Northridge Elementary Wins Prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education

After a year of applications, interviews and anticipation, teachers and leaders supporting student engagement and growth at Northridge Elementary School walked across a stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Tuesday to receive a prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education. As over 1,400 applauded their achievements, the focus was still on the strength and achievement of ALL students.

Alumni Spotlight: Longmont High

Alumni Spotlight: Zachary Sunberg
Longmont High School, Class of 2007

What about high school serves as best preparation for your evolving journey called life? As 2007 Longmont High School graduate Zachary Sunberg can attest: everything. The important thing to remember is, accept and embrace the lessons of each and every experience and opportunity. You may not know how they’ll ultimately serve you, but chances are they will come in handy, provided you let them.

Beacon of Innovation: Innovation Center InvenTeam Sets a Shining Example

Beacon of Innovation: St. Vrain's Innovation Center InvenTeam Sets a Shining Example 

Niwot students fundraise, design, build classrooms from shipping containers for Uganda school

Longtime Niwot Elementary School teacher Dale Peterson wanted to teach about Africa, but also go beyond the typical lessons focused on African animals. 

So 10 years ago, he connected with the headmistress of the Mwebaza Primary School in Uganda, and they started a pen pal program.

"We wanted it to be a true partnership," he said. "It's as much for the kids here as it is for the kids in Uganda."

Longmont Estates teacher named finalist for state Teacher of the Year

Longmont Estates Elementary fifth-grade teacher Katie Goldsberry said school was always a magical place for her as a student, prompting her to want to create the same magic for the next generation.
"The more you learn, you become open minded," she said. "You become a citizen of not just your community and your state, but your world."
Goldsberry is one of six finalists for the Colorado Teacher of the Year award. The winner is expected to be announced Nov.

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new Innovation Center

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new Innovation Center

All members of the St. Vrain Valley community are invited to join us for an open house celebration of the new Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools. The event will include self-guided tours and student demonstrations.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Credit Ratings Raised To 'AA+' On Robust Financial Profile, Tax Base Growth

S&P Global Ratings, the renowned business and financial information corporation, recently raised St. Vrain Valley Schools' long-term rating and underlying rating to 'AA+' from 'AA' on existing general obligation (GO) bonds. In addition, S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA+' long-term rating and underlying rating to the district's series 2018 GO bonds (estimated $60 million par amount).

State of St. Vrain - Fall Community Forums

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, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St.

Harvard Brings Professional Development to Teachers in St. Vrain

This summer 34 St. Vrain elementary through high school math teachers attended a four day Mathematical Quality of Instruction Training. (MQI)

Developed by Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research, the MQI is a Common Core-aligned observational rubric that provides a framework for analyzing mathematics instruction.

“The MQI helps us determine if the teacher or the student is doing the work and if it is good work to be doing,” said Professional Development Coordinator, David Baker.

St. Vrain Implements New Bus Identification System

This year as students prepare to ride our school buses, they will notice new animals have joined our transportation fleet. In addition to a number, each bus route will also be identified by a unique animal and color combination to enhance rider safety and help our students easily identify their bus route.

“The purpose behind the project was to improve and increase the ease with which our riders, especially the younger ones, identify their bus,” said Director of Transportation, Lance Yoxsimer.