Rocky Mountain Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Colorado and Wyoming.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins
After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.

At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.

POSTPONED – Rescheduled Tour & Presentation

March 31, 2020
3:30 – 7:00 PM
Chinook Trails Middle School
9750 Grand Lawn Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Chinook Trail
The school is the first new stand-alone middle school for Academy District 20 in over 20 years and was the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through a community design workshop process, it was determined that the building should focus on project based learning, student wellness and connections to nature. The building was designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces. Utilizing the middle school team concept, classroom clusters are built around project-based learning labs that offer opportunities for teaming, collaboration and small group work.

Joining us for networking, presentation about incorporating Project Based Learning and Design Thinking into school curriculum.

Chinook Trail Chinook Trail


3:30 – 4:00 PM Arrive and network
4:00 – 5:00 PM Presentation by Tom Andrews the principal at Chinook Trails focused on his research into Project Based Learning, Design Thinking and how he has interwoven those into curriculum for the school. Also available to be a part of that conversation is Henry Reitwiesner from Academy 20, Brian Calhoun from RTA and Jack Mousseau from MOA.
5:00 – 6:30 PM Tour of the facility with Tom, Academy 20, MOA, RTA and Bryan Construction.

This is a FREE event, please RSVP.


Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bryan Construction RTA Architects

A CALL to Service!

We Need YOU;
Please Volunteer to Serve on Our Chapter Committees

  • Sponsorship – Recruit and retain annual sponsors and/or specific event sponsors.
  • Membership – Recruit and retain members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Programs – Coordinate events, work with Sponsorship and Communications. Events may include tours, seminars/panels, keynote speakers, membership appreciation, happy hours and the annual Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Awards – Provide training on awards submittals (our current Awards committee can provide training to you first!). Collect award submittals, put together a panel of judges, assist with award production and planning Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Communications – Compose and oversee social media posts/activity, compile newsletter (monthly-quarterly depending on chapter activity), work with A4LE staff on e-blasts and chapter communication.
  • SchoolsNEXT Committee – Coordinate with A4LE staff to recruit teams, implement curriculum and jury final projects.

Volunteer Today!

This Call for Volunteers will close March 27, 2020.


2020 Annual Regional Conference

Evolving Environments April 22-24, 2020
Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Energy Savings for Schools Program

Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
FREE On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
FREE Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
FREE Technical support and energy coaching
FREE Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
FREE Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students

Why your school should participate in the Program:
  • Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
  • Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
  • Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
  • Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
  • Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
  • Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond

Click here for FAQs about the program.

Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310

Chapter Newsletter

January 2020

Upcoming Events

Download the chapter's 2020 Events Calendar

Volunteers Needed!
Sign up by March 27, 2020

May 2020
Coffee Mixer & Conference Recap

June 2020
Education Event, Topic TBD

August 2020
Hard Hat Tour

September 2020
Membership Happy Hour

October 2020
Education Event, Topic TBD

October 28-31, 2020
LearningSCAPES Conference
San Antonio, TX

November 2020
Green Schools Summit

December 2020
Holiday Party

Rocky Mountain Chapter President's Award

The Chapter has renamed the President's Award after the late Bob Matschulat. Bob was an esteemed member of the Association and the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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