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At 83, SVVSD's longest-serving employee is still driven

Talking with 83-year-old John Zielinski, one might conclude that teaching teens to drive must be the secret to a long, vital life.

An educator with St. Vrain Valley School District for 48 consecutive years, Zielinski taught physical education, general science and driver education at Erie High School before becoming district driver education coordinator in 1988.

Prior to relocating, Zielinski, who holds a master's degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles, taught for 10 years in California, where he met his wife, a former English teacher.

Superintendent's Update - August 2016

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

This week, over 3,000 preschool and kindergarten students will enter a St. Vrain classroom and begin the educational journey that will shape their future. Each new school year marks an important milestone for every student who walks through our doors and gives perspective and clarity to the goals and opportunities that lie ahead.

St. Vrain students head back to school

Sixth-graders had the run of the school at Erie Middle School on Tuesday for their first day, with about 92 eighth-grade mentors easing them into the world of lockers, switching classes and more freedom.

"It's a little scary, but also fun because it's a new environment," sixth-grader Jamisen Helmer said. "I'm looking forward to meeting new people."

Erie Middle is one of several St. Vrain Valley schools using an eighth-grade mentorship program called WEB (Where Everybody Belongs).

St. Vrain welcomes 210 new teachers to the district

This month, 210 new educators were inducted into the St. Vrain community during a three-day New Teacher Orientation (NTO). Designed to attract and retain highly effective teachers, NTO is one of the first steps to building a strong community, fostering continued dedication and reinforcing St. Vrain's commitment to providing the best learning environment for all students.

Commonly Asked Questions

Marijuana taxes, summer facility use and central administrative overhead costs are three commonly asked questions about operations in St. Vrain Valley Schools. 

Welcome New St. Vrain Administrators

Rachel Ayers, Principal, Mead High School

St. Vrain's Learning Technology Plan enters its third year

Think buying school supplies is hectic? Try prepping 18,000 iPads to be handed out to students across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Such is the start of the academic year for Michelle Bourgeois, Project Manager of Learning Technology Plan, and her team at District Technology Services.

Volunteers Needed: Crayons to Calculators

Crayons to Calculators is a program the provides school supplies to students in need. Each year over 4,500 backpacks are filled with school supplies and provided to children in need throughout St. Vrain Valley Schools.

St. Vrain is Hiring - 2016 Job Fair

Join us at our upcoming 2016 Job Fair and learn more about opportunities in nutrition

St. Vrain 'super school' proposal in running for $10M grant

The St. Vrain Valley School District — plus two Boulder groups — are all waiting to find out if their ideas for a high school will win a $10 million grant from Laurene Powell Jobs' challenge.

Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, earlier this year promised to donate $50 million and issued a challenge — dubbed the XQ Super School Project — to communities to reimagine the American high school.

The winners are expected to be announced in August.

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