The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.
August 31, 2016, 8:16am | St Vrain Valley School District By Bethany Ao, Writer, Denver Post
Last Thanksgiving, while most Altona Middle School students were at home eating turkey and shopping on Black Friday with their families, Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Jeffrey Hew, Sterling Gardner and Carolyn Qiu bundled up in warm clothes and headed to their school’s computer lab.
August 22, 2016, 11:54am | St Vrain Valley School District By Carah Wertheimer, Staff Writer, Times-Call
Talking with 83-year-old John Zielinski, one might conclude that teaching teens to drive must be the secret to a long, vital life.
An educator with St. Vrain Valley School District for 48 consecutive years, Zielinski taught physical education, general science and driver education at Erie High School before becoming district driver education coordinator in 1988.
Prior to relocating, Zielinski, who holds a master's degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles, taught for 10 years in California, where he met his wife, a former English teacher.
August 17, 2016, 10:58am | St Vrain Valley School District
Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
This week, over 3,000 preschool and kindergarten students will enter a St. Vrain classroom and begin the educational journey that will shape their future. Each new school year marks an important milestone for every student who walks through our doors and gives perspective and clarity to the goals and opportunities that lie ahead.
August 17, 2016, 7:33am | St Vrain Valley School District By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
Sixth-graders had the run of the school at Erie Middle School on Tuesday for their first day, with about 92 eighth-grade mentors easing them into the world of lockers, switching classes and more freedom.
"It's a little scary, but also fun because it's a new environment," sixth-grader Jamisen Helmer said. "I'm looking forward to meeting new people."
Erie Middle is one of several St. Vrain Valley schools using an eighth-grade mentorship program called WEB (Where Everybody Belongs).
August 16, 2016, 11:00am | St Vrain Valley School District
This month, 210 new educators were inducted into the St. Vrain community during a three-day New Teacher Orientation (NTO). Designed to attract and retain highly effective teachers, NTO is one of the first steps to building a strong community, fostering continued dedication and reinforcing St. Vrain's commitment to providing the best learning environment for all students.
August 15, 2016, 8:35pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Think buying school supplies is hectic? Try prepping 18,000 iPads to be handed out to students across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Such is the start of the academic year for Michelle Bourgeois, Project Manager of Learning Technology Plan, and her team at District Technology Services.
August 1, 2016, 10:14am | St Vrain Valley School District
Crayons to Calculators is a program the provides school supplies to students in need. Each year over 4,500 backpacks are filled with school supplies and provided to children in need throughout St. Vrain Valley Schools.