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St. Vrain Valley Schools hosts musical instrument drive

St. Vrain’s Fine Arts department is hosting a musical instrument collection drive. Members of the community are invited to donate gently used instruments to St. Vrain Valley Schools’ music program and receive a donation receipt from the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation.
 
There are two drop-off dates and locations: 
 
  • September 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Lincoln School. 619 Bowen Street. Longmont, CO. 80501

You're Invited: St. Vrain Valley Schools to hold virtual performing arts college information night on September 22

On Tuesday, September 22 from 6:00-8:00 P.M., all students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the performing arts are invited to attend St. Vrain’s performing arts college information night. Interested families must register ahead of the event to receive their invitation to the Webex event at http://stvra.in/performingarts
 
This will be the second year St. Vrain has hosted a performing arts college information night.

Project kits provide hands-on learning from home for Longmont’s Career Development Center students

Packaged in plastic boxes and bags, hundreds of project kits created for St. Vrain Valley School District students enrolled in the Career Development Center awaited pick up Friday in the parking lot at 1200 Sunset St.

Under tents set up outside the building, masked students relished a moment to have face-to-face contact with their instructors, before heading home with their assignments in hand.

The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

While “innovation” in the Innovation Center’s name conjures up images of robotics and aeronautics and other high-tech fields, it doesn’t exclude conservation. “Although it’s not a biology center or an ecology center, they’re innovating how to raise these fish,” Boulder County Parks and Open Space wildlife biologist Mac Kobza said.

Tuesday was a day for the “nerds.”

P-TEACH Grads Return to Classroom as Apprentice Teachers

Just three months after finishing high school, some recent graduates are back in St. Vrain  classrooms. Eight members of the inaugural class of the Pathways to Teaching (P-TEACH) program are working as apprentice teachers at Mountain View Elementary and Timberline PK-8. Apprentices are paraprofessional educators, who, under the direction of a classroom teacher, work to support student learning through a wide range of planning, instruction, and clerical duties.

National Science Foundation Awards FRCC and SVVSD $494,175 to Open a Cybersecurity P-TECH Program

Front Range Range Community College (FRCC) and St. Vrain Valley Schools have been awarded a $494,175 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the opening of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program in cybersecurity.

Project Launch Algebra Summer Program

Summer programming is a great way for students at all levels and abilities to gain new skills, master challenging content, and get a head start on the year ahead. This summer, with the support of 22 teachers, 174 incoming ninth grade students had the opportunity to be part of the district's inaugural Algebra 1 Focus Program.

Taking the New School Year by #StVrainStorm

As we begin a new school year in an unprecedented time, St. Vrain Valley teachers and staff are rising to the challenge of teaching in a virtual environment. Together, we will move forward and come through this as a stronger system. 

 See highlights below from our teachers, staff, and community of our first few days and months of preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.

#StVrainStorm


 

Thriving Virtually >> St. Vrain teachers rise to the challenge of online learning

When the coronavirus pandemic forced St. Vrain’s buildings to close, learning moved online and, under unprecedented circumstances, teachers were challenged to access the traits that make them great. As they packed up their classrooms and reassembled them on their kitchen tables, teachers rose to the challenge, working tirelessly to maintain a prominent role in their students’ lives. Though classroom spaces were fundamentally changed, what makes a teacher great stayed the same. This is a few of their stories.

St. Vrain students help raise, reintroduce local fish population adversely affected by 2013 flood

 In September 2013, 15 inches of rain fell over the course of a week, overflowing the St. Vrain Creek, displacing hundreds of residents in surrounding communities, and damaging countless property and infrastructure. Seven years later, through a partnership with Ocean First Institute, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Boulder County Parks and Open Space, St. Vrain high school students are playing a part in continued efforts to rebuild the community.

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