The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.
August 15, 2016, 8:35pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Think buying school supplies is hectic? Try prepping 18,000 iPads to be handed out to students across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Such is the start of the academic year for Michelle Bourgeois, Project Manager of Learning Technology Plan, and her team at District Technology Services.
August 1, 2016, 10:14am | St Vrain Valley School District
Crayons to Calculators is a program the provides school supplies to students in need. Each year over 4,500 backpacks are filled with school supplies and provided to children in need throughout St. Vrain Valley Schools.
July 5, 2016, 7:30am | St Vrain Valley School District By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
The St. Vrain Valley School District — plus two Boulder groups — are all waiting to find out if their ideas for a high school will win a $10 million grant from Laurene Powell Jobs' challenge.
Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, earlier this year promised to donate $50 million and issued a challenge — dubbed the XQ Super School Project — to communities to reimagine the American high school.
The winners are expected to be announced in August.
June 24, 2016, 10:17am | St Vrain Valley School District By Brett Callwood, Times-Call Staff Wrtier
Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.
June 21, 2016, 6:38am | St Vrain Valley School District By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
St. Vrain Valley elementary students this week dreamed up sprawling, cardboard school playground prototypes that included pools, zip lines, rocks walls, carousels and tunnels.
They used pipe cleaners, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks and various other bits and pieces to represent their design ideas, then presented to other students and talked about what changes they would make if they had more time.
June 13, 2016, 8:56am | St Vrain Valley School District
The Denver Post by Yesenia Robles
A group of 10 high school students on Saturday tested an underwater robot they built to replace human divers in search of a rare frog at South America’s Lake Titicaca.
For about five years, scientists from the Denver Zoo have been helping officials in South America doing population surveys of a frog that is found only living underwater in Lake Titicaca and is known for doing push-ups.
May 28, 2016, 8:12am | St Vrain Valley School District By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
About 2,000 seniors are set to graduate from St. Vrain Valley high schools this coming weekend, most on Saturday.
They took more rigorous classes than any previous graduating class, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and honors classes, plus college classes through partnerships with Colorado State University, the University of Colorado and Front Range Community College.