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Summer Newsletter 2020

It is through the generosity of the Oxford community that Oxford Academy can continue to inspire our students to excel and lead lives of integrity and involvement.

The New Student Recreation Center

 

Oxford Academy Student Recreation CenterThe new Student Recreation Center is almost finished and we cannot wait to show it off to our Oxford students, families and friends. The new building provides a much-needed space for students to collaborate, meet, and have fun outside of class with a pool table, shuffleboard, and a new media center. The new kitchen will allow us to host functions there such as Parents Weekend receptions and Trustee meetings.

Thank you to the many donors who contributed to making this possible. We truly
couldn’t have done it without you!

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Board of Trustees Changes

 

Two Alums Join Oxford Board of Trustees

Evan Powell ’06 and Cary Pew ’03 were both recently voted onto the Oxford Academy Board of Trustees.
Powell left the University of Colorado in 2010 after pursuing a degree in business and communications. While enrolled in college, Powell founded Full Sails Entertainment in 2008, a full-scale production and promotions company. He moved back to his home of Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry that led him to found Mobile Charging Lockers and Select Lockers, an internationally recognized corporation. He sold his business in 2015 and redirected his talents towards structuring Key Transitions with his dear friend Ryan Blivas. Evan currently serves as a member of the Musicares Young Ambassadors Program, a non-profit division of the Grammy Foundation. He is also on the host committee for Safe Place for Youth, a non-profit that provides basic services to homeless youth in Venice, California. Evan spends his free time either in the mountains snowboarding or ocean surfing. Evan’s talents and dedication are in executing ideas that add value to the world.

Cary Pew Oxford Academy AlumniCary Pew is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration on Family Systems. He is also currently working as an intern at the Denver Family Therapy Center. Cary is the former owner of New Trails Recovery Services where he created his own practice for addiction counseling and engaged families to facilitate recovery for the entire family and focused on helping clients bridge transitions from treatment settings to independent living. Prior to that, he worked as an Inspired Living Counselor at A New Path and was a treatment provider for Eagle County Problem Solving Courts and provided counseling at Alpine Springs Counseling.

Cary is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Steelcase Foundation and he has
volunteered with a variety of organizations including Habitat for Humanity, ReMember, Rebuild Joplin, St. Bernard Project, Serve Moore, and Grand Canyon Trust.

Welcome, Evan and Cary!

 

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The Let the Sun Shine IN!!

Oxford Academy is about to go SOLAR!

 

Oxford Academy Solar PanelsThanks to a wonderful donation, Oxford Academy will soon be harnessing the energy of the sun when approximately 200 new solar panels are installed this summer.

U. S. Green Technologies will be installing the panels on the roof of the gymnasium. Not only will the campus reduce our electricity bill significantly, we are also eligible for ZRECs that represent the “green attributes” of a one-megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated from solar energy. These accumulate over a year and their value under the CT program will be paid to Oxford quarterly from the electric company at a fixed rate for a pre-specified number of years.

Oxford will also be incorporating this in their science curriculum. The amount of clean energy produced from this solar system would be equivalent to planting 1,510 trees each year. Over the 30-year life of the system, this would amount to planting 45,300 trees!

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