This week signifies another important milestone in the lives of our students. This is not only the end of the 2016-2017 school year – one of the most outstanding in district history – but this week, approximately 5,500 preschool, fifth and eighth-grade students will celebrate their continuation to a new chapter of their educational journey with St. Vrain Valley Schools, and perhaps even more momentous, over 2,000 St. Vrain Valley graduates will receive their high school diploma.
March 6, 2017, 8:22am | St Vrain Valley School District
Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
I want to thank you for your continued support as we strive for excellence in serving our students, parents, teachers, staff and community. Every week I have the wonderful opportunity to visit our schools and I continue to be inspired by the engagement, citizenship, grit and compassion that drives our community.
March 5, 2017, 1:06pm | St Vrain Valley School District By Pam Mellskog for the Times-Call
Sunscreen must smell as tasty as ice cream to animals roaming past motion sensor cameras at Rocky Mountain National Park given all the slobber they leave on the lenses.
"Animals will often lick the cameras, and the only thing that I can think of is that we all must still have sunscreen on our hands when we handle those cameras," said Dave Kline, a math teacher at Longmont's Westview Middle School.
March 2, 2017, 9:03am | St Vrain Valley School District
In this era of credit cards, PayPal, online shopping, and sophisticated marketing, many parents feel challenged to instill a sense of financial responsibility in their teens.
However, it was not parents, teachers, administrators or school board members – but last year’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) which was the driving force behind the district’s new Financial Literacy requirement.
“I have always thought it was something that should be implemented.
March 1, 2017, 2:15pm | St Vrain Valley School District By Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley
Since 2004, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley (EFSVV) has offered an annual travel grant, The Eleanor Venture, to a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District. The grant is in honor of EFSVV’s Founder, Eleanor Flanders. Eleanor felt her travel experiences were among the most influential moments in her life.
February 23, 2017, 9:04am | St Vrain Valley School District
Do you ever miss that sense of exploration and curiosity you had as a kid? If the answer is ‘yes,’ we have the event for you. St. Vrain Valley Schools is hosting its first ever VEX Robotics Showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. Open to the public, the event an evening of the same fun, hands-on robotics play, learning and experimentation that St. Vrain students relish day-in and day-out, in both class and extracurricular settings.
February 14, 2017, 9:22am | St Vrain Valley School District By St. Vrain Valley Schools
Parent-teacher conferences are looking much different these days.
Five of the district’s schools, Indian Peaks, Columbine and Northridge Elementary schools, Longs Peak Middle School and Timberline PK-8, are rolling out supportive, community-oriented “Classroom Conferences” to rave reviews, replacing those awkward one-to-one meetings.
Title 1 schools, which have 40 percent or more of their students from low-income households, receive supplementary government funding to enhance their instructional programs.
February 13, 2017, 8:48am | St Vrain Valley School District | Assessment & Curriculum By Kimberly Wiggins and Doug Morland, Assessment Coordinators, St Vrain Valley School District
On April 11, 2017, all sophomores and juniors in Colorado will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT at their home schools. The good news? It’s free! AND you don’t have to do a thing to register. But wait … there’s more! Millions of dollars in scholarships (yes, millions…) are tied to both assessments, so even if you’re not 100% sure about your after-high-school plans, still use this time to prepare just in case - they’re there anyways, might as well get the most you can out of it!