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2017 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant Announced

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley (EFSVV) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Eleanor Venture Travel Grant recipient is Janet Benter. Every year, this grant is awarded to one or two teachers in honor of Eleanor Flanders, the Founder of EFSVV, with the hopes that the significant travel experience will be brought back to St. Vrain Valley Schools. Janet is a 7th and 8th grade Science and Health teacher at Mead Middle School.

Students Shine at this Year's Geography Bee

Districtwide, middle students participate in Geography Clubs that meet and practice throughout the school year to prepare and compete in the annual Middle School Geography Bee. This year’s culminating event was hosted by Altona Middle School on Monday night.

Longs Peak Middle School named a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch

On March 9, Long’s Peak Middle School was recognized as a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE).
 
CAMLE partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, searching annually for middle grades schools across the nation that embrace academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and strong organizational structures.
 
Longs Peak staff and community work in partnership to provide the 21st cent

Niwot High's Eric Rauschkolb named Colorado's secondary principal of the year

Niwot High Principal Eric Rauschkolb has been chosen the 2017 Colorado Secondary School Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals sponsors the principal of the year program. The award recognizes "outstanding middle level and high school principals."

Selection criteria include personal excellence, collaborative leadership, curriculum, instruction, assessment and personalization of learning opportunities for students.

Tigers Together

Erie High School’s Tigers Together program, started by special education teachers Elizabeth Goodrich and Gaynelle Tuck, launched this fall, pairing students with disabilities with general education upper-class peer mentors.
 
The new program does not supplant existing special education services, and was borne of a desire to make the school more inclusive for students with disabilities.

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.

Superintendent's Update - March 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

I want to thank you for your continued support as we strive for excellence in serving our students, parents, teachers, staff and community. Every week I have the wonderful opportunity to visit our schools and I continue to be inspired by the engagement, citizenship, grit and compassion that drives our community. 

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.

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