The St. Vrainnovation Future-Ready Innovation Lab Rolls into St. Vrain Valley Schools

As a large custom coach turned a corner and rolled into the St. Vrain Valley Schools Transportation Center in July, cheers and applause could be heard as members of the St. Vrain Valley Schools team got their first in-person look at our community’s new Future-Ready Innovation Lab.
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Xilinx turns the Innovation Center PYNQ

From band camps to robotics classes, students across St. Vrain Valley Schools were deeply engaged in learning new skills over the summer that would advance their personal growth and interests.
One opportunity at the Innovation Center was a PYNQ bootcamp for secondary students to get hands-on with engineering and invention using the PYNQ board technology developed by Xilinx and Python computer programming.

Leadership St. Vrain Accepting Applications for 2019-20 Cohort

Leadership St. Vrain, a nationally and internationally recognized program of excellence in community engagement and public participation, is now accepting applicaitons for its 2019-2020 cohort.
Designed to give parents and community members the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of district operations and exchange ideas, the program is especially appropriate for those who want to obtain a foundation in district operations and governance and become more effective participants in school district affairs. Each cohort of Leadership St.

Advancing Public Education Together: Parent Leadership, Powerful Messaging, and the Strength of the Community

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"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." The famous line from John F. Kennedy resonates with many who understand the impact our communities can have on advancing the greater good.

Local high school students teaching technology class to middle schoolers

Paige Burns, an incoming senior at Lafayette’s Peak to Peak Charter School, enrolled reluctantly in an advanced placement computer science class last school year.

Though she loved digital photography, she said, she didn’t think she would like the technical side. To her surprise, she found she liked learning Java and spending time coding.

“I got really into technology,” she said.

St. Vrain Valley district hosts summer classes on cybersecurity

About 70 middle- and high-school students and 30 teachers are spending the week immersed in cybersecurity through camps and a professional development class at the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center.

On-the-job education: Flourishing partnership with Anark Corporation provides Innovation Center students with skills, real-world opportunities

Imagine: you are invited into an opportunity to pilot cutting-edge product for a leading provider of manufacturing and engineering software. Simply write up a thoughtful test plan to get started. Stumped? Reach out to any of the following students: Davita Bird (senior, Niwot HS); James Tran (senior, Niwot HS); Erik Sorenson (senior, Niwot HS); Matthew Fuller (junior, APEX); and Ashwini Shrestha (junior, Skyline HS).

The World Needs More Entrepreneurs

It is late afternoon on a Wednesday at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools, and young entrepreneurs from around the world are standing in front of a 20-foot tall green screen. They are filming short videos about their ideas to solve huge problems like hunger and substance addiction. As part of a partnership with Boulder’s Watson Institute, a training ground for next-generation innovators and entrepreneurs, St. Vrain Valley Schools and Watson Institute students are learning how to pitch – a critical skill in today’s business world.

Join Us: Superintendent Community Meetings

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, families, business and corporate partners, elected officials, and other members of the community. As St.

Community Strong: district website platform builds, represents collaborative community

We all know the adage, it takes a village. But what exactly is that proverbial ‘village’? The long answer may be complex, but the short answer is simple: it’s all about community. When it comes to St. Vrain Valley School District, community is and always has been of the utmost importance.