St. Vrain's Timberline K-8 wins award for college and career plans

A group of freshmen at Skyline High School are regularly called on to speak at schools and conferences about their experiences using a career planning tool that's mandated by the state.

Silver Creek Sophomore Wins Global Citizens Scholarship

Silver Creek High School and Silver Creek Leadership Academy (SCLA) are pleased to announce that sophomore, Jacob Boettcher, has been selected as a winner of the Global Citizens Scholarship.

Astronaut visits Erie students with Space Foundation program

Two years ago, after becoming a teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, Kristina Stem vowed to bring an astronaut to Erie Elementary School — and this week she delivered.

Former astronaut Leroy Chiao wowed Erie Elementary students Wednesday with anecdotes about eating and showering at the International Space Station.

Chiao has been to space four times during his career, including a six-month stint as commander of the Space Station.

Partners in Education (PIE) supports first year teachers through mentorship

For many first year teachers, the reality of the classroom is different than the theory of the textbook. For the past 28 years, the Partners in Education (PIE) program has been helping new teachers face that reality by creating a program designed to help new teachers get their Master’s degree. By integrating educational theory with practical, classroom mentorship, new teachers learn good habits early in their career. These teachers can then reflect on their practice and analyze student data, all within an environment designed to foster educational leadership and community.

High school theater programs mix love of performance with foundational life skills

If “all the world’s a stage,” as William Shakespeare so eloquently put it, then St. Vrain Valley Schools’ high schools are taking a cue from the Bard of Avon himself. From stage classics like Cabaret and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Colorado premier of Catch Me if You Can, St. Vrain Valley high schools are using its theater programs to instill not only a love and appreciation of live performance on its students, but build a foundation of skills and talents that are useful offstage as well.

Paul Roberts, cross country athlete for Lyons Middle/Senior High School, recognized for achievements

Crossing the finish line is a feeling like none other, crossing the finish line first is an accomplishment several athletics strive to achieve, but Paul Roberts is the first high school male to ever win four state individual high school cross-country titles. He is the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame High School Male Athlete of the Year for 2015, the Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year 2015-2016 and part of a four time state cross-country team.

Applications for the first P-TECH cohort are now being accepted

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world. St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with IBM and Front Range Community College to provide this unique opportunity to our students. Students enrolled in P-TECH will take high school and college courses, simultaneously working toward a High School Diploma and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems.

In St. Vrain, robotics integration starts in preschool

Twenty-first century education is constantly evolving. With new technologies being developed daily, it’s more important than ever that students learn to be innovators as well as learners. Kristen Brohm, the STEM Coordinator for Alpine Elementary school says, “As we move forward in education, looking for innovators, problem solvers and critical thinkers, we are changing what we need to teach students.”

Altona Middle students win 'Best in Nation' for app idea

Five Altona Middle School students who recently developed a concept for a writing and grammar game now will get expert instruction to turn it into an app.

The Longmont team, with computer science teacher Mollie Kelleher serving as the coach, was one of four middle school teams to win Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Four high school teams also won the award.

Space Foundation to Bring NASA Astronaut and STEM Education Program to St. Vrain Valley Schools

The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February.

Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School.