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.
May 24, 2016, 4:06pm | St Vrain Valley School District
This week you will walk across a stage to receive your St. Vrain Valley diploma with approximately 2,000 of your peers. I am continually in awe of your academic achievements, strength of character and the inspirational leadership you bring to our communities. Your integrity, drive and confidence is a testament to the unwavering support of your families, friends, teachers, school staff and elected officials. As you begin your next journey, please know that you will always have supporters in St. Vrain who will continue to advocate for your success and the impact that you are going to have in this world.
May 23, 2016, 2:09pm | St Vrain Valley School District
St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Nutrition Services is gearing up for its 12th Annual Summer Meal Program. Many families rely on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. This program was developed to extend support to those children in need of regular nutrition.
May 20, 2016, 9:41am | St Vrain Valley School District By Brett Callwood, Staff Wrtier, Times-Call
After two decades in the job, Burlington Elementary School Principal Janis Hughes will be leaving her office for the last time on May 27 as she looks forward to a deserved retirement.
The popular principal was a classroom teacher and then dean of students at Niwot Elementary School prior to arriving at Burlington 20 years ago and, according to her, leaving coffee mugs all over the school.
May 19, 2016, 9:00pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Even though they won’t graduate from high school until 2020-21, the rising eighth graders of the St. Vrain Valley School District will be thinking about their postsecondary plans as the first class to graduate under the state’s new graduation requirements.
“Because we continue to provide more choices, options and opportunities for students, our students are prepared for the new graduation requirements,” said Connie Syferd, Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement.
May 19, 2016, 12:46pm | St Vrain Valley School District
At St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center several students are crowded around tables with music playing quietly in the background. Today they are working in two teams to continue work on two remote operated vehicle (ROV) kits, called Telma and Tobius. When the project first started with the Denver Zoo, four students from Skyline High School made up the team who were approached during a lunch period to talk about the project.
May 19, 2016, 12:38pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Rigorous coursework and instruction are instrumental in preparing students for highly competitive admissions and post-secondary education programs. St. Vrain Valley high schools are taking significant steps to align curricula and graduation standards with the expectations of post-secondary educational institutions, while at the same time giving students opportunities to get a step ahead by completing college courses while in high school.
McIntosh Lake was surrounded by 3.1 miles of smiles Saturday morning, as hundreds of participants turned out for the annual Happy Smackah 5K fun run.
The sixth annual event — which each year raises money for a St. Vrain Valley School District staff member and/or student who is in need because of a health-related hardship — was expected to draw 800 participants who had registered in advance.
May 19, 2016, 7:18am | St Vrain Valley School District By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
Two years ago, the St. Vrain Valley School District brought its mental health services in-house after changes to HIPAA rules limited what healthcare professionals could share with the district about students.
May 18, 2016, 4:14pm | St Vrain Valley School District
St. Vrain Valley Schools is pleased to announce that nine young women from the district were individually honored last month at the University of Colorado (CU Boulder) by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT).
These students, along with 60 others in the state, were individually recognized for their aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, leadership skills, solid academic history and their plans for post-secondary education: