Longmont's Burlington Elementary lauded for hosting site visits for low-achieving schools

Longmont's Burlington Elementary spent the last two school years hosting low-achieving schools to help them replicate Burlington's practices.

The state Department of Education recently recognized Burlington and four other Colorado "High Achiever" schools. To date, the five schools have hosted site visits for 28 low-achieving schools.

St. Vrain Valley Schools helps to fill summer food gaps

Families, child care providers and even a few adults without children gather during the week at Longmont's Rothrock Dell Park for a free meal dished up by the St. Vrain Valley School District.

About 100 people eat at the park each day.

"They love to play at the park, and they like the food," said Longmont's Laura Swenson, who regularly visits with her four children plus other mom friends. "It's a good program."

Boulder County schools turn to STEM to engage students, fight 'summer slide'

The challenge of designing traps for invasive and poisonous cane toads caught the imaginations of incoming fourth-graders at Longmont's Columbine Elementary.

The students, participating in a STEM-based summer learning program, enthusiastically built and tested prototypes of toad traps from cardboard, straws, plastic cups and other materials.

Before they started building, they investigated the problem.

Cane toads, they said, were introduced in Australia to control beetles. But the poisonous toads, with few natural predators, instead became the pests.

Frederick High student accepted into all four prestigious military academies

Being accepted to one United States military academy is an honor, but acceptance to all four is rare and exceptional. 
Frederick High School graduate Julia Wyatt, 17, was accepted to every college she applied to, including seven public universities, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 
When she found out she was accepted, Julia said she felt “a little shock but for the most part I simply felt proud.

St. Vrain Valley graduates 1,800 students Saturday

Clutching flowers, balloons and umbrellas, family members filed into St. Vrain Valley School District gymnasiums to watched their loved ones cross the stage and receive their high school diplomas on Saturday morning.

District spokesman Matt Wiggins said Friday that roughly 1,800 students would graudate from St. Vrain Valley schools on Saturday. Of those, 327 students will graduate with a 4.0 GPA, according to SVVSD numbers.

At Silver Creek High School, straggling seniors jogged past the families and friends, pulling on their caps and gowns as they went.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Sponsoring Annual Summer Community Lunch Program

St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Nutrition Services is gearing up for the 13th 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. Additionally, for every meal served, participants will be entered into a drawing for a free iPad.

Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under; registration within SVVSD is not required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Adult meals are $3.50.

2017 Graduation Ceremonies

We are making final preparations for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony and are very excited to celebrate this significant milestone in the lives of our students and their families. 

Superintendent's Update - May 2017

This week signifies another important milestone in the lives of our students. This is not only the end of the 2016-2017 school year – one of the most outstanding in district history – but this week, approximately 5,500 preschool, fifth and eighth-grade students will celebrate their continuation to a new chapter of their educational journey with St. Vrain Valley Schools, and perhaps even more momentous, over 2,000 St. Vrain Valley graduates will receive their high school diploma.

St. Vrain Valley Students Excel at VEX World Robotics Tournament

In April, St. Vrain Valley Schools sent ten teams to the VEX IQ World Robotics Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky to compete against 580 teams from across the globe.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Launches New Initiative to Close the Word Gap

As St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to advance our programs that support our youngest learners, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the LENA Research Foundation and the OUR Center in Longmont that will prepare infants and toddlers (0-3 years) for school by encouraging parents to talk and engage more with their children.