News

St. Vrain Valley Schools Launches New Initiative to Close the Word Gap

As St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to advance our programs that support our youngest learners, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the LENA Research Foundation and the OUR Center in Longmont that will prepare infants and toddlers (0-3 years) for school by encouraging parents to talk and engage more with their children.

Erie Elementary's Charlie Garcia Recognized as the 2017 Teacher of the Year

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley celebrated the 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers event on May 5, 2017 to recognize this year’s top St. Vrain Valley School District Teachers. Over 500 people were in attendance to recognize the 155 Encore Award nominees. Nominations are submitted by members of the St. Vrain Valley community including students, parents and colleagues. 
 
The St. Vrain Valley School District 2017 Teacher of the Year is Charlie Garcia. He has been teaching at Erie Elementary for 40 years. One nominator writes of Mr.

Summer in St. Vrain

As the countdown to summer winds down, students and teachers across the district are gearing up for camp season and it’s not too late to sign up. 
 
Performing arts, financial literacy and STEM camps are among the district’s summer programs that still have openings.

St. Vrain Valley Schools: Competitive Advantage Through Extraordinary Academic Learning and Preparation

As we move towards the end of another highly successful school year, it will be an honor to join our Board of Education, principals, parents, teachers and staff in recognizing the unwavering drive, strength of character and rigorous academic preparation that has propelled approximately 2,000 students to the day of their high school graduation.

Are you ready for summer? Be sure to check these items off your end of year list.

As the school year winds down and you gear up for a summer of activities, make sure the following 10 tasks have been completed for your students.

2017 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant Announced

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley (EFSVV) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant recipient is Janet Benter. Every year, this grant is awarded to one or two teachers in honor of Eleanor Flanders, the Founder of EFSVV, with the hopes that the significant travel experience will be brought back to St. Vrain Valley Schools. Janet is a 7th and 8th grade Science and Health teacher at Mead Middle School.

Students Shine at this Year's Geography Bee

Districtwide, middle students participate in Geography Clubs that meet and practice throughout the school year to prepare and compete in the annual Middle School Geography Bee. This year’s culminating event was hosted by Altona Middle School on Monday night.

Longs Peak Middle School named a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch

On March 9, Long’s Peak Middle School was recognized as a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE).
 
CAMLE partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, searching annually for middle grades schools across the nation that embrace academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and strong organizational structures.
 
Longs Peak staff and community work in partnership to provide the 21st cent

Niwot High's Eric Rauschkolb named Colorado's secondary principal of the year

Niwot High Principal Eric Rauschkolb has been chosen the 2017 Colorado Secondary School Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals sponsors the principal of the year program. The award recognizes "outstanding middle level and high school principals."

Selection criteria include personal excellence, collaborative leadership, curriculum, instruction, assessment and personalization of learning opportunities for students.

Tigers Together

Erie High School’s Tigers Together program, started by special education teachers Elizabeth Goodrich and Gaynelle Tuck, launched this fall, pairing students with disabilities with general education upper-class peer mentors.
 
The new program does not supplant existing special education services, and was borne of a desire to make the school more inclusive for students with disabilities.

Pages