Charter School is a public K-8 charter school serving students in the Tahoe-Truckee community. Creeksideand#8217;s successful approach to education is founded on its mission to empower students through an interactive, experience-driven and collaborative learning environment, honoring student individuality while emphasizing integrity, diversity and discovery. For more information about Creekside, visit

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