Tech Camp boost skills for teachers

Originally posted in the Times-Call

Coal Ridge Middle librarian Karen Hoppis on Monday shared how she put together a code-a-thon, or hack-a-thon, at her Firestone school.

She invited all students to participate in the half-day problem solving event, held at the school to remove participation barriers, and told them they were expected to fail at first.

Education, and the greatness of our nation

One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.

2018 Graduation Photos

The 2018 graduation ceremony was a momentous occasion in for our students and their families. Photos provided by the district communications team are now online - we will be adding other photos and videos as they become available.

Honoring our community and those who serve

Every year, Memorial Day recognizes those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties and freedoms that we hold dear. Thank you for your impact on shaping the success of America and ensuring that everyone has a safe and thriving community in which to continue your legacy of dedication and leadership. Join us in honoring those we have lost, as well as celebrating the armed service members and their families who continue to serve our nation and champion the betterment and success of all.

Outstanding Achievements in Athletics, Activities and the Arts

The 2017-2018 school year was a banner year for achievement in athletics, arts and and other co-curricular activities. Below is just a sampling of the many extraordinary student achievements this year at our high schools.


Erie High School


  • 2 students qualified to perform at the International Thespian Festival this summer


Catch some Vrain Waves: Redefining how Educators are Informed, Inspired and Connected

As parents prepare to send their children off to school they usually share inspiring words of wisdom. From have a good day, to be a good friend to learn something new today - parents try and set the stage for a good day at school.

Learn something new today - By nature teachers are curious and they are constantly learning, diving into professional development sessions and figuring out the new best practices as they conquer academic standards in the classroom.

Silver Creek Student Wins Boettcher Scholarship

Jayson Brubaker, a senior at Silver Creek High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.
Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado's top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond.

Meet some of St. Vrain's outstanding grads

Meet just a few of the appoximately 2,000 students who will walk across a stage this week to receive their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. Congratulations to all students in the Class of 2018!

Erie High School

Danny Trevino
Music Education, Montana State University

Erie High will graduate first engineering program seniors

Originally posted in the Times-Call>>

Katie Huonder considered becoming a doctor but didn't think she could deal with the "blood and guts" that goes with the job.

Enrolling in Erie High School's new engineering program as a sophomore, she found an alternative option, biomedical engineering.

"Instead of being a doctor, I figured I could design the tools," she said.

Prairie Ridge Elementary School launches Red Shirt Program

Prairie Ridge fifth graders Miles Anna and Drew Hershey didn’t know each other when the school year began but now they’re teaching each other basketball tricks and high-fiving in the halls between classes.

Miles and Drew are among the first students to participate in Prairie Ridge Elementary School’s Red Shirt Program, which launched in the fall.