Niwot High senior chosen as Boettcher scholar

Rohan Baishya, a senior at Niwot High School, is one of 42 high school seniors chosen for a Boettcher Foundation scholarship.

He plans to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Longmont High School Drumline makes World Championship semifinals

The Longmont High School Drumline advanced to the World Championships semifinals in Dayton, Ohio, after finishing third in its group of 15 in Thursday's preliminary competition.

The top four in each of the four groups moved on to the semifinals, which take place on Friday. The finals follow on the same day.

Erie High School students honor local seniors

Generations collided at the Erie Community Center on Thursday as local high school students launched a project that will honor area seniors.

About 30 freshmen from honors English classes at Erie High School interviewed Boulder County residents age 55 and older about their lives and local history.

Students questioned a cowboy from Wyoming, a Hungarian transplant and a woman whose family has been in Erie for more than 150 years.

Maxine Canaday, 84, reminisced with fellow Erie resident Sneat Haile, 15, about childhood memories and the town's simpler days.

Education Foundation Announces 2016 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant Recipient

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley is very pleased to announce that Ms. Kaarina Demers, who teaches 6th grade Social Studies at Altona Middle School, has been selected as the 2016 Eleanor Venture grant recipient.

Longmont Mayor proclaims week of April 10-16 as Week of the Young Child

At the Longmont City Council meeting on April 12th, Longmont Mayor, Dennis Coombs, recognized the early childhood education efforts of St. Vrain Valley Schools and signed an official proclamation that the week of April 10-16, 2016 would be recognized as "Week of the Young Child" in Longmont. The proclamation invites all residents to recognize the value of laying a foundation for success in children's early childhood years and to participate in the week's events, including the April 13 community celebration at Mountain View Elementary from 4:30-6:30 pm.

10,000 entries expected in SVVSD Student Art Show

The St. Vrain Valley School District's 2016 Student Art Show begins Tuesday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, with winners looking to be featured in a special exhibition in the Downtown Longmont Creative District.

The first- to third-place winners in each category will be displayed at the Arts Longmont Gallery from April 22 to May 14.

Westview Middle School's robotics teams head to national competition

Robotics students at Longmont's Westview Middle School squeezed in as much time as they could in the robotics lab last week as they made final adjustments in preparation for a national competition. Their bots are designed to shoot balls into hoops, both autonomously and under driver control. "It's pretty crazy to be almost done," said eighth-grader Kate Desmond. "It's been such a great opportunity. There's been a lot of team building and learning. Going to nationals is pretty exciting."

This year's Geography Bee included questions, colleges and careers

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 Trail Ridge Middle School on Tuesday night.

Design Challenge empowers educators to bring innovation into the classrooms

As the rest of the world infuses innovation into their daily operations to enhance productivity and effectiveness, public education must do the same to ensure that we are preparing students for success in a quickly evolving global economy. In an environment that often revolves around standards, regulations and seasoned methodologies, how you do inspire and empower teachers to take education to the next level? This is exactly what the St.

Community partnerships have significant impact on focus programs

Reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic? Think energy production, bioscience and visual and performing arts. These are just a few examples of the rigorous coursework offered by “focus academies” in St. Vrain Valley Schools' high schools.