Cherry Creek Schools Help Produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

While in-person classes are currently on hold due to the novel coronavirus, schools in the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) are still creating and innovating. At five sites across the district, state-of-the-art equipment that’s normally used to teach students the latest in advanced manufacturing is serving a different purpose. Fabrication labs at these schools are working harder than ever to help make badly needed medical supplies. 

CCSD teachers and staff are working with officials from the Anschutz Medical Campus to produce components that will be used in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Using 3-D printers already on hand, these schools are making pieces for hundreds of masks – designed to safeguard medical personnel on the front lines of this crisis. Students at Smoky Hill are contributing too, working from detailed specifications to make components from home. CCSD’s campuses are producing 500 pieces a week and will continue to make equipment as long as there is a demand.

A portion of the supplies and equipment for this effort was purchased by the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) thanks to the generosity of our community. CCSF is committed to supporting programs like these which aid students, families and our local community during these challenging times.

If you are able, please consider a donation to the Cherry Creek Schools Emergency Relief Fund.

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