2016 Bond Planning - Saving Taxpayer Dollars

In November, voters approved St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue by a wide margin, signifying wide community investment in public education. The 2016 bond will enable St. Vrain to continue its focus on rigorous academics while allowing for anticipated enrollment growth and the further construction of safe and innovative classroom environments that foster learning and student development.​

Attend. Aspire. Achieve.

As one of the largest predictors of whether a student will graduate, regular attendance plays a key role in long-term student achievement. Each week of absence per semester in ninth grade lowers a student’s likelihood of graduation by 25 percent and in the early grades, only 41 percent of students who are chronically absent can read on grade level after third grade.

eCredit Recovery - helping students get back on track for graduation

The more things change, sometimes, the more they stay the same.

That is certainly the case with eCredit, the innovative, hybrid online and in-classroom district program for students needing to recover academic credit and get back on track for graduation.

St. Vrain celebrates computer science education week

First-graders at Longmont's Columbine Elementary recently got a taste of coding using "drag-and-drop" programs that allowed them to problem solve and use computational thinking.

Some used the ScratchJr app on iPads, others used laptops to try programs offered through One popular program had them create stories and move people around by dragging and dropping commands.

Learning Technology Plan gives students – and teachers – tools to learn

In 2012, St. Vrain Valley voters passed a Mill Levy Override (MLO) that continues to advance and impact student learning across the district. Born from the 2012 MLO, the district’s nationally recognized Learning Technology Plan is putting powerful learning devices into the hands of students and teachers, enabling a higher level of collaboration and advanced, personalized learning.

St. Vrain Wins Big at Heroes & Hope Event

Dara Ward, Energy & Sustainability Manager for St. Vrain Valley Schools, received the Environmental Education Award from the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) in Boulder, CO. Ward accepted the accolade from Katherine Croasdale, ReNew Our Schools Program Manager at the CRC.

P-TECH students connect with IBM mentors, focus on academics and skills for the future

St. Vrain Valley Schools’ inaugural P-TECH class has much to celebrate as their first semester comes to a close. The 50 students enrolled in Skyline High School’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program – known as Falcon TECH – are an outstanding group of students committed to advanced preparation for postsecondary college and career pathways in computer information systems.

St. Vrain Valley School District debuts Student Senate

Over time, so much more than the original wallpaper and single pane skylights has changed at the State Capitol in Denver.

Old photos show dusty cowboys working on the Senate and House floors with their hats on their desks because state government then functioned under one roof and operations staff worked in the private wing offices occupied today by legislators.

Longmont's Eagle Crest Elementary students get active through Pokemon

One third-grader was copying moves in a dance video, another was dribbling a soccer ball and a third was trying to balance a giant feather on a fingertip.

Other classmates at Longmont's Eagle Crest Elementary ran through the school's gym scanning QR (quick response) codes with iPads in their search for rare Pokemon such as Mew and Charizard.

St. Vrain Valley School District program wins 'One in a Melon' award

In business attire and high heels, Angela Tagtow, a high-ranking government official from Washington, D.C., is not your typical substitute teacher, but kindergartners in her nutrition mini-class at Flagstaff Academy didn't seem to notice.

As executive director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the United States Department of Agriculture, Tagtow oversees federal dietary guidelines, including the iconic food pyramid that was replaced in 2010 by the "MyPlate" icon for healthy eating.