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St. Vrain Valley board approves enrollment boundaries for new Erie, Frederick schools

Parents looking to make school choice decisions or get more involved in planning for St. Vrain Valley's two new schools can move forward now that official school boundaries are in place.

The St. Vrain Valley School District on Wednesday unanimously approved enrollment boundaries for both the 900-student PK-8 school in Erie and the 525-student elementary school in Frederick's Wyndham Hill neighborhood.

Superintendent's Update - December 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

St. Vrain Recognized as a Top Digital District

There is a steady pulse that you feel throughout St. Vrain. The pulse is a driving strategy, a mission, a collective goal to take our schools from very good to remarkable. To some, very good would be a place to hang our hats, but for the teachers, staff and administration, very good is the first benchmark - and we are just getting started.

St. Vrain schools participate in Computer Science Education Week

Two Skyline High juniors brought the hovercraft model they built in a STEM Academy class to Longmont's Alpine Elementary on Monday for a demonstration.

Petra Osborn and Rebecca Rauschmayer set up in a hallway, talking about how they built it from a prototype out of wood, a tarp, duct tape, a leaf blower for power and a fan to steer.

Then they inflated it and showed how it moves forward, noting it was hampered by the hall's carpet but works well on smooth floors.

Niwot High's Andrea Smith named Colorado assistant principal of year

Niwot High assistant principal Andrea Smith's student-centered approach and success leading the school's one-to-one technology roll-out has garnered her statewide recognition.
 
Smith recently was named the 2018 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year for Secondary Schools. In the spring, Niwot High's Principal Eric Rauschkolb was named the 2017 Colorado Secondary School Principal of the Year.
 
"Anything that celebrates the work we're doing as a school and as a team is awesome," Smith said.

Open Enrollment begins December 1

St. Vrain Valley Schools' Open Enrollment window begins December 1 and continues until January 16.

Students who desire to attend a school or program outside of their designated attendance area may apply for Open Enrollment/Nonresidence authorization for the school or program of their choice. In order to apply, an Open Enrollment/Nonresident Application must be filled out. More information about Open Enrollment can be found at:

http://svvsd.org/schools/enrollment-registration

Boundary Discussions and Public Feedback

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. With the passage of the 2016 bond, it is evident that our community values public education, champions the success of our students and has strong trust and confidence in the future of our district.

Modern Learning in the Great Outdoors

St. Vrain Valley Schools is featured in a story by Front and Central for the district's work to develop and reinforce environmental literacy programs beyond the classroom walls.

'Sense of stewardship': Boulder County's E Movement engages students through volunteerism

Excitement ramps up around the first Wednesday of every month, signifying a move from the classroom to the outside world for the children of Lyons Elementary School.

An environmental education cooperative, aptly named the E Movement, is changing the way children learn in kindergarten through fifth-grade levels around Boulder County.

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