Race to the Top recipients take SVVSD learning tour

Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.

St. Vrain Valley students build prototypes to solve world problems

St. Vrain Valley elementary students this week dreamed up sprawling, cardboard school playground prototypes that included pools, zip lines, rocks walls, carousels and tunnels.

They used pipe cleaners, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks and various other bits and pieces to represent their design ideas, then presented to other students and talked about what changes they would make if they had more time.

Students build robot to help Denver Zoo study endangered frogs in Peru

The Denver Post
by Yesenia Robles

A group of 10 high school students on Saturday tested an underwater robot they built to replace human divers in search of a rare frog at South America’s Lake Titicaca.

For about five years, scientists from the Denver Zoo have been helping officials in South America doing population surveys of a frog that is found only living underwater in Lake Titicaca and is known for doing push-ups.

St. Vrain Valley seniors celebrate graduation, prepare for future

About 2,000 seniors are set to graduate from St. Vrain Valley high schools this coming weekend, most on Saturday.

They took more rigorous classes than any previous graduating class, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and honors classes, plus college classes through partnerships with Colorado State University, the University of Colorado and Front Range Community College.

Superintendent's Update - May 2016

This week you will walk across a stage to receive your St. Vrain Valley diploma with approximately 2,000 of your peers. I am continually in awe of your academic achievements, strength of character and the inspirational leadership you bring to our communities. Your integrity, drive and confidence is a testament to the unwavering support of your families, friends, teachers, school staff and elected officials. As you begin your next journey, please know that you will always have supporters in St. Vrain who will continue to advocate for your success and the impact that you are going to have in this world.

SVVSD to sponsor its 12th Annual Summer Nutrition Meal Program

St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Nutrition Services is gearing up for its 12th 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.

Burlington Elementary principal to retire; Longmont charitable fund set up in her honor

After two decades in the job, Burlington Elementary School Principal Janis Hughes will be leaving her office for the last time on May 27 as she looks forward to a deserved retirement.

The popular principal was a classroom teacher and then dean of students at Niwot Elementary School prior to arriving at Burlington 20 years ago and, according to her, leaving coffee mugs all over the school.

New Graduation Requirements Starting with Class of 2021

Even though they won’t graduate from high school until 2020-21, the rising eighth graders of the St. Vrain Valley School District will be thinking about their postsecondary plans as the first class to graduate under the state’s new graduation requirements.

“Because we continue to provide more choices, options and opportunities for students, our students are prepared for the new graduation requirements,” said Connie Syferd, Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement.

Students get a back-stage pass to local tech companies at InspireU

In April, St. Vrain Valley high school students had the opportunity to go where few have gone before - behind the scenes at three of our region's top tech companies.

St. Vrain students partner with the Denver Zoo to save an endangered frog in Peru

At St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center several students are crowded around tables with music playing quietly in the background. Today they are working in two teams to continue work on two remote operated vehicle (ROV) kits, called Telma and Tobius. When the project first started with the Denver Zoo, four students from Skyline High School made up the team who were approached during a lunch period to talk about the project.