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Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp

For the second summer in a row, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a Denver-based pioneering nonprofit, will lead its award-winning, week-long Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp, for students entering third through sixth grade, at Sunset Middle School. The traveling camp is a recent innovation, bringing the camp, which covers financial literacy, local government and workplace readiness, from the Denver center to offsite locations.

Technology System Maintenance and Outage - March 19

This weekend, the St. Vrain District Technology team will be continuing to upgrade, enhance and maintain our technology infrastructure and some systems may be temporarily unavailable for student, parent or staff access. If you have any questions, please contact the St. Vrain Help Desk at helpdesk@svvsd.org or 303-702-7730.

Recognize your favorite St. Vrain educator with an Encore Award- deadline Wednesday, March 15th

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley would like to remind the St. Vrain community that Encore Award Nomination forms are due Wednesday, March 15th. The Encore Awards program provides an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, staff, volunteers --- anyone in the St. Vrain Valley community --- to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels who exemplify excellence in teaching. A review committee convenes and selects three teachers from every St.

Westview students bring Plains to the Park

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.

Heightened security part of early roll out of St. Vrain Valley's improvements

Brian Lamer fielded lots of minutiae —— questions about locker locations and paint selections — leading up the St.

Through student input, St. Vrain adopts financial literacy into graduation requirements

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.

Student Government Elections

Many classes, students, teachers, and community volunteers came together to make this election season one to remember.

Deadline Extended: Education Foundation offers $3,500 travel grant to St. Vrain Valley School teacher

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.

Experience robotics in St. Vrain on March 9

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.

St. Vrain schools are exploring new methods in Parent/Teacher Conferences

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.

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