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Two Makerspace Grants for the New Year

Two St. Vrain schools, Westview Middle School in Longmont, and Centennial Elementary School in Firestone, have been awarded foundation grants in support of their leading-edge, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs.

Inclement Weather Procedures

Dear SVVSD Parents and Guardians:

Each year, our community experiences severe weather events that may result in the closure or delay of our schools.

St. Vrain invites community to review instructional programs

St. Vrain Valley Schools invites the public to review and provide feedback regarding the selection of a pilot program for the 2017-2018 school year in the areas of elementary school mathematics and high school social studies.

The committee has narrowed down the choices of instructional programs and would like the community to help make the decision on which program to pilot.  Each review will take place in the lobby of the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Pkwy. on the following dates:

Longmont-area schools get benefit of 'game-changers'

SVVSD learning coaches boost first-year teacher performance.

2016 Bond Planning - Saving Taxpayer Dollars

In November, voters approved St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue by a wide margin, signifying wide community investment in public education. The 2016 bond will enable St. Vrain to continue its focus on rigorous academics while allowing for anticipated enrollment growth and the further construction of safe and innovative classroom environments that foster learning and student development.​

Attend. Aspire. Achieve.

As one of the largest predictors of whether a student will graduate, regular attendance plays a key role in long-term student achievement. Each week of absence per semester in ninth grade lowers a student’s likelihood of graduation by 25 percent and in the early grades, only 41 percent of students who are chronically absent can read on grade level after third grade.

eCredit Recovery - helping students get back on track for graduation

The more things change, sometimes, the more they stay the same.

That is certainly the case with eCredit, the innovative, hybrid online and in-classroom district program for students needing to recover academic credit and get back on track for graduation.

St. Vrain celebrates computer science education week

First-graders at Longmont's Columbine Elementary recently got a taste of coding using "drag-and-drop" programs that allowed them to problem solve and use computational thinking.

Some used the ScratchJr app on iPads, others used laptops to try programs offered through code.org. One popular program had them create stories and move people around by dragging and dropping commands.

Learning Technology Plan gives students – and teachers – tools to learn

In 2012, St. Vrain Valley voters passed a Mill Levy Override (MLO) that continues to advance and impact student learning across the district. Born from the 2012 MLO, the district’s nationally recognized Learning Technology Plan is putting powerful learning devices into the hands of students and teachers, enabling a higher level of collaboration and advanced, personalized learning.

St. Vrain Wins Big at Heroes & Hope Event

Dara Ward, Energy & Sustainability Manager for St. Vrain Valley Schools, received the Environmental Education Award from the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) in Boulder, CO. Ward accepted the accolade from Katherine Croasdale, ReNew Our Schools Program Manager at the CRC.

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